Amee Chapman & Paul Garcia

On January 21st, local musicians Amee Chapman & Paul Garcia came into the KZSC radio station to talk about their new CD, Grace is Hell to Keep Up. It was quite the show featuring Amee performing live three songs off her new album, Grace is Hell to Keep.

Screen shot 2013-01-29 at 9.39.34 AMAmee Chapman & the Velvet Tumbleweeds are having a CD Release Party at Kuumbwa the first weekend of February 1, 2013.  The night includes special guests and Carolyn Sills opens. Music starts at 8pm, doors open at 7:30pm. The CD was produced with the help of musician Alan Evans (Soulive) and through Beachcombed Music.

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Matthew Swinnerton

Screen shot 2012-10-26 at 12.41.18 PMOn January 15, 2013, artist, photographer, community activist, chief interrrigator, Matthew Swinnerton came into KZSC to talk his about a passions for art & entrepreneurship.

Matthew, along with Margaret Rosas and Andrew Mueller, is one of the Co-Founders of TechRaising, lead interrogator at Interrogation Hub, and Co-creator Publisher of Instant Magazine. Matthew is very active in the tech community here in Santa Cruz.  Matthew is an accomplished public speaker and has written many articles for trade publications including his interviews with Silicon Valley CEO’s and entrepreneurs.

Matthew’s newest company, Instant Magazine, a project with Studio Holladay and Eric Johnson, is about to publish their new second issue of Instant 1.2. At the last TechRaising in October 2013, the Instant Publishing Group created an instant magazine chronicling the 3rd Annual Techraising weekend and looking at techies that have built things and been successful in Santa Cruz. You can buy Instant Magazine in digital form through MagCloud and in print at Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Cameron Marks Boutique on the Westside by Kelly’s French Baker. The deadline for sponsoring the second issue is January 25, 2013.

On January 21, 2013, Matthew organized the very successful Evening with Chris Guillebeau (The author of the $100 Startup and The Art of Non Conformity) at Cruzio.

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Elizabeth “Beth” Stephens

Screen shot 2013-01-14 at 10.31.54 AMElizabeth Stephens is an eco-activist and SexEcologist, UCSC Art Professor, UC David PhD Candidate,  wife to Annie Sprinkle, performance artist, and sculptor.  On January 3, 2013, Beth took time to talk with Nada Miljkovic for KZSC’s Artist on Art about her many upcoming works.

Screen shot 2013-01-14 at 10.26.04 AMWe talked about the exhibition at Jancar Gallery in LA presenting  a survey of vintage and current work of Beth and Annie’s work together entitled “The Collaboration” and runs January 12 – February 16, 2013. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5 PM (and by appointment).

We talked about her current UCSC class, Material Metaphor: Creating Meaning in Form, and the lecture series in conjunction to the class, The Earth as Metaphor. This free and open to the public lecucture series in Wednesday, 4:30-6pm at the Porter Faculty Gallery D222.

We discussed her movie, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story about two ecosexuals (Beth & Annie) in love raising performance art hell in West Virginia to help save the region from mountain top removal mining through activism, art and a wedding to the Appalachian Mountains.

Beth is chock-full of ideas about art and education. To hear our Artist on Art broadcast, please click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=″ title=”Beth Stephens” graphical=”true”]

Kyle Forrest Lane-McKinley


Local artist activist, educator, community organizer, Kyle Forrest Lane-McKinley came into KZSC to talk with Nada Miljkovic about his current installation, Building Stories: secret spatial histories of Santa Cruz at the MAH and his work at the Social and Environmental Practice in the Arts at UC Santa Cruz, AKA SPARC, as Project Coordinator and Research Assistant.

Co-created with another DANM alum, Nick Lally, and as a part of the buildig collective, Building Stories: secret spatial histories of Santa Cruz is a part of a three month exhibition titled “Work in Progress,” at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH). Every other week, participants are invited  to the museum to drink coffee, eats snacks, and create shared spatial histories by sharing stories in a shared space. These shared histories will become a giant concept map drawn on the walls that will serve as a record of these meetings and explore connections between the social and material practices that continually recreate the spaces we inhabit.

Upcoming dates and themes:

  • Jan 25: UC Santa Cruz and the greenbelt. 2-6 pm. 5-6pm facilitated conversation with specially invited guests.
  • Feb 8: the mighty San Lorenzo River and its levees. 2-6 pm. 5-6pm facilitated conversation with specially invited guests.
  • Feb 22: Midtown / Seabright / Branciforte. 2-6 pm. 5-6pm facilitated conversation with specially invited guests.
  • Mar 8: Beach Flats / Boardwalk. 2-6 pm. 5-6pm facilitated conversation with specially invited guests.

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Mary & Mara Waldhorn


Mother and daughter Artists, Mary and Mara Waldhorn were the guests for the last Artist on Art Interview of 2012, on December 27th.

Screen shot 2013-01-13 at 6.09.17 PMMary Waldhorn is an artist who has taught art for the past 35 years.   She works in drawing and painting and  has shown her work at The Washington Women’s Arts Center, Screen shot 2013-01-13 at 6.10.20 PMThe Art Barn, McGuire Fine arts, The Delaplane Arts Center and the Crestwood Gallery.
She will be giving classes on painting and meditation  at Fox Haven Farms in Jefferson, Maryland, in February, 2013.

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Mara Waldhorn is a local multi-media artist making furniture and video, teaching video and is the marketing and Communication Coordinator at Georgiana Bruce Kirby.  This great college prep school is having their first Open House of the year, January 17. It is a family event and begins at 7PM. Click here to RSVP.

We talked Mara’s current DIY Furniture project, her documentary Bienvenido  as well as receiving her Masters of Arts in the Social Documentary in the Film and Digital Media at UCSC.

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