Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard

On August 27, 2014, founder and CEO of Bonny Doon Vineyard, educator, author of the book, Been Doon So Long,  activist and pioneering Viticulturalist, Randall Grahm came into the KZSC Radio Station to speak about his thirty years plus of making wine in Santa Cruz County.

Bonny Doon Vineyard has been and continues to be an integral part of the Santa Cruz culture. Talk about keeping it weird, Randall has been pushing the envelope on winemaking his entire career. I had my first organic wine experience at their tasting Room almost 20 years ago. My first screw cap wine was Bonny Doon.

Randall-Graham-Founder-CEO-writer-Bonny-Doon-VineyardDuring the show, we spoke on many topics ranging from how Randall first got into winemaking to what are his current projects.  We discussed who and what have been his inspirations. This got us talking about why the alien is the Bonny Doon Vineyard mascot and what that has to do with Chateauneuf du Pape. He explained how he is the original Rhone Ranger and what that means.

Randall explained how Bonny Doon Vineyard helped bring the screw cap on wine bottles to an unwilling public through an amazing marketing event that happened NYC in 2001 called the Funeral of the Cork.

Randall talked about his estate Popelouchum in San Juan Bautista and how it got its name. We discussed his newest project creating 10,000 new varieties of grapes revealing how and why he is making so many new grape varietals. Lastly, we talked about how is he a terrior seeker and what does that mean.

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Phil Kramer, Johnny Hughes and David Dennis

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 4.33.41 PMOn June 3, 2014, Phil Kramer, Johnny Hughes and David Dennis of to talk about 180/180 Initiative and art exhibition Faces of Santa Cruz County featuring portraits at the Art Loft of Santa Cruz County.

180/180 is a multi-agency initiative in Santa Cruz County, CA to help 180 homeless men, women and families turn their lives around. They’ve adopted the national 100,000 Homes Campaign methodology and have a goal to house 180 of our most vulnerable, chronically homeless neighbors by July 2014. They move them into permanent housing with the support services they need to stay housed, thereby changing lives and improving our community.

Lydia Bushfield of Santa Cruz Shakespeare

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 2.33.21 PMScreen Shot 2014-07-07 at 2.32.19 PMLydia Bushfield is the Marketing Director and Props Master of Santa Cruz Shakespeare. Lydia came onto Artists on Art to tell us about the newest season, the dramatic story of Shakespeare Play, and the future of this beloved festival.

There are some changes. Marco Baricelli & Mike Ryan are co-artistic Director. There is a re-organized Board with some former Directors and some new as well as an Advisory Board. Some things have stayed the same such as the plays taking place on the UCSC Campus in the beautiful Glen

Shakespeare Play On produces the Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival. This summer’s season runs June 1-August 10, 2014 and features As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Beard of Avon.

Vlada Jakubikova & Muthu of Regular Line Santa Cruz

Vlada Jakubikova & Muthu of Regular Line Santa Cruz an artists’ residency and exhibition program, , came onto KZSC’s Artists on Art, to talk about the Slovak artists that are invading Santa Cruz and the many events happening.

The Slovak Artist will be here and the residency takes place from July 3-20. Two main events are in place – an art exhibition at Apricity gallery in Tannery Arts Center and Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. We are also doing music workshops for kids at SC public library and Camp Tannery Arts.

There was a promo event at the ArtBar at the Tannery on July 5th at 4pm.

The grand Opening Reception at the Apricity Gallery is Friday July 18, 5pm – 9pp at the Tannery Arts Center, 1060 River Street, Studio #104, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Opening hours are 12-6pm during July 20, July 24-27, July 31, August 2-3 & 12-9pm on August 1st.

Two of the Artists, Zuzana Zabkova & Fero Kiraly, are also participating in the Fringe Festival. The Kick-off event is Thursday July 10 from 6:30-7pm.

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Paul Cocking of Gabriella Café

Local restauranteur, Paul Cocking came onto Artists on Art to talk about the art exhibitions and the monthly salons that take place the first Tuesday of every month at his restaurant Gabriella Café.

The July salon, happening July 1st features Michael Urban talking about New Orleans Jazz.

When Paul opened up Gabriella in 1992 with chef Jim Denaven, of Outstanding in the Field and local Santa Cruz sand artist, the idea was to cook with seasonal local farm food. Today, that idea continues.

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