Music Alive Program (MAP) - Musician Spotlight

Arts for Humanity! proudly presents Trudy Bixby and Oscar Maynez!

Trudy and Oscar have been playing music together professionally for the past 19 years.  Their passion lies in serving the senior community in Santa Barbara, using their music as a healing modality; lifting spirits, rekindling memories, and stirring emotions. Trudy's voice and Oscar's guitar accompaniment take listeners on a journey through time with their renditions of beloved and familiar jazz standards.

Arts for Humanity! is grateful to Trudy & Oscar for their dedication to our organization and for sharing their gifts.

Trudy Bixby & Oscar Maynez

Trudy Bixby & Oscar Maynez

Arts for Humanity! partners with the Santa Barbara Public Library

Arts for Humanity! is proud to announce our partnership with the Santa Barbara Public Library. Beginning this January, we provide inspiring creative arts opportunities to local youth at multiple library branches. These classes will be led by our talented Teaching Artist Judy Nilsen, the art activities include: 

  • Lolligaggers: Using imagination to develop characters, paper bags become expressive puppets known as “lolligaggers” 
  • Pocket Books: Stories are told through mini books, created by a combination of collage, stamping, and drawing
  • Book Mobiles: Experimentation takes the form of creating paper books out of used book pages then balancing them on a mobile structure
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Announcing New Partnership with Squire Foundation

Arts for Humanity! is thrilled and honored to be in partnership with The Squire Foundation providing Community Arts Programs. These inspirational opportunities cultivate creativity and reach a greater number of under-served, empowering Santa Barbara’s diverse communities through the arts.

The Squire Foundation
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The Squire Foundation is a non-profit empowerment foundation, dedicated to civic and educational programs for artists, curators and all manner of creative people.

Music Alive Program (MAP)

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Thanks to the generous support of the Stephanie Lancaster Foundation Arts for Humanity! has partnered withlocal musicians and multiple organizations to share the gift of music to seniors and youth. Our musical performances scheduled throughout the holiday season are bringing holiday joy to the residents of low-income senior living centers, as well as at-risk youth at Boys and Girls Club.

Special thanks to our guitarist Gem Fiedtkou, pianist Charlie Tetoni, and pianist Bryan Tari for sharing their talents and inspiring their audiences through music!

 

Instrument Petting Zoo
Saturday, May 13 11am-12 pm, Westside Boys and Girls Club

We are thrilled to announce this exciting event called “Instrument Petting Zoo.” Children will have the chance to have hands-on fun with instruments and become more familiar with musical instruments they see professionally played on stage. It’s a fun and educational program that teaches how vibrations become sound, and sound becomes music. This Instrument Petting Zoo event will be co-presented by Cal Poly’s honorary band fraternity, Iota Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and Arts for Humanity!.

 
 

This project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Squire Foundation.

“Life Stories” for Seniors Video

Arts for Humanity! Creative/Executive Director, Karsen Lee has begun leading a “Life Stories” group at Garden Court, capturing and honoring the rich histories of the “greatest generation” through story telling.

This project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Squire Foundation.