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Point Break LIVE!

Point Break Live! is a spoof of the 1991 blockbuster classic starring Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, the Zen-surfing leader of a gang of bank robbing adrenaline junkies called the Ex-Presidents, and Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, an ex-college football star turned undercover FBI Agent. But the best part? YOU CAN BE KEANU!!! That’s right — […]

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Kathleen Crocetti and the FashionTEEN Fashion Show

Kathleen Crocetti is an artist who’s projects have inspired her to learn welding, wood work, fiber optics, glass, sewing and many more mediums. Her work is continually evolving. She has been an art teacher at Mission Hill for 10 years. She was awarded the 2011 California Art Educator of the Year. So it was natural […]

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The Hightones

It was yet another beautiful Saturday in Santa Cruz. The air was filled with sunshine and smiling faces in the streets of downtown. I positioned myself on the outdoor patio of New Leaf to enjoy the weather and a coffee. To my delight, a familiar sound filled the air on the patio not long after […]

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Artist Spotlight Andrew Pastor

I visited local artist and photographer Andrew Pastor at The Natural Motion Art Collective. Surounded by beautiful art, clothes, and enlarged prints, we discussed the art scene in Santa Cruz and Andrew’s artistic passions. Later that week, I saw him at the Capitola Art and Wine Festival. Andrew’s booth was a popular attraction and he […]

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The Alibi Interior Creations

SCW:  What exactly is “The Alibi?” The Alibi {Interior Creations} is our (Chris Curtis & Paige Shanahan) small but growing business that salvages old fence board and other wood and repurposes it into picture frames, chalkboards, shadow boxes, farm tables, and the likes.  We’re mostly a wholesale company, but have a new website presence where you […]

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California’s first bodypainting festival comes to Santa Cruz

Contact: Wallace Baine or Kirby Scudder at musebodyartfest@gmail.com The MUSE BodyArt Festival – California’s first ever body- and facepainting festival – will take place Sept. 14 at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. More than 20 bodypainting artists are expected to participate in a runway show with live models to compete for cash prizes. […]

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FJ Anderson Artest Profile

F.J. Anderson has been creating art in Santa Cruz for quite a while. We sat down with FJ in his back yard to discuss art and style. SCW: Please tell us a little bit about your style and how you incorporate originality into your work.   FJ: I start by taking a lot of photos […]

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Fringe movement finds a home in Santa Cruz

By: Shanna McCord Photo: Shmuel Thaler Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ — Santa Cruz showed off its love of the offbeat and quirky by welcoming the Fringe Festival for a second year. The festival, which kicked off Friday, is a 10-day performance-arts event with more than 100 acts held at six downtown venues. Performances include […]

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Santa Cruz Waves Artist Spotlight: Damiaen Hollinga

By: Lana Rose McAuliffe Once again Santa Cruz has proven itself to be a breeding ground for creativity: a hub for artists of many talents working in varied mediums. Born and raised in our coastal town, multimedia artist Damiaen Hollinga emerges with a catalog of artistic accomplishments and a vision for our local artists. Parachute […]

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Artist Noah Gould

Interview with artist Noah Gould SCW: Could you please give us a little background and describe some of the art that you have been working on recently. Noah: Sure. I grew up in Santa Cruz and my dad has been involved in the art community here for as long as I can recall. Recently I’ve […]

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Phillips/Scott Firestorm

By: Neil Pearlberg   For American fashion designer Jeremy Scott, the rise to stardom has certainly been two fold. His reputation has flourished having been built from a compilation of outrageous designs for celebrities, musicians, and the rich and famous. However, his name and work is also surrounded amongst controversy for his blatant plagiarizing, of […]

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Lucas Musgrave, Santa Cruz County Stories: Santa Cruz Skateboards art director drawing out his passion

By Bonnie Horgos-Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ — Lucas Musgrave is the coolest dad in the schoolyard. The tattooed, nose-pierced 39-year-old draws for 10 to 15 minutes on a brown paper lunch bag every morning for his 5-year-old son Bishop. Always in ink, the pictures depict everything from Bart Simpson à la Nirvana’s “Nevermind” to […]

