Watsonville California Art
We are pleased to present the Urban Arts Festival on Saturday, June 18, from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Watsonville Civic Center. The event is co-sponsored by Kathleen Crocetti, who will lead some of Watsonians' biggest public art projects over the next decade.
This year's exhibition will feature over 50 artists in a series of exhibitions at the Azul Museum of Art, located on the second floor of the Santa Cruz County Courthouse on Main Street in Watsonville. The projects are being carried out in collaboration with the Museum's curator of public art, Dr. John L. Dominguez. In addition to inspiring critical analysis for the museum, the works will also stimulate public discussion and discussion about art in the city, as well as public education and public relations.
Although Watsonville and Santa Cruz are beach towns, they attract many visitors from the San Jose and Central Valley areas. Muralists from across the state have been invited, and a high concentration of participants is expected to come from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Barbara and other cities in the region.
Santa Cruz is also a magnet because many young college students attend Santa Cruz Community College, the University of California, San Francisco and UC Davis. Universities have had to have companies exposing student workers to the real workforce, and this is important for the training of new workers.
I am pleased to join the Arts Commission and bring artists and arts organizations together with the government for the benefit of all citizens of the county and recognize the valuable contributions of Santa Cruz County artists. I am interested in promoting and expanding the cultural life of the SantaCruz district, planning and planning it, and bringing more art into the public space.
Communicating art, connecting people with art and seeing only the art that makes it possible is the most rewarding work one can hope for. I am proud of my time as a teacher at Santa Cruz Community College, where I have taught for over 30 years. It was a great experience to teach art to students, faculty, staff, parents, students and community members.
As a volunteer, I curated twelve exhibitions for the Pajaro Valley Arts Council and was a member of the PVAC gallery committee for nine years and a mentor to other curators. I worked with San Lorenzo Valley employees to form a partnership with the Community Wall located in the Santa Cruz County Government Building. The murals we worked on there and other projects led to a comprehensive exhibition that showed the history of local art and culture from the early 20th century to the present day, called the "Welcome Mix."
In this sense, I was part of the third public art project that Karen Lemon and her students produced in collaboration with PVAC. ROP teacher, she imagined the project as a collaboration between the Pajaro Valley Arts Council and the Santa Cruz County Government Building.
For some years now I have been collecting hand-painted ceramic cups, which are always a popular object. My work has been exhibited in Riverside and Santa Cruz County, and I have won numerous blue ribbons at the Mariposa County Fair. I am represented by the Riverside County Arts Council and the Pajaro Valley Art Council, as well as the San Luis Obispo County Council.
In addition to his work on the County Arts Commission, Paul also served on the Watsonville Public Art Commission. I joined the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission based on my past experience, which would benefit the residents of the Santa Cruz County. This experience has given me a great insight into the art world and the local art scene in general.
Paul's work can be seen at www.montereybaymural.com and some of his work is featured in the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission's new mural project, Maya Time. Paul recently finished a mural on the wall of Watsonville City Hall, "Maya Time," a mandala style. Another mural painter who will be attending the event on December 21 is Irene Juarez-O'Connell, who is leading a series of murals for the Monterey Bay Museum of Art's Mountain View exhibition.
Her work, which specialises in colourful, vibrant watercolours, belongs to the abstract style of the mid-century. Her broad expertise leads to a variety of projects, from murals to murals, sculpture to public art. In 1973, Aranda was a member of the San Diego Commission responsible for designing Logan Heights Chicano Park, which has since been designated a federal historic site. The field work included the creation of a mural for the Santa Cruz County Museum of Art's Mountain View exhibition.
The whole project was concluded by 50 students who had participated in the exhibition, who wanted to visit the gallery and see its space hanging. Knowing that about 1,000 people have seen my gallery project and that thousands more will see a public art exhibition is the source of so much appreciation for these students.