"A Mindful Vision: The Legacy of Nat Fast" Now on Display in Betteravia Gallery South

Presented by the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

NFast-FolkloricFlowMAY 5, 2014 -- The late Nat Fast’s artistic vision and legacy will be celebrated in a special exhibit opening today at Betteravia Gallery South in Santa Maria.  A reception for the public will be held Wednesday, May 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the gallery.  The exhibit continues through Aug. 15, 2014.

Fast, who passed away in 2013, was a long-time fine arts faculty member at Allan Hancock College and a leader in the local arts community.

NFastPleinAirPaintingThe memorial exhibit is co-curated by Nat’s daughter, Marti Fast, Allan Hancock College’s art faculty and gallery director, and fine arts Professor John Hood.  They have assembled lifeworks of the extraordinary and beloved Santa Maria artist, including his watercolors and conté crayon pieces from family and collectors. 

The exhibit is a project of the County Arts in Public Places (CAPP) Committee of the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, with funding provided by local artists, foundations and philanthropists.  For more information about the commission, visit www.sbartscommision.org.

The gallery is located in the Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Building, 511 East Lakeside.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is free.

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Caption:
Folkloric Flow, 2010, watercolor (left)
Nat Fast engaged in plein air painting (right)
Lifeworks of the late Santa Maria artist Nat Fast will be on display in Betteravia Gallery South through Aug. 15. A public reception will be held Wednesday, May 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.

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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014