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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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Emergence

Jeff Arnett: Featured Artist

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 […]

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"Squiggles", by Cristy Aloysi and Scott Graham

Art in the Arboretum: Color

Santa Cruz has both magnificent natural beauty and spectacular artwork that merge into vibrant garden galleries through the collaborative visions of landscapers and artists. The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is a cultural and creative haven where the connection between art and nature is celebrated. This weekend marks the opening of its second outdoor sculpture exhibit, […]

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Bailarina cubana (Cuban Ballet Dancer) - Brenda Barcelo

Brenda Barcelo – Featured Artist

Brenda’s connection to art and Santa Cruz: “Dance has been the passion of my life from an early age. Re-creating this passion in wood is the driving force of my work. “Danza latina” represents dancers and performers of various Latin dances: NY salsa, Spanish flamenco, Uruguayan candombe, Cuban classical ballet, Mexican folk dance, Pole dancing, […]

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Geoffrey Nelson - Featured Artist

Geoffrey Nelson: Ebb & Flow Featured Artist

In light of the Ebb & Flow River Arts Project’s mission to help reclaim the Santa Cruz RiverWalk as a safe and inviting destination spot, there’s a sad poetry to the fact that local photographer/sculptor Geoffrey Nelson’s contribution to that event was marred by the same unsavory element that has turned this beautiful public park […]

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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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