Ben Betts

On any given day it is likely that you will find Ben jamming on his steel drums in the streets of Santa Barbara. It is there he discovered, through hours of daily practice and repetition, a deep sense of serenity and calm that emerges from the musical landscape. In his performances, Ben’s goal is to ...

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Lindsey Appleyard

Mixed media artist, Lindsey Appleyard, works with glass, steel, paint, and found objects to create a unique representation of the natural world. Drawing from her background in construction and agriculture, Lindsey uses land itself as a medium to explore human’s relationship to nature. She uses animals to represent important people and concepts in her life. ...

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Maria Constanza Ferreira

Maria Constanza Ferreira is a Venezuelan interdisciplinary artist working within video, experimental animation, photography, and installation. Her work has showcased internationally at places such as Times Square’s Midnight Moment, MoMA PS1, The Exploratorium Museum, Slamdance Film Festival, IndieLisboa Film Festival, São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, the SFO Museum, and the Museum of Sensory ...

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Adam Potter Scott

Hello there. I’m Adam Scott and I work as a sound designer and composer in New York. My current work with SBCAST involves generative multimedia, biofeedback, haptics, and sensory data transposition. I started my career working as a promotions assistant for ClearChannel while studying Music Composition at Purchase College in 2004. I obtained my ...

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Meighann A. Helene

Meighann A. Helene is a multi- and interdisciplinary artist and performer. She holds a handful of degrees from SBCC ranging from design to philosophy, and a degree in cognitive science with an emphasis in design and perception from UC Berkeley. Helene is Board Chair of TVSB, Santa Barbara’s community access TV station and production/media studio, ...

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Shannon Willis

As a professional artist for the past eight years I have shown my mixed media paintings in galleries and exhibitions on the west coast. Now I am expanding into the third dimension as my highly textured paintings have exploded out into installations and sculpture. I have a deep interest in quantum physics and phenomenology and ...

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Jonathan PJ Smith

I look at the art I make as a bridge between the world outside and the world within. Images of potential installations become trapped in my brain and the only way I can remove them is to create them in reality. But, even then, they refuse to go away entirely and still make the rounds, demanding ...

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Amanda Gregory

Amanda Gregory is a digital opera artist and multimedia performer who received her Masters from Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelors from Pepperdine University. Her International opera career varies from traditional to contemporary classical, including roles such as Mimi in La Boheme in Heidelberg, Germany and The Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro ...

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Amber Jean

Amber Jean lives a storied life at the end of a road near the top of a mountain in Montana where she carves trees in a “luminous gesture of love toward nature and humankind.” Declared by WOOD magazine as one of “America’s Woodworking Greats,” Amber recently became the first woman to carve in the country ...

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Kate Digby

Kate Digby is an Associate Director of Dance at Kansas State University, where she teaches Modern, Improvisation, Composition, Anatomy, and Movement Fundamentals, and directs the K-State Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Digby’s research involves the creation and presentation of original interdisciplinary performance works which integrate biosensing technology for the purpose of enhancing human connection. Digby’s upcoming immersive performance ...

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