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Gallery 125 - Grand Opening

This month we celebrate five years of the Working Studios being open to the public. Artists are creating art, and exhibitions and classes are coming to life at the Tannery. There are 28 spaces in the Beam House and Tanyard Building.  These two historic buildings house the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center, Radius Gallery, JoyLabz, Camp Tannery Arts, a print shop, Catamaran Literary Reader, Flora & Fauna, Cosmo Chic, and art studios for photographers, sculptors, painters, jewelers, glass artists and dancers.
One of Santa Cruz’s finest and favorite abstract painters, Beth Shields, was an early player in the Tannery and signed a lease on a 564 square foot space. Since 2012, she’s created a vast amount of oil and pastel paintings, completed commissions, participated in Arts Council’s Annual Open Studios, First Fridays, Tanniversary, and invited other artists to use the space.  This year, Beth decided to shift the space from a studio to a “show only” space and invited six top-notch artists to exhibit. 
Collectively, Jean Beebe, Fanne Fernow, Joan Hellenthal, Andrew Purchin, Beth Shields, Lynne Todaro, Chela Zabin are Gallery 125.  It will operate as a co-op, each artist rotating his/her work with new pieces and sharing the “sitting” (and selling of art!) in Gallery 125. 
Come on by this Friday to see this beautiful transformation, welcome Gallery 125 to the Tannery, and add to your art collection!
Grand Opening
February 3, 2017
Studio #125

Feb 3 – First Friday! 6:00-9:00pm

Feb 3: Tannery artist MAREN SINCLAIR HURN Solo Exhibition.
Cornucopia Realty. 1001 Center St # 5. 6:00-9:00pm.

Feb 10 – Print & Paint! Fun for the whole family. Use images from your cell phone.
Studio #116, 7-8:30pm. $20.
Feb 11: Collage Card Making Workshop just in time for Valentine’s Day! $20 includes 10 cards, envelopes, and all materials. 10:30-12:30 and 2:00-4:00pm. 

Feb 15: Vision Board Your Life. Facilitated by Maya Delano. $27.
Studio #127. 7:00-8:30pm.
Feb 24 – “…Of Being Numerous” performance. Antoine Beuger’s introspective composition involving quiet sustained sounds, stones, dry leaves, and perhaps humming, with guest composer-performer Jack Callahan. Radius Gallery. Studio #127 FREE. 7:00pm
Feb 25 – Indexical presents Die Reihe + Jon Meyers and Madalyn Merkey + Dunkelpek performance.
Radius Gallery. Studio #127, 7:00pm.
Feb 25 – TWDCC presents dawsondancesf at the
Colligan Theater, $25.
Tickets at

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

Tues & Wed: Kids Sewing Classes. Studio #117. Register at $30
Thursday Art Market! Featuring artists, food, and music every week, rain or shine. 4:00-7:00pm. FREE!
Feb 9: Speakeasy 3
Feb 16: Scott Stobbe and Friends
Feb 23: Kasia Kugay
Thursdays at the Nick!  Every Thursday at the Nick, the Santa Cruz Classic Film Festival screens classic films.  All proceeds benefit Arts Council Santa Cruz County. 7:00pm.  $10.
Fridays, 6pm: Bitch ‘n Stitch. Sewing classes at Cosmo Chic. Studio #117. $30. Register
Makey Makey Labz is a new platform for Makey Makers to peruse and create project guides! It’s a way to connect with and be inspired by other inventors around the globe. Try it now!

Hearts for the Arts benefit exhibition for arts education, features 6 Tannery Artists! Through Feb 13th.
Artisans Gallery, 1368 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Santa Cruz

The Book Club Play at the Colligan Theater. Feb 2-19.
Tickets at

Flora & Fauna in Studio #127. Pop Up Markets every week!

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


The Return of Ebb & Flow!

Seven Tannery artists partner with Arts Council Santa Cruz County and the City to bring forth an amazing celebration for Ebb & Flow 2017, a collaborative movement that transforms and enlivens the San Lorenzo River.  “Team Downstream” was selected to create a major permanent installation at the Tannery. Led by artist, teacher, and activist Kathleen Crocetti, Team Downstream includes Geoffrey Nelson, Linda Cover, Margaret Niven, Elijah Pfontenhauer, and Maha Jumaie Taitano. The permanent installation invites the viewer to contemplate the life of the San Lorenzo River from a fish-eye view underwater. You (the fish) will see a mural with giant salmon, the long lost red Tannery canoe, and pieces of art made by a dozen artists that look like they are floating down the river. At night, you will be able to see the stars twinkling above the water.
Temporary works of art will be located along the Riverwalk. “Forefather/For Father” by Ann Hazels will be a field of several hundred ceramic poppy flowers. “Swan Diver” by Geoffrey Nelson is an elegantly lit sculpture floating in the air as it “dives” off the pedestrian bridge into the San Lorenzo River. “RiverFact Banners” by Linda Cover will feature illustrated river facts created by local children. “Swallow’s Nest” by Kirby Scudder will be a 15’ bird’s nest made of wood and branches on the side of the Soquel Bridge.  “Windsocks” by Margaret Niven will be eight life-size windsocks in the shapes of Steelhead and Coho Salmon will catch the wind coming off the ocean. The fish will appear to be swimming upstream and will be able to change directions depending on the wind. 
What can you expect to see ‪on June 3rd? Flying fish, river critters, a field of poppies, spawning salmon, and a mysterious “diver”, and under water exploration! Be part of the kinetic parade and join in the fun! For more information about this amazing day, visit: ‪


Frank Trueba

Frank Trueba is a printmaker, instructor, founding member of PATT, and constant learner of the medium.  In 2006 a group of printmakers started a conversation about a cooperative print studio. They could share a press, resources, equipment, and bring in guest artists. This group is now known as PATT: Printmakers at the Tannery, located in Studio #107.
Frank is an incredibly skilled printmaker and learned from artists and taking workshops all over including Penland School of Crafts (North Carolina), Frogman's Print & Paper Workshop (South Dakota), Open Ground Studios (Monterey, CA) and the Welles College Summer Institute (New York).  His formal degrees in biology and wildlife management influence many of the themes in his work. History also can be the muse in his work: Japanese motifs, Santiago de Compostela, ginkgo leaves, Southwestern architecture, and 9/11 imagery.
Although a native New Yorker, Frank moved to Santa Cruz for a job at UCSC nearly 25 years ago. He exhibits and sells his work locally and is in permanent collections of the Department of Graphic Arts, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; the New York City Public Library Print Collection, New York, NY; and the Australian Print Collection of the Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia. 
Visit Frank at PATT, studio #107, to see his work. He teaches  
relief woodblock, particularly Japanese woodblock printing; silkscreen printing; paste papermaking and paper marbling.
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