First Friday Santa Cruz

Big Basin Vineyards Wine Bar features Matt Jones, Visionary Artist & Psychedelic Painter

Big Basin Vineyards Wine Bar features Matt Jones, Visionary Artist & Psychedelic Painter

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Big Basin Vineyards Wine Bar features Matt Jones, Visionary Artist & Psychedelic Painter

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Big Basin Vineyards Wine Bar is excited to welcome Matt Jones for First Friday in August. Matt is BBV's long-time label artist, and has been associated with Big Basin Vineyards for decades. His work is very special, bringing in a dissociative perspective, creating a painting within a painting. When you throw in some 3D glasses, everything changes! Come in for a tasting of our world class wines, and sit a moment with one of Matt's colorful creations. Randie Silverstein's glass piece entitled "Looking Up" is our new installation, and trust me, you'll miss this one of a kind contraption if you in fact forget to look up! Pulsating with color and light, the glass piece's most compelling time of day is right around sunset. We are lovingly branding this as the summer of color– start your First Friday Art Tour down at BBV, and work your way uptown!

About Matt Jones:
My eldest brother Dave was my first art influence .

Like me he’s left-handed and is a natural artist, looking at his drawings and paintings as a young kid made me believe I could do it too . My father moved to Germany when I was 12 [parents divorced] , he toured my 3 older brothers and I all through Europe showing us some of the worlds most amazing art, scenery and food and wine. In high school my best friend Danny and I would paint and draw side-by-side feeding off each other, exploring all the mediums the school had to offer. We both received lot’s of encouragement from our art teacher’s Mr.G and Mr. Maxwell. Danny and I are still at it 50 years later, with the jazz playing making art side by side in his backyard. Since High school I’ve taken many art classes[Cabrillo] and played with lots of mediums and techniques but not until I discovered “live" painting in year 2000, did my own style emerge. In 2005 an artist (angel )walks into my booth at the Oakland art and soul and he showed me my art was 3-D by pulling Chromadepth glasses out of his pocket. What a game changer! My life was never the same. I have been “LIVE” painting for over 24 years, 18 years in a row at High Sierra music fest. [my favorite]. Also have been fortunate to collaborate with my good friend Bradley Brown in creating all his wine labels for over 20 years. Bradley is an amazing wine wizard and owner of Big Basin vineyards.

It’s been an amazing journey sharing my art with the world for the last 30 years from the Oregon eclipse to Denver High Times cannabis cup to Reggae on the river. So many great interactions with every spectrum of human a person can meet. People at there highest vibration giving an example how huge crowds of humans can get along and be at our best making music, art and love.

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August 2
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room and Wine Bar
525 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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