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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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Monday, May 16th, 2016 | Author:


LightWorks: Isla Vista Announces Award-Winning California Artists

Isla Vista, CA – April 19, 2016. The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission with the University of California Santa Barbara announces LightWorks: Isla Vista from May 19-21, 2016 in downtown Isla Vista. A competition for public light-based artworks in downtown Isla Vista was held and a distinguished panel of jurors selected projects to be produced by the following award-winning artists: Madeline Berger, Jamie Birkett, Weslie Ching, Kym Cochran, Chad ‘Fez’ Gaetz, Udo Gyene, Mitchell Jakubka, John Lawrence, Danial Nord, Marco Pinter, Tai Rodrig, Jonathan Smith, Fernando Tapia, Denise Torres, Ethan Turpin, Scotty Slade Wagner, and Shannon Willis.

Artists responded to a Request For Proposals to create temporary sculptural installations designed to transform the central parks of downtown Isla Vista into illuminated spaces for art, performance, and evening engagement by the community. Artists who employ light-emitting technologies as a medium in the creation of site-specific or free-standing installations will present their works at the opening ceremony of LightWorks: Isla Vista on May 19. For updated information on the event, please visit http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/lightworksiv/.

LightWorks: Isla Vista is part of a long-term community improvement effort led by a strategic group of partners and agencies, including the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Office of the 3rd Supervisorial District and County Sheriff, UC Santa Barbara Visual and Public Arts, Santa Barbara Foundation, Isla Vista Recreation and Parks District (IVRPD), Isla Vista Community Network (IVCN), UCSB Materials Research Laboratory, and the Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology (SBCAST). 3rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr said, “We are excited about the high caliber of artists who are presenting their light-based artworks in Isla Vista. LightWorks is an innovative project that we believe will inspire the campus, county, and community.”

For more information regarding LightWorks: Isla Vista, please contact Maiza Hixson, Chief Curator of the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission at 805-568-3994


Kim Yasuda, Artistic Director of LightWorks: Isla Vista at 805-895-2253

LightWorks: Isla Vista Schedule of Events, May 19-21, 2016

Thursday, May 19th
5:00 pm-6:50 pm: Public Presentation by Artists of LightWorks, Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista

7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Artist Opening Ceremony and Reception, 976 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista

Friday, May 20th
7:30-11:00 pm LightWorks Illumination and Live Jazz & Dance Performances, IV Central Park Locations

Saturday, May 21st
4:00 pm-7:00 pm Isla Vista Conference Art Exhibition & Reception, 970 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista

8:00 pm-11:00 pm LightWorks Illumination and Live Jazz & Dance Performances throughout IV Central Park Locations