Margaret Niven


Untitled (El Salvador 5083) 2007″ archival pigment print by David Pace.

Visual Artist and Educator, Margaret Niven, came into UCSC’s KZSC to talk about curating the upcoming  Radius Gallery Exhibition, RAIN PERCUSSIONS.

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What Happens When It Doesn’t Rain (detail floor) 2015 Transformed Plastic Packaging Materials, Wire, Chalk dimensions variable by Renee Charriere

During the show, we spoke by phone on the participating artists, with Reenie Charriere.  Her piece for the show involves found plastic filled with water.

RAIN PERCUSSIONS runs March 23- May 8, 2016, at the Tannery Arts Center, 1050 River St, Unit 127, Santa Cruz, California.

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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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Michael Villareal

Screen shot 2013-10-21 at 11.31.38 AMMulti-Media Artist, Michael Villareal came on Artist on Art at KZSC October 9. 2013 to talk about his painting and participating for the first in the Open Studio Art Tour of Santa Cruz County.

Michael’s paintings are moments of time, each having its own story in the style of representational art a little Hopper in space and color and little Maxfield Parrish in terms of illumination.

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Betsy Anderson

Artist, Painter, Curator, Director of Museo Eduardo Carrillo, Betsy Anderson came onto Artist on Art on Sept. 11, 2013 to talk about the movie, EDUARDO CARRILLO: A Life of Engagement.

Come out to meet the Director Pedro Pablo Celedon, the renowned Chilean director who will be here to discuss the short promotional film on artist UCSC Faculty Member, Eduardo Carrillo, He also want to document your recollections of this wonderful artist and human being.

The event takes place, Thursday September 19, 5:30-7:30pm at the MAH – 705 Front Street. For more information contact Betsy Anderson at 831-239-9411 or email or visit their website: Museo Eduardo, one of the first on-line museums in the world

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Karen Toole

Artist, Painter, Curator and gallery owner of the Art Loft, Karen Toole came into KZSC to talk about her artistic practice as well as her new studio gallery on 1319 Pacific Avenue, second floor in Santa Cruz. Last first Friday for August, the Art Loft presented “Local Scenes” a group show, featuring the work of Shmuel Thaler, Patrick Woodman, Barbara Bailey Porter, Wayne Adachi and Karen Toole. Come out this Friday for September’s Santa Cruz Art Tour and see the new show. Karen and I talked about her recent community garden project on West Cliff. On Saturday, September 7th at 10am there will be volunteer weeding and planting day. Bring gloves, a little hand trowel and a little serrated knife. Don’t for get sun screen, hat and water bottle. For more info, the video is below. To hear Karen’s interview, please click on the grey button below:  

Sara True

On June 3rd, Artist, Painter, Poet, Philosopher and brand new UCSC graduate, Sara True was the guest on KZSC’s Artist on Art to talk about about her two, one-person  exhibitions, “I Guess This is Life” at the Eduardo Carrillo Senior Gallery in the Elena Baskin Visual Arts and at Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios, “Don’t Bleed so Loud I can’t Hear the TV”.

sTThe Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios show reception was June 7th @ 118 Coral Street in downtown Santa Cruz. The show will be up for the month of June.

Please visit Sara’s website to see her wonderful paintings and her process through a lovely slideshow.

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Robbie Schoen

On May 31, 2013, Santa Cruz Artist Gallery Owner and Director, Robbie Schoen spoke with Nada Miljkovic about his upcoming one person show at the Felix Culpa Gallery.

The Opening Reception will take place at the Felix Culpa Gallery on June 7th at a part of the Santa Cruz First Friday Art Tour.

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Gloria Alford

On May 31, 2013, Santa Cruz Artist Gloria Alford spoke with Nada Miljkovic about her upcoming one person show and the Felix Culpa Gallery. The Opening Reception will take place at the Felix Culpa Gallery on June 7th at a part of the Santa Cruz First Friday Art Tour.

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Here’s a video of Gloria talking about her Jaded Princess

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.

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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.

Mary has some wonderful ideas about art and education. To hear our Artist on Art broadcast, please click the gray ‘play’ button below.  [haiku url=”″ title=”Mary Waldhorn” graphical=”true”]

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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