Felix Kulpa Galleries, Munch Restaurant and Streetlight Records are creating an exhibition honoring the artistry of the surfing community. We have attached our call to artists and are looking for [...]
Felix Kulpa Galleries, Munch Restaurant and Streetlight Records are creating an exhibition honoring the artistry of the surfing community. We have attached our call to artists and are looking for artists and surfers to collaborate.
May 27 (Friday) 5:00 pm - September 5 (Monday) 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative Presents Color & Light Color & Light brings together four area artists: John Babcock, Kathleen Crocetti, Heidi Hybl and Stacy Frank, whose works explore the [...]
Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative Presents Color & Light
Color & Light brings together four area artists: John Babcock, Kathleen Crocetti, Heidi Hybl and Stacy Frank, whose works explore the mercurial nature of light and color to convey emotion and delight the viewer. An ambitious exhibition of 98 works of art, spanning throughout the Bank’s five countywide banking offices, Color & Light features two and three-dimensional works, including large paper and resin sculptures, glowing neon mixed media works, meditative oil paintings and smaller, intimate collages.
A pioneer of the paper art movement and 2014 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year, John Babcock, incorporates specific papermaking fibers which reflect light differently to create unique characteristics in his works. The resulting imagery changes focus; some images recede or appear as the viewer moves from side to side in front of the work or as the light of day changes. Some of his large format paper works have been constructed into 3 dimensional sculptures, which appear both delicate and concrete at the same time.
Also inspired by shifting color and light, Kathleen Crocetti incorporates glass, encaustic, resin and the use of neon lighting in her two dimensional wood “light boxes” which can be displayed “lit” or “unlit”. Kathleen’s light boxes and constructions of towering resin, encaustic and neon sculptures in each of the Bank’s five locations take on a split identity; each having a completely separate and vibrant personality and new aesthetic that comes alive when illuminated, revealing mysterious shapes and patterns cast by a neon that are otherwise unseen.
Reductive abstractionist, Heidi Hybl, works in response to the mercurial lighting conditions she experiences living in the Coastal hills, pushing layers of color to the point where the resulting image appears as an ephemeral moment in time and is reduced to the two components of color and light. Her meditative work is testimony of a close involvement with her environment.
Printmaker Stacy Frank’s vibrant and playful Stripes and Linear monoprints explode with color. Created using collograph, drypoint, carborundum and ghost printing, the Stripes series are mounted on cradled panels and feature jewel tones with mesmerizing color combinations. In her Linear series, Stacy deconstructs and rearranges her stripes to invent one of a kind collages. Each piece is unique, yet they amount to a cohesive collection of imagery.
Curated by Mary Anne Carson, Director of the Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative, Color & Light is on display at all Santa Cruz County Bank branches through January 17, 2017.
Exhibiting artist Heidi Hybl states, “These paintings are abstracted landscapes….Colors are delicate or striking depending on the season, climate, or on the time of day. I reduce these visual, auditory and tactile experiences to light, motion, and simplified form.”
John Babcock shares, “I speak about my work as a documentation of feeling, emotional responses to an idea… I take in and reflect on earth’s patterns, the beat of the music in the studio, or the ripples in the sand at the ocean’s edge. When working on the concept for a piece, I explore that feeling and work to illuminate the essence of the idea.”
Exhibition Calendar and Reception Date:
June 27, 2016 – January 17, 2017 Santa Cruz County Bank exhibit dates, all five branches
First Fridays of the Month Santa Cruz County Bank participates in all First Fridays, 720 Front Street, Santa Cruz, 12-6pm.
October 5, 2016 Santa Cruz County Bank Artists’ Reception, 720 Front Street, Santa Cruz
Exhibition Locations & Hours:
Santa Cruz County Bank
Mary Anne Carson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 831.457.5003, ext. 2118Exhibition & Media Contact:
The Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative is an outreach effort to promote professional artists and art education by providing exhibiting artists with promotional assistance and by mounting public exhibitions in its banking offices throughout the county. Santa Cruz County Bank received the 2007 ArtWORKS Emerging Business Award granted by the Santa Cruz Arts Commission for its support of the arts.
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June 27 (Monday) 1:00 am - January 17 (Tuesday) 1:00 am
Join Save Our Shores at the Sanctuary Exploration Center for an interactive photo exhibit of Monterey Bay’s many Marine Protected Areas. Pulling from over 300 submissions to [...]
