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Atelier: The Earth is the Bottom of the Sky, Fri., Nov. 15 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

When: Friday, November 15, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Tickets: $25 SBMA Members/$40 Non-Members
Includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and signature cocktails.

Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at

Inspired by the work featured in “John Divola: As Far As I Could Get” and “Totally 80s: Gifts to the Permanent Collection”, explore the limits of excess, mark making in the void, velvet painting, pop-up abandoned architecture, and the “As Far As You Can Get” gallery game. Enjoy “The Running Dog” — the evening’s signature cocktail with grapefruit juice, vodka, and a smoky salt rim. Listen to and relive 80s iconic tunes replayed, remixed, and reimagined by Jim Connolly, Anna Abbey, and Colter Frazier as “Hardly Recognizable Covers.” Rediscover appetizers that deconstruct and reconstruct signature dishes of superstar chefs from the 80s and indulge in the “Dark Star” cupcake bar, amidst beautiful, desolate thought-provoking art.

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