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THE SANTA MARIA TOWN CENTER presents a photo display by the Center for Research and Postgraduate Studies in Social Anthropology in Mexico, in collaboration with UCSB, titled "Transborder Dialogues: Migration Through Children's Eyes," through June 22 in the upper level of the Town Center across from Payless Shoes in Santa Maria.
THE GROSSMAN GALLERY presents an exhibition featuring the photography of Jeff Jones with an environmental education component by William Tweed through June at the gallery, Lompoc Public Library, 501 East North Ave., Lompoc. Info: 875-8778.
THE TOWN CENTER GALLERY features the works of local artists for two months at a time. Currently featured is the art of Lori Noel through July 16. New artists are welcome. Summer art classes offered include silk painting, pottery, cartooning, and mask making. Cost is $8 an hour. The gallery is located at 142 Town Center East in Santa Maria. Info: 349-7788.
THE DAVID RYAN GALLERY features the art of plein air artist Niles Nordquist through June. An art-and-wine party featuring the current artist and/or information on the current art is every first Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 205 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt. Info: 937-1058 or www.davidryangallery.com.
ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE ART CLASSES include mixed media, painting, and drawing. Open to ages 18 and up, any time throughout the semester. Info: 922-6966, Ext. 3209.
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PECHA KUCHA NIGHT vol_05 features multimedia presentations by local artists June 13 starting at 7 p.m. with presentations at 8:20 p.m. at the Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St., SLO. Cost is $1. Info: 801-6922.
CAL POLY'S University Art Gallery presents the exhibit "A Tear in the Fabric: The Conceptually Driven Quilt" through June 14 at the gallery in the Dexter Building on campus in SLO. Info: 756-2935.
THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART presents It's All About Me: California Artists' Self-Portraits an exhibition showing through Aug. 17 at the museum. Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes: The Art of Children's Books shows through June 15. The museum is located at 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. Info: 963-4364.
THE WILDLING ART MUSEUM presents an exhibition titled "Abbrescia's Passion: Plein-air Paintings of Glacier National Park" through June 15 at the museum, 2329 Jonata St., Los Olivos. Suggested donation is $2. Info: 688-1082.
CAL POLY presents an exhibition titled "ChismeArte, Y Que!: Expanding L.A.'s Chicano Aesthetic" through June 16 in the Kennedy Library Gallery, Cal Poly, SLO. Info: lib.calpoly.edu or 756-2305.
THE CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY presents the exhibition "The Essential Worker" featuring the work of Nell Campbell, Patricia Clarke, Kate Connell, Bob DeBris, Cathy Gregg, Ian McKaig, Larry Mills, Barbara Parmet, Matthew Straka, and Paul Wellman through June 27. The gallery is located at 105 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara. Info: 349-1018.
BROOKS INSTITUTE presents a fundraiser exhibition featuring photography through July 10 at the Brooks Institute Cota Street Gallery, 27 E. Cota St., Santa Barbara. Info: 690-7612 or www.laochildren.org.
GULLIVER'S TRAVEL presents photography by Bill Neufeld and oil paintings by Marsha Lee through July 31 at the gallery, corner of Santa Rosa and Walnut, SLO. Info: 489-1487.
THE SANTA BARBARA CONTEMPORARY ARTS FORUM presents the group art exhibit The Bellwether Effect: At the Forefront of Design through Aug. 10 at the Contemporary Arts Forum, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara. Info: 966-5373, Ext. 104.
SANTA BARBARA ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW seeks new artists in Santa Barbara County to join its ranks, displaying art every Sunday along Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara. It's the only continuous, non-juried arts festival that caters to every medium, as long as it's original art. Info: 897-1982 or www.sbaacs.com.
CARRIED AWAY ART offers art classes throughout the week on various media, including ceramics, drawing, painting, and collage. The gallery is located at 1200 E. Grande Ave., Arroyo Grande. Info: 481-4364.
ART AFTER DARK is the art walk in San Luis Obispo featuring local and guest artists' receptions in open galleries, demonstrations, and conversations over glasses of wine on the first Friday of every month. Find the monthly event guides at www.sloartscouncil.org. Info: 544-9251.
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