Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Author:

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…. Don’t miss out. Party for a good cause. ——————————————————— Youth Interactive, is excited to announce the first “Funk Zone Block Party” on July 27th featuring Five- time Grammy Award Winner Michael McDonald. The concert which will run from Noon to 6:00 PM will also include performances by Five-Time Grammy Nominees Ambrosia, Yassou Benedict, Dylan McDonald & the Avians, and local sensation One Two Tree! All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Youth Interactive Entrepreneurship Academy in Santa Barbara, whose mission is to bridge the opportunity divide for low-income teenagers by providing tuition- free after school enrichment programs. This event is 21+ Michael McDonald & Friends FUNKZONE BLOCK PARTY!Get Tickets HERE.  EVENT PROGRAM 12:00pm- Doors open, silent auction begins, beer tent open Pre-concert performance by One Two Tree 1:00pm-VIP wine & spirits lounge opens Yassou Benedict 2:00pm- Dylan McDonald & the Avians 3:00pm- Ambrosia 4:00pm- Live auction, Youth Interactive presentation 5:00pm- Michael McDonald 6:00pm- VIP cocktail hour with the artists 7:00pm- VIP dinner at The Lark

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Author:


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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 | Author:

It’s time once again to make your monthly trek through the Funk Zone to see what’s new at the eclectic venues in the area. It is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, and is always full of  surprises. If you haven’t done it before, it’s a lot like 1st Thursday, but with a very distinct Funk Zone flavor and decidedly more wine. I’m always struck by the variety, and the ability to come form one place that feels like a edgy industrial complex to another that feels like it was transplanted from the Santa Ynez valley. And the Funk Zone is changing so quickly that every month there is something happening. Go and check it out for yourself.


2nd Saturdays_Funk Zone

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Wednesday, July 09th, 2014 | Author:

Join us for a return to the evening art shows at MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery. Artist Julie B. Montgomery shows abstract work. Panel discussion moderated by Charles Donelan at 6pm.
Julie B. Montgomery at MichaelKate

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Tuesday, July 08th, 2014 | Author:
Jospeh Donovan - Valley Elders

Jospeh Donovan – Valley Elders


8 JULY – 31 AUGUST, 2014


2 – 5pm during the Funk Zone Art Walk

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Wall space gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition for gallery artist Joseph Donovan featuring his quiet, contemplative landscapes. Donovans’s work stems from his deep connection with poetry and literature focusing on the shared connection between man and his surroundings. These elegant photographs reach into the heart and soul, the topography reflecting the quiet stillness of a solemn landscape. With the voices of John O’Donohue, Mary Oliver and Anthony deMello as his companions he travels the back roads of the United States and Canada. Joseph creates images of the landscape that are unforced, inclusive moments in time.

Joseph Donovan follows in the footsteps of the great landscape artists of our time. Inspired by their connection to the landscape, Joseph finds ways to create new ways to view the landscape without coercing narratives, constricted vision or narrow fields of view. His work is expansive and comes from deep within his soul. The images come to him as an experience, not as a framed composition. It is the light, texture, stillness, the moment that initiates the click of the shutter.


For his own studio work, Donovan has developed strict expectations for the quality and expressive power of each print. It is his passion to make each photograph an immersive translation of his actual experience of a place.  “I want the final print to feel the force of what I saw which means that every detail matters”.

A student of some of the great contemporary master printers, Joe studied photography and print-making with such influential educators as George DeWolfe, Rodney Smith, Charles Cramer and John Sexton.

Joe lives in Sunfish Lake, Minnesota near to St. Paul. When working in his print studio,
Donovan is happy for an audience of pine trees, wild birds, some deer and the ever-restless weather.

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