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
Arts Council Santa Cruz County announces a raffle fundraiser and exhibition of skateboard decks that have been artistically decorated by 20 local artists. The decks are currently on [...]
Arts Council Santa Cruz County announces a raffle fundraiser and exhibition of skateboard decks that have been artistically decorated by 20 local artists. The decks are currently on display in O’Neill’s Surf Shop on Pacific Avenue in Downtown Santa Cruz. They will be displayed through June 6th and raffle tickets will be available for purchase by calling the Arts Council’s office at 831-475- 9600 or during First Friday on June 3rd at O’Neill’s.
Beginning June 8th , the decks will be on display in Radius Gallery at the Tannery Arts Center. The public is invited to an Artists’ Reception on June 9th from 6-8pm to meet the artists behind the art and buy raffle tickets for the deck of your choice. The “All Hands on Deck” Exhibition will be on display through June 18th and will conclude with the raffle drawing at 7pm during Tanniversary, the Tannery Arts Center’s annual celebration.
June 9 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - July 9 (Saturday) 8:00 pm
1050 River St, Unit 127 Santa Cruz, CA
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, email@example.com, 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
ANYWHERE ALOHA!!! Olukai is coming into town for the Summer Series Pop Up Shop!!!! At O'Neill Surf Shop 110 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz July [...]
Olukai is coming into town for the Summer Series Pop Up Shop!!!!
At O’Neill Surf Shop
110 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz
Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-9pm
8 (Friday) 1:00 am - 10 (Sunday) 1:00 am
O'Neill Surf Shop
110 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Click Click Bang Salon
invites you to…
A Queen’s Market
Wellness, Art and Fashion Event
July 8th 6-9pm
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Click Click Bang
808 41st Ave Santa Cruz
Nosh on tasty bites from local restaurants from all around the county including Alessio Chef and Sweets, La Gioconda Restaurant in Soquel, Sushi Garden, Bruno’s BBQ, Malone’s Grille, Mint Living & Fresh [...]
Nosh on tasty bites from local restaurants from all around the county including Alessio Chef and Sweets, La Gioconda Restaurant in Soquel, Sushi Garden, Bruno’s BBQ, Malone’s Grille, Mint Living & Fresh Bites, the Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley Hilton,Taqueria Los Gallos, Café Hanna, and Sushi San which recently opened in Felton. Chocolate Visions will be making their fine chocolates to pair nicely with the wine. Over 15 Restaurants will be onsite sampling their delicious food.
You will also have a chance to meet and mingle with many of the 100 Festival artists, who have each donated a piece of their work to make it the most incredible raffle you have ever seen – all in the largest ballroom at the recently renovated Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley Hilton. Entertainment and a photo booth will be provided by professional disc jockey, Jack Crawford of Music Now.
This is your chance to enjoy a premier wine tasting event that includes seven wineries all in the same location. Award winning wines that will be poured at the Art Wine & Beer Festival on August 20th and 21st. include Wright Station, Armitage Wines, 37th Parallel, Hallcrest Vineyards, Surf City Ciders, Pelican Ranch Winery, and Wargin Wines.
Hand crafted brew will be on tap from Steel Bonnet Brewery and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing Co.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 14th, 6-8pm for the “Taste of Scotts Valley” at the SantaCruz/Scotts Valley Hilton. This is the Kick-off Party for the 2016 Scotts Valley Art Wine & Beer Festival held in August.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the Door.
Ticket Price $35. Which includes a 2016 festival wine glass.
Pre-sale Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2569872
For more information, visit scottsvalleychamber.com.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come join us to receive: A Taste from Award Winning Wineries & Microbreweries (Receive a Complimentary Festival Glass, a Delicious Culinary Delights from Around the World, One of a Kind Raffle Items from [...]
Come join us to receive: A Taste from Award Winning Wineries & Microbreweries (Receive a Complimentary Festival Glass, a Delicious Culinary Delights from Around the World, One of a Kind Raffle Items from 2016 Festival Artist, and Music by DJ Jack Crawford with Music Now.
To buy tickets and more information, visit their website http://scottsvalleychamber.com/calendar/art-wine-beer-kickoff-part-the-taste-of-scotts-valley/
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Scotts Valley Hilton
6001 La Madrona Dr.
Mark your calendars and join us in our fields and orchards for a series of magical evenings of fine food, drinks and friends. The dinner series will SELL OUT well [...]
Mark your calendars and join us in our fields and orchards for a series of magical evenings of fine food, drinks and friends. The dinner series will SELL OUT well in advance so please purchase tickets sooner rather than later.
July 17 @ Rancho del Oso with Chef Brad Briske of la Balena & il Grillo in Carmel. Barry Jackson of Equinox will be our featured winemaker.
Route 1 Farms CSA shareholder tickets are $95 each. If you haven’t signed up yet, do so at the same time to be eligible to take the CSA shareholder discount. Individual shareolders may purchase two tickets at the discounted price and family shareholders may purchase 4 tickets at the discounted price.
General public tickets are $120 each.
Vegetarian options will be available. Price is all inclusive.
(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz has some of the best venues for outdoor activities. From the Pacific ocean to the Redwoods we have it all. This month all of our speakers are entrepreneurs [...]
Santa Cruz has some of the best venues for outdoor activities. From the Pacific ocean to the Redwoods we have it all. This month all of our speakers are entrepreneurs that have made their passion for the outdoors into a business. Each speaker only get’s four minutes to tell their story. And what better place to have this months event than at the Tepui Tents showroom.
