Davis Banta – 5/31/11

Multi-media radio, video and theater artist, Davis Banta, came on to the KZSC show for May 31, 2011 to talk about his upcoming theatrical performance entitled “The Drama Hour & Friends! A Not-So Old Timey Variety Show” happening Friday, June 17 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm at the Broadway Playhouse, at 526 Broadway St., Santa Cruz, CA.

This production was created collaboratively with Davis, Banant Canant, and Madeline Bills

Master of Ceremonies Scott Kravitz will introduce the acts and offer his patented Kravitzisms!

This show will feature the talents of:
*The Drama Hour, of course!
*You Had To Be There improv and sketch comedy!
*”Monogalogue” — a solo performance by Spotlife veteran Rick Kuhn.
*Nationally touring comedian and award-winning writer, Erikka Innes.

All while the funky fury that is our house band, Fire Hazard keeps the beat!

Tickets are $10 at the door, also available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Refreshments will be available.

Here’s a little video we took right before the show:

Chip Lord – Bridging the Gap Symposium

Professor Chip Lord came into the KZSC studio to do a mini-interview with Nada for Artists on Art about the upcoming UCSC’s Film & Digital Media’s “Bridging the Gap” Symposium happening June 3, 2011 in the Media Theater/ Theater Arts Complex starting at 5:00pm with reception at 6:30. This event includes an award honoring Professor Lord as well as a screening of  his recently completed works. This special event also includes former students, and a keynote presentation by Pacific Film Archive Video Curator Steve Seid.

Cadillac Ranch

Along with his long and illustrious career as a teacher in Film and Digital Media, Chip Lord founded the alternative architectural group ANT FARM with Doug Michels in 1968. For the next ten years they embarked on a groundbreaking interdisciplinary practice that included video, performance, graphic design, public art, and sculpture as well as architecture. Here is an excerpt from Media Burn one of their famous performances .

Phantom Dream Car for Media Burn


Professor Lord came to UCSC in 1988 as the third faculty in the film concentration within the Theater Arts Department. Throughout his academic career he continued to produce cutting edge video works that span documentary and experimental practices.  Currently, he works in video and photography.


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Linda Kimball Grace – Guest for May 24, 2011

Multi-media artist Linda Kimball Grace came on to KZSC’s Artists on Art for May 24, 2011. She has an upcoming exhibition, “Walls, Weeds and Wonderment” at the Windmill Cafe for the entire month of June. This art show will feature paintings, poems and photographs.

The paintings are large format, transformational paintings that shift from abstract to spontaneous form that communicates the spiritual side of Linda. Linda talked about her painting practice and guidance from Majio of Anavami Studio, her teacher for over six years. Majio uses meditation and hypo-therapy to create a space for participants to tap into their subconscious and bring up whatever with acrylic paints onto a black felt screen.

The poems and photographs come from a car trip Linda took last year to New Mexico. The poems came to her before she had barely left Santa Cruz County and continue to visit her to today.  She read several of them during our show.

Linda is a long-time local who has lived in Santa Cruz since the late 70s. She graduated from UCSC in Politics and Economics and has a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley. After a career in community and economic development, Linda turned to art as an entrepreneur. She co-founded and operated the Cayuga Vault, promoting music, art and culture for over a decade. Behind the scenes, she is a massage therapist , a student of spirituality and a lover of art.

To hear our interview,  please press play: [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/aoa52411.mp3″ title=”Chip Lord” graphical=”true”]

Gloria K. Alford and Robert Sward

Santa Cruz treasures, partners and artists Gloria K. Alford and Robert Sward were guests for May 17, 2011 KZSC’s Artists on Art show.

Currently, Gloria three pieces at the R. Blitzer Gallery in the exhibition, EDGE-Art on the Westside. Sixteen Westside artists present paintings, woodcuts, ceramic sculpture, steel sculpture, mixed media works and collage. The Artists’s Reception will be held Saturday May 21st from 4-8pm.

Mixed Media artist Gloria K. Alford is truly a “mixed media” artist in the sense that she has over the years working on screen printing, sound sculptures,  and textiles. In the 1970s, Gloria worked on art pieces ranging from screen printing, vacuum forming plastic into molds, and an early form of computer graphics, all of which were combined into mixed media multiples. The latter part of the decade, she completed two major pieces, Solar Sound Sculpture and The Jaded Princess, a replica of an ancient Chinese jade burial suit.  Currently Gloria has been working on acrylic painting abstract form that range from description as biological, landscape, surreal, southwestern,  botanical.

Poet, novelist, workshop leader Robert Sward is the author of 30 books of poetry, fiction and nonfictions such as God is in the Cracks, a Narrative of voices,, The Collected Poems, 1957-2004, and the upcoming, The Dog in My Life. Robert also has a blog entitled, Dr. Swards’s Cure for Melancholia.

