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6/25 - Save the Date! Shakespeare's Twelfth Night -- 8/24-9/10 at Solvang Festival Theater ... In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged, one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of their steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Shakespeare’s laugh-filled Twelfth Night combines low pranks with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with sublime poetry and exquisite songs. ... Presented by: PCPA Conservatory Theatre ... Venue: Solvang Festival Theater
6/22 - Always interesting ... Artist Talk: Jessika Cardinahl ... at the Wildling Museum ... Join artist Jessika Cardinahl for an artist talk on Sunday, June 25th at 3 p.m. Jessika will share her evolution as an artist, and the subjects, mediums and techniques that inspire her. She has two large animal paintings in the Wildling's features exhibition, Animals A to Z. ... Presented by: Wildling Museum ... Venue: Wildling Museum
6/9 - Beauty and the Beast -- coming to Solvang Festival Theater ... Be swept away into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The Broadway musical tells the timeless tale of Belle, who feels trapped in a provincial town, and a prince who is truly trapped under the spell of an enchantress, in the form of a hideous Beast. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the spell will be broken and he will be transformed to his former self. If not, he and his household will be doomed for all time. This classical musical love story is a magical tale that comes to life with unforgettable characters, astonishing sets, and costumes, and a stunning score including “Be Our Guest,” “Gaston,” “Human Again,” and the title song. ... Presented by: PCPA Conservatory Theatre ... Venue: Solva...
6/8 - Opening June 10th, Animals A to Z ... The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Animals: A-Z on view from June 10 to October 9, 2017. Travel through the alphabet as the Wildling showcases a diverse artistic representation of animal species from African saddlebills to zebras and everything in between. The artworks range from realistic to abstract and represent many different mediums. Curated from private collections, artists, and even from animals themselves, Executive Director Stacey Otte-Demangate designed the exhibition to engage viewers with familiar species and discover some that are more obscure. Artworks featuring endangered species will have a special notation to help bring awareness to the crisis they face and what you can do to help. The Wildli...
5/25 - Artist Talk: Nicole Strasburg -- 5/28 ... Our May Artist Talk features Santa Barbara's Nicole Strasburg who's had a very successful career as a studio landscape painter."Nature is an inspiration and always brings me back to center, puts me in perspective of my place in the world and offers comfort in its noisy silence," says Strasburg. Strasburg will share highlights of her evolution as an artist, what inspires her, her techniques and mediums and will then invite Q&A from the audience. She will also share insights into the exhibition she and other artists are working on collectively that will be exhibited at the Wildling next winter.
Limited seating, please reserve in advance! ... Presented by: Wildling Museum ... Venue: Wildling Museum
5/4 - Save the Date! Artist Talk: Nicole Strasburg -- 5/28 ... Our May Artist Talk features Santa Barbara's Nicole Strasburg who's had a very successful career as a studio landscape painter."Nature is an inspiration and always brings me back to center, puts me in perspective of my place in the world and offers comfort in its noisy silence," says Strasburg. Strasburg will share highlights of her evolution as an artist, what inspires her, her techniques and mediums and will then invite Q&A from the audience. She will also share insights into the exhibition she and other artists are working on collectively that will be exhibited at the Wildling next winter.
Limited seating, please reserve in advance! ... Presented by: Wildling Museum ... Venue: Wildling Museum
3/16 - Free Valley Museum Day -- 3/18 ... Four museums in the Santa Ynez Valley are free to all on Saturday, March 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or later depending on the institution). Explore all the amazing art and history the Valley has to offer! The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Hans Christian Andersen museum are all free to all and many offer special activities as well. ... Presented by: Wildling Museum ... Venue: Wildling Museum
3/11 - Come to the 25th Annual Taste of Solvang Food & Wine Festival ... March 15-19 ... Join us Wednesday-Sunday, March 15-19, 2017 for a unique experiential culinary weekend featuring Solvang farmers, chefs, bakers, winemakers, brewers, distillers and artisans showcasing the bounty of Santa Barbara wine country set amidst our quaint Danish town.
Taste your way through dozens of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and wine and beer tasting rooms while you explore our authentic architecture, thatched roof cottages, old-world craftsmanship, traditional windmills and rich Danish heritage. From farm-to-table, rustic wine country cuisine to New American and modern Danish fare, to iconic sweets and award-winning beers, spirits and world-class wines, Taste of Solvang offers something for everyone!...
2/16 - Save the Date! Opening Reception for Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region -- 2/24 ... The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature is proud to present its newest exhibition, Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region, comprised of artworks borrowed from the private collections of its members. Not only will visitors be able to experience artworks that are not normally on public display, but they will get an inside look into how and why collectors choose their pieces.
The artworks collected by Wildling members are not only of outstanding quality, but a fantastic testament to the uniqueness of the area we call home. From historic to contemporary, these selections display the hills, coastlines, missions, and natural monuments that we have grown to love. The works capture a spe...
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12/1 - Holiday Marketplace at Wildling Museum ... Enjoy holiday shopping with twelve local artisans at the Wildling Museum, Saturday, Dec. 3, noon to 5 p.m. Jewelry, ceramics, wood, art glass, gourds and more! Hot cider and cookies, caroling, kids crafts and a visit with a polar bear. FREE admission!
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