- Join Save Our Shores at the Sanctuary Exploration Center for an interactive photo exhibit of Monterey Bay’s many Marine Protected Areas. Pulling from over 300 submissions to the 2016 Waves and Wildlife Photo Contest, local award winning photographers will showcase the unique beauty and biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Come, be inspired, speak to each photographer, and learn more about the significance of our Marine Protected Areas. There’ll be drinks as well as vibrant prints of fluffy, feathery, and blubbery ocean creatures thanks to Community Printers!
2 (Friday) 1:00 am - 30 (Friday) 1:00 am
Save Our Shores needs your help this Labor Day weekend. Every year, thousands of beachgoers visit Monterey Bay beaches to celebrate the popular summer holiday. Unfortunately, the celebration often results [...]
- Save Our Shores needs your help this Labor Day weekend. Every year, thousands of beachgoers visit Monterey Bay beaches to celebrate the popular summer holiday. Unfortunately, the celebration often results in tons of trash littering our shores. To prevent waste from entering the ocean and harming wildlife, Save Our Shores is hosting pollution prevention outreach at key beaches across the Central Coast and organizing a mass cleanup effort the morning after Sept 5th. The effort is a part of our Holiday Relief Program in partnership with the City of Santa Cruz. Get Involved. Protect your coast and click the link below!
- MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/2bgJnMi
(Monday) 9:00 am - 11:00 am
he fourth annual Mole & Mariachi Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at Santa Cruz Mission Adobe [...]
he fourth annual Mole & Mariachi Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park (144 School St.) in downtown Santa Cruz!
Competing chefs prepared mole, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more.
The Mole & Mariachi Festival is a benefit for nonprofit Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in support of Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Your support will help fund educational programs, visitor services, capital improvements and increased hours the park is open to the public.
Learn more online: http://www.thatsmypark.org/
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Friends of the Santa Cruz State Parks
Location: Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park, 144 School Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park
144 School St., Santa Cruz
Radius Gallery at the Tannery Arts Center welcomes Great American Mug Show, an exhibition celebrating the potter which includes the work of 55 artists from all over the United [...]
Radius Gallery at the Tannery Arts Center welcomes Great American Mug Show, an exhibition celebrating the potter which includes the work of 55 artists from all over the United States including an inventory of 170 pieces. The show runs from September 14th-25th, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday September 17th from 6-8 pm, with beer by Gael Ales, Brews of Santa Cruz and a performance by Jerk Alert.Great American Mug Show includes professional potters, college professors, and emerging mug makers from as far away as Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington. Local artists are from: Santa Cruz, Monterey, La Selva Beach, Aptos, Corralitos, Watsonville, Boulder Creek, Bonny Doon, Pescadero, San Jose, and 6 Tannery artists.The Hennig family has a long history of making pots locally. They’ve made their living from sales of beautiful wheel-thrown and ornately sculpted “creature” mugs sold at the Renaissance Fair, street festivals and their studio. Dan and Laurie Hennig founded Santa Cruz Mountain Arts Center in 1987 and it continues to offer a thriving ceramic program. Their son Iver Hennig teaches in the ceramics program at Santa Cruz High School to prepare many students to have careers in clay and acceptance into art schools for advanced degrees.T & T Collabs exhibits a series of paintings by Thomas Campbell on mugs created by Tiffany Campbell. Cabrillo College instructors Sam Clarkson and Cynthia Siegel are participating beside many of their students.The mug is the everyday symbol of the American potter. Americans start their day holding a vessel containing something warm. Design and function are key aspects of a mug. Size, shape, color, containing coffee or tea, with a saucer or without, or just a plain cup, form will dictate utility. Mugs are the friendly exchange among potters, giving a kind gesture to a fellow craftsman showcasing one’s concept. The mug creates great revenue for the potter because it is the item that every consumer connects with. Mug prices range from $12-$200.Radius Gallery in Santa Cruz’s historic Tannery invites you to the inaugural Great American Mug Show – A Love Story. Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00-5:00pm and by appointment. Free and open to the public. Radius Gallery is one of 28 art businesses at the Tannery Arts Center and presents curated art exhibits year-round.EVENTSOpening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 6:00-8:00pmBeer by Gael Ales and Brews of Santa Cruz and a performance by Jerk Alert.Beer Night: Wednesday, September 21, 7:00-9:00pmBrunch: Sunday, September 25, 11:00 & 1:00pm
17 (Saturday) 1:00 am - 25 (Sunday) 1:00 am
The contest will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Laguna Creek Beach. It is a collaboration between the SCBSA and the Santa Cruz Lifeguard Association. Bodysurfing is [...]
