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By Steven Libowitz   |   July 19, 2022
One of the fused glass artworks by Kristine Kelly, featured artist at this year’s Mental Health Arts Festival

The Power of Objects, a solo show from mixed media assemblage artist Ron Robertson, opens at The Arts Fund’s Gallery space at La Cumbre Plaza on Friday, July 15. A force in the local Santa Barbara art scene whose work has been treasured around the country, Robertson was also a long-time supporter and popular mentor of the nonprofit, regularly opening up his studio to students through the fund’s Teen Arts Mentorship Program. The exhibit runs through August…

The Mental Wellness Center is bringing its Mental Health Arts Festival back to De La Guerra Plaza on Saturday, July 16 from 11 am to 3 pm. Back in-person for the first time since 2019, the 26th annual fest features works by more than 50 local artists in mediums including painting, drawing, jewelry, poetry, sculpture and arts and crafts, all of whom are associated with the 75-year-old Mental Wellness Center. Kristine Kelly, who creates fused glass artwork and was recently awarded first place at the National Glass Expo for her depiction of a scene in Yosemite Valley, is this year’s featured artist. Visitors to the festival can access the Plaza by parking on a nearby street. Visit  


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