Posts tagged Henry Chapman Ford
Legacy and Loss: Landscapes in the Santa Barbara Region

This Wildling curated exhibition explored the changing landscape of the tri-county area (Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo) through both historic and contemporary artwork. The Santa Barbara Region is beautiful, historic, and ever changing. Artists have been recording it for decades–some use their work to inspire a conservation ethic in hopes that specific open spaces will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

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The Final Eden: Early Images of the Santa Barbara Region

Oil paintings, watercolors and prints depicting the Central Coast of California between 1836 and 1960 and celebrating “its rural pristine and fertile nature,” were selected by guest curator, Frank Goss, for the exhibition at the Wildling Art Museum in Los Olivos, which opened on April 7. Goss titled the exhibition, “The Final Eden: Early Images of the Santa Barbara Region,” because it is his thesis that the paradise that once was California, a land of boundless resources and unlimited opportunities, has shrunk through urbanization and exploitation, and the Central Coast, not yet paved over, is “the Final Eden.”

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