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Artist Profile: Gary Irving

Gary Irving creates photographs that elicit emotion and have a style all their own. Santa Cruz Waves got a chance to ask Gary about his life and his photography. Santa Cruz Waves: How long have you been in the United States and where did you grow up? Gary Irving: I grew up in Wales, Great […]

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Nelly’s Fav 5

All Photos: Nelly / SPLwaterhousing Dave “Nelly” Nelson is arguably the most hard-working and driven photographer to come out of Santa Cruz. His success has allowed him to travel all over the world photographing the world’s best surfers in some of the most picturesque locales. We picked his brain and asked him to narrow his […]

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Capitola Begonia Fest

A beautiful day in Capitola for the 62nd Annual Nautical Parade Photos: Jeanine Olsen

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Flicks at the Nick: Begin Again and Venus in Fur

  The movie title Begin Again suggests multiple resonances. First of all, there’s the idea that in learning to play music one must “begin again” many times before mastering the song. Music is a liberating force but it’s also a discipline and it takes time to earn your chops. The title also evokes the phrase […]

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Flicks at the Nickelodean and Del Mar: Obvious Child and Snowpiercer

The Nickelodean and the Del Mar are two important cultural institutions in the city of Santa Cruz as they connect us to the thoughts and dreams of distant groups. The difference between Hollywood blockbusters and independent films is a difference that defines us. This last week, I had the pleasure of seeing two films with […]

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Teach the Kids to Save the Sharks. By Jake Thomas

  I attended the Beneath the Waves Film Festival in Santa Cruz last Saturday at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and three things were deeply imprinted in my mind: public education is missing the boat, the boat is badass, and badass boats should study the ocean, not massacre sharks. Before I delve […]

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‘CROSSROADS’ – Marya Stark is an amazing Santa Cruz based artist

  Drawing from a broad and bold palette of influences–ranging from Baroque and Broadway to pop and folk–singer/songwriter/mulit-instrumentalist Marya Stark creates a unique and enchanting sound that is difficult to categorize but impossible to ignore. She is proud to introduce the mesmerizing new clip for her latest single, “Crossroads.”        Born in Arizona […]

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3rd Friday at the MAH: Fashion and Body Art

Fashion went forward with colorful fashion and body art displays plus activities at The Museum of Art and History‘s 3rd Friday Fashion and Body Art Festival. Fashion Art Santa Cruz brought you “FashionART: Paint to Wear,” a fashion art paint-a-thon with local artists and fashion designers Rose Sellery, Tina Brown, and Angelo Grova: 6 artists. […]

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