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Mission St. Santa Cruz

Danny Diamond: Featured Artist

Featured artist Danny Diamond shares about his mural painting and connection to Santa Cruz: “I’m a professional mural artist from the Boston area. I’ve been traveling to Santa Cruz since 2008; these days I reside here during the winter months. I started painting walls in ’01 on the east coast. I have created murals at […]

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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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Kirby Scudder Ebb And Flow Featured Artist

Kirby Scudder: Ebb & Flow Featured Artist

When local artist Kirby Scudder built a 23-foot salmon for the Ebb & Flow River Arts Project this past June, he decided to have a little fun before installing it. He and a few co-conspirators loaded the industrial-strength cardboard sculpture into an SUV and took it—as he puts it—“wherever I could find a place where […]

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Featured Artist: Janas Durkee

Janas Durkee, a local artist from Indiana, presents her series, The American Dream in portraits, which is influenced by hard-working people such as farmers.  The artist told us about her inspirational subjects: “I have used that work as research for my paintings. It is here that I find myself—with the stories of others in my […]

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