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Miracle Aquaponics: Planting the Seed

Are you tired of eating genetically modified produce from the grocery store? Maybe you’ve already started a garden in your backyard to combat the GMOs. But then the hassle of weeding, watering, and fertilizing your plants can become arduous; a garden is a huge investment of time, money, and labor. That’s why local entrepreneur Pierre […]

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Vince Broglio – Resin Artist Extraordinaire

Vince Broglio is a local big wave surfer, surfboard glasser, and happenstance artist.  Yes, his art was a sort of twist of fate.  It is unique, to say the least, and absolutely stunning.  He happily fell into resin sculpturing after already being a finely-tuned glasser and a commented on how cool the drips of dried […]

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Santa Cruz Sirens Burlesque – Sexy Circus Cabaret Nov. 2nd and 3rd!

Santa Cruz Sirens Burlesque troop is setting Santa Cruz on fire with a whole new style of burlesque that is fiercely sexy.   Laina Copley, Founder/Creative Director/ Dancer/ Choreographer,  is bringing her creative forces to fruition with her “neo-burlesque,” style which refers to not only a newer style of burlesque, but a style of performance and […]

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Seaglass 101 with Leslie Stabile of Bella Mare Sea Glass

SCW:  After visiting your website (http://bellamareseaglass.com) we were amazed on how many varieties and types of sea glass there are!  I guess you can say “not all sea glass is created equal.”  Out of all the different colors and varieties which ones are fairly common and which ones are super rare?   LS:  The most […]

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10 tips for the aspiring seascape photographer by – SCW photographer Ben Ingram

I often find myself being asked, “How do you capture such compelling images of our coast line?” as if there is one simple answer.   However, much like all other types of photography, a good seascape image takes preparation, commitment, and often a little bit of suffering.  As beautiful as our coastlines are, they are also […]

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Q & A: Jeff Parry on Photography

Jeff Parry, 43, is a goofy-footed surfer and photographer who lives and manages at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel in Pescadero. His photography projects are adventurous, to say the least. Parry is no stranger to mounting cameras to kites or creating time-lapses of the lighthouse construction and seascapes. Santa Cruz Waves caught up with Parry for an […]

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Profile: Cole Lemke

    SCW: Name?  Age?  Currently reside?     Cole Lemke,  30,  Soquel, CA.     SCW: How long have you been into art and what sparked your interest to get into that field?     CL: I have always drawn and kept a sketch book. It’s just something I have always done as a […]

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Locals Create Website for Turning Thoughts into Action

If you haven’t already begun to notice people wearing colorful rubber bracelets stamped with “manifest,” or the word slipping into friends’ vocabularies recently, you will probably start noticing it soon.   Created by three Santa Cruz friends in May, The Manifest Desk website is a place to anonymously send manifestations out into the world wide web. ”This […]

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Profile: JayBird Sheehan, Builder of Bikes

SCW:  Name? Hometown? Currently reside?   JS: Josh Sheehan.  Raised on the south side of Santa Cruz and currently still holding it down….SSL   SCW:  Having surfed and skated most your life what drew you into building motorcycles?   JS:  Skating and surfing, for me, prefaced my life into the world of motorcycles. I played […]

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Enter the Blogosphere: An Alternative Art Form

  Photo: Coeur De La   Talent is one thing that Santa Cruz residents do not lack.  Many folks make a living by following their creative dreams, while others simply display it with an unconventional shade of paint on their homes.  Each month we get to experience “First Friday,” the art tour that shines the […]

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Jewelry from the Heart: by Iris McWilliams

  Nearly four years ago, a young mother of two small girls was living in the Sacramento Valley.  Unable to find work, and feeling stifled in a town that was nothing like The Carmel Valley that she grew up in, she knew it was time for change!   Having been the creative type for as […]

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Artist Profile: SCW’s Very Own Brandon Burgdorf

    I met Brandon a few months back while at Moe’s Alley for a show…..errr…..I mean work meeting.  He introduced himself as a “newbie” to the Santa Cruz Waves team, and I assured him that we were all pretty much “newbies,” with the exception of the head honchos.  Since that first meeting, he’s the […]

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