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Posts Tagged ‘Santa Cruz

First Friday Santa Cruz: Opening Exhibit @ Pacific Trading Co.

May 5, 2011

Hola, one and all: come see “As the Crow Flies”, a collection of nineteen of my paintings. They shall be at: Pacific Trading Co., 1224 Pacific Ave., in Santa Cruz. I’ll be there from 6-8pm each First Friday in May and June (May 6 & June 3) They’ll be up for all of May and […]

Santa Cruz muralist Elijah Pfotenhauer

March 15, 2010

One of the best things about living here at Santa Cruz’s Artspace Tannery Lofts is the variety and quality of people you interact with daily. For me personally, it’s great because I love painting, cinema, music, books, sculpture and a myriad of other arts. Who do I live with in this community? Writers, filmmakers, dancers, […]

“Down by the River…” Part Two

January 21, 2010

Another day of storms brings another day of river rise. The San Lorenzo River is hovering at about 20 feet today. Just a few miles upstream, in Felton Grove, residents are evacuating. The river has overflowed its banks and is flooding the community. Less than a year ago, I lived there. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14230002 Here at the […]

The Swollen San Lorenzo River

January 19, 2010

This one’s definitely not about art. Right behind my apartment, the Artspace Tannery Lofts, lies the San Lorenzo River. It’s about 50-75 feet from the buildings. When it rains, it carries water from all the way up the Santa Cruz mountains, causing the water levels to rise considerably. At high tide, it can get a […]

New works: Tree of Change

January 12, 2010

Here’s another very recent painting, “Tree of Change”. I actually painted this piece before “Tree of Life”. I wanted to experiment with the idea of transition from top to bottom within a painting. The lower half explores the winter metaphor (which can be seen in “Out of the Forest”) and the upper half uses the […]

Santa Cruz Artspace Tannery Lofts

December 23, 2009

People seem to be curious about where I live. “Do you live in that artists’ commune? You’re part of that artists’ collective in Santa Cruz, right? You live in a tannery?” None of these things are correct, but they’re fair questions, I guess. I live in the Artspace Tannery Lofts, which opened in February 2009. […]