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Father's Day Makers Spotlight

Father's Day Makers Spotlight

A One of a Kind Gift for DadBy Kay Montesanto One day each year, we take time to appreciate the fathers in our lives who have have proven their strength, resilience and determination. It is so often that parenting isn’t recognized on a daily basis, but at Stripe MEN we...

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June First Friday

June First Friday

Lydia Harder Lydia Harder is a Santa Cruz based artist currently studying at Cabrillo College and transfering to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall. Her work spans across many mediums such as print making, painting, fiber and material arts, as well as digital fabrication. Harder...

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Mother of Many

Mother of Many

Santa Cruz Mothers Share Individual Truths By Kay Montesanto Motherhood begins at birth, the revelation that the power of a woman expands into the life of another human being. The act of mothering doesn’t end at birth, though, as these mothers in Santa Cruz know. Being a mother means actualizing...

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May First Friday

May First Friday

Caryn Owen As an emerging artist in Santa Cruz, California, my vibrant abstract landscapes evoke the lovely shades of Northern California seascapes and beaches.  In 2017, I was inspired to create paintings of the beautiful botanicals of my travels.  I currently have two abstract series reflecting these two inspirations. I...

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April First Friday

April First Friday

DECOMPOSITIONMARY TARTARO I tend to work in whatever medium necessary to bring my visions to light. Over the years this has ranged from painting to ceramics to cast metal sculpture and other media. This recent series has emerged from reclaimed wood and other discarded, found materials from the city landfill....

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