Perdido Arts Project: Opens Oct 4 in Historic Setting

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Event Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 05:00

Perdido Arts Project: Opens Oct 4 in Historic Setting
Art Space Launches on 1st Thursdays in Support of Downtown Revitalization
Embodied Improvisation by Performance Artist Jennifer McCandless
and New Work from Artist Michael E. Long Presented in October

Jennifer McCandless is a performance artist of embodied improvisation, a movement educator, and creativity coach. She has been performing original solo and ensemble work since 1992 in cities big and small throughout the US and Italy. Through improvised, original movement and candid, sometimes poetic, verbal expression she explores personal stories and cultural themes, connecting through the commonplace and elevating the ordinary. Her spontaneous creations are whimsical, moving and often funny. The October 4 performance at Perdido Arts Project is titled “8.10.15” and will use scores drawn out of a hat by audience members. McCandless owns Bodykind Pilates Studio in Santa Barbara, teaches Action Theater™, Motion Theater™ and leads workshops that facilitate breakthroughs and mastery in all fields of work. For more information contact

A Santa Barbara native, artist Michael Long has been interested in creating art from found objects for the past 30 years. His reuse of discarded, recycled and unwanted things has been a focal point of his work. Collage and assemblage have been mediums that allow him a platform to re-create images and objects from his dreams and imagination. In his latest series, working with vintage paper and hand-built wooden boxes, Long re-examines recurring dreams and nightmares by re-creating scenes that have been with him since childhood. These “dream boxes” represent a time and place that only exists in the mind; they are psychological movie sets drawn from a beautiful and sometimes dark place. With a background in education and liberal arts, Long has taught art at the Westside Boys and Girls Club and was an elementary school teacher before co-founding The Rondo, a co-op gallery and artist workspace in Santa Barbara. More information at

Perdido Arts Project will present the performance by Jennifer McCandless from 6pm until 8pm on October 4, and premiere new work by Michael Long on the same date at 5pm, and on-going.

The Blue Owl Restaurant at 5 W. Canon Perdido will be open during this event for patronage. Additional information on 1st Thursday is available at

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