Interview with Jamie Abbott, above. Interview with Ron Milhoan coming next. This year Jamie Abbott and fellow artist and teacher Ron Milhoan are retiring after a combined seventy years at the Cabrillo College Art Department. Jamie has taught Sculpture, Three Dimensional Design and Drawing since 1973. The Cabrillo Gallery has titled its current show of [...]
By Kirby Scudder In 2009 artist and businessman and Davenport resident Roger Knapp came upon an opportunity to lease a 1,700 sq ft space right on Highway 1 in Davenport. The space had been vacant for a long time and Roger felt that this space and location would be the perfect spot for a gallery. [...]
Listen to Kirby Scudders report above. Thomas Campbell’s work, a 75-foot-long three-dimensional mural incorporating paint, collage, and sewing evolved over a two month period. Some of that is touched on in the photos below. (Image 3 is a smaller study for the piece). Below: Thomas Campbell, Working in the Solari Gallery from Santa Cruz MAH.
By Kirby Scudder The Santa Cruz Public Library will be presenting a concert including numerous musicians performing music inspired by John Steinbeck and the times he lived in. Concert producer Neal Hellman explains.
By Kirby Scudder Artists Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison have been pioneers in the eco-art movement since the early 1970s. Both are professors-in-residence at UCSC with the Digital Arts and New Media graduate program . For the past 40 years the Harrisons have worked closely with biologists, ecologists, architects, urban planners and other artists to [...]
By Kirby Scudder Painter Scott Rasmann has been putting the finishing touches on his latest painting “Journey.” The piece completes Scott’s most recent body of work for his upcoming exhibit at the Bonny Doon Winery on the west side of Santa Cruz. This exhibit entitled “As the Crow Flies” will be Scott’s first solo show [...]
By Kirby scudder Mike Zelver has worked at the Tannery for the last 9 years as the owner’s representative for the City of Santa Cruz. Mike has been on the ground throughout the construction of the live/work spaces, the historic work studios and now the historic restoration of the Kron House, the former home of [...]
By Kirby Scudder Glass artist Nathan Bennett demonstrates one of the tools used in offhand glass blowing. Fused glass is accumulated at one end of a blowing iron or a blowpipe, and using special tools transforms the glass into a new shape. Bennett says he’s found a type of work that he can develop through [...]
By Kirby Scudder To look back at some of the artists I presented in this feature in 2012 is to appreciate the wealth of creative talent around us on the central coast. I started the year talking with Internationally renowned figurative sculptor Richard MacDonald. Richard is best known for his gravity-defying portraits of Cirque De [...]
By Kirby Scudder For seven years during the end of December and beginning of January, the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz has filled its atrium with model trains. These include tiny z-gauge to magnificent one-forty-third scale models.
However you interpret the end of the Mayan calendar, Friday night is a fine time for music. KUSP’s Kirby Scudder previews “A More Lovely Apocalypse,” a performance by Monterey Bay area harpist and composer Jesse Autumn and others.
Scott Cervine loves the script for his latest project. It had been read and admired by many producers and almost made several times until Scott bought the rights for it.Scott’s production Company “movies from the heart” creates independent films with strong heartfelt messages that fall into the mid budget range.After a successful film making career [...]
For years diners Ciao Bella just outside of commercial area of Ben Lomond was known for good food along with live music – sometimes performed by the wait staff. Ciao Bella has closed, but KUSP’s Kirby Scudder reports a new restaurant hopes to revive the location, offering Italian food and performance. Visit Casa Nosta Web [...]
The interactions between Roy G. Bivens, Fats R. Skinny and Mark Z. Setty are the focus of Jake Thomas art show Dark fields. Thomas says that working through the characters allowed him to explore new artistic ground. By Kirby Scudder | SCICA Artists Roy G. Bivens, Fats R. Skinny, and Mark Z Setty are having [...]
By Kirby Scudder Saturday and Sunday are the encore of the 2012 Open Studios Art Tour. It’s a final chance if you had hoped to visit the studio of an artist who showed earlier in the tour. Kirby Scudder spoke with one of the participants, Ben Lomond-based photographer Frank Leonard.
Kirby Scudder interviews Crystal Birns and Doug Ross, above. They discuss their project – to create a poster and pocket guide showcasing Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary animal migrations and seasons. Link:Seasons in the Sanctuary (A Kickstarter campaign that funded successfully).