Honoring the Bucket Brigade

By Lynda Millner   |   July 19, 2018
Cabana Home owner Caroline Thompson with the Bucket Brigade founders, Abraham and Jessica Powell

Caroline and Steve Thompson, who own Cabana Home at 111 Santa Barbara Street in the Funk Zone, gave one of their artists’ receptions with a new twist. A portion of the sales from artist Robyn Geddes’s works will be donated to refresh supplies and spirits of the Bucket Brigade.

In case you haven’t heard of the Bucket Brigade, it was founded by Abraham and Jessica Powell. They direct volunteers who shovel mud and debris from the mudslide disaster areas in Montecito. They worked seven days a week for three months and had as many as 450 volunteers in a day. As they said, “We had about 25 chiefs and lots of Indians to keep busy.” More than 3,000 folks in all came out to help. They found ways to help one another.

The reception centered around artist Robyn, who came from Andy Warhol’s Factory to a solo exhibition at New York’s legendary Mudd Club. His work is innovative and his materials unorthodox, melding cement and sandpaper with unusual color.

Some of those patrons munching and mingling were Santa Barbara Museum of Art director Larry Feinberg and wife Starr Siegele, Terry Ryken, Karen Lehrer and Steve Sherwin, Leesa and David Goldmuntz, Crista Dix, Trish and Bill Davis, and Carolyn Amory.

The exhibit will be there through Tuesday, July 31, so drop in on your next trip to the Funk Zone. You’ll find the latest trends in home furnishings – one is glass sculpted as if from stone. Check it out!

Santa Barbara Museum of Art director Larry Feinberg and wife Starr Siegele with artist Robyn Geddes and Cabana Home owner Steve Thompson
Enjoying the art were Terry Ryken and Diana and Ralph MacFarlane

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