Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Pictures of ‘Resilience’

By KIRBY SCUDDER During the recent track of tornadoes throughout Texas and Oklahoma, CNN led the news with live images and video taken by storm chasers using their cellphones. Mobile device use has grown to over 6 billion users worldwide and each one of those devices has a built in digital camera. The result is

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Patrick Trefz – ‘Artist’s Blood’

It wasn’t until the very early part of the 20th century that the idea of the artist as an independent thinker took hold in the West. For almost 900 years before, each provenance maintained a dogma about...

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

What it’s like to laugh with the Dalai Lama

By WALLACE BAINE Making the world a better place is often complicated. But sometimes it’s not. A sell-out crowd on May 31 for the benefit event “Laughing with the Dalai Lama” will pay for 20 girls in...

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Joe Sherer gives cycling apparel a much-needed upgrade; Plus, Neno Villamor, Tom Jacobs, opportunity at MAH

By CHRISTA MARTIN Joe Sherer had been an avid bicycler for almost 20 years when he was fed up with the cycling apparel that was available to him. So, like any good artist would do, he learned...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

A stunning new exhibit at the Museum of Art & History titled ‘Photo ID’ explores the rich psychic territory between identity and photography

{ THROUGH JULY 7 MAH members only reception Friday 6 to 8 p.m. Opening to the public Saturday. The Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. Details: } By WALLACE BAINE Once an...

Monday, March 18th, 2013

SuicideGirls is the millennials’ answer to Playboy — with the women in charge

By WALLACE BAINE We Americans are still not at peace with the image of the nude female. Wholesome, old-fashioned guilty pleasure? Or filthy and dangerous pornography? Inspiring subject of high and low art? Or the cornerstone of...

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Christa Martin: What’s in the pocket of Peter Koronakos?

By CHRISTA MARTIN Ask Peter Koronakos what’s in his pockets and out comes a long list which unveils his affinity for collecting stuff: “Wallet keys, five pocket knives, compass, cell phone, cigar in cellophane, pen, pencil, silver...

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Frans Lanting – Face to face with the elusive cheetah

Santa Cruz’s Frans Lanting captures one of the rarest jungle cats on the planet in one of the world’s most difficult countries { SATURDAY, JAN. 26, two shows at 3 and 7 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel...

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...

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