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Mezz9-Into the Wilderness

Mezza9 explores the Wilderness of the mind, through large-scale figurative works and circus arts. She's inspired by stiltwalkers, contortionists, and the ocean in these new works which are watery landscapes, flights through air and landscapes of the heart. There's an amazing vibration of color that speaks to Mezza9's concern for the fluid and transitory oneness of the environment, plant inspirations, and convergence of energies between people and nature in a sensual and spiritual exploration in paint.
Exhibit runs April 6 - 27. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday noon - 5 pm.
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May 4 – 26 Catamaran Literary Reader 5th Annual Featured Artists Exhibit-Artists’ Talk Saturday May 26, 2-4 pm

Artists' Talk May 26, 2-4 pm

Opening Reception First Friday May 4, 5-9 pm- featuring artists who have been in the last four quarterly issues of Catamaran.

Spring Issue Launch Reading and Reception May 10, 5-9 pm

Participating Artists include Bridget Henry, Gina Werfel, Dixie Salazar, Ralph Joachim, Linda Nunes, Phyllis Herfield, Andrew Jackson, Judy Mensch, Brian Rounds, Arie Galles, Robert Blitzer, Bruce Willey, Sarah Bianco, Frank Hyder, Stephanie Heit, Ian Wing, Peter Harris, Blaise Rosenthal, Burt Levitsky

Catamaran brings the best of literary and visual arts to your home four times a year, but you can only see the original artwork once--at the annual art exhibition at the R. Blitzer Gallery.

Gallery hours:  Tuesday- Saturday, noon - 5 pm

Image credit:  "Amundsen's Route" by Robert Blitzer

 

 

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Coming soon- June 1 – July 1 A Community of Artists 10th Group Show

Opening Reception  First Friday June 1, 5-9 pm

For their 10th group show A Community of Artists (ACOA) is focusing on their newest and most diverse work.  This group of Santa Cruz artists works in paint, photography, prints, mixed media, and video and has been creatively active in the community, collectively and individually, for more than three decades.  All the artists have shown their work locally and nationally during Open Studios, in galleries and in other collective shows.

Artists are Mark Wainer (photography), Ted Orland (photography), Karen Kvenvold Bailey (digital mixed media paintings), Tim Kelly (photography), Annie Pike (printmaking), Ken Koenig (photography), Lisa Rose (photography), Jack Johnson (photography) and Helen Wallis (photography/collage).Judith Darrow Johnson (painting-abstracts), Catharina Marlowe (photography-alternative processes).

 

 

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Michele Giulvezan-Tanner and Robert Blitzer- March 2 -31

We are pleased to host our neighbor at the Wrigley Building, Michele Giulvezan-Tanner and her masterful contemporary cubist paintings for the month of March.  Also showing will be the paintings and sculpture of gallerist Robert Blitzer.

We will be open for First Friday March 2 from 5 - 9 pm.

PLEASE NOTE:  The gallery will have irregular hours during the month of March.  Please call 831-458-1217 or email us-blitzart@cruzio.com for hours or an appointment.

 

 

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SCRAP-Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program, February 2- 26

Opening Reception First Friday February 2, 5-9 pm with artists and spoken word.

Exhibit runs February 2 - 26.  Gallery Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday noon - 5 pm

2018 Artists:

Ann Altstatt, Vicki Assegued, Lucas Elmer and Chris Cravey, Cheryl Moreno, Lynne Todaro

Three poetry artists:  Melody Overstreet, Dina El Dessouky, Lisa Ortiz.

Artists' Talk Saturday February 17, 12 - 2 pm

The Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program (SCRAP) offers selected artists access to the waste stream at the City’s Resource Recovery Facility on Dimeo Lane with the mission of highlighting our growing landfill problem and culture of waste. The City has a goal of 75% waste diversion goal by 2020 and SCRAP is just one way the City is encouraging people to think differently about their own trash.

Our SCRAP artists spend 4 months gleaning metal, wood, paper, and just about everything imaginable to make art. The finished art is then displayed in a month-long gallery exhibit.

This exhibit is participating in the Spoken/Unspoken county-wide art collaboration.

The Spoken/Unspoken countywide collaborative venture was organized by Cabrillo Gallery and fueled by the generosity of a donor-advised grant from the Roy and Frances Rydell Visual Arts Fund at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, which allowed this project to come into being.  www.cfscc.org/

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