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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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Mike Ryan Santa Cruz Shakespeare

Santa Cruz Shakespeare – Finally Some Good News

Interview with Santa Cruz Shakespeare artistic director Mike Ryan Just over a year ago, Santa Cruz Shakespeare artistic director Mike Ryan received some distressing news: his theater company’s lease on Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen, the spot in the UCSC redwoods that has been the site of Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s summer presentations since 1981, had not been […]

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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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Bean Tree - Linda Cover

Linda Cover : Ebb & Flow Featured Artist

With its redwoods, sloughs, wetlands and wild plants, Santa Cruz County holds a lifetime’s supply of artistic subject matter for local photographer/printer Linda Cover. A SPECTRA artist who has been teaching in the area for more than a decade, Cover specializes in nature photos enhanced with materials like orange oil, pastels and charcoal. Originally from […]

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