Fulbright Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, he was chosen by Lucille Clifton to receive a $500 Villa Montalvo Literary Arts Award. He has been published widely in numerous anthologies and traditional literary magazines, such as The New YorkerPoetry Chicago, and The Hudson Review. Sward later worked as technical writer and editor for Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), and served as “bridge person” between traditional hard copy academic periodicals and literary eZines.

Robert has taught at Cornell University, 1964-65, where he first experimented with computer-generated poetry and served on the editorial board of Epoch. He went on to teach at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the University of Victoria, and here at UCSC. In the 1980s he worked for the CBC, where he interviewed and produced 60-minute radio features on Leonard CohenMargaret AtwoodEarle BirneyJohn Robert Colombo and other leading Canadian figures. His Quill & Quire interview with Saul Bellow was widely read.

Painting by Jim Aschbacher

Robert also worked as journalist, book reviewer and feature writer for The Toronto StarThe Globe and Mail, and The Financial Times in TorontoOntario while living on the Toronto Islands. He received a Canada Council grant to research and write The Toronto Islands (1983), a best-selling (Source: Dreadnaught Press publisher, 1983) illustrated history of a unique community, from prehistoric times to the present.

Here’s a little video we took right before our show:

To hear our interview,  please press play: [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/aoa51711.mp3″ title=”Alford and Sward” graphical=”true”]

Rachael Cartwright – Guest for 5/10/11

Local artist, educator and owner of the Scotts Valley art studio, Drawn2Art, Rachael Cartwright was the guest for Artists on Art, May 10, 2011.

Rachael came on to the show to talk about and promote two events happening this May 14 and May 15 weekend, in Scotts Valley, to benefit the Bryan Stow Fund. All the money raised will be donated to this Fund for Bryan’s care who had been brutally beaten at a Dodgers/Giants Opening game in San Diego, March 31, 2011. Bryan has yet to regain consciousness. His family lives locally.

On Saturday, May 14 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., the Kings Village Shopping Center will be transformed into a kid inspired playland. There will be live performances, an obstacle course, a bouncy house, face painting, an Art Show and more for kids of all ages. American Medical Response (AMR) will be there with an ambulance and invites families to stop by and take an-up close look. Various vendors will set up booths with merchandise, jewelry, food, “For Stow” t-shirts and more. At 3PM a hosted live auction & raffle will take place with prizes from many local businesses and organizations.

On Sunday, May 15 the Scotts Valley Grand Prix Returns is being held at Canepa Design, located at 4900 Scotts Valley Drive, from 1:00-9:00 p.m. Mark Davis, CEO of  Syzygy Sports Group has put together a whole day of fun for the family. There will be bike races and Drawn2Art activities for the kids, a raffle, vendors, a food court, race announcers, DJ’s, a podium presentation stage and a children’s play area that will include a bouncy house, climbing wall and more.  Along with the supporting Bryan’s medical costs, this event was created to bring more women into mountain biking.

Bring the whole family for a community weekend full of fun activities, entertainment and for the opportunity to contribute to a very worthy cause for one of Scotts Valley’s own!

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Joe Cantrell and Dustin O’Hara

Continuing with Digital Arts and New Media series of Graduating MFA Student Interviews, May 3, 2011, musician and sound installation artist, Joe Cantrell, and civic activist artist, Dustin O’Hara with Daniel Cagan, came into UCSC’s KZSC for a live radio show to talk about their Exhibitions, Permutations.

Shift Register is a performative sound installation by Joe Cantrell that utilizes hyper-directional speaker and cognitive brainwave recognition technologies to explore the body as a filter for data. This work explores how this biological filter can be used to complicate traditional performance and experiential modalities..  As a form of socially engaged production, the project aims to realize its own moment of expression/knowledge and to establish a directory of relationships for connecting artists with local spaces interested in collaborating.

Dustin O’Hara’s piece, The Circulation of Knowledge Archive, creates a form of socially engaged production. The project aims to realize its own moment of expression/knowledge and to establish a directory of relationships for connecting artists with local spaces interested in collaborating.

Dustin collaborated with Daniel Cagan, who also joined us in the studio, began community exploration in the Westside of Santa Cruz.  Through the process of learning about the community, Dustin and Daniel got involved with the Garfield Library and all that involved.  Aside note: the library was recommended to close and the community rallied very hard to not allow a vote to happen in the County without enough debate. The piece uses: the Public Library System, Bookmobile, two 5th Grade Classes, Video, and Print Material.

Don’t miss the big Permutations reception of the show Friday, May 6 from 4-9pm beginning with a talk by Steve Dietz and ending with the world premiere of God, The Opera. Free and Open to the public.

Here’s a little video we took right before the show with Dustin O’Hara and Daniel Cagan.

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