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...
On the Road to Open Studios

On the Road to Open Studios

by Bree Karpavage The roads were diverse and the artists were many as we ventured out on the North County Open Studios Art Tour last Sunday. Meandering through the traffic of Downtown, Midtown and the Westside, the wild open road of the north coast and the switchbacks...
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,...
The Tannery Arts Center – A First Friday Destination

The Tannery Arts Center – A First Friday Destination

by Maha Taitano As First Friday reopens in venues across Santa Cruz county this year, keep an eye out for the happenings at the Tannery Arts Center. Artist studios and galleries are reopening post pandemic and creating a First Friday experience full of fresh vibrant...
Remembering Angelo Grova

Remembering Angelo Grova

By Molly Ressler Angelo Grova was an accomplished artist across mediums, from bronze casting and stonework to painting and fashion. He was a trailblazer within the Santa Cruz artist community and a dedicated teacher who devoted the lion’s share of his time and energy...