Hello there friends!
I trust everyone had a wonderful Solstice Weekend?
Santa Barbara is so lively this time of year, with all the art and dance shared throughout the community- it's hard to imagine a better place to celebrate the longest day of the year!
With Solstice weekend behind me and a work week in front of me, I was glad to enter 240 STUDIOthis morning and find beautiful artwork displayed in the entrance. Lucky for me, Santa Barbara is a 24/7 all-you-can-eat buffet for fascinating people, beautiful sights, and wonderful stories. And 240 STUDIO is my plate.
My hot topic today is Sue Van Horsen, a local artist whose art is currently being displayed in 240 STUDIO. Sue's creative use of materials like rusted door plates and old machine parts is fascinating, because she sees art in things that many people overlook and consider to be flawed or imperfect. The authenticity behind Sues art lies within the gift she has to recognize beauty in everything.
240 STUDIO will be displaying a different artists work every month in the entryway. We truly look forward to meeting local artists and having their masterpieces up at the studio for us to appreciate every day!
Sue's art will be displayed in 240 STUDIO until the end of July, and she is also displaying her work at the Santa Barbara Art Fund during June 29-August 10 for the Specimen show, which focuses on objects of curiousity. If you like your mind to be challenged, Sue's art and many others displayed in the Specimen show might just be your cup of tea. Sue's art can also be found on her wesbite: www.suevanhorsen.com.
Until next week~
Your intern extraordinaire,