The contest will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Laguna Creek Beach. It is a collaboration between the SCBSA and the Santa Cruz Lifeguard Association. Bodysurfing is one of the first forms of wave riding and competition at all age levels have been elevated temendously by dozens of clubs worldwide.
Our event starts with a 7:30 a.m. check-in at Laguna Creek Beach, located at Laguna Road and Route 1 roughly 6 miles north of the Santa Cruz city limits. More information and a registration form can be obtained at www.santacruzbodysurfing.org
(Saturday) 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
YOU’RE NEEDED THIS SEPTEMBER: Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer effort for the ocean. Every year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers remove millions of pounds of trash [...]
YOU’RE NEEDED THIS SEPTEMBER: Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer effort for the ocean. Every year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers remove millions of pounds of trash from beaches across the globe. Here along California’s Central Coast, Save Our Shores is responsible for leading over 80 beach, river, and inland cleanup sites—stretching 85 miles of coastline from Waddell Creek Beach in Northern Santa Cruz County to Los Padres National Forest in Southern Monterey County. The success of our local cleanups are determined by you! The more hands we have helping, the more pollution we can prevent from entering our beautiful ocean and endangering marine wildlife. Last year, our community of 3,220 volunteers managed to remove 8.2 tons of pollution from beaches, rivers, and inland cleanup sites. That’s equivalent to 26 adult male sea lions!
Ready? Pick your favorite coastal place and care for it.
MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/annualcoastalcleanup
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Date/Time:Saturday, September 172-3pm team check-in / 3-6pm race / 6-7pm team prize announcementsEvent Venue:San Lorenzo Park137 [...]
Saturday, September 17
2-3pm team check-in / 3-6pm race / 6-7pm team prize announcements
San Lorenzo Park
137 Dakota Ave., Santa Cruz 95060
Event Ticket Website:
Now for something REALLY different! Join us for a team bike race across Santa Cruz while completing mental and physical challenges along the way for your chance to win incredible travel/adventure prizes from local businesses and far away places. You’ll never guess the next challenge! Participants raved about last years’ event as “one of the best events ever.” All proceeds support the Raechel and Jackie Foundation in the effort to educate youth in Central America. Challenge your mind and muscles for a great cause. Race begins at 3pm. Reception starts at 6pm. For details, please visit www.raecheljackiefoundation.org/rjf-events.
(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Lorenzo Park
137 Dakota Ave., Santa Cruz 95060
Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 6-10pm, at the Seymour Marine Discovery CenterO’Neill Sea Odyssey invites you to a fundraising benefit in celebration of 20 years of free ocean science youth [...]
Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 6-10pm, at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
O’Neill Sea Odyssey invites you to a fundraising benefit in celebration of 20 years of free ocean science youth education. The elegant evening will include a live and silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music, presentations and much more. Make your reservations today.
More info: oso20th.org
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Entanglement in fishing gear and marine debris is becoming one of the greatest threats posed to whales worldwide. Come learn how this highly trained team, called the Whale Engagement [...]
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Entanglement in fishing gear and marine debris is becoming one of the greatest threats posed to whales worldwide. Come learn how this highly trained team, called the Whale Engagement Team, uses specialized equipment to rescue whales from a slow, painful death due to light threatening entanglements as Founding Director of the Whale Entanglement Team, Peggy Stap chronicles some recent rescues.
COST: Free (donations suggested)
WHEN: Wednesday, September 21st from 6:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Sanctuary Exploration Center. 35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
WHO: Sanctuary Exploration Center, and Marine Life Studies, Peggy Stap
WHAT: Saving Whales – One at a Time: A Free Seminar at the Sanctuary Exploration Center
ABOUT THE Speaker:
Michigan native Peggy Stap started her whale research with the Hawaii Whale Research Foundation (HWRF), a nonprofit research and conservation group. She began her training aboard a Hawaiian whale watch boat, learning to collect data, photograph and catalog whale flukes. Subsequently she joined HWRF as a researcher – trained to run all aspects of the project including data recorder, videographer and photographer on the ship and underwater.
