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

50/50-UCSC Alumni Exhibit-50 artists over 50 years. Opening First Friday February 6, 6-9pm

50/50: UCSC Alumni exhibition

50 Artists from 5 Decades
UCSC Alumni exhibition is shared by 2 venues: Porter College Faculty Gallery and R.
Blitzer Gallery
Gala Opening on UCSC campus @ Porter Faculty Gallery Feb. 5, 5-7:30 pm
Event parking at Porter College in conjunction with Tom Franco Co-LaB
Gala Opening on Westside @ R. Blitzer Gallery First Friday: Feb. 6, 6-9pm with live
music
Music performances by:
6-7pm Swirly Girls  (please send all names of musicians)
7-8pm Carl Atilano (Porter '09)
8-9pm Live DJ by Kiki Kolb with Porter Students on ukelele and banjo

Blitzer Gallery exhibition dates:  February 6 – February 28, 2015
50/50=50 Artists from 50 years. UCSC's 50th Anniversary Alumni exhibition features
works in all media by visiting and local alumni artists from Santa Cruz to New York
City at the Faculty Gallery at UCSC’s Porter College and at the R. Blitzer Gallery.
We thank all the artists and our additional sponsors from the Alumni Association,
University Relations and private donors for their support.

WPENS Art & Wine with Friends Fundraiser-Saturday January 24, 6 – 8:30 pm

Many of Santa Cruz's finest artists have donated works to this great cause.  Support the Westside Parent Education Nursery School.

Preview art at: www.biddingforgood.com/WPENS/2015

 

The Art of Dance Extended through January 26-Paintings, sculpture and photography by 13 talented artists

Gallery hours Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5pm

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.

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 ...