From the Great Wall of China, to the walling off of traffic noises from interstate highways, to understanding the concepts of phrases like “a fly on the wall,” Lynn Holley will take you through the complexities and nature of the word “walls” through its history up to contemporary times. She will also read the poem “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost, and offer contemporary insights into its message. Do fences really make good neighbors? In August 2018, Ms. Holley created an exhibition in Santa Barbara with art, photographs, writings on walls, and a large, blank canvas for visitors to make their own wall remarks. It was installed for a month and called “The Nature of Walls.”
Lynn Holley is an executive consultant to the arts; a writer, lecturer and curator of fine art. Currently, she is the resident curator of the Santa Barbara Center for Arts Science & Technology, and “Art at the JCC,” at the Santa Barbara Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center. Aside from writing and curating, Ms. Holley is the founder and director of the 3 Minute Film Festival, and the International Fine Arts Film Festival, which both screen in Santa Barbara. Among her writing projects, Ms. Holley is working on a trilogy of three small books: The Nature of Walls, The Nature of Pilgrimage, and The Nature of Friendship.
Admission to the presentation is included with regular museum admission, which is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and members.
IMAGE CREDIT: The Santa Barbara Center for Arts Science & Technology in Santa Barbara.