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Lompoc Ten plans first art exhibit ‘Variations’

“Hills and Valleys,” a composite painting by Lompoc Ten.




Lompoc Ten, a group of local painters, will present their first show titled “Variations” at the Grossman Gallery during June.

Selections from each of the artists’ works, as well as two composite compositions created by the group, will be on display. The painters meet regularly throughout the year for art-making and discussion, meals, excursions, critiques and studio visits.

Members Vicki Anderson, Jon Arnold, Trish Campbell, Alan Freeman, Linda Gooch, Elizabeth Monks Hack, Carol Oliveira, Betsee Talavera, Ann Thompson and the late Bobbie Kusulas have been interpreting the local scene and a variety of personal subjects for many years.

An opening reception will be held June 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grossman Gallery in the Lompoc Library at 501 E. North Ave., Lompoc. The public is invited to attend.

Hoofbeats featured at Flying Goat Cellars

A new installation at Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room will feature Nancy Holly Photography “Hoofbeats in the Wind,” benefiting Return to Freedom wild horse and burro sanctuary in Lompoc. A photographer’s reception will launch the exhibit on Oct. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. The tasting room is located in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto at 1520 E. Chestnut Court, Unit A.

Holly’s artist statement says, “For as long as I can remember I have been looking through a lens. … The day that I married my love of horses with my passion for photography was the day that my creative purpose was defined. I am deeply committed by this passion and purpose to give photographic life to the majestic spirit and grace of the equine. … To this end I look through the lens of my camera with my heart.”

The exhibit is part of Flying Goat Cellars Wine & Culture in the Ghetto series, which began in May 2011. Previous events include “Wine Ghetto Portraits” by Fran Collin; “Local Vineyards” by Jules Reuter III; “Wine Art” by Christina LoCascio Larner; plein air paintings by Jon Arnold; poetry readings by James Kotsybar and Ella Gale; a book signing by speaker and life coach Bill Poett; live music by Jazz Divine Duo; poetry and interactive readings by Lisa McCool-Grime; and handweavings by Sandra Rude. ∆

Flying Goat Cellars has been handcrafting vineyard designated Pinot Noir since 2000 and sparkling wine since 2005. Winemaker/Proprietor Norm Yost has thirty years in the industry. For more information contact Kate Griffith, Chief Philosopher/Proprietor, at or 737-GOAT.