Please don’t miss seeing the power and emotion of this artist’s work up close. Her use of color, medium and technique make powerful and thoughtful images. Dana’s work will be up until the end of June.
Dana says of her work: “I want to let the paint do its work. The canvas gets subjected to many applications of paint using brush and knife. The canvas becomes a very active and physical space. Mark making techniques are employed to emphasize emotion and movement. My mark making is accomplished by use palette knife, oil stick, charcoal, brush, brush end and pastel. The partnership between the artist and the viewer is, in this way, both spacious and intimate. My work has become as much about the paint as it is about subject matter. The paint takes me into a metaphysical space.”
Will Marino will be showing his work with paper dartboards. Will “unwinds” the paper core of the dartboards and reshapes them into intricate and beautiful forms of color and texture. Will was a 2006 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship recipient and has shown in galleries and museums around the country as well as appearing multiple times in Artweek magazine. This will be Will’s first appearance as a First Friday artist.
For all those who missed this class in December, here’s another chance. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn food pairing theory presented by Original Sin Desserts and Catering. Wines will be paired with a selection of flavors prepared by Chef Tanya DeCell. Tanya will discuss the basics of food and wine pairing. The class will feature five wines from Santa Cruz Winemakers and will showcase a selection of varietals including Grenache, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Cost is $25 per person and reservations can be made by contacting Vinocruz at (831) 426-8466 – RSVP ASAP to reserve your space as seating is very limited!
Join us and taste 5 sparkling wines. This years’ tasting includes a Cava from Spain, a sparkling Rosé of Pinot Noir, a dark red sparkler of Pinot Noir, 2002 Kathryn Kennedy Blanc de Blanc and a French Champagne from the house of Marcel Moineaux. Nominal tasting fee charged and there will be discounts on bottles purchased that day. Come stock up for the Holidays!
First Friday Art Tour this month featuring the art of Gracia Stanfield. “My paintings are intersections between me, my Spanish culture, and my renaissance as an immigrant in a new land. The clash of cultures and changes in my life are juxtaposed with illustrations of dreams, emotions and reality. These paintings are my adventure, both a part of my heart and my mind; always with my feet on the earth and with my head in the stars. My work is one of constant reinvention.”
Stop by this First Friday Art Tour to meet artist Johnny Amador and see his art celebrating the Mexican tradition of the “Day of the Dead”. The show will include many of his pieces, large and small. We will have Sugar Skull face painting by renowned local traditional artist, Bly Morales, and we will enjoy appetizers from El Palomar!
Join us this Saturday, Oct. 19th 2-5 pm and meet Winemaker Michael Muccigrosso. Michael will be bringing us a selection of his wines to taste. Muccigrosso Vineyards is a family-run endeavor committed to producing small quantities of hand made fine wines designed to satisfy everybody. Since the early 80’s when they first planted vines on their Santa Cruz Mountain property, they have studied the winemaking process from vine to glass. Over the years they have learned a great deal about getting results with as little intervention possible. Congratulations go to Muccigrosso as they win big in the 2013 SF Chronicle Wine Competition; Double Gold (Pinot Noir) and Silver (Zinfandel)! We will enjoy tasting 5 wines. $10 tasting fee will be waived with a bottle purchase.