The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM), will host its first Artist Pop-Up of the year on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the museum’s patio overlooking the harbor. Designers Janey Cinzori, Gina Sylvia, and Lori West will present items ranging from sea glass jewelry, ceramics, mosaics, and stained glass to photography.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Janey Cinzori has followed her passion for and love of the ocean and its surroundings by working in the field of arts and design for more than 30 years. Her jewelry is handcrafted and designed in her Santa Barbara Studio and can be found in many retail locations along the California Coast or online at oceanjewelsb.com. Partial proceeds of Cinzori’s sales are donated to local nonprofit organizations working to protect the ocean and the Santa Barbara community. www.oceanjewelsb.com
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Gina Sylvia feels a deep connection to the inherent splendor of the local coastline. As an art instructor for Arts Outreach in the Santa Ynez Valley, she has helped children in the local schools develop their talents as artists. She has taught drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, collage, and ceramics classes. More recently, she has been creating stained glass, ceramic mosaic animals, and landscapes on stone and wood, but she also loves to use soft pastel to capture the beauty in our local scenery. Follow Sylvia @ginasylviaart.
Lori West has been photographing people and places for more than 40 years. Her true love is portrait and music photography, but during the pandemic her love of landscape photography grew. She has lived in Santa Barbara for more than 12 years, where she can capture nature’s beauty almost every day. As much as West loves photographing people, she also loves the sea, and the beautiful colors of the Pacific Ocean dominate her collection. She regularly travels the coast, but the magnificent beauty of Santa Barbara is exhibited in most of her images. When she’s not taking photographs, you may find her exercising, enjoying a live music show, or taking in the sunshine at the beach with her family. Learn more about West’s photography at loriwestphotography.com
Throughout the year, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum presents various pop-up events featuring ocean-themed art, jewelry, and books created by some of the area’s most talented artists and authors. The events are free and open to the public. For more information about the year’s schedule, go to https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events/
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Founded in 2000 inside the harbor’s historic Waterfront Center Building (formerly the Naval Reserve Building), the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum creates exhibitions and hands-on, educational experiences that celebrate more than 13,000 years of maritime history in our region—from Chumash culture to today’s surfing scenes and environmental movements. Featuring the impressive First-Order Fresnel Lighthouse Lens from Point Conception, SBMM’s current exhibits explore the History of Oil in Santa Barbara Channel & Chumash Use of Asphaltum, the history of commercial diving, the Honda Disaster, Whales Are Superheroes!, Wives and Daughters: Keepers of the Light, and The Lure of Lighthouses & Dancing Waves.
SBMM is located at 113 Harbor Way, Suite 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Visit sbmm.org or call (805) 962-8404 for details.