Cid Pearlman & Collette Kollewe


Dancers & Choreographers Cid Pearlman and Collette Kollewe came into KZSC to talk about the newest CID PEARLMAN PERFORMANCE, Economies of Effort: 3 at the Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz.

The Show dates are March 17-20 & March 24-27, 7:30 & 9:30pm.

It’s free admission and reservations suggested and entry is limited to 35 people per performance.
Go to to reserve your spot.

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Homeless Garden Project Gala Holiday Open House

On November 18, 2015, Darrie Ganzhorn, Executive Director of the Homeless Garden Project, came into KZSC to talk about their biggest events of the year, Gala Holiday Open House is happening Friday, December 4th 5:30pm – 9:30pm at their downtown store. Philanthropic photographer, David Dennis also joined us to talk about his exhibition FACES of the Farm that will be included in the event.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 1.50.41 PMThe Gala is a celebration with a special presentation recognizing their trainees and all that they’ve accomplished this year from Cynthia Mathews, Incoming Mayor, City of Santa Cruz, will be giving a talk. Music by Rick Zeek & Brookside will be featuring Rhan Wilson, Patti Maxine & Pipa Pinon. There will be festive food and drink from the Manresa Bread Project.
And a very special presentation from David Dennis Photos: FACES of the FARM.

The Homeless Garden downtown store is located at 110 Cooper Street, Ste 100G, Santa Cruz, California 95060.

Also, this weekend, on Sunday, December 6th from 4-6pm Dr. Tererai Trent talk & book-signing at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History auditorium and Homeless Garden Project Downtown Store.

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.

Stephen Kessler – the Art of Poetry & Translation

Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 3.14.47 PMPoet, translator, essayist, editor and novelist, Stephen Kessler came onto KZSC‘s Artists on Art to talk about his work, the upcoming publication of three books in 2015 and salons at Gabriella Cafe.

Stephen has published  several books of poetry, and was founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Sun in the 1980s. He has also been editor and/or writer at Santa Cruz Express, and more recently, Metro Santa Cruz.  He is widely known as a translator of Julio Cortazar, Jorge Luis Borges, Luis Cernuda, Fernando Alegria and the Spanish Nobel prize winner Vicente Aleixandre. He has published several volumes of poetry.

When asked how how he got into translating Spanish to English, non-native Spanish speaker, Stephen talked about beginning his spanish translation career due to growing up in LA. He believes that all Californians are Mexican.

We also talked about Paul Cocking‘s  salons at Gabriella Cafe, the first Tuesday of every month, with dinner at 6pm and conversation at 7pm. December 2, 2014 will feature Patrice Veccione and Wallace Baine talking about creativity. Stephen will have his salon next April 2015 to talk about his translation of Luis Cernuda’s entire works of Poetry.

Paul Cocking of Gabriella Café

Local restauranteur, Paul Cocking came onto Artists on Art to talk about the art exhibitions and the monthly salons that take place the first Tuesday of every month at his restaurant Gabriella Café.

The July salon, happening July 1st features Michael Urban talking about New Orleans Jazz.

When Paul opened up Gabriella in 1992 with chef Jim Denaven, of Outstanding in the Field and local Santa Cruz sand artist, the idea was to cook with seasonal local farm food. Today, that idea continues.

Russ Leal of Extra Large

On December 11, 2013, Santa Cruz singer and songwriter Russ Leal of Extra Large, came into KZSC and spoke with Nada Miljkovic of Artists on Art about the history of his feel good happy vibration music and band. The band will be playing at the Crow’s Nest for New Year’s Eve 2014 Party.

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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Matthew Swinnerton

Matthew Swinnerton of Event Santa Cruz, Techraising and Interrogation Hub came onto Artist on Art to talk with Nada Miljkovic about his new monthly series, Event Santa Cruz, that showcases thriving Santa Cruz businesses and the people behind them.

Come to the inaugural night of Event Santa Cruz at The Nickelodeon theater, September 18th, 2013 at 7:00 pm and experience seven (7) Santa Cruzans telling stories about themselves, their businesses, and how awesome it is to live and work in Santa Cruz. This is not just another speaker series— please be prepared to have fun and enjoy a truly unique Santa Cruz experience!

EventSC LogoThe scheduled Speakers are:

  • Danny Keith – Director Corporate Sponsorships at Santa Cruz Warriors, Executive Director Grind Out Hunger
  • Margaret Rosas – Looker Afterer at Looker, Co-Founder of TechRaising
  • Chris Miller – Rocket Scientist at Launch Brigade
  • Shane Pearlman – CEO at Modern Tribe, Real Estate Investor & Speaker
  • Ryan Coonerty – Director of Government Relations & Strategy at PredPol, Inc., CoFounder of NextSpace Coworking + Innovation, and CoFounderSanta Cruz NEXT
  • Kendra Baker – Owner/chef at The Penny Ice Creamery and The Picnic Basket
  • Kim Luke – Writer, performer, voice of the Santa Cruz Derby Girls and The Santa Cruz Warriors

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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:  

Laura Barnes Walker

Local artist,  belly dancer, and educator Laura Barnes Walker came into the KZSC station on February 4, 2013 to talk about her meditation/yoga/dance practice.

For nearly two decades, Laura has been studying  Tribal Belly Dance with Palika of Heavy Hips, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, Ashley Lopez among others. Tribal Belly dance focuses on group dancing that is extemporaneously choreographed by multiple leaders through a turn of the head and wave of a hand.

Laura started Calla Lily Tribal Belly Dance & Yoga in 2010 for art work and practice.  She teaches two classes each week at the West Side Studio on Swift Street in Santa Cruz. She believes that tribal belly dance is an incredible way to build community between women and loves watching her students make friends and move their bodies at the same time. She is organizing a performance for this year’s National Dance Week in April.

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