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Totally Artrageous

Totally Artrageous

by Bree Karpavage Colorful and illustrative, the newest addition to the Capitola Mall, Artrageous, features the collective flavor of eight local Santa Cruz street artists. Brands like Jimbo Phillips, Made Fresh Crew, Rugged Coast and Lemon Tree have taken over this...
Indexical’s Founder Finds a New Stage

Indexical’s Founder Finds a New Stage

by Bree Karpavage Indexical’s journey began in 2011 in a converted chapel in Brooklyn, NY as a hub for experimental music and those who love to play it. Founder and Executive Director Andrew Smith and a handful of friends saw the need for a space dedicated to...
Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

by Bree Karpavage Archways, stained glass, bricks, white walls, metalwork, and a sculpture garden. A culmination of materials comprising a quirky old building in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, the Felix Kulpa Gallery. Perhaps the oldest gallery in Santa Cruz, over...
In the Liminal

In the Liminal

by Bree Karpavage Liminal space – a time between what was and what’s next. A fitting name for the creative project unfolding over at the Westside’s Circle Church. A vision of founder, Weston Mossman, his series of immersive art events “Northern Lights” and...
Flowers in the Sand

Flowers in the Sand

by Bree Karpavage Walking along the cliffs above Panther beach, Brighton Denevan’s sand mandala stands out with an almost ancient energy. What appears to be mounds of sand in a circle, is actually a carefully thought out work of art, circles and radiating lines in the...
Curated – Downtown’s Newest Gallery Inspires

Curated – Downtown’s Newest Gallery Inspires

The Great Morgani at Curated’s Opening Reception for “Exhibitionist.” by Bree Karpavage In August of 2020 in the midst of the pandemic and a bit under the radar, local gallery curator, Melissa Kreisa opened Santa Cruz’s newest white wall gallery,...