Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The call of the Doon

The artists of Bonny Doon go rogue and start their own open studios tour

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Kirby Scudder: Vince Broglio turns surfboard scraps into ‘resin’-ating art

It’s 2 PM on a September afternoon, the waters are getting choppy 500 yards off Pillar Point, North of Half Moon Bay. A Rescue Yamaha Jet Ski heads to the beach to move back paddlers trying to...

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Kirby Scudder: PVAC shows ‘Sleight of Hand’ in new exhibit

 It’s 1:30 on Monday and members of the Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery Committee grab coffee at Peet’s in downtown Santa Cruz. I meet them at Java Junction where I grab a coffee to go. Traffic on...

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013


  NEXT WEEK GAIL RICH AWARDS Call it Santa Cruz’s version of the Lincoln Center Awards. From the among the vast numbers of artists, performers and writers making their home in Santa Cruz, six individuals are chosen...

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

2013 Gail Rich Award Winners

Santa Cruz County is that place where the guy behind the café counter is a singer/songwriter, the woman showing you a house for sale is a landscape painter and your next-door neighbor is writing her third novel....

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Christa Martin: Coleman’s neon lights up Felix Kulpa

The first time I saw a glimpse of his work, I was wowed. A neon artist — what was his story? How did he execute such vibrant, spectacular pieces of art by working with and shaping neon...

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The new Santa Cruz Institute for Contemporary Art is looking to shake up the local art scene by bringing in a bit of worldly sophistication

The Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts is a new thing. But it’s also a not-so-new thing. Technically, the SCICA has existed for nine years — though, it was more a concept than an actual place. “People...