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Fork Fest is Santa Barbara's only hip park party, foodie fork off, and adult bevy festival all in one!
Fork Fest 2: The Re-Forking will be held September 27th, 2014 at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara, CA.
Fork Fest will bring some of the best local eateries together to compete in a friendly fork-off competition to win your vote. Vendors will prepare one delectable forkfull of culinary excellence that they think will impress guests and win them the crown! The cuisine genre is entirely open-ended to create a competitive nature among vendors and to inspire originality and quality. The event will feature a main wine and beer bar plus a specialty sangria, champagne, and craft beer bar to make sure that you don’t leave hungry, nor thirsty!
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“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges
Throughout the ages, humanity has created, destroyed, rescued, neglected, discovered, stolen, and cherished libraries. History offers the library as a praxis that illuminates the human condition—indexing knowledge formation in different societies. In the exhibition Requiem for the Bibliophile, seven artists consider the current state of this ancient establishment to provide a diverse set of perspectives on its next manifestation, acknowledging the library of the 21st century as anything but stable.
Because libraries stand in parallel to art museums as vessels of civilization’s reminiscences, visual art maintains an ineluctable connection to the written and spoken word secured in libraries. As the artists in Requiem for the Bibliophileexamine the library’s role as a vital part of society, they interpret how this institution continues to influence the art of our time. Historical and current phenomena that affect the library system will be examined vis à vis artistic production of Jorge Méndez Blake, Carlos Garaicoa, Nancy Gifford, David Horvitz, Emily Jacir, Xaviera Simmons and Mickey Smith. In newly commissioned and recent works ranging from architectural proposals to large scale installations, they explore the library via concepts of diversity, strategic redundancy, innovation, and experimentation.
An evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating museums, galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment.
Image Caption: Julia Barbosa Landois, Culo de Oro/The Golden Ass, 2011, Performance still. Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Courtesy Walley Films.