Located on the West Side of Santa Cruz showing the work of local and regional artists.

The Art of Dance-Opening Reception First Friday December 5, 5-9 pm. Live dance performances

Celebrate the Art of Dance with paintings, sculpture and photography by 13 talented artists. First Friday reception will feature 4 live dance performances:

6:00 p.m.  Tannery World Dance Youth/Teen Company

6:30 p.m.   Mario Avila -Palomar Ballroom

7:00 p.m.   Carlitos de Santa Cruz Flamenco

8:00 p.m.   Connie Kreemer-Modern Dance

Artists:

Joe Ravetz, photography

Jean Edelstein, painting

Richard Bennett, sculpture

Wilfred Sarr, painting

Susan Hillyard, photography

Ursula O'Farrell, painting

Alanni, painting

Dana Weigand, painting

Steve DiBartolomeo, photography

Deborah Simpson, sculpture

Bob McKim, sculpture

Andrew Purchin, painting (will be painting live for First Friday reception)

Robert Blitzer, sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Edelstein

Jean Edelstein seeks the sacred. As she deploys the creative to approach the Divine, her art resonates with spirit. Edelstein's elegant aesthetic is melded with finely honed craftsmanship and expansive inventiveness into abstract icons, inspirational figural studies, innovative performances and compassionate political commentaries.

Bali Series 1989-91

"Her movement as she paints was live as that of the dancers. In a relatively short time, she transferred the number of movements of the Ramayana fragment onto her wide canvas. 'Though as I painted that night I had no idea what the work was going to look like, now I can really see what I have accomplished.' she said. After such performance, she frequently found that she had done something remarkable."

~ translated from the Indonesian, Kedaulatan Rakyat, Yogykarta, Indonesia

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A prominent voice of the wide-open poetry movement that began in the 1950s, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written poetry, translation, fiction, theater, art criticism, film narration, and essays. Often concerned with politics and social issues, Ferlinghetti's poetry countered the literary elite's definition of art and the artist's role in the world. Though imbued with the commonplace, his poetry cannot be simply described as polemic or personal protest, for it stands on his craftsmanship, thematics, and grounding in tradition.

Ferlinghetti's paintings have been shown at various galleries around the world, from the Butler Museum of American Painting to Il Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.

He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Los Angeles Times' Robert Kirsch Award, the BABRA Award for Lifetime Achievement, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Award for Contribution to American Arts and Letters, the American Civil Liberties Union's Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award. Ferlinghetti was named San Francisco's Poet Laureate in August 1998, and he used his post as a bully-pulpit from which he articulated the seldom-heard "voice of the people." In 2003 he was awarded the Robert Frost Memorial Medal, the Author's Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and he was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Catamaran Art Show-Opening Reception First Friday November 7, 5-9 pm

 

Twenty-six artists who have been featured during 2014 in the Catamaran Literary Reader will be on exhibit from November 7 - November 29,2014.  Featured artists are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank Galuszka, Philip Rosenthal, Andrew Purchin, Poppy de Garmo, Fanne Fernow, Paul Fortis, Jane Gregorius, George Hitchcock, Gary Irving, Ralph  Joachim, Mary Karlton, Katell LeBourdonnec, Heejin Lee, Michael Mote, Anna Oneglia, Catie O'Leary, Brad Orsburn, Gillian Pederson-Krag, Andrew Purchin, Cristina Sayers, Ronna Schulkin, Emily Silver, Ed Smiley, Matthew Taylor, Zach Weston and Jan Wurm.

The opening reception on First Friday is a free event.

The Catamaran Art and Jazz Gala will be a  special evening on Saturday, November 8 featuring the Santa Cruz Jazz Ensemble.  Tickets are available at:

http://catamaranliteraryreader.com/art-and-jazz/

 

 

Open Studio Art Tour North County Satellite Exhibit October 11-12 and 18-19, 2014 11am-5pm

 

Preview twenty artists' work from Davenport, Bonny Doon, San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley.  Second and third weekends in October.  Gallery is open from 11 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Sunday October 19.

Robert Blitzer

Robert Blitzer

Robert Blitzer

Robert’s metal work is direct welded brass, copper, steel and found metals.  Most of the works feature natural stones, crystals and semi-precious stones, reflecting the artist’s love of natural and refractive materials  Figurative forms are mostly dramatic in ...

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Jean Edelstein

Jean Edelstein

Jean Edelstein seeks the sacred. As she deploys the creative to approach the Divine, her art resonates with spirit. Edelstein’s elegant aesthetic is melded with finely honed craftsmanship and expansive inventiveness into abstract icons, inspirational figural ...