In 2004, Stap became a Co-investigator for HWRF, where she ran the project and coordinated the data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s SPLASH program, the most comprehensive study ever attempted of the endangered North Pacific humpback whale population.
Marine Life Studies, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was officially launched in 2006 in Monterey, California. Stap is the Principal Investigator under a NOAA – National Marine Fisheries Service research permit to study marine wildlife in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Additionally, Stap is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain.
WHY: Entanglement in fishing gear and marine debris is becoming one of the greatest threats posed to whales worldwide. The number of entangled whales reported in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and statewide has increased significantly.
In 2006, Stap along with Mary Whitney of Fluke Foundation began their quest of developing a formalized team to disentangle whales. The Whale Entanglement Team (WET)℠ was convened and the accomplishments of Marine Life Studies include: the initial team assembly, 877-SOS-WHALE phone number, printed response cards, printed marine mammal guides, a complete tool cache for the central and northern California coast, a response boat, a trailer that can carry all the equipment, and the Research Scientist Program, designed to teach the skills required to be a marine researcher, which includes a training program for new volunteers of WET℠ as well as hold refresher trainings for existing members of WET℠.
The work is conducted under the authority of the Endangered Species Act/Marine Mammal Protection Act permit issued to the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. WET℠ was featured on the PBS/BBC Big Blue Live, August 2015.
ABOUT THE SANCTUARY EXPLORATION CENTER: The Sanctuary Exploration Center is a FREE visitor Center aimed at educating the public about the unique resources found within Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary through interactive exhibits. Public education programs like these help educate our community on pressing ocean issues and inspire them to make positive, influential choices in their lives to protect this special place.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrate three years of Event Santa Cruz with a collaboration Extravaganza featuring local food, a craft fair, live music and some of the people who've helped Event Santa Cruz become [...]
Celebrate three years of Event Santa Cruz with a collaboration Extravaganza featuring local food, a craft fair, live music and some of the people who’ve helped Event Santa Cruz become a standout of the Santa Cruz scene. No speakers this time, just one big party!
Vendors are creating special collaborations for the event, including a Verve Coffee/Humble Sea brew, a Venus Spirits-infused Penny Ice Cream flavor, and much more.
Join us at the Venus Spirits lot to help us ring in our anniversary and enjoy some of the finest local offerings of food, art, drinks and music Santa Cruz has to offer.
Admission is Free!
Vendors, musicians and collaborators include:
Humble Sea Brewing Co.
This Tiny Ocean
Sun’s Out Buns Out
The Penny Ice Creamery
Pono Hawaiian Grill
Friend In Cheeses Jam Company
Santa Cruz Waves
Upcycled Skate Art with Santa Cruz Engraving
Kitty Crush (Jacklyn Paulette and Madeline Rose)
Big Wave BBQ
Flatbed Coffee Company
Coastal Scrub Soap
Kyle Jouras Ceramic Arts
The Huda House
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
Mainstream Real Estate Group, NextSpace Santa Cruz, City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office, Launch Brigade, ip Society, Allison Garcia Photography, Sandbar Solar and Electrical, Santa Cruz Waves, Visit Santa Cruz, JBQAV, Jules Holdsworth Photography and Save Our Shores.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
pin Venus Spirits
427 A Swift Street, Santa Cruz, California
The Monterey Beach SportsFest on September 24-25th is a two-day festival celebrating the ocean lifestyle on Monterey’s Del Monte Beach, nestled between downtown Monterey and the Monterey Bay National Marine [...]
The Monterey Beach SportsFest on September 24-25th is a two-day festival celebrating the ocean lifestyle on Monterey’s Del Monte Beach, nestled between downtown Monterey and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Participants and spectators will be inspired to care for the ocean as they directly connect to it through the athletic events in and adjacent to the sea, and through interaction with the educational and conservation resources available at our two-day “Healthy People, Healthy Oceans” Expo.
MORE INFO: http://www.montereybeachsf.com/
24 (Saturday) 1:00 am - 25 (Sunday) 1:00 am
Date: Saturday, 9/24 Time: 9am-3pm Location: Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Details: 19th annual “Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf”, featuring the world’s largest collection of classic 1955-1957, vintage [...]
