Artist, Tamara Norris, brings together glass and driftwood to create perfect beach keepsakes. “Our business is called Moran’s Beach Stained Glass. We offer a combination of stained glass and driftwood together to create Sun Catchers, Yard Art, Planter Stakes, Night Lights. I’ve been doing stained glass for over 30 years and decided to combine driftwood […]
They say there are no mistakes in woodworking until you run out of wood. Matthew Werner Artist #126 | matthewwernerfurniture.com Rosy Penhallow Artist #286 | rosypenhallow.com Michael Singer Artist #136 | msfinewoodworking.com Learn more about Open Studios on the Arts Council website.
Enter the 3rd dimension with the fantastic work of these sculptors! Franco Di Majo Artist #116 | focacciaman.com Liz Crain Artist #234 | lizcrainceramics.com Marianna de Hatten Groh Artist #41 | mariannegrohsculptures.com Learn more about Open Studios on the Arts Council website.
Woodworker, Joey Kochlacs, shares with us his beautiful Madrone and Walnut furniture series! “I saw locally salvaged logs into lumber, then build custom furniture. The trees are often windfall, hazard or otherwise sustainably sourced. I have a chainsaw mill and a bandsaw mill on family land in Boulder Creek as well as a woodshop on […]
Together as :L:M:N:O: Arts, Scott Lindberg and Christie Thomas find inspiration in both their materials and their clients’ personalities: “We design and build for both homeowners and landscape professionals using steel, stainless steel, wood, glass and other materials. We work almost exclusively by commission and work closely with our clients to design pieces to fit […]
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 […]
Sculptor, woodworker, furniture designer, mountain biker, Chris Riesner shares with us his love of nature and how it’s reflected in his work: “I’m a furniture designer and sculptural artist bringing the beauty of the outdoors in. I find my bliss through exploring the diverse terrain of California, whether it be my local Santa Cruz Mountains, […]
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 […]
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, […]
Local artist Jeff Arnett shares some of his recent bronze sculptures. “My first bronzes were created while an art major at UC Santa Cruz in 1971. I came here in 1968 to attend UCSC. I graduated in 1972 with an art major, then in 1979 with a creative writing degree. I’ve lived here ever since.” Find out more […]