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Santa Cruz Art of Guitar Exhibition and Festival

Santa Cruz is a place that inspires all forms of art, so it’s no surprise that some of the most high quality guitars being played by musicians around the world are produced by local luthiers. To celebrate this area’s influential guitar-building and music-making culture, musician Jayme Kelly Curtis introduced the first Santa Cruz Art of Guitar Exhibition and […]

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Mark Areais Jewelers

Mark Areias Jewelers

  These days, it is rare to come across jewelry that has not been mass-produced in a large factory. At Mark Areias Jewelers, the professional craft and personal care of jewelry is refreshingly “old-fashioned”. Local artist Mark Areias is a formally trained Goldsmith and one of this area’s most esteemed creators of fine jewelry. For […]

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Lisa Marie Mariel - "Santa Cruz Sunset Wave"

Lisa Marie Mariel: Featured Artist

Get to know artist Lisa Marie Mariel’s and her “Heart Cards and Keepsake Cards” series: “Art has always been an important way for me to experience, express, and explore my relationship with the world. Observing nature has been and is still my primary inspiration, the shapes and patterns ‘growing’ organically on the page or the […]

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Art in the Arboretum : Environmental Installations

Art in the Arboretum : Environmental Installations

Art and nature can transport people to extraordinary worlds, and the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and art community have once again made this experience magical in their third collaborative exhibition. From May through November, 2017, visitors are welcomed to wander Art in the Arboretum: Environmental Installations – a magnificent outdoor exhibition highlighting eleven sculptures merged with […]

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"Vortex"

Ernest Amos-Jackson : Featured Artist

Feel the rhythm in Ernest Amos-Jackson’s energetic’s creations: “I create artwork with a unique, dynamic style and passion. I am compelled and find it necessary to express movement and action, influenced in part by watching cartoons and animated movies. My finished works should appear to be dancing.” “I was born here, at Dominican Hospital and […]

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Nana Montgomery - "Starry Sky"

Nana Montgomery : Featured Artist

Quilter, Nana Montgomery, has lived in Santa Cruz most of her life, having shown in the community for over 20 years. She shares her expressive work: “The imagery in my work comes from a surrealistic tradition that focuses on expression of emotions, ideas and dreams. By employing a vocabulary of symbols that work on multiple […]

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