Archive | Artist Profiles

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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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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"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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Jody Ryker

Jody Ryker : Featured Artist

Jody Ryker’s passion for circus arts has established her as one of this area’s most active educators of acrobatic pole dance. As a performer, Ryker conveys feeling and technical precision in her mesmerizing and challenging craft. As an instructor, she passes on her knowledge about flexibility, conditioning, and creativity to students of all levels. Ryker has been training […]

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