Solvang’s Elverhoj Museum Hosts Art Exhibit Featuring Susan Read Cronin | Lifestyles

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Elverhoj Museum of History and Art will present the works of the star Santa Barbara artist Susan Read Cronin at an opening reception and art exhibit that celebrates the beauty of the West Coast.

The event, themed “Fables, Foibles & Fairy Tales,” will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, January 29 in downtown Solvang and will showcase Cronin’s works in a variety of forms, including bronze sculptures, silhouettes and poetry.

Cronin’s work, which has been exhibited in numerous museums and is in private and public collections, offers a touch of humor and ranges from a tiny “army” of bronze acorns running to the rescue to a poem 8 feet tall, according to a museum spokeswoman, who said the poetry on display is a creative result shot during the pandemic.

The exhibition, which is scheduled to remain on display until April 24, is also a special opportunity for art collectors to purchase.

Upcoming museum events:

  • “Through the Looking Glass”: A talk with the artist featuring Cronin at 3:30 p.m. on February 12
  • “Do Sculptures Speak?”: A Joint Artists Conversation with Cronin and Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Emerita Laure Ann Bosselaar at 3:30 p.m. on March 5
  • “Voices in Poetry”: Cronin and Bosselaar will join the guest poets at 2 p.m. on April 2

All events are free and open to the public. The suggested donation is $5.

The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, located at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information, visit Elverhoj.org or call the museum at 805-686-1211.






“Heel-toe” bronze sculpture by Santa Barbara artist Susan Read Cronin, whose works will be exhibited at the Elverhoj Museum in Solvang from January 29 to April 24.




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