Dr Juko Holiday artist Art Local News 

Local Artist Juko Holiday Debuts New Artwork

By Blakeman Holiday Among the many accomplishments on Dr. Juko Holiday’s resume, we can soon add ‘Open Studios Artist’ to the list. This Ben Lomond resident, Ease Mountain Yoga founder, integrative mental health practitioner, and CZU fire survivor, will showcase her recent artwork during October’s Open Studios Art Tour. The event marks the first time she is sharing her abstract… Read More
public art installation felton branch library artist lea de wit Art Local News 

Teen Public Art Workshop with Artist Lea de Wit | October 21, 2023

Felton librarian Jackie Danziger invites local teens to leave their mark at the Felton Branch Library. The branch has partnered with Santa Cruz Public Libraries for an exclusive Teen Public Art Workshop on October 21 with artist Lea de Wit. Participating teens will create a public art installation that will be a permanent feature in the library’s Teen Room. “De… Read More
King Tides by Shanna Kuempel Art Fire Recovery Local News 

Light on Water: Veteran Firefighter Shanna Kuempel Celebrates Fine Art Exhibit

By Julie Horner Artist Shanna Kuempel loves to play with color and luminescence in her landscapes. “My career as a firefighter, I’m drawn to light on water,” she said. The flush of a Santa Cruz sunrise; the fiery sky, pure oranges and blues….color and smoke. Opalescent, unobstructed views of the ocean at Pleasure Point. The way the kelp wraps around… Read More
Art Education 

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary Campus Improvements

The schoolyear at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary got off to a colorful start in August with new murals and playground equipment. By Julie Horner San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School students have enjoyed an engaging school year so far with their captivating new mural, enchanting sensory path, and state-of-the art playground equipment at the tri-campus in Felton. Inspiring kids, parents, and… Read More
Art Boulder Creek 

Boulder Creek Elementary Sensory Path

Boulder Creek artist and BCE parent Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes brightens the schoolyard and encourages kids’ health with the completion of a “sensory path” at the campus in Boulder Creek, California. By Julie Horner On a scorching mid-August afternoon, a sole painter with a clutch of brushes dabs details in acrylic onto a banana slug on a log floating down a… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Museum Art Culture 

Art, History, and Nature Exhibits Welcome Visitors During Museum Month

May is Museum Month in Santa Cruz County By Mary Andersen After a year of pandemic closures, with economic reopening now in sight, area cultural institutions are cautiously and joyfully welcoming visitors back. After working diligently to bring art, history, and nature to supporters through creative online channels, attention turns now to in-person exhibits, tours, and classes. “If you feel… Read More