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Barn Raising Fundraiser

On March 30th, the Dana Adobe Cultural Center will be holding a party to help raise funds for the construction of the new barn complex. Featuring both a silent and live auction, food and drink, and live music performed by Amaya Rose Bluegrass Band, this event is one you don’t want to miss! The event will also showcase an exclusive screening of the Dana Adobe film documentary, which features Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated actress Virginia Madsen as the narrator.

Tickets are on sale now, $100 for single tickets, $180 couple tickets, and $850 for a VIP table for 10 people. VIP package also includes 2 complimentary bottles of wine. The event will take place at DANA’s newly designated barn site from 4 to 7 PM. For more information, contact Robin Bogue at (805) 929-5679.

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“Terrible, Terrible Things” Read Aloud

On Saturday, February 23, come by the Dana Adobe Cultural Center and listen to local author Jen Bull Mizrahi recite her book, “Terrible, Terrible Things,” and educate the minds of children about animals and the weather. This free event will start at 10 AM and is part of DANA’s nature education program.

Book Synopsis:

“The animals in the forest are quite concerned, frantic, upset and alarmed! What is the matter, and what is this terrible, terrible news that has them all running through the forest? Whoo, whoo will help them understand the trouble and teach them not to panic and scamper into the forest?”

Nancy Haglund Photo Exhibition

From February 2nd through May 5th, the Dana Adobe Cultural Center will be showcasing Nancy Haglund’s “Nature Surrounds Us” photography exhibition. Featuring a stunning display of various macro photographs of nature, this exhibit is one you don’t want to miss!

The exhibit will be open to the public daily from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo. Admission is $5 per person.
Artwork is for sale. 10% of proceeds
will go to Dana Adobe’s Nature
Education efforts.

For more information, call (805) 929-5679.

Milford Zornes Exhibition

Milford Zornes, “Point Sal,” 1935

Milford Zornes (1908-2008) captured California’s independent spirit in the bold shapes and vibrant hues of his paintings. Recognized as a leader in the California Scene Painters movement as well as the California Style watercolor movement, Zornes was both a prolific artist and an inspirational teacher. Born in Oklahoma, Zornes came of age on California’s Central Coast. Scenes of Nipomo, where his parents owned a home, are frequent in his early work. Zornes’s 1936 watercolor Old Barn in Nipomo is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

From November 17, 2018, through January 27, 2019, the California Landscapes of Milford Zornes exhibition, Sun and Wind, by the Sea, will be on display at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo, representing nearly 70 years of Zornes’s unique vision. The display is made possible by the generosity of Maria and Hal Baker, Milford’s daughter, and son-in-law, and curated by Shirley Horacek and Mike Graheck, with help from the DANA exhibit committee. A portion of all funds made will go towards developing and funding DANA programs and exhibits.

The DANA Adobe Cultural Center will have special gallery hours for this exhibit. The exhibit will be open to the public from 11 AM to 3 PM daily. Admission is free for DANA members, $5 otherwise.

Sunday Speaker Series with Jim Gregory

DANA will be hosting a special talk and book reading with local history author Jim Gregory on Sunday, November 18 at 2 PM. His featured novels include San Luis Obispo County Outlaws, Patriot Graves, World War II Arroyo Grande, and Central Coast Aviators in World War II. The event is free for DANA members, $5 otherwise.