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SBTHP presents Lecture on Orpha Klinker and Bill Dewey: Landmarks of California

September 26, 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. 

 

On Thursday, October 16, Frank Goss, owner of Sullivan Goss and American Gallery, and Santa Barbara photographer Bill Dewey will speak about the life and legacy of artist Orpha Klinker and Dewey's project to photograph the historic sites she painted in the 1930s through her California Landmarks project.  This program is held in conjunction with the exhibit, “Orpha Klinker and Bill Dewey: Landmarks of California,” at Casa de la Guerra.  Between 1929 and 1939 Orpha Mae Klinker (1891-1964) painted oils and watercolors of nineteenth-century structures in her "Landmarks of California" series.  She 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

 

Lecture Orpha Klinker and Bill Dewey: Landmarks of California

Date & Time: Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
Cost: Free for SBTHP Members; $10 Non-members

Description:  Frank Goss, owner of Sullivan Goss and American Gallery, and Santa Barbara photographer Bill Dewey will speak about the life and legacy of artist Orpha Klinker and Dewey's project to photograph the historic sites she painted in the 1930s through her California Landmarks project. 

 

Enjoy a free First Thursday event on Thursday, October 2

Exhibit Orpha Klinker and Bill Dewey: Landmarks of California

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

 

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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