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

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Santa Cruz Recycled Art Project (SCRAP)-Opening Reception First Friday December 2, 5-9 pm

Seven selected artists were offered access to the waste stream at the City of Santa Cruz's Resource Recovery Facility plus free access to the tools and equipment at Idea FabLabs Santa Cruz in order to make art from refuse.  The artists are Tra Bouscaren, Tauna Coulson, Leslie Morgan, Danielle Peters, Dustin Raphael, Lauren Ringelman, and Jane Silverglate.  SCRAP is sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Arts Commission and co-sponsored by Idea Fab Labs, New Leaf Community Markets and the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Detloff Knives- Larens Detloff

Larens Detloff was a part-time associate with a group of knife makers at David Boye's studio in Davenport.  As the years went by, the knife making grew and became more popular with those looking for better quality and design.  The knife makers diversified following their own design concepts, evolving new techniques with materials and the addition of artistic acid etching and engraving.  The knife work here represents various periods of Laren's work that have evolved out of those early  years in Davenport.

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As We See It-East Coast and West Coast Women Artists-Opening Reception First Friday November 4, 5-9pm. Artists’ talk November 5, 2-4 pm

Mutual regard and respect are the threads which tie this exhibition together.  All five women artists have been steadily focused on their art for a lifetime, and have witnessed and accompanied each other through their long careers.  Their growth and commitment to their work has been nurtured by conversations, group  and individual exhibitions, visits to museums and galleries, and shared  knowledge and encouragement.  All of them have shown their work widely, in New York, Massachusetts,  New Jersey, California, Chicago,  Minnesota, and the Netherlands.

Mary Alice Copp, a bay area native, lived in New Jersey for 40 years.  Ten years ago she and her husband David returned to California to live in her family's cabin  in Rio Del Mar.  There she met  Coeleen Kiebert, a well known ceramic artist and teacher.  On visits to New York Mary Alice introduced Coeleen to her east coast artist friends.  This show grew out of the artists' enthusiasm for each others' work.

Four of the artists lived in New Jersey for 40 years.  One of them, Laufey Vilhalmsdottir  Bustany, is from Iceland, and will show large serene oil paintings of Iceland.  LaThoriel Badenhausen has her studio in Chelsea, Manhattan, near the High Line.   Her work will include beaded and embroidered sanitary napkins and a big wall drawing  made of women's hair nets.  Carol Goodman currently lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts and will  exhibit  pastel landscapes of that area.   Coeleen Kiebert has made a ceramic installation titled "My Mother's Dressing Table" which includes jars, shoes, beads and gloves.  Mary Alice Copp will present a dozen new oil paintings of places in nothern California of particular significance to her.

All the artists will be present at the opening reception Nov. 4, 5-9 pm

Artist's talk Nov. 5, 2-4 pm

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October 7-30- Judy’s Cabinet of Dada Curiosities and more-Special event and Closing Party Saturday October 29, 2-5 pm

Judy Foreman's Memorial Retrospective

Musical events with other strange and wonderful happenings with the St. Cecilia Society, dada music, song, poetry and other events will take place at a closing party on Saturday October 29 from 2 - 5 pm.  This is a change in date from October 22 due to scheduling conflicts.

Five decades of Judy’s paintings, drawings, collages, wheely metal sculptures,
enamels, graphics, outlaw & social art often reveal her biting wit and gentle sly humor.
Judy & husband Frank created a curious aesthetic together, steeped in medieval beauty with a Dada spirit, informed by Wabi-sabi values, influence by travels & artist friends & the masters. Living in North Beach in the Sixties added a twist. Artist friends & Frank have contributed an odd collection of works creating a playful & provocative exhibition in the Dada spirit.

Participating artists include Mel Henderson, Futzie Nutzle, Donald Day, Dennis Hearne, Beili Liu, Anna Martin, Mauro Di Nicci, Leigh Hyams, Victor Schiffrin, Jim MacKenzie Kate Rannells, Tom Maderos, AnaMaria Heigl and many others from Europe and Northern California.

Judy's Cabinet of Dada Curiosities & More joins with " Simple Life Instructions: Dada@the Radius" at the Radius Gallery in the Tannery Arts Center and George Hitchcock at the Felix Kulpa Gallery to observe absurdly the centenniel of Dada.

 

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MARK WAINER: PHOTOGRAPHIC ART-A 50 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE

Exhibit runs through October 1.  Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday -noon - 5 pm

 

 

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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Detloff Knives- Larens Detloff

Detloff Knives- Larens Detloff

Larens Detloff was a part-time associate with a group of knife makers at David Boye’s studio in Davenport.  As the years went by, the knife making grew and became more popular with those looking for better quality and design.  The knife makers diversified ...

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