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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

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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...

PHOTO: Arts Council hosts mixer in downtown Watsonville

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Mireya Gomez-Contreras (upper left, speaking), deputy director of the Arts Council Santa Cruz County, welcomes guests and dignitaries to a meet and greet mixer March 2 put on by the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at the Watsonville Center for the Arts....

PV Arts highlights work by Juan Fuentes

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WATSONVILLE—The art of Juan R. Fuentes, a Watsonville High graduate, is the feature of the latest Pajaro Valley Arts exhibit, “Resilience: Works of Strength and Dignity 2023.” The body of over 50 works in woodcut, linocut, linocut/screenprint and screenprint—plus more than two dozen posters—spans Fuentes’...

Stephen Kessler named 2023 Artist of the Year

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Writer Stephen Kessler has been named the 2023 Artist of the Year by the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission.  Kessler has written a dozen volumes of original poetry, 16 books of literary translation, three collections of essays and a novel, “The Mental Traveler.”...

PV Arts’ annual Members Exhibition opens Jan. 18

Every year, local arts organization Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) hosts an annual Members Exhibit, where its members have the chance to showcase their artwork to the community. This year’s show, dubbed “New Beginnings,” opens on Jan. 18 and will include the work of 95 local...

El Sistema awarded $50,000 by the Lewis Prize for Music

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—El Sistema Santa Cruz/Pajaro Valley has been awarded $50,000 by the Lewis Prize for Music, which will help further the nonprofit’s work in bringing music education to local students. El Sistema was named one of 10 finalists for the Lewis Prize for Music’s...

Cabrillo scholarship created in memory of plane crash victim

APTOS–The family of Stuart Camenson, who died in a plane collision at Watsonville Municipal Airport on Aug. 18, has created a permanent endowed scholarship for Cabrillo College students in his honor. The Stuart Camenson Memorial Endowed Scholarship aims to support those studying within Cabrillo’s Visual...
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Coalition sues Monterey Ag Commissioner, Department of Pesticide Regulation

A group of educators, union officials and pesticide reform advocates have sued the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner,...

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