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Q&A: Valéria Miranda highlights new exhibit, Porter Building

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The community is invited to an opening reception for “Emergence” on June 4 from 2-4pm at Pajaro Valley Art’s (PVA) Sudden Street Gallery. This multimedia exhibit celebrates artists emerging onto the art scene, exploring new media, presenting new bodies of work, and/or completing higher...

Q&A: Graciela Vega on Cinco de Mayo

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The community is invited to gather and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5 from 4-7pm in the Watsonville City Plaza. Co-presented by the Farmers’ Market, Poesía en la Plaza and Ballet Folklorico Ollin, the event will feature music, poets, dancers and booths.  We spoke...

Watsonville Film Festival invests in local talent

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WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Film Festival announced the launch of its 2023 Cine Se Puede Fellowship, a program designed to support emerging Latine filmmakers in the region.  The fellowship is a year-long program that provides funding, mentorship, industry connections, workshops and master classes, as well as peer...

PHOTO: Michoacán dance instructor visits Watsonville

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Aldo Valenzuela Roman (standing, at right), a dance instructor from Michoacán, Mexico, leads members of the youth group, Estrellas De Esperanza, which is headed up by Ruby Vasquez. Roman was helping students learn traditional Mexican dances Thursday inside the Watsonville Center for the Arts....

PHOTO: Stabile named Paul Harris Fellow

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Judy Stabile (third from right) was named a Paul Harris Fellow Tuesday evening by members of Freedom Rotary. Trina Coffman-Gomez, president of Freedom Rotary (second from right), said Stabile was singled out for her "extraordinary" contributions to the art community, especially with her role...

Art Happenings: Open Studios tour applications; grant opportunity

Artists invited to apply for Open Studios tour Arts Council Santa Cruz County is inviting visual artists of all mediums to apply for the 2023 Open Studios Art Tour.  Every year more than 300 artists participate in this self-guided tour that runs over the first three...

Pajaro Valley Arts’ ‘Art To Go!’ now on display

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WATSONVILLE—The 10th annual “Take Aways: Art to Go!” exhibition has opened at Pajaro Valley Arts in downtown Watsonville. More than 900 works, spanning a wide range of mediums, from sculpture and jewelry to ceramics, paintings, photography, assemblage and collage, fill out the entire Sudden...

Arte Del Corazón founder describes inspiration

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Since December 2019, Arte Del Corazón has held pop-up markets where the Pajaro Valley community can meet and buy art from local creators. Their next event is Sunday, March 25 from noon to 5pm at The Slough Brewing Collective, 65 Hangar Way in Watsonville.  We...

RosaAzul set to perform in Corralitos

RosaAzul is making its debut at El Vaquero Winery in Corralitos on March 26 from 4-7pm. José Chuy Hernandez and Adam Bolaños-Scow founded RosaAzul as a performance-driven ensemble dedicated to honoring and presenting some of the very best Mexican music with their audiences. With their...

Mosaic project part of downtown Watsonville art tour

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WATSONVILLE—Around 240 people attended an art reception and walk Sunday in downtown Watsonville to view the works of San Francisco artist Juan R. Fuentes.  The tour stemmed off a reception at PV Arts in the Porter Building, where the current exhibit features more than 50...