Irene Hermann Guest for 1/25/11

Irene with Paul Bowles in Asilah Morocco, 1993

Local  educator, poly-math musician, executor of the Paul Bowles music estate,and UCSC accompanist and lecturer,  Irene Hermann spoke on KZSC’s Artists on Art about the upcoming conference and exhibition of Paul Bowles centennial birthday celebration.

Irene has been working on these events for several years.  She is co-presenting with Tyrus Miller, UCSC literature professor and Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies.

The conference, “Bowles at 100: A Celebration of Multi-Artistry” runs three days beginning February 4-5, 2011.  Highlights of the centennial celebration include a keynote lecture/reading by celebrated novelist Edmund White; an art exhibition of photographs and artifacts from Bowles’ six-decade career; screenings by Moroccan filmmakers; plus a two-day scholarly conference with presentations on Bowles work as a writer, composer, translator, and ethnographer.

All events are free and open to the public.  For more information and a complete schedule of events, go to or contact the Institute for Humanities Research at (831) 459-3527.

Many of the musical performances will be West Coast premieres of Paul Bowles’ compositions with several world premieres.  There will also  be a showing of a long-lost 1980s film of the Bowles short story You Are Not I along with the appearance by filmmaker Sara Driver (longtime partner of film director Jim Jarmusch).

An exhibition, “Paul Bowles in Black and White”, is occurring in conjunction with the conference at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery at Cowell College, January 18 – March 12, 2011. Opening reception is Saturday, February 5, 1:30PM – 3:30PM during the conference.

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Pat Reilly & The Art of IP – 1/18/11

Santa Cruz’s great IP lawyer, Pat Reilly, talks about the importance of intellectual property for artists and his art of the


Pat was extremely informative. It is very important for artists to protect their intellectual property and not get exploited.  If you missed any part of the live broadcast, you can hear the whole show by clicking on the play icon below. If you still have more questions, Pat generously encouraged any and all questions be sent to him,

Brian Spencer Guest for 1/11/11 8 Tens at 8

Local,  Director- Writer- Producer-Actor, Brian Spencer, came into the studio to talk about work.

Brian Spencer – back in the 80s when he moved here from SF. We began the conversation talking about his current work as Artistic Director for the 8 Tens at 8 at the Santa Cruz Actor’s Theatre at 1001 Center Street.  This is the 16th production of this unique and interesting short play festival and extravaganza.  Opening night was January 7th, 2011, running four weekends, beginning Thursday nights through Sunday, in a row at 8pm with matinees Saturday and Sunday.

Always a hit with audiences, the festival highlights the diverse talents of eight different playwrights and eight different directors and an acting company of some of the best actors in Santa Cruz.

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Edward Martinez

Edward Martinez talks about the new Junk Art Scramble TV show on Artists on Art that happening at the Digital Media Factory.

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