Author Archive | Fleur Williams

Music of the Spheres

The Santa Cruz Symphony Soars to New Heights with “Music of the Spheres”

The Santa Cruz Symphony’s 60th Anniversary season began this past weekend with a cosmic presentation of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. The spine-tingling music and resounding applause from the Symphony performances are no doubt still reverberating around the walls of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and Watsonville Mello Center. The […]

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Taylor Reinhold, Artist #208

Open Studios Art Tour 2017

Santa Cruz is a cultural beacon for many reasons, one of its best being that it has more artists per capita than any other county our size. During the first three weekends in October, the public is invited to cruise North and South County and connect with these local Santa Cruz artists and their work spaces during […]

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Big Sur landslide

Interview with artist Jassen Todorov

Jassen Todorov’s artistry onstage and in the air spotlights the best of northern California’s classical music and diverse natural beauty. Based in the Bay Area, Todorov is recognized worldwide for his award-winning music and photography. His photos are as bold, harmonious, and stirring as his violin music, revealing his dedication to consistent work, creative refinement, […]

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Addi Somekh's balloon art at the MAH

Ballooniverse: Balloon Art by Addi Somekh at the MAH

Addi Somekh is expanding the ways we experience balloons. What began as Somekh’s entrepreneurial hobby has evolved into a worldwide art movement that has brought joy, color, and creativity to people across the globe. The self-taught balloon twister is now recognized as one of the most inventive and accomplished international balloon artists in the world today. […]

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2017 poster art by Evelyn Jenkins Drew

Art and Wine Festival 2017

Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at Bizarre Bay Get ready to sip and stroll by the ocean this weekend – the popular Capitola Art & Wine Festival returns to the Monterey Bay for its 35th year. Distinguished by its charming beachside setting and non-stop activities, the annual Art & Wine Festival offers free admission to a […]

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Case Finkel's previous float: "Inter-Galactic Begonia Explorer". Grand Prize Winner, 2016.

Begonia Festival Float: “Miss BUgonia”

Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at Bizarre Bay Since 1952, hundreds of people have participated in the Capitola Begonia Festival’s nautical parade. It has brought together families, friends, organizations and people from near and far for designing, building, decorating, and cheering on the colorful floats that travel Soquel Creek. Local Santa Cruz went behind […]

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A previous float from the 1970s by Depot Hill Athletic Society.

Begonia Festival Float: “Shipping Out to Sea”

Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at Bizarre Bay Since 1952, hundreds of people have participated in the Capitola Begonia Festival’s nautical parade. It has brought together families, friends, organizations and people from near and far for designing, building, decorating, and cheering on the colorful floats that travel Soquel Creek. Local Santa Cruz went behind […]

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Metaface, by Pierre Riche. Welded Steel.

Sculpture Is 2017: In the Garden

Santa Cruz County’s stunning natural environment has inspired several fantastic outdoor art galleries, open to wander in some of the most beautiful months of the year. Every year since 2006, one of this area’s most popular outdoor exhibits happens in Watsonville at the Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens. Serving the community as retail center and […]

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