Upcoming Events

Out of the Mud and Ashes

Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM at the Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA

OPUS Archives presents an evening of reflection and entertainment featuring the recipients of the 2018 New Mythos Artist Grants. In the wake of the devastating Thomas Fire and resulting mudflows, our community has been severely impacted. Local artists will showcase their creativity in theater, dance, music, video, and other mediums to help process and understand our new reality. 

Proceeds from tickets sales will help fund next year’s grants.

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Historic Photography Demonstration

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Santa Paula Art Museum

A rare opportunity! Follow renowned photographer Luther Gerlach and witness the magic of historic photographic processes. Participants will get an up-close view of wet-collodion tintypes and salt print processes as Gerlach uses his mammoth-plate vintage camera to shoot at nearby locations. This class is for everyone age 16 and over. The class will involve a fair amount of walking outdoors.

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Premiere Party: The 11th Annual Art About Agriculture and From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach

Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 4:00 PM  6:00 PM, Santa Paula Art Museum

Opening alongside The 11th Annual Art About Agriculture will be From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach. Inspired by the abstracted landscapes left in the wake of the Thomas Fire, Ventura artist Luther Gerlach has produced an extraordinary collection of photographs that both document the destruction and explore the mysterious beauty it rendered. Using an 8x10 wooden view camera, Gerlach's enlarged prints create a unique, immersive experience of the spectacular aftermath.

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Artist Reception and Lecture - From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 4:00 PM  6:00 PM

In concert with his upcoming exhibition From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach, you’re invited to join Gerlach for an exclusive reception and lecture on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The lecture begins at 4:30pm. From the Ashes will be on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum from November 10, 2018, through December 30, 2019.

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