July 5-31st, 2004 ANWR:"Seasons of Life and Land," Photography Exhibit by Subhankar Banerjee.


Click the Seasons of Life and Land banner above to see the amazing photographs by Subhankar Banerjee.

The photography of Subhankar Banerjee is coming to Santa Maria from the San Francisco California Academy of Science, brought to the community by your Natural History Museum, Santa Maria.

This exhibit was designed and created at California Academy of Science , San Francisco. Santa Maria will be one of 12 cities fortunate to receive this show courtesy of a grant by the Lannan Foundation. This exhibit has been shown in 2003 at the Smithsonian, California Academy of Science and The American Museum of Natural History, New York City.

2004 TownCenter Mall East, July 5-31st

The exhibit will be on display at the Towncenter Mall East, 2nd floor next to Waldenbooks.

Hours: M-F Noon-8PM Sat-Sunday Noon-6PM

Grand Opening

The grand opening of this event takes place Saturday, Noon, July 10th, 2004. There will be an opening flag ceremony by the Boy Scouts followed by , "Global Village Musical Storytelling, a performance by artist Will Clipman from Tucson, Arizona. Please visit his website for more information.

There will be a members-only special reception at 11:00am
The press will be on-hand, meet Will Clipman, view the exhibit, and refreshments will be served.


ANWR: Special Events Sunday

Sunday, July 11th, 2004, 1pm

Global Masks and Their Significance

"Photo courtesy of Will Clipman"

Will Clipman will speak about global masks and their significance.

"Photo courtesy of Will Clipman"

July 18th, 1pm- Arctic Nature Topics for the family

July 25th, 1pm- Arctic Nature Topics for the family


ANWR: Special Events Tuesday

July 13th , 7pm Alaska: Earth Friendly Travel with Hinda Beaman

July 20th, 7pm Earthquakes and Oil: The link between ANWR and the Central Coast with Ralph Bishop, local geology expert.

July 27th, 7pm Eco Tours of Alaska with Lilla Travel


Closing Event

Saturday 1-3PM July 31st: Digital Photography Workshop with the latest in digital techniques and equipment

Margrit Holmes from Arrow Camera will work on the Wildflower Images of Jeanette Sainz.

Bring your cameras and your own images to experiment and learn! All programs are Free to the public. Tell your friends!!

Exhibit Closing Ceremony

July 31st, 2004, 5:30pm

Flag ceremony by the Boy Scouts

(A private reception with buffet for docents and Boy Scouts follows at 6pm)


Sponsors: Sears, Waldenbooks, Santa Maria Times, Santa Maria Sun, Arrow Camera, Lilla Travel, Ralph Bishop, Michaels Crafts, Santa Barbara Zoo, Guadalupe School District (translations), Boy Scout Troop #93, TownCenter Mall East, SM Chamber Visitors and Convention Bureau, Image Factory


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