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Mathew Taylor (Beast) and Emily Mairi Marsilia (Belle)

BEAUTY & THE BEAST : Interview with Scenic Designer Skip Epperson

Every summer since 1981, the local musical theatre company, Cabrillo Stage, has produced entertainment for thousands of Santa Cruz residents and visitors. Their annual musical productions are created in the artistic styles of Broadway, and are one of Santa Cruz County’s highly anticipated summer performing arts events. For Cabrillo Stage’s 36th Summer Festival, the company […]

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Mark Areais Jewelers

Mark Areias Jewelers

  These days, it is rare to come across jewelry that has not been mass-produced in a large factory. At Mark Areias Jewelers, the professional craft and personal care of jewelry is refreshingly “old-fashioned”. Local artist Mark Areias is a formally trained Goldsmith and one of this area’s most esteemed creators of fine jewelry. For […]

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Mulberry Gallery

Mulberry Gallery

Located in the heart of historic Aptos Village is the longstanding Mulberry Gallery – a venue providing outstanding custom frame design, art, and portrait services, as well as exhibitions of work by locally and internationally renowned artists. The framing shop and gallery space are owned and operated by partners in life and business, Del and Barbara Crawford. […]

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The cement ship

History of the Seacliff Beach Cement Ship

One of the most remarkable landmarks along the Santa Cruz coastline is the S. S. Palo Alto, more traditionally known as the old “cement ship”. Lodged at the end of the Seacliff State Beach fishing pier in Aptos, the ship remains a nostalgic symbol of local life and activities from the past. Long before the […]

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Santa Cruz Beach

Julie Rawls : Featured Artist

Just prior to the 1900s, Santa Cruz was enjoying a massive expansion phase. Entrepreneurs came to the area from all over the world to set up rubber, leather and limestone businesses. In the process, they introduced locals to the Victorian style of architecture, fashion and art. Local Santa Cruz’s in-house designer, Julie Rawls, has captured […]

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Eurydice with Hare, on a Barge Voyage to the Underworld by Nora Sarkissian

Featured Artist: Nora Sarkissian

Nora Sarkissian is a local artist working and living in Aptos. Sarkissian is a painter and sculptor who has been teaching art in various locations (including assisting at UCSC) for 30 years. Although she has years of artistic experience, and has had formal exhibitions and showings, Nora presumes proudly that she is “still learning.”   “The sculptures […]

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