Author spotlight: Ted Mills

Ted Mills is a local writer, filmmaker, artist, and podcaster on the arts. You can listen to him at www.funkzonepodcast.com. He currently has a seismically dubious stack of books by his bed. Have an upcoming show you’d like us to know about? Please email: tedmills@gmail.com

A New Vision: Tara Rose Toner Finds New Direction Amid Pandemic
By Ted Mills   |   September 28, 2021

The year of COVID made us rethink a lot about interiors and exteriors. Some of us holed up inside, either by choice or by decree. Others found themselves outside more than usual, discovering or renewing their love affair with our beautiful landscape. For painter Tara Rose Toner, that led to a new interest in plein […]

Is That Some Normalcy We See?
By Ted Mills   |   September 9, 2021

I’m knocking on wood right now (my own skull, don’t ya know), but it almost feels like some normalcy is returning in pockets to Santa Barbara’s art scene. I know that’s hard when a lot of our favorite galleries and spaces have upped and left. But there’s things you should know about, and I’d be […]

2020 Prompts New Vision of Santa Barbara Arts Community
By Ted Mills   |   August 5, 2021

Performing arts and the arts nonprofit sector of Santa Barbara took a huge hit in 2020, as COVID performed a scorched earth campaign across an already tenuous industry. Santa Barbara loves its art and its artists, but it has often suffered from the silo’ing of audiences and funding.  Philanthropists love having their names on new […]

A Rebel will Rise
By Ted Mills   |   May 30, 2019

Artist Inga Guzyte is lucky. She’s been able to turn her three obsessions – skateboarding, art, and woodworking – into a career that is growing step by giant step. “It’s the perfect recipe,” she says.  Her current solo show that opens at Sullivan Goss June 6 is one of those giant steps. “Rebels” is both […]