Stockwell Cellars – Andrew Purchin & Shelon Bennett Jewelry

1100 Fair Ave. (across the street from New Leaf Market & Verve)
Santa Cruz, 95060
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stockwell Cellars is the westside’s newest wine cellar/gallery. We invite you to join us in welcoming local fine artist Andrew Purchin as he shares with us his collection of internationally inspired pieces.  

Jewelry designer and artist Shelon Bennett will also be joining for the evening. Her trunk show includes uniquely beautiful pieces crafted out of wine barrel staves. This is your chance to pick up a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for someone special. 

We will be offering glasses of wine for purchase to enjoy while perusing the art and listening to the sounds of Toby Gray. In addition, Union Food Truck will be providing us with delicious food for purchase.

More from Andrew...

How can the canvas be the loving awareness that holds struggle and joy and everything in between?  

I’m a citizen artist and a creative witness to events, both benign and terrible.  Yesterday’s celebration can be combined with today’s disaster.

I explore the frontier, the edge of intimacy or conflict.  I go on pilgrimages where I’m the plein-air painter, the prophet or the fool in the midst of some devotion.  I collaborate with the public and with other artists from lands afar. 

I explore art-making as an embodied spiritual practice and as a means of democratic participation.  This endeavor has led to journeys and collaborations with the public in places such as Pakistan, the Republican and Democratic political conventions and US Presidential Inaugurations. 

Some kind of calligraphy arrives as I let my brush strokes echo the waves of the sea and the dances of distinct feeling states. 

The resulting work: paintings, scrolls, performances and videos, can be immediate or multilayered as I move through many locations and stories. 

I try to make both the ordinary and the unfathomable my stomping ground. 

 

—Andrew Purchin, 2018

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