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  • Third Studio Studio | Seeing Stars: Documenting Phosphenes
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    Third Studio Studio | Seeing Stars: Documenting Phosphenes

    Come join us for this hands-on workshop, Seeing Stars: Documenting Phosphenes, led by teaching artist Madeleine Galas on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm.

    Phosphenes, also known as closed-eye visuals, are the quickly changing patterns of light and color that occur within closed eyes. In this workshop, you will learn about patterns, form constants, and techniques for documenting phosphenes. Artist Madeleine Galas will demonstrate how to stimulate phosphenes so each participant can draw out their own visuals and leave with an abstract masterpiece!

  • GIFT STUDIO 2021 Holiday Pop-Up Holiday Market
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    GIFT STUDIO 2021 Holiday Pop-Up Holiday Market

    Shop for unique holiday gifts crafted by artists and designers at MCASB's Gift Studio Pop-up Holiday Market. This day-long event will feature free hands-on holiday craft workshops, festive drinks, and guided walkthroughs of MCASB's current exhibition. Don't miss Happy Hour from 4-6 pm when you can shop with spiked festive drinks in hand accompanied by a curated DJ set. Join us on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 11 am - 6 pm.

  • Artist Talk | Rosha Yaghmai
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    Artist Talk | Rosha Yaghmai

    Join us for a conversation featuring LA-based artist Rosha Yaghmai where she will discuss her current exhibition, Rosha Yaghmai: Drifters, at MCASB. Alongside Chief Curator Alexandra Terry, the artist will share the process of preparing for this exhibition, as well as provide a deeper dive into her artistic practice.

    This event is free for everyone. Register here to book your tickets early!

  • Curated Cocktails
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    Curated Cocktails

    Enjoy Curated Cocktails at MCASB inspired by the current exhibition Rosha Yaghmai: Drifters. Delicious drinks, contemporary art, and tunes make for a memorable evening for you and your friends at MCASB on the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace.

    Curated Cocktails is part of Downtown Santa Barbara's 1st Thursdays.

  • Rosha Yaghmai, Afterimage, Red Eye, 2021. Image courtesy the Artist and Kayne Griffin.
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    Opening Reception | Rosha Yaghmai: Drifters

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) on October 23, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm as we celebrate the opening of Drifters, a solo exhibition of LA-based artist Rosha Yaghmai curated by Alexandra Terry, Chief Curator.

  • Curated Cocktails
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    Curated Cocktails

    Cocktails. Tunes. Interactive art experiences.

    Fall cocktails, beer from Topa Topa, and Halloween-inspired crafts make for a memorable evening for you, and your friends, at MCASB on the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace.

    Curated Cocktails is part of Downtown Santa Barbara's 1st Thursdays.

  • Family Friendly Workshop | Light Elephant
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    Family Friendly Workshop | Light Elephant

    Join us for a Family Friendly Workshop on Saturday, October 2, from 1-4 pm PST! This workshop is designed to engage young audiences in the Act of Making Art in Public. Decorate an elephant prop and explore downtown public spaces to test the Power of Scale and Storytelling with your elephant. Learn camera techniques (suitable for ages 8-17) and discover how to tell the story of a public space.

    This event is FREE for everyone, but RSVP is required. Click here to register now or email: sklein@mcasantabarbara.org. Spaces are limited for this event.

  • Reception | Light Elephant
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    Reception | Light Elephant

    RECEPTION | Light Elephant

    September 30, 2021 | 5 – 8 PM

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate Light Elephant by UCSB Professors and Artists Iman Djouini & Jonathan Taube. Enjoy beer and wine over tunes on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo.

    Light Elephant at MCASB is on view from Thursday, September 23, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021.

  • Reception | Light Elephant
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    Reception | Light Elephant

    RECEPTION | Light Elephant

    September 30, 2021 | 5 – 8 PM

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate Light Elephant by UCSB Professors and Artists Iman Djouini & Jonathan Taube. Enjoy beer and wine over tunes on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo.

    Light Elephant at MCASB is on view from Thursday, September 23, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021.

