Artists Ann Hazels, Kirby Scudder & Crystal Kamoroff came onto Artist on Art to talk about the exhibition, Alter Eco: Exploring the Landscape of Change, a meditation on the natural world through the metaphorical lens of the landscape.
The Artist reception is February 16th beginning at 6pm. Ann Hazels and Kirby Scudder are co-directors of the Santa Cruz Institute for Contemporary Art at the Tannery Arts Center. Crystal Kamoroff‘s large site specific installation piece, I’m going to roll in and Float Away, is featured in the show along with other local and regional artists: Ryan Jones, Steve Laufer, Melissa Cacioppo, Jody Alexander, Fanne Fernow, Michael Myers and Stan Welsh.
To hear our Artist on Art broadcast in entirety, please click the gray ‘play’ buttons below. The first one features Kirby Scudder & Crystal Kamoroff [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/20130211.mp3″ title=”Kirby Scudder & Crystal Kamoroff” graphical=”true”]
To hear Ann Hazels, please click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/20130211_1.mp3″ title=”Ann Hazels” graphical=”true”]
The Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art shares contemporary art through public access to art, artists, and the creative process. It’s mission is to present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Santa Cruz audiences.
Kirby Scudder, Director is a working artist and driving force behind much of the cultural happenings, particularly art, in Santa Cruz. Since 2003 Scudder has opened 8 galleries, exhibited over 1500 artists, produced cultural events, television and radio shows, and served as a mentor to many established and emerging artists throughout Santa Cruz County.
In 2003, Chip and Kirby cofounded the of the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2004. From their multi-location Question Galleries and Question Art Tour, they quickly realized that the Santa Cruz Artists were in great need of places to show their work. Also along with Chip, Kirby is the co-founder of First Fridays Santa Cruz. Currently, Kirby is producer of KUSP’s Art Studio as well as writes a weekly Arts column and Artist Profile for the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Ann Hazels is an artist, working mainly in ceramics and installation, and an arts administrator. She has worked with arts organizations throughout the United States through programming and fundraising for 14 years. Since arriving Santa Cruz in 2009, Hazels has worked as the Capital Campaign Director of the Tannery Arts Center. Her Ceramics work is in private collections throughout the US.