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SBTHP presents New Exhibit Orpha Klinker and Bill Dewey -

Landmarks of California

 

July 2, 2014

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is proud to partner with Sullivan Goss Gallery and local photographer William B. Dewey to present Orpha Klinker and Bill Dewey: Landmarks of California at Casa de la Guerra (15 East De la Guerra Street,

Santa Barbara) on display July 18 through October 19, 2014.  Enjoy an opening reception on Thursday, August 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a free First Thursday event.

 

Orpha Mae Klinker (1891-1964) painted these oil and watercolors of nineteenth-century structures in her “Landmarks of California” series between 1929 and 1939. Klinker lectured with these paintings around the State in an effort to support the nascent California Historic Landmark Registration Program, and many were published in the Los Angeles Times. In 2008, renowned local photographer William B. Dewey captured images of the same sites, continuing Klinker’s project of documenting California’s historic resources. The paintings and photographs of each site are paired in this exhibit, and speak to the ongoing value of historic preservation.

 

CALENDAR LISTING

 

Opening Reception:

Orpha Klinker and Bill Dewey: Landmarks of California

Date & Time: hursday, August 7, 2014

Location: Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
Cost: Free First Thursday event

Description: The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation has partnered with Sullivan Goss Gallery and William B. Dewey to present “Orpha Klinker and Bill Dewey: Landmarks of California.”  Orpha Mae Klinker painted nineteenth-century structures in her “Landmarks of California” series (1929 – 1939) to support the nascent California Historic Landmark Registration program. In 2008, Photographer William Dewey captured images of the same sites, bringing Klinker’s project forward.

 

Exhibit Dates: July 18 through October 19, 2014
Friday - Sunday, Noon to 4:00 PM
Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara

FREE with museum admission ($5/adults, $4/seniors (62+)

Free/children 16 & under & SBTHP members
For more information: Visit www.sbthp.org or call (805) 965-0093

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