Panel discussion featuring Tom Pazderka

Silo118 painter Tom Pazderka was part of a recent panel discussion about art and immigration, and here is a great write-up from the Santa Barbara Sentinel!

An excerpt from the article (by Megan Waldrep): “It was an intimate gathering of the minds. Artist Tom Pazderka, First District Supervisor Das Williams, and UCSB Art Professor Marco Peljhan, and Editor and Curator of LUM Art Zine Debra Herrick commanded four sides of a large square table in a gallery at SBCAST. Moderator Ted Mills, host of The Funk Zone podcast, nudged the conversation along with questions that dug deep into the experiences of the panelist ranging from the impacts of immigration, politics, and how it relates to art as a whole.”

Matt Sesow: Exhibition in Russia & PBS Interview

In 2017, Silo118 and the Squire Foundation welcomed Matt Sesow to Santa Barbara for a three-week residency and solo exhibition. The Washington, DC-based painter created over 200 pieces during that time. Here is an update about what Matt has been up to:

“Nebraska Stories” Interview on PBS - click here for a short video

When he was 8 years old, an accident that occurred near Matt’s childhood home in Nebraska would change his life forever. In this interview, he explains how painting has been a form of therapy, helping him express the emotions related to the event.

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Museum Exhibition in Russia - click here to learn more

Four of Matt’s recent paintings were selected for the exhibition "Radical Fluidity: Grotesque in Art" at the MISP Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Today Matt will be presenting for 30 minutes on the story of his art, the inspiration, and offering advice to an audience of 300. Stay tuned for links to videos and pictures!

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