Tag archives: sculptures

Floral Symbiosis at Casa del Herrero
By Hattie Beresford   |   August 24, 2021

When ceramic artist Joan Rosenberg-Dent was invited to create a sculptural installation for the gardens of Casa del Herrero as part of a contemporary exhibition entitled “Symbiotic,” she immediately thought, “Well, of course, — abstracted flowers.” What followed was a unique collaboration between Joan and Lynda Weinman, who utilizes 3D clay printing techniques in her […]

Sculpture at the Casa
By Lynda Millner   |   July 22, 2021

For the first time in its history, Casa del Herrero has a sculpture exhibition placed throughout the estate’s historic gardens called “Symbiotic — Seven Contemporary Sculptors at Historic Casa del Herrero.” It began July 7 and will be on display until November 24, 2021. The Casa’s original builders (only the family members ever lived in […]

Capturing the Bronze: Sculptor Susan Read Cronin Brings Whimsy to Montecito
By Zach Rosen   |   April 1, 2021

Whether it is painting, sculpting, or writing, the creative arts offer an opportunity to express oneself.  For Susan Read Cronin, or Susie as she prefers to be called, her extensive body of whimsical bronze sculptures have led to a lifetime of play. She was born on the north shore of Long Island, and her parents […]

One Fast-Paced Piece
By James Buckley   |   December 9, 2020

Just a short note to let readers know that two of longtime Montecito resident Susan Read Cronin’s bronze sculptures were recently accepted and will be on display during the National Sculpture Society’s California Sculpture Exhibition at the National Sculpture Society Gallery (6 East 39th Street, NYC). The exhibition runs from August 19 through October 18, […]

Art Gifts to Find New Home at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
By Scott Craig   |   November 19, 2020

The Forest Foundation, which has supported the arts and education in California and Illinois since 1963, is donating several sculptures and more than three dozen pedestals and sculptural stands to the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Museum officials are working with Brander Vineyard to create a long-term sculpture exhibition at the Santa Ynez winery. “Navigating […]

Artist Joan Rosenberg-Dent’s Newest Works
By Richard Mineards   |   July 11, 2019

Montecito artist Joan Rosenberg-Dent is exhibiting her award-winning porcelain sculptural art in a few galleries downtown, following her works selected by the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art earlier this year. I met her on Friday, July 5 at her opening at 10 West Gallery on Anapamu, a contemporary multi-artist showcase location. There Joan is showing […]

Art Matters
By Lynda Millner   |   June 13, 2019

Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director Larry J. Feinberg and the Board of Trustees of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA)invited exhibition sponsors, sustaining trustees, legacy society, benefactors circle, director’s patron and special guests for a reception celebrating several current exhibitions. Larry explained that “Out of Storage and into the Light: Sculptures That Tell Stories” […]

Harper’s Valley PSA (Post-Sculpture Art)
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 17, 2019

Peter Harper’s grandparents were musicians. They owned Folk Music Center in Claremont, which sold and repaired instruments and served as something of a gathering place for many people back in the day, and served as a pseudo daycare center for Peter when he was growing up. His mother, Ellen, is also a music lover, one […]

Kindness and Generosity Prevail
By Montecito Journal   |   July 5, 2018

I wanted to write a quick note thanking some people for acts of kindness and generosity in the aftermath of the debris flow. In the first instance, I parked my backhoe 100 feet from Montecito Creek at the end of Pepper Lane tucked in next to the neighbor’s hedge line. In the morning [the one […]

Making Montecito Mud into Art
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 10, 2018

The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade has moved into a new phase of recovery from the Montecito Debris Flow, one that focuses on mud removal from public places and other manners of outdoor beautification. But a couple of local artists who are connected to Santa Barbara area colleges have beaten them to the punch, dipping into […]