  •  Public Walking Tour | Light Elephant
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    Public Walking Tour | Light Elephant

    Join us for a FREE public walking tour of Downtown Santa Barbara focused on the theme of observation. Led by artists Iman Djouini and Jonathan Taube the tour will start at MCASB and move throughout downtown Santa Barbara. See https://www.mcasantabarbara.org/events/upcoming-events/ for more.

  • Walkthrough and Artist Talk | Light Elephant
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    Walkthrough and Artist Talk | Light Elephant

    Join us for a talk led by Iman Djouini, Assistant Teaching Professor, UCSB, and Jonathan Taube, Architectural Designer, and Lecturer, UCSB, whose "site reflective" project Light Elephant has journeyed throughout Downtown Santa Barbara throughout September 2021.

  • Walkthrough and Artist Talk | Light Elephant
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    Walkthrough and Artist Talk | Light Elephant

    Join us for a talk led by Iman Djouini, Assistant Teaching Professor, UCSB, and Jonathan Taube, Architectural Designer, and Lecturer, UCSB, whose "site reflective" project Light Elephant has journeyed throughout Downtown Santa Barbara throughout September 2021.

  • Opening Reception | Unending
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    Opening Reception | Unending

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate the opening of Unending, a group exhibition of UC Santa Barbara’s Master of Fine Arts 2020 cohort in the MCASB Main Galleries. Enjoy beer and wine over tunes on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo.

    Unending features the work of Serene Blumenthal, Kio Griffith, Megan Koth, Marshall Sharpe, Thomas Stoeckinger, and David Wesley White, working across the mediums of sculpture, photography, installation, video, and painting.

  • Closing Reception | Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column
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    Closing Reception | Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate the closing of Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column, a solo exhibition of Santa Barbara-based artist Shana Moulton curated by Alexandra Terry, Chief Curator, in the MCASB Main Galleries. Enjoy beer, wine, and tunes on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo.

    Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is on view through to Sunday, August 1, 2021.

  • Artist Talk | Shana Moulton
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    Artist Talk | Shana Moulton

    Join us for a conversation between artist Shana Moulton and Alexandra Terry, Chief Curator. The pair will discuss Moulton's current exhibition at MCASB The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column, in particular the titular artwork of the exhibition, which was filmed and edited during the artist's COVID-19 quarantine.

  • In Conversation | The Vulnerability of Creativity
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    In Conversation | The Vulnerability of Creativity

    What role does vulnerability play in creative and artistic practice? How can we embrace, and be empowered by, the anxieties we face as creative beings? What tools can we utilize to move through imposter syndrome? In response to themes in MCASB's current exhibition featuring artist Shana Moulton and the recently released short film, I Have Anxiety, by artist Katharina Stenbeck, this conversation with three multi-media artists aims to examine these questions while addressing the anxiety that accompanies the vulnerability of creativity.

    This virtual event is FREE for all!

  • Artist Talk | Demi Boelsterli
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    Artist Talk | Demi Boelsterli

    Join us for a conversation between artist Demi Boelsterli and Alexandra Terry, Chief Curator, MCASB. Demi will speak about her artistic practice and art projects in Santa Barbara, and her soon-to-be-launched Limited Edition collaboration with MCASB.

    This event is free for everyone and will be held live on Zoom. Register at https://www.mcasantabarbara.org/event/artist-talk-demi-boelsterli

  • The Seventh Schism: Lucid Ooey Gooey | Virtual Performance Art Festival
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    The Seventh Schism: Lucid Ooey Gooey | Virtual Performance Art Festival

    On the occasion of the exhibition Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column MCASB is pleased to present The Seventh Schism: Lucid Ooey Gooey, a one-night virtual performance art festival. This festival features performance works by students in the College of Creative Studies and the Department of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

  • QUARANTEEN | Teen Arts Collective | Film Premiere
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    QUARANTEEN | Teen Arts Collective | Film Premiere

    QUARANTEEN | Teen Arts Collective | Film Premiere
    May 16, 2021 5:00 PM PST

  • Family Friendly Workshop | Found Object Mobiles
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    Family Friendly Workshop | Found Object Mobiles

    Family Friendly Workshop | Found Object Mobiles
    Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 11:00AM PST

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