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Who: Beth Shields

What: First Friday Art Tour featuring Beth Shields, with yummy bites by Center Street Grill

When: Friday August 6th from 5-9 pm

Where: Stripe 107 Walnut Ave. (next to Soif and across from 99 Bottles)

Why: Why not! Great croud, local art, and yummy appetizers and drinks!

Come down to Stripe August 6th from 5-9 pm and enjoy some great art, a fun crowd, and delicious appetizers from Center Street Grill. This month we will be featuring abstractions in oil and wax by Beth Shields, don't miss it!

Beth Shields

Artist Bio/Statement

I knew from my first remembered thought that I wanted to draw and paint. That desire has imparted a central theme to my existence. I don't know where my art comes from; it is just there waiting for me to find it. If I don't go looking (meaning work and take risks), it does not get expressed.

 I grew up in Southern California and attended UCLA, receiving a BA in Fine Art in 1976. After living in the Santa Monica/Venice area for many years, I moved to Santa Cruz 23 years ago. I have been creating art and participating in the local art scene ever since.

 My medium and style have changed many times, but the search is always the same. I seek something indefinable, the answer to my eternal question. If I could tell you in words what it is, I would probably be a writer. I don't always believe the work succeeds in fulfilling my goals, but I know that I am here to continue searching and that art is the means and method of my particular quest.

 My present work is about the process of trying to discover my most authentic aesthetic. Doing the work creates joy and sorrow, simultaneously taking me to great heights and bittersweet depths. The search for resolution is constant. Sometimes grace finds me and a piece happens in minutes, emerging complete; other times I must work for months or even years to find that resting-place called “finished”.

For more information on Beth Shields log on to www.bethshields.com or contact her at art@bethshields.com

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 1001 Center Street Santa Cruz CA 95060

(831) 423.4745

Bring in your receipt from Center Street Grill during the month of August, and save 10% on your Stripe purchase!