SBCC Student Project/Lexicon of Sustainability Exhibit

Unique pop-up art show of visually packed collages that's making a tour across the country with S.B.-area curators. Part of 1st Thursday.

When: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Exhibitions


Join the SBCC Center for Sustainability & students from the SBCC Projects in Sustainability class for the Downtown 1st Thursday event on the evening of April 5, from 5-8pm, at the corner of State & Anapamu Streets near the Santa Barbara Art Museum. This event will be the debut of student project panels featuring four local pioneers in the Sustainability movement from the Santa Barbara region. Please join us!

1st Thursday Event map:

Words are the building blocks for new ideas...

What is the Lexicon of Sustainability...

Created by author, film maker and photographer Douglas Gayeton, who has for the past three years conversed with the foremost practitioners of Sustainability in food and farming. They shared their insights and experiences and contributed their words to our rapidly growing Lexicon of Sustainability.
The Lexicon project has also grown to include short films, study guides, traveling shows, a book and a website where people can add their own terms to this ever-evolving lexicon.

Gayeton identified 100 key Sustainability terms and began visiting the farmers, fishermen, foragers, and chefs across the country who could help him define them. By illuminating the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture and the conversation about America’s rapidly evolving food culture, the Lexicon project gives people the tools and knowledge necessary to create a healthier, safer food system in America.

The Lexicon of Sustainability Exhibit at the April 5 1st Thursday event will include art/photo panels created by students in the SBCC Projects in Sustainability class, who have interviewed local pioneers in Sustainability from our region.

Sponsored by the SBCC Center for Sustainability
Co-Sponsors: Edible Santa Barbara Magazine & Samy's Camera
Special thanks to Gerard Minakawa of Bamboo DNA, who designed the stands for our outdoor exhibits.
The SBCC Center for Sustainability & SOL Food Festival were selected in 2011 to be local curators for the National Tour of the Lexicon of Sustainability Exhibit.
The collection resides at the SBCC Center for Sustainability with continuing local content to be added by SBCC students and others.

1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues feature attractions, such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities. Many Downtown partners partake in this event including non-conventional galleries, retailers and restaurants. In addition, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive exhibits. Look for previews of forthcoming plays, symphony performances, concerts and dance productions, as well as local up-and-coming performers. The Downtown Organization also partners with Santa Barbara cultural groups for one-time 1st Thursday attractions.

Margie Bushman
Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability

Phone: 805-962-2571

Event posted March 29, 2012
Last updated March 29, 2012


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