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Nine Passes: Book Review

Nine Passes by Todd Bruce - Black Swift Press, February 15th, 2015 - Print only Nine Passes Website  $29.95 Paperback (full color) $10.50 Paperback (black and white) Buy Here   By Ford Kanzler, Aptos, CA This is Todd’s first publication. He’s a retired Santa Cruz resident and long-time trekking expert who’s created an at once very personal family […]

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Annieglass Wins Green Award for Eco-Sustainability at 26th Annual ARTS Awards

Annieglass has just been announced the Green Award winner for eco-sustainability at the 26th Annual ARTS Awards, held at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market, Annieglass founder Annie Morhauser has been transforming her interpretations of nature into luxury glass tableware and gifts for over three decades right here on California’s Central Coast. Handcrafted by […]

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Ribsys Nickel holiday party at Bocci’s Cellar: A fundraiser for Hope4Hayden.

A benefit supporting Hope for Hayden. http://bit.ly/1DZpWSJ This Ribsys Nickel holiday party brought an outstanding group of supporters together for a great cause at Bocci’s Cellar. A wonderful night with fantastic music & fabulous people… All taking part of the fight against cancer. Photo credit: Jeanine Michelle Olsen

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One Eyed Charlie: The Cross Dressing Stagecoach Driver

Driving from San Jose to Santa Cruz over Highway 17 is a pretty harrowing 40 minutes with tight twisting curves and crazy drivers. Just imagine driving a team of six horses and a stagecoach full of passengers over the same route—but on treacherous dirt roads barely more than trails. In the 1800s it was thought […]

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Subtlety & Motion: Behind the Lens with Photographer Patrick Trefz

Patrick Trefz is a unique cinematographer-slash-photographer-slash-author whose focus is the blending of surf, surf lifestyle and art. His work has been exhibited across the nation over the last 15 years, from the Los Angeles Film Festival to the New York City Film Festival. As a filmmaker, Trefz has produced three critically acclaimed films—Bicycle Trip, Thread […]

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Surfer on Acid

SURF PHOTOGRAPHY & THE ART OF MAX EHRMAN View more of Max’s work @maxehrman | Photo manips by Julie Henry CJ Nelson. Photo: PaulTopp.com Photo: Nelly / SPLwaterhousing Nic H’Dez. Photo: @KenanChan Glen AKA 3B. Photo: Kookson Read more from Vol 1.2 or Subscribe to SCW Magazine!

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A Stone’s Flow: Local artist Michael Eckerman has built a legacy one stone at a time

By Joel Hersch On an April morning in 1971, when Santa Cruz stone artist Michael Eckerman was 24, he woke up feeling depressed inside Damon prison, a remote detention facility in Northern Israel. On the other side of the world, in Newport Beach, Calif., Eckerman was missing the birth of his first son, Ea, who […]

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Art at the end of Woodrow Avenue

Just back from the corner of Woodrow and West Cliff Drive, is a sculpture named “Astronomy and Tides.” This was a gift to the City from David Kimball Anderson, a local artist who lives near here. He created the piece in 2007 for the City because he felt it was time to give back to […]

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