Posts Tagged ‘first friday’

Wheels of Life – First Friday May

April 10, 2016

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First Friday, May 6
Artist Reception: 6-8 p.m.

“Wheels of Life” includes the work of two artists: June Glenn and Brescia Rose. They will be showcasing contemporary street photography centered on the current cultures of skateboarding and vintage cars in Santa Cruz County.

First Friday, March 4

February 27, 2016

Enmesh

PicMonkey Collage

Artist Reception: Friday, March 4 – 6-8 p.m.

Monica Calsbeek and Summer Stiegman both grew up in San Diego, California without acquaintance. Serendipitously, they both attended the university in Santa Cruz in the fall of 2012. Since then, they developed an artistic, feminine, and personal relationship in which they influence one another both materially and ideally.  Enmesh is a photographic series where the human form and inanimate materials create a dialogue. The subject matter of the photographs are female bodies interacting with textiles. Ranging from natural landscapes to studio lighting, Enmesh explores photographic techniques by means of experimental digital alterations. The layering process suggests that relationships with the self and objects are bound to be multifaceted and tangled.

First Friday: Emerson Murray: Shadows on the Wall

December 12, 2015

We are kicking off 2016 with an amazing new First Friday artist.

Emerson Murray: Shadows on the Wall

Artist Statement:
Painting is an emotional endeavor for me. Each piece is a distillation of a story, a theme, or a myth, boiled down to an emotional experience. Whether or not the viewer understands my meaning is irrelevant, as long as the viewer feels something, anything. I paint figures, abstracted into form and color set in abstract landscapes. The figures do not occupy the space volumetrically and light and shadow are generally not part of my tool set. I work in both acrylic and oil paint, the oil paint I mix from raw pigment in order to create my own colors. I generally work with a palette knife and my hands. I oftentimes throw and drip paint onto the canvas. The colors are selected on demand, I do not work from a predetermined palette of colors, but mix the colors as I paint, sometimes mixing colors right on the canvas. I am a disciplined painter and show up for work every day. I may stare at a work in progress for nights on end, but I am in the studio working.

emersonmurray.com

First Friday – April 2015

March 14, 2015

First Friday is finally back at SCRS and we’ve got an amazing artist lined up for April.

Janina A. Larenas: Graphic Works on Paper
A collection of design projects ranging from posters to hand printed sticker images to original book illustrations.

Artist Bio: Janina A. Larenas studied printmaking and book arts at the University of California Santa Cruz. Besides design her skills include relief, intaglio and letterpress printing, as well as painting, embroidery, bookmaking and food preserving. Her designs are most recognizable as hand printed printed stickers and as t-shirts for The Devil Makes Three.

The show is available to view during normal studio hours. Check schedule here. If a band is booked, then the studio is open.

Krusch Rhoades

May 28, 2014

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First Friday – June 6
Krusch Rhoades

Available to view for the month of June anytime the studio is open.  pillars of my existence,” said Rhoades.

Krusch Rhoades, 33, spent the formative years of his youth in the “armpit of New York, the shoulders of New England and on the polluted teat of New Jersey.”

Since then, Rhoades has travelled all over the country, and currently calls Santa Cruz his home. He has painted, drawn, molded, and scrawled for as long as he can remember.

“Identifying myself as an “artist” at an early age somehow allowed me to view life with a golden preciousness. Being enraptured with the architecture of simplicity, the constant dance of light. I’m so thankful for this perspective,” said Rhoades.

Rhoades enjoys large scale work, especially when working with spray paint, which he calls the “closest synthesis of dance and paint.”

“The large sweeping strokes is so pleasurable when compared to the restricted movements of smaller pieces,” said Rhoades.

That being said, the artist produces work of all scales regularly, and even paints bicycle frames.

“Paint and bicycles have been the most consistent relationships in my life and have therefore becomes the pillars of my existence,” said Rhoades.

The Rock Series

October 14, 2013

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First Friday, Nov. 1
The Rock Series by June

The series will be up for the entire month of November and can be viewed any time the studio is open.

“I was watching a documentary about Janis Joplin late one night.  More than half way into the film I was in a trance watching her ethereally heaving herself across the stage deeply immersed in the blues.  Her hair was flying fiercely about and quite suddenly, like a light wave, my mind saw everything with brilliant clarity…I must put all this energy on canvas….Not just paint her, but somehow convey the emotion and the visceral effect of that music…of that time.  I envisioned her hair whipping thru tie dye color….and thus became the birth of the Rock Series..”

The Rock Series by June are large scale, original, acrylic on 2″ gallery wrap canvas…some with a little extra like silver leaf and wax, or paper. June is also available to do commissioned pieces of your favorite Rock Icons. Contact.

First Friday, June 7 – Sara True

May 29, 2013

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Don’t bleed so loud, I can’t hear the TV

Artist Reception: 6-9 PM

artist statement:

Shadows are revealed in my paintings through humorous abstract narratives, featuring pop culture symbolisms of femininity. In “Dear Jimmy America”, a darkly intimate poem is paired with a comically painterly bra, while “The Great Mother Tit of America” depicts a red-and-white-striped breast lactating ice cream.

In “fun fair i-iii” I explore subtle emotive energies through gestural expressions of vibrant color. Triangular and pentagonal pieces of wood are painted with quick, intuitive movements of wrist and finger. Impressions of vegetal and organic forms emerge, but, like clouds, patterns continue to shift, leaving definition open to viewers’ imaginations.

First Friday, May 3

April 19, 2013

Picture of Success
Paintings and Prints by Lois Rosson

Lois is a painter, print-maker, radio personality, and self-proclaimed historian.
Friday, May 3
Artist Reception: 6-9 PM
Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios
118 Coral Street (Harvey West)
http://loisrossonart.com/
Exhibit will be available for the entire month of May and can be viewed during normal rehearsal studio hours.

Tonight, Tonight, Tonight

December 7, 2012

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A Very Vinyl Christmas: A Collection of the Finest Holiday Vinyl

November 12, 2012

First Friday December 7
Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios
118 Coral Street
Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Vinyl Cookie Reception: 6-9 p.m.
Dedicated to Streetlight Music who provided the bulk of our temporary collection.

The LP cover has always been considered a form of art and the “holiday” LP cover is a special gem to be uncovered and admired during the holiday season.