Pamela Wylie & Ellen O’Hanlon

Screen shot 2013-03-24 at 6.07.18 PMOn March 25, 2013, local artists Pamela Wylie and Ellen O’Hanlon were guests on Artist on Art. They came into the KZSC studio to talk about their upcoming April First Friday painting exhibit, Painting Into Our Emerging Cosmological Identity.

Painting Into Our Emerging Cosmological Identity is an exciting culmination of a year long educational collaboration using the creative Transformational Painting Process led by artistic director of Anavami Center, Maijo  with cosmological astrologer Rev. Pamela, group facilitator Ellen, and a group of 10 courageous painters.

These large format acrylic paintings will be shown at the Vital Body Therapy Center from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at 556 Ocean View Ave. in Santa Cruz right around the corner from the Shoppers Corner.

We also talked about the upcoming year-long series beginning May of 2013 through the summer of 2014, PAINTING into OUR EMERGING COSMOLOGICAL MYTHOLOGY.

To hear Pamela Wylie & Ellen O’Hanlon, click the gray ‘play’ button below. [haiku url=”″ title=”Pamela Wylie & Ellen O’Hanlon” graphical=”true”]

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Chip & Abra Allan

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Long-time Santa Cruzians, Chip and Abra Allan came into the KZSC station, November 21, 2011, to talk with Nada Miljkovic about their art of community building and organizing the Santa Cruz Arts community. In particular, we talked about First Friday Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Dance, Motion at the Mill.  Chip serves as the Executive Director of the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz and Abra is Owner and Director of Motion Pacific Dance Studio as well as the Founding-Director of Santa Cruz Dance.

Abra Allan and Chip are co-directors of First Friday Santa Cruz, a monthly self guided art-tour. The First Friday has been evolving for nearly a decade. 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, Chip quickly realized that the Artists were in great need of places to show their work.

On the First Friday of each mont,h dozens of galleries, boutiques, coffee houses, restaurants, Banks and more open their doors to thousands of art lovers for a community celebration of the arts. The First Friday Art Tour happens every month, rain or shine throughout Santa Cruz. Founded by the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts, and managed in conjunction with the participating Art venues, First Friday is a free event for enthusiastic Art Goers and an opportunity for our many talented Artists to exhibit and promote their work. Come out next Friday, December 2, 2011,

Dance has been a part of Abra Allan’s life since about the time she learned to walk. She comes from a family of musicians with a deep love of music and performance. In 2008, Abra founded Santa Cruz Dance which presents National Dance Week Santa Cruz, a community-wide celebration that has grown to be one of Santa Cruz’ most looked forward to events. The following year, Abra added the Santa Cruz Ethnic Dance Festival to the annual calendar and began presenting Dance performances featuring local Dance companies as well as artists from the Bay Area.

Abra is also the owner-director of Motion Pacific Dance Studio. Abra and Chip were instrumental in creating the recently renovated Motion at the Mill Performance venue. The Motion at the Mill Season for fall ends with the upcoming Show, Stockings…a Holiday Cabaret happening December 9th and 10th.

To hear our broadcast in its entirety, please click the gray ‘play’ button below: [haiku url=”″ title=”Chip and Abra Allan” graphical=”true”]

Here is a movie of our show:

Maya Delano Guest for November 2

Local ceramic artist and painter Maya Delano was on Artists on Art show to talk about her art, process and her exhibition, DREAM HOUSE-Subconscious Musings In Acrylic and Clay  beginning  Friday November 5, and running through Dec.1, 2010 at the Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios at 118 Coral Street, Santa Cruz, CA. The Artist Reception is  Friday the 5th from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  This space is 1 minute walk from the Tannery Art Center. For more information call: (831) 425-7277.  This is an event in association with the November Santa Cruz First Friday Art Tour.

Maya makes art from the subconscious, accessing unique images and ideas from her collage and storyboards. The “Dream House” series is constantly evolving and includes images of kitschy RVs, hot air balloons lost in space, pink helicopters and flying corkscrews.

Here is a sample of work you’ll get to see:

Here’s a twitvid that we took just before the show.

If you missed any part of the live broadcast, you can hear the whole show by clicking on the play icon below.

Sandra Cherk Guest for October 26, 2010

Local painter, artist, educator, Sandy Cherk came onto the Artists on Art show to talk about her upcoming installation in the new Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County exhibition at Santa Cruz County Government Center.

The Exhibit & First Friday Art Tour Reception is at the Santa Cruz County Government Center, located at 701 Ocean St and runs October 25th through December 22nd. (open during business hours)

Come see Sandy’s  paintings, and other artwork by:
Pat Dellum- art glass
Craig Cheatham- photography
Aaron Johnson- wood prints and oil paintings
Mark Gottlieb- photography
The reception for the First Friday Art Tour, November 5th, 5-8pm on the 1st & 5th Floors.

This is her painting from Arana Gulch.
We started the show by talking with the education work Sandy has been doing in our Santa Cruz community, particularly Bay View Elementary, for 10 years since her younger daughter was in first grade.  Sandy has been a tremendous asset for the school and helped create the Bay View Fiesta de las Artes which usually happens the third week of April. For more information, go to the Eddy ( online guide Santa Cruz City School news and events) for early April.
Sandy has a blog, Musings of Sandra Cherk.
Her website is
We talked about this painting her ability to convey the heat of the day through the medium of pastel water color crayon/chalk.
This year was Sandy’s 14th Open Studio. One the aspects that I love about Open Studio is ability for us regular folks to go into artist friends and neighbor’s houses and see how they work, their art practice.  Sandy is exemplar in this practice by showing us the process by which she creates her paintings while creating the space for visitors to touch and feel the pastel chalks she uses.  She wrote a blog that shows this process.
Here’s more examples of her beautiful work:

Path Through Olives – On a pleasant morning walk to the next village.

The photograph below is a picture of Sandy and her family’s village in Greece.
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