Dinner to support Solvang Rotary projects

The Rotary Club of Solvang will hold an evening of music, food and wine on Saturday, April 13, to raise funds for projects supporting youth, seniors, and others in the community.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the courtyard of the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum. Dinner will be served with fine wine and musical accompaniment from the JSH Jazz Quintet, featuring vocalist Courtney Lemmon. There will also be silent and live auctions.

The cost is $100 person including wine, dinner and music. Cocktail attire with something warm to cover up is recommended.

Tickets may be purchased by calling President-Elect Ellen Albertoni at (805) 325-9078.


Film about art for social change to be screened in Buellton

“Little Stones,” a documentary about women who use art for social change, will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Standing Sun Winery in Buellton.

Admission is free. Food and wine will be available for purchase.

Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sophia Kruz, “Little Stones” weaves together the personal stories of four women artists from around the world, who dedicate their lives to empowering women and survivors of gender-based violence through their unique art forms.

This showing is co-sponsored by Santa Ynez Valley Community Action Alliance and The Acorn Project and is made possible, in part, by funding from the Santa Barbara Gives! project.

Standing Sun Winery is at 92 Second St. in Buellton. For more information, contact Stacey Thompson at thompsonarttherapy@gmail.com or 415-606-7756.


Hancock exhibit creates mysterious dream world

With vintage paper, hand-built wooden boxes, and found and repurposed objects, a new exhibit by artist Michael Long gives a glimpse of some mysterious Santa Barbara scenes, some that exist only in his mind and some inspired by local landmarks.

The exhibit, titled “Some Assembly Required,” will show through April 18. 

Long, who has taught at Peabody Charter School and the Westside Boys and Girls Club in Santa Barbara, has been assembling salvaged and recycled materials as a focal point of his work for the past 30 years.

Long will speak about his artistic process, thoughts and inspiration for his work, and answer questions, during a Foxworthy Talk Series from 6 to 7 p.m. on March 28.

For more information on the artist, visit www.michaelevanlong.com. For more information on this exhibit or the gallery, visit www.hancockcollege.edu/gallery.