Date: Saturday, 9/24
Location: Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
Details: 19th annual “Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf”, featuring the world’s largest collection of classic 1955-1957, vintage 1958-1965 and retro 2002-2005 Thunderbirds. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition. Raffle prizes, live music, food, fun and much more. Admission is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Entry fee for show cars $40. Rain or Shine. Visit www.montereytbirds.com for entry form or more info.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Food Truck & Artisan Craft Fair at the Steamer Lane parking lot showcasing the best of Santa Cruz and the work of Save Our Shores. FREE Admission, kid friendly & [...]
Food Truck & Artisan Craft Fair at the Steamer Lane parking lot showcasing the best of Santa Cruz and the work of Save Our Shores. FREE Admission, kid friendly & no alcohol. Bring supplies to picnic on the lawn!
Sponsored by: Food Trucks A Go Go and Ventana Surfboards & Supplies!
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
More info: http://www.sccbg.org/events/
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For the eighth year, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing celebrates sausage. The autumn celebration, SAUSAGEFEST, will take place on September 25, 2016 from 2PM-5PM, at the UCSC Administrative [...]
For the eighth year, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing celebrates sausage. The autumn celebration, SAUSAGEFEST, will take place on September 25, 2016 from 2PM-5PM, at the UCSC Administrative Parking lot (West Side Farmer’s Market). For the first time ever, SCMB was able to secure GERLE HAGGARD, an all-female Merle Haggard cover band from Portland, Oregon. They will be joined by local favorites, THE NAKED BOOTLEGGERS. This hybrid homegrown Oktoberfest is taking it to whole new levels this year by inviting local sausage-slinging specialists to join the party. A panel of judges will decide who has the best, most creative sausage sandwich in Santa Cruz!
SAUSAGE LINEUP –
Gary’s Snappy Dogs
Whole Foods Markets
Aptos Street BBQ
Suns Out, Buns Out
New Leaf Markets
SAUSAGEFEST raises money for the RAIL TRAIL! All alcohol sales go directly to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to help build the Coastal Rail Trail. Imagine a 32 mile paved trail from Davenport to Watsonville just for pedestrians and bikes. A road through the county linking schools, parks, businesses, and trails without any cars; it’s the clean future of transportation in Santa Cruz. The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County has already raised over $4million and SCMB intends to help them raise the rest with the release of a new beer, The Rail Trail Pale Ale. Let’s get that trail built!
Nothing compliments a good sausage like handcrafted microbrews, ciders and cocktails.
Brewery Twenty Five
Santa Cruz Cider Co.
Hop Dogma Brewery
Humble Sea Brewery
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Penny Ice Creamery
Sausagefest is a home cooked, beer-drinking, toe-tapping, good time. Valet bike parking provided by Another Bike Shop.
Ready to respect the SAUSAGE? Then join the Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing on Sunday, September 25 at 2pm and bring your kids, dogs, chairs, and blankets. Gates open at 1:30and the event will sell out. Online ticket sales available at https://sausagefest2016.eve
Online Ticket Sales:
$10 admission + souvenir pint glass
$25 admission + souvenir glass beer stein
At the gates (if there are tickets left):
$15 admission + souvenir pint glass
$30 admission + souvenir glass beer stein
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour September 25 at 7 pm Rio Theatre, Santa CruzInspired by the wildly popular Radical Reels night at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the [...]
Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour
September 25 at 7 pm
Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz
Inspired by the wildly popular Radical Reels night at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the Radical Reels Tour travels with a selection of the hottest action sports films featuring climbing, paddling, biking, BASE jumping, snow sports, and other adrenaline-filled films.
Huck-it! Drop-it! Get stoked for this year’s presentation of the most outrageous films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival and beyond. Bike tough trails, paddle wild waters, ski steep slopes and fly close to the edge.
The Radical Reels Tour runs every spring & fall and spans North America, bringing a variety of mountain sport films to a wide range of viewers from hard-core outdoor adventurers to weekend warriors. Grab your tickets and hang on to your seat for the best jaw-dropping mountain sport films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking and more – all brought to life on the big screen.
Check out the trailer
Locally sponsored by Solar Technologies, Apex Adventures, Epicenter Cycling, Fox, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Good Times and SantaCruz.Com
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm