First Friday Art Tour: January 8th


Rachel Wolf: ROADWORK: METAL EDITION  and  Benefit for WomenCARE
For the month of January we will be revisiting our favorite artist from last year, Rachel Wolf, who will be premiering her new series at Stripe. The event will be held in conjunction with WomenCARE the local Santa Cruz support service for women with cancer.

And that's not all! There will be a Trunk Show featuring jewelry by Nicole Carles Designs! Tasty treats from Kristen Cederquist of Serendipity Sauce Spreads and mouth watering surprises from up and coming chef Anna St. John! And L'Atelier Salon will also be participating in this gala event.  Stripe will be carrying signature locally made products all month that proceeds will go straight towards WomenCARE (headbands and beanies and much more!)

Who: Rachel Wolf
What: First Friday Art Reception, Stripetini's and WomenCARE benefit
When: January 8th, Friday 5-9pm
Where: Stripe - 107 Walnut Avenue (Next to Soif and across from Walnut Ave Cafe)
Why: Why not!? Great Crowd, free drinks, amazing art. Come and support local art, and WomenCare.

Artist Statement: 

I have spent the past three years shooting walkways, highways, and byways collecting pictures of cement, blacktop, curbs, and gullies in various stages of decay and repair. Recently I found a way to take this project to the next level--by printing the images directly on metal. In this process, dyes are infused directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Besides increasing the dynamic value of each photograph, the metal printing echoes the industrial feel of the work, inspiring me to explore beyond the lines and signs of the road. Rusty industrial waste containers, manhole covers, grates, and other metal work found in and on the street have now become a part of my palette.
Changing the context makes the mundane magnificent. This project has reaffirmed for me that beauty is found not just in what we see but in how we see it.

WomenCare of Santa Cruz:
WomenCARE provides support services to women with all types of cancer, at all stages of the journey.  Now in their 18th year of service to the community, WomenCARE provides advocacy, resources, education and support to women with cancer (and their families and loved ones) throughout diagnosis, healing, surviving or dying.  Services include emotional support groups; one-on-one peer support by trained cancer survivors; healing circles; and, practical support services such as transportation and light housecleaning.  All of WomenCARE's services are free of charge.
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