DAY 4, Sunday, October 13
It was my last day in Santa Cruz,
and I knew I had to choose artists wisely, so I started out my morning
at the Santa Cruz Art League, to have a look
at the gallery show.
Not far from the Art League gallery, on a street highlighted with colorful
victorian homes, I had a chance to view the paintings of Ed
Penniman and the vibrantly alive pastels of Gunars
Zachreson lives in a delightfully landscaped bungalow on Ocean View
Avenue. Her paintings are boldly graphic compositions, derived from
her life experiences, emotions, and dreams.
Brutshe was ready to hit the road to Toas. As I approached his cozy
home on Glenwood Avenue, I walked past the open doors of his Chevy van.
Inside was a sign that proudly stated "New Mexico or Bust!". The
interior was appropriately decorated with bovine seat covers and cowboy
cushions on it's camper benches.
Monaghan works with molded metal and glass. His sculptures tease the
viewer into thinking they are functional. His pieces bring to mind
industrial valves, or brass ship fittings, or decorative lamps suited for
the facade of an art nouveau skyscraper.
Susan Rothenberg creates monumental and empowered images of women.
Susan lives near the center of town in a slightly worn white colonial cottage.
Her yard is creatively landscaped with concrete sculptures and floral accents.
I knew who I would visit
last, since long before the show began. I headed north into the hills,
on a pilgrimage to the home and studio of Bob and
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