The Art of Preservation

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The Oak Group Remembers Ray Strong

June 5– August 9, 2015

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to present The Art of Preservation: The Oak Group Remembers Ray Strong on exhibit at
Casa de la Guerra (15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara)
Friday, June 5 – Sunday, August 9, 2015.

The Art of Preservation is a collaboration between the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and the Oak Group, a collection of artists committed to preserving endangered local landscapes. Ray Strong played a key role on the formation of the Oak Group in 1986. This exhibit will focus on Strong’s role in the development of the Oak Group and the group’s continuing efforts to use their combined talents to foster the preservation and appreciation of open space in Santa Barbara.  Works by Strong from the personal collections of Oak Group members will be displayed, as well as works by members inspired by and in tribute to Strong.

This installation is part ofThe Ray Strong Project, an initiative of Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery, which includes a series of events and exhibitions coalescing in June of 2015 at museums and galleries in the Santa Barbara area. Other participants include the City of Santa Barbara, The Easton Gallery, James Main Fine Art, Santa Barbara Art Association, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery, and the Wildling Museum.
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