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Artist Interview- Felicia Rice

First Friday’s Lauren Emily Brown talks to Felicia Rice about finding inspiration, playing multiple roles in the community, and what she would say if she could send a message to humanity. Rice discusses her most recent artists’ book–a seven year collaborative effort with four other artists–DOC/UNDOC, which speaks of embracing differences, crossing borders, reinvention and [...]

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Artist Interview – Selena Zontos

First Friday’s Lauren Emily Brown sat down with local artist Selena Zontos to talk about getting inspired, working unedited, living an uncommon life, her evolution as an artist, and what it’s like to paint in front of thousands of fans. LEB: Where do you draw inspiration from for your art? SZ: My inspiration is always changing, [...]

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Walk of Frame

By CHRISTINA WATERS for Good Times The Santa Cruz County Bank’s 40th art show takes us to China and India Photographic images of faraway peoples and places have the power to transport. And photographs—black and white, digital as well as traditional gelatin silver prints—are the portals through which we travel to China and Asia in [...]

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Nora Dougherty takes art on the road in mobile gallery

By Kirby Scudder – Santa Cruz Sentinel POSTED:   01/15/2014 05:40:16 PM PST By 1950, the post-war economy was booming, and in the United States a huge middle class had been created. It was a generation interested in upward mobility and starting families. Suburbs cropped up surrounding the country’s major urban centers. Meanwhile a young [...]

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Too much to do in one night?

On June 7th, forty-one venues throughout Santa Cruz County will be participating in First Friday. There are some very exciting events at the regular favorite venues; Felix Kulpa features the work of Gloria Alfred, The R. Blitzer Gallery is showcasing artists from the Catamaran Literary Magazine, The Santa Cruz Art League presents their 83rd annual Statewide [...]

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New Santa Cruz Art Exhibit Celebrates the Music of Tom Waits

Printmaker Bridget Henry brings together 16 artists for Felix Kulpa’s ‘Cemetery Polka’ by Steve Palopoli on Jan 30, 2013 – For Santa Cruz Weekly The first time renowned Santa Cruz printmaker Bridget Henry heard Tom Waits was in 1992, when a friend put “Tango Til They’re Sore” on an unmarked mixtape. “There was no info on it,” [...]

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An Anchor in Abbott Square

If you were to identify a geographic center of our town’s community, where would you put it? For as engaged and participatory as we are in Santa Cruz, we are arguably lacking in that singular ‘town center’. There are many places where people gather and share ideas, where performances take place, and people sit and [...]

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