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Jeff and Some Aliens, by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli

Sean Donnelly : Local Artist on Comedy Central

Local artist Sean Donnelly has made contact with extraterrestrials. In this case, the ET’s are animated characters he co-created for Jeff & Some Aliens, a Comedy Central TV show that celebrated its premier in 2016. The recent Comedy Central show is one among many music videos, commercials, and films that feature Donnelly’s unique drawing, animation, writing, and direction. He grew […]

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PNW Beachcruiser, by David Tinsley.

Local Driftwood Artwork

Santa Cruz beaches have been awash with driftwood following recent storms and large swells. With all the wood that’s been drifting to shore, there have also been plenty of creations taking shape into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. These Santa Cruz locals take driftwood from the sand to the studio to transform them into sculptures, structures, […]

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Judy Foreman's Memorial Retrospective - R. Blitzer Gallery.

Judy’s Cabinet of Dada Curiosities and More – R. Blitzer Gallery

In 1916, a group of pacifist and anti-hierarchical Europeans gathered in Zurich, and as a reaction to World War I, generated Dada – an artistic and literary movement that questioned society and challenged the concept of art. To celebrate the centennial of Dadaism, three local galleries have brought together whimsical works from a collection of modern […]

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Artwork by Ed Smiley

Ed Smiley : Featured Artist

If you’re familiar with just a few local artists, abstract painter Ed Smiley is probably one of them. The artist walked us through his technical process of making these exquisitely wild paintings: “My art practice incorporates acrylic transfer of digital printing and xerography into a acrylic painting, as well as inclusion of drawing media, and […]

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Featured Artist: Teresa Richardson

UCSC Alumni, Teresa Richardson, is a digital illustrator whose captivating work is inspired by another form of art–cinema! “Most of my drawings, paintings, and animations come from scenes in movies or music videos. I am drawn to characters in film that have private moments on screen. As a kid I was always absorbed and affected […]

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wire wrapped pendant multi-stone

Completed: Down the Rabbit Hole

This week I want to share one of my favorite pieces I’ve made. I had a lot of fun combining different stones and beads to create this pendant. For this piece, I wrapped each stone separately. Then, I combined the individual wraps together one by one. Once all of the pieces were together, I added […]

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