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"GRISWOLDIA" Brings Gift of Light

Prepare to be mesmerized this holiday season at Geoffrey Nelson’s artistic light show, “Griswoldia!” This year’s colorful, engaging, family-friendly event features new projectors that gently rotate and scatter laser light over the Tannery’s silos, promenade and electrical shed. An added flood of LED light bathes the campus in color. This will dramatically transform the Tannery into a cutting-edge art installation that will enhance the experience for all of us who live and work here, as well as entice visitors from near and far to come see the light display.
"With the rapid advance of the technology of LEDs and laser beams, light has become one of the newest forms of art,” Geoffrey explains. “It is great to be able to debut this new body of work at the Tannery that celebrates both the season and this new art form."
Don’t miss the lighting ceremony on December 1st as part of the Thursday Art Market. The installation will remain in place throughout the month of December, and will be on display for limited hours each evening.
“Griswoldia” is funded through the Arts Council’s “Experience the Tannery” and “Gift of Light” programs.
Nov 3 – Fall Issue Launch. Catamaran Literary Reader.
7:00pm Studio #127.

Nov 4 – First Friday! 6:00-9:00pm

Nov 4 -  "Mr. Arigato Mr. Roboto" at Apricity Gallery. Ceramic robots by Carlos Dye, Aaron Clark & Iver Hennig.  Refreshments and raffle! 6:00-8:00pm. Studio #104.

Nov 6 – Dada Film Day at Radius! 4:10pm. Studio #127. $7.
Nov 11 – Print & Paint! Fun for the whole family. Use images from your cell phone. 7-8:30pm. Studio #116. $20.

Nov 16-17 Preview Nights! Jewel Theatre Company presents “Next to Normal” at the Colligan Theater. 7:30pm
Nov 18 – Small Works Opening Reception at Radius Gallery. 6:00-8:00pm. Studio #127
Nov 26 – Shop Small! Support Tannery businesses. 12-5pm. #shopsmall with us 2016

Nov 26 – Portrait Selfie Prints, Holiday Gift Workshop. 12-1pm. Studio #116. $15
Nov 26 - 1pm-2pm Decorating Candles. Holiday Gift Workshop. 1-2pm. Studio #117. $25

Tues & Thurs:  Animal Art & Animals from Around the World- classes for kids 5-13yrs. Draw animals from the watershed! Student exhibits every First Friday. Watershed Art Studio #116. 4-5:30pm. $10 drop in.

Wednesday: Smorgasbord: November is Amish gourds! Students create designs and paint them on large Amish gourds. Beautiful natural treasures to keep or for gifts. Ages 7-13 / 4-5:30 / 4 weeks for $50 plus $15 material fee (Nov. 2,9,16,23- no class on Nov. 30)
Thursday Art Market! Featuring artists, food, demonstrations, and music every week, rain or shine. 4:00-7:00pm. FREE!
  • Nov 3: Kat Factor and demo by Sonia Le
  • Nov 11: Wireless Lovebird
  • Nov 17: Shalom Takeover!
  • Nov 24: Happy Thanksgiving! (no market)
Fridays: Bitch ‘n Stitch. Sewing classes at Cosmo Chic. Studio #117. $30. Register -
Next to Normal at the Colligan Theater. Nov 16-Dec 11     

Simple Life Instructions exhibition at Radius Gallery. Wed- Sun 12:00-5:00pm. FREE.
Flora & Fauna in Studio #127. Pop Up Markets every week!

Members Show at PATT.  Printmakers at the Tannery,
Studio #107

Mr. Arigato Mr Roboto at Apricity Gallery. Thursdays 4-7:00pm, Sundays 11-3:00pm. Studio #104.


$100 for Your Thoughts

Seven Tannery resident artists opened their doors for this year’s Open Studios Art Tour and previewed their work to residents from Santa Cruz County and beyond. If you were lucky enough tour the studios of our Tannery artists, or hundreds of others, you might be one step closer to actually owning piece of their art. Simply answer a few questions about your experience via the Open Studios online survey, and you will be automatically entered into the Open Studios Art Bucks drawing. If you are the lucky winner, you will earn $100 toward a piece of art from an Open Studio artist of your choosing. Who knows, maybe you’ll take home a piece Tannery art just by sharing your thoughts. Give it try!



Congratulations to Elizabeth McKenzie for the release of her 3rd novel The Portable Veblen. In June Elizabeth's novel was nominated for the 2016 Bailey's Prize, an international prize for the best work of fiction by a woman in the world (a $50k prize!). She travelled to London to give a speech for the prize with the other 4 nominees.  In October her novel made the long list for the National Book Award for 2016.
This month, Penguin Random House, will release the paper back edition of The Portable Veblen and it will have the seal for the National Book Award nomination.
Elizabeth McKenzie is the Managing Editor of Catamaran Literary Reader, located in Studio #118.
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