Beth Stephens Talks About EcoSex

On June 3, 2015, UCSC Art Professor Beth Stephens came onto KSCS’s Artists on Art to talk about her work and EcoSex.

Irene Lusztig, UCSC film professor, filmmaker, and new media artist

PrintUCSC film professor, filmmaker, media archeologist, and new media artist, Irene Lusztig spoke about curating the latest Sesnon Gallery Exhibition, COMPLICATED LABORS feminism, maternity, and creative practicethat features many practicing feminist artists from the 1969 to today.

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Irene’s film and video work mines old images and technologies for new meanings in order to reframe, recuperate, or reanimate forgotten and neglected histories. Her work can be seen at her website,

COMPLICATED LABORS GALLERY exhibition runs February 5 – March 15, 2014 at the Sesnon Gallery and features work by: Lenka Clayton, Mary Kelly, Natalie Loveless, Irene Lusztig, Jill Miller, Mother Art Collective, Alejandra Herrera Silva, Mierle Laderman Ukeles. The show also features a screening series of work by: Myrel Chernick, Beth Hall and Mark Cooley, Masha Godovannaya, Courtney Kessel, Ellina Kevorkian, Dillon Paul and Linsey Wolkowicz.

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Claire Thorson, artist and educator at Cabrillo College

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 4.25.33 PMVisual Artist and Educator, Claire Thorson came onto KZSC and Artists on Art to talk about her exhibition,”Desire and Inquiry: The Art of Claire Thorson” that is available for viewing on the Museo Eduardo Carrillo, one of the first on-line museums in the world.

When you enter the museum and go to the On-View Gallery page you will find two abstract paintings by Claire entitled “Rest” and “Last Touch”. Directly under the images is a wonderful essay by Tom Maderos. Underneath the essay, you will be able to see 16 more paintings and drawings.

Claire teaches, painting, design and life drawing at Cabrillo College as well as the Monterey Peninsula College.  Currently she is showing “Near and Far”, mixed media figures by Claire Thorson at Open Ground Studios, 1230 Fremont Blvd Seaside, CA through February 22. Gallery hours are  Tues & Thurs 1:00-5:00, Sat 12:00-4:00, or by appt.

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Sean & Laura Walker

Painter and sculptor, Sean Walker and belly dancer and educator, Laura Barnes Walker came on to Artist on Art to speak with Nada about their upcoming exhibition and performance at the DoonArt Tour.


Sean’s work  predominantly feature birds, fish, and marine mammals images depicted on wood panels using paint, wood burning, and some carving to highlight the images. His experiences is inspired by the lush and rugged Pacific coastline and ocean.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Dancer & yoga teacher, Laura  has been dancing American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS) for over ten years teaching for the last five. Her troupe, Calla Lily Tribal  will perform a choreographed piece as well as ATS pieces that are extemporaneously by multiple leaders through cues such as a turn of the head and/or a wave of a hand. She teaches two classes each week at the West Side Studio on Swift Street in Santa Cruz.

Sean’s paintings will be available for viewing and sales at the 2013 Bonny Doon Studio Tour, Saturday July 27th & Sunday July 28th from 11am – 6pm. Calla Lily will be performing at 3pm both days.
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Dixie Mills, Sandra Risser & Dana Sumnar-Pritchard – Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

On July 10, 2013, the Director of the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, Dixie Mills, and participating artists Sandra Risser and Dana Sumnar-Pritchard came into KZSC with Nada Miljkovic about the 2nd annual Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. Sandra Risser is performing an interactive comedy show that she wrote and directed entitled, Act 1: Miss your Ex? Reload and Fire Again. Dana Sumnar-Pritchard is performing a show that she wrote entitled Boobs and Hope.

Dixie is the Director for this 10 day festival that brings together over 30 art groups for over 150 performances beginning July 11th and ending July 20th. There are seven venues for the festival: The Tannery  World Dance and Cultural Center, the 418 Project, the MAH, Louden Nelson, Motion Pacific, and Center Stage.

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