Summer Solstice Painting Dedication
Reception to honor artist Michael Gonzales
When: Thursday, May 1, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
Where: S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Citizen's Alert
After an almost twenty-year absence from the United States, a seminal painting by Michael Gonzales, Summer Solstice Celebration, 1981, has returned to Santa Barbara from Australia. Originally sold to Dr. Larry Smith on March 22, 1988, the painting passed after his death in 2000 to Kevin Tierney. Larry and Michael had worked together in The Mime Caravan, Michael's creation which instigated the Solstice Parade through the streets of Santa Barbara. The painting has now been gifted to the S.B. County Arts Commission and will be displayed permanently in the downtown Public Library. Mayor Marty Blum will attend and the public is invited to see the unveiling and celebrate with a birthday cake for Michael.
Event posted April 23, 2008
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010