Evan Currid from Tepui Tents
River Krimmer from Living Evolution
Courtney Castaños from Ramblin’ Adventure Club
Danielle Flynn from Ramblin’ Adventure Club
Cliff Hodges from Adventure Out LLC
Matt Niswonger from Adventure Sports Journal
Sabine Dukes and Brian Peterson from Eastside Industries
Dave Grigsby from Kayak Connection
Melissa McConville from She.Is.Beautiful
Julia Gaudinski from Mobile Ranger
Music guest: Taylor Rae
Thank you to our sponsors:
Mainstream Real Estate Group, NextSpace Santa Cruz, City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office, Launch Brigade, ip Society, Crystal Birns Photography, Allison Garcia Photography, Sandbar Solar and Electrical,Santa Cruz Waves, Visit Santa Cruz County, JBQAV, Odden Creative, Cat Johnson from catjohnson.co, Save Our Shores
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
pin Hide Map 2703 41st Ave, Unit E, Soquel, CA 95073
Join us for Summer Nights & Edible Delights at The Lot brought to you by Food Trucks A Go Go and Event Santa Cruz. Hosted by The Delaware Addition.5 to [...]
Join us for Summer Nights & Edible Delights at The Lot brought to you by Food Trucks A Go Go and Event Santa Cruz. Hosted by The Delaware Addition.
5 to 8pm at 2120 Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz
Food trucks and other vendors include:
Pure Heart Chocolate
Humble Sea Brewery
And many more to be announced soon.
Music by JBQAV
Power by Sandbar Solar
Our host: The Delaware Addition, 2120 Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz is Santa Cruz’s new and upcoming premier mixed-use development project that is currently home to five locally owned businesses.
(Friday) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2120 Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz
Eat, drink, and make a difference at Community Bridges’ Farm to Fork Gala Dinner Community Bridges invites the public to enjoy a locally sourced, gourmet dinner by renowned Bay [...]
Eat, drink, and make a difference at Community Bridges’ Farm to Fork Gala Dinner
Community Bridges invites the public to enjoy a locally sourced, gourmet dinner by renowned Bay Area Chef Jonathan Leiva, along with live music and award-winning wine and beer. This is Community Bridges first agency-wide event, providing support to all 10 of the organization’s programs that together, serve 27,000 children, families and seniors in Santa Cruz County each year.
The Community Bridges Farm to Fork Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 5:30 to 10pm at Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos, CA 95003.
This event features live music from Olde Blue, a life auction (including a signed Steph Curry jersey), beer from World Beer Cup winners Discretion Brewing, wine from our region, and a multiple-course, locally sourced dinner by Chef Jonnatan Leiva, a Chronicle Rising Star Chef honoree.
Leiva trained with top chefs in Paris, New York, and throughout the Bay Area. He served as executive chef at the Jack Falstaff restaurant in San Francisco, guest chef at the James Beard Foundation Dinner, and ran kitchens at high-profile restaurants in New York including 10 Downing, The Lion, and Saxon+Parole. Leiva recently moved back to Northern California where he has been working to open his own brick-and-mortar location the Bay Area, all while consulting for top restaurants like Penrose in Oakland, the Thomas in Napa, and the online social dining start-up, Eatwith.
All proceeds will support the 10 programs of Community Bridges: Elderday Adult Day Health Care, Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County, Lift Line, Child & Adult Care Food Program, Child Development Division, Women, Infants & Children (WIC), La Manzana Community Resources, Live Oak Community Resources, Mountain Community Resources, and Nueva Vista Community Resources
The Community Bridges Farm to Fork Gala Dinner is proudly sponsored by System Studies, California Giant Berry Farms, Santa Cruz County Bank, LPL Financial, Bay Federal Credit Union, Tilapia Film, Hive Event Planning & Design, Santa Cruz County Parks, Watsonville Coast Produce, Inc., and Lakeside Organic Gardens.
Tickets and full information for the event are available online — including the menu, auction items, and parking information — at http://CBFarmtoFork.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $125 per person, $750 for a table of 6, or $1,200 for a VIP table of 8.
(Saturday) 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
On July 31 at 3-7pm at its headquarters in Watsonville, Second Harvest Food Bank is throwing one of its biggest events of the year to engage the community and raise [...]
On July 31 at 3-7pm at its headquarters in Watsonville, Second Harvest Food Bank is throwing one of its biggest events of the year to engage the community and raise money for its mission of ending hunger and malnutrition in Santa Cruz County.
The family-friendly fun will feature original, blues-infused Mexi-Billy Rock ‘n Roll by the Backyard Blues Band and the acoustic, crowd-pleasing favorites of the Coffee Zombie Collective. Dancing, great food and drink, and lots of kids activities will round out the fun. Plus, Second Harvest will open its doors for free tours of its 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art warehouse.
“The Hunger Hoedown is one of my favorite events of the year,” Second Harvest CEO Willy Elliott-McCrea confessed. “It’s a great chance for us to interact face-to-face with the community and for people to see what we do. But most of all it’s a fun, outdoor summer event that people remember for a long time.”
It’s also a big event for local realtors. The Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors and the Pajaro Valley Association of Realtors, sponsors of the event, are raising money and showing their commitment to the health of the community. The Register-Pajaronian is also a highly appreciated sponsor.
“It’s so gratifying to throw open our doors and allow people to see our operation, because so much of the community has helped Second Harvest become what it is,” Elliott-McCrea added, “from the agricultural community which provides so much of our fresh produce to our individual and corporate donors and more. It’s hard to imagine how our operation works until you see it in person.”
All the proceeds from the Hunger Hoedown will be used to provide healthy food to people in need throughout Santa Cruz County. The public can buy discounted tickets in advance at www.thefoodbank.org.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm