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Alaya Vautier Jewelry

Interview with Alaya Vautier

In the spotlight is Alaya Vautier, an outstanding metal artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz. Alaya’s artisan jewelry reflects vibrant elements of nature and experiments with diverse textures, a collage of metals, and a mix of gems and stones. She creates unique pieces that are one-of-a-kind and never mass-produced. As well as showing […]

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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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Lisa Bibbee, Free Mother Earth. Photo by Jana Marcus, 2015.

FashionArt Santa Cruz

When gallery owner Angelo Grova hosted a parking lot fashion show in support of a friend studying fashion design, he did not anticipate how much local enthusiasm and widespread creativity this informal event would generate. To his surprise and delight, more than 400 people attended the show. Since that first successful evening back in 2006, […]

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