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1950s Home Life

Operator, Give Me GArden 3-3701

Vintage Business Card E. W. TURNER PAINTING CONTRACTOR PRICES RIGHT – TRY ME Check out this 1950s vintage business card. I particularly love the old Santa Cruz phone number GArden 3-3701. Since those two bold letters were just easier-to-understand placeholders for numbers (G=4 and A=2 on your phone keypad) that number today would be (831) […]

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Happy Monday, everyone! Thank you to @amy_choice from instagram for this rad shot of last Friday’s free band on the beach! There are three more cost-free performances coming up, which you can check out here (and later on our events calendar!). Make sure to keep using #localsc for a chance for your photo to be displayed on our […]

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Featured Artist: Gecko Henry (Album)

Gecko Henry is a musical project that formed and recorded in Santa Cruz, and continues to creatively grow throughout the San Jose region. Whilst the sound is reminiscent of Nirvana-inspired garage jam sessions, the songs themselves are quite calculated, mathematically chopped up into higher and lower portions to form the perfect song salad. “I recorded […]

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Mr. Sweeny

Featured Artist: Ken Keegan

  Ken Keegan is a name of many titles: baseball player, UCSC alumnus, beloved & retired campus bus driver, gallery opener, and sponsor for a sport’s radio show on 1080 KSCO AM (Coach’s Decision, Wednesdays from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM). However, today we’re appreciating the artwork of Ken Keegan, rightfully self-described as “abstract, surreal, […]

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Wabi

Featured Artist: Mike King

  Mike King gives us a sneak preview of his ten part series entitled  Neon on the Wall. Though a psychedelic myriad of color and flow, the artist himself has for the most part allowed the art to speak for him. It’s understandable–with miraculous maybe-natural swirls on top of washes of color that you never knew […]

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fire agate progress pendant wrap

Next Steps

This week I’m continuing little by little to work on this fire agate pendant. I’m maintaining the symmetrical effect, and trying to obscure as little of the stone as possible. It was more noticeable it the last progress shot, but the gold piece of quartz is actually a bead. In my first progress photo, it […]

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(First!) Digital Painting – Nude Peace

I’ve been taking a figure painting class at UCSC with Professor Noah Buchanan, which has been overwhelming me with inspiration. Aside from making a few off-credit paintings in my free time, I now have the option to make digital paintings like this one, which I call, simply, Nude Peace. Although somewhat of a test run, […]

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