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Wednesday, November 02nd, 2016 | Author:

FUNK ZONE PODCAST SET TO CELEBRATE 100 EPISODES WITH LIVE SHOW Nov. 18, 2016 fundraiser also benefits Slingshot

Santa Barbara, CA – On Friday, November 18, show creator Ted Mills will host the 100th episode of his popular arts interview podcast, The FunkZone Podcast, as a live event at live-work-art space, SBCAST.

Ted Mills has spent the last two years interviewing artists and creative people from Santa Barbara and beyond, in hour-long conversations about art and life and “why artists do what they do.” Even with limited promotion, the show has steadily grown, earning up to 250 listeners a day. Eighty percent of the audience comes from the United States (and 30 percent of those from the tri-county area). The FunkZone Podcast is doing its part to help Santa Barbara’s art scene become known nationally and internationally.

Previous guests have included: painters Jeremy Harper, Jill Sattler, Julie B. Montgomery, and Derek Harrison, musician Parry Gripp, artists R. Nelson Parrish and Nancy Gifford, curator Frank Goss, and many more, including authors, restauranteurs, comedians, directors, poets, and photographers.

The Live 100th Episode show will be presented in a talk show format, with surprise guests, music, and special video presentations. A silent auction will offer deals in art and in culture, while food, wine, and beer will be on sale.

Proceeds of the show will go to Slingshot, a 501c3 non-profit that gives artists with developmental disabilities a chance to create work, and SBCAST will be devoting one of its galleries that night to display and sell their art.

This promises to be a major night as Ted Mills looks back on the 100 plus guests he’s had on the show, how he’s created a historical record on the state of the arts in and around Santa Barbara, and raises money to take the show to the next level in the coming year.

For more info on the podcast, go to www.funkzonepodcast.com or search for funkzone on iTunes’ podcast channel or wherever you find your podcasts.

General tickets are $20 each and includes one free drink. VIP Sponsor Ticket is $100 and includes entry, food & drink for the evening and Funk Zone Podcast and Slingshot souvenirs! The EventBrite ticket page also includes a donate space for those who can’t make the evening, but would like to help financially.

Calendar Listing:

The FunkZone Podcast’s 100th Episode Live Show and Celebration Where: SBCAST, 513 Garden St.
When: November 18, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $20 regular / $100 VIP / kids under 15 get in free

Tickets available at: www.funkzonepodcast100.eventbrite.com Press Inquiries Contact: tedmills@gmail.com or (805) 895-4897


Ted Mills

Writer – Director – Host

The FunkZone Podcast



Also on Twitter @tedmills

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Tuesday, March 03rd, 2015 | Author:

Here is the first of a whole bunch of really great things to see this Friday evening in the Funk Zone. More to come.


The Arts Fund Sculpture Survey
Opening – Friday, March 6th. 5-8pm

You are invited!
The Arts Fund Sculpture Survey


Featuring: Ed Inks, Greer Mehler, Michael Arntz, Ben Eckhart, Nathan Huff, Shannon Willis, Claire Frandsen, R. Nelson Parrish.


Curated by Brad Nack and Nancy Gifford


This show features a collection of contemporary sculptors who work with objects and forms and their relationship with the void that is created by these shapes.

The Arts Fund is excited to bring a 3-D show with such an accomplished and diverse group of artists to the Funk Zone.


The exhibit runs from March 6, 2015 to April 25, 2015


The opening reception will be part of the Funk Zone Art Walk on Friday eveningMarch 6th from 5 – 8 pm.


For more information please visit http://www.artsfundsb.org


The Arts Fund | 205-C Santa Barbara Street | Santa Barbara, CA. | 805 965-7321 | Wed. – Sat. noon – 5pm. Sun. 11 – 5pm.

Friday, October 14th, 2011 | Author:

My appologies in advance to those of you who get my posts via email. It has come to my attention that these emails don’t go out immediately so you sometimes get posts after the events happen. Well, that might happen this time. I’ve gone and gotten myself preoccupied with other art-related projects in town (more to come  on this in a future post), and I almost dropped the ball on this great show at the Tennis Club.

R. Nelson Parrish is a very serious artist who makes seriously beautiful work. I had the opportunity to talk with him at length at one point and I was incredibly impressed by his intellect and art knowledge. But what good is all that academic blathering if the art it produces is no fun to look at (take, for instance, almost all pop art of the 60s). We are fortunate in the case of Parrish that the product is visually exciting and aesthetically interesting. Parrish’s work is positioned as a direct decedent of some of the most important artistic movements that originated in California 50 years ago. And the importance of this kind of art and its California heritage is only going to become more important as the Getty’s ginormous Pacific Standard Time project takes over almost every major Southern California Museum and Gallery over the next 6 months.

Anyhow, I need to quit rambling and get this post out, just in case there is some small hope that you’ll get it in time to make it to tonight’s opening. However, if you miss the opening tonight the show will remain up until November 5th, so make some time to go check it out.

R. Nelson Parrish at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 | Author:

How awesome is Mark Goerner's work? Awesome beyond measure.It’s a bit late notice but there is a really exciting show tomorrow night from 7 – 9 at the Contemporary Arts Forum. Local artists were asked to provide their artistic vision of how Santa Barbara might look in 50 – 100 years. Many of the artist that have been mentioned on this blog will be in the show. It should be wonderful. I’ll be going to the LA Artwalk at the Brewery tomorrow during the day, but I’m going to make sure to get back in time for this show. See this post’s tags below for a list of artists.

See you there.