We are looking for fresh and mostly undiscovered talent to be a part of our Well Concert nights. These are open to High school Student Bands (or at least include some HS students) who live in Santa Cruz County. We especially want to feature bands from the Aptos area. The next concert is slated for May 4th so contact us ASAP if you have what it takes!
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These Great Local Bands have organized a benefit concert for Grind Out Hunger which is part of Second Harvest Food Bank. The Event is Saturday December 10th at 7pm. They are asking for a $5 donation at the door. The Coffee Cart and Snack Bar will be open for concessions.
Please come out and support this great cause!
This is our second year displaying the works of Tree Riviera, creator of Make Art Matter. Tree has such a great heart and loves to be creative with kids. She has been a huge supporter and team member for the Freedom Arts Fest, and also graciously lends some of her works for display. Here is a photo of Tree and one of her sculpture pieces that we have on display (picture taken at a different gallery).
“Make Art Matter, Inc is a company that works to strongly support, and grow a culture of young environmentalist through the development and implantation of collaborative eco- art programs and productions.
It is the mission of Make Art Matter, Inc to work with schools and community based organizations to start up eco art-projects that bridge environmental education, field trips and the arts. The programs are developed to bring youth together with conservationists, artists, and environmentalists who desire to inspire youth. It is our goal to teach students to use their voices and creativity in civic exhibition by contributing an environmental message to community arts and culture. Students collaborate to use art as a solution, acreative outlet, and to lead young people to further understanding our ecological concerns.”
For more info on Tree and Make Art Matter, Inc. You can visit her websites:
At The Well we love to display works from local artists and friends. Right now we are lucky enough to have works up from four separate artists.
Our Current gallery artists are Gwendolyn Pogrowski and Tree Riviera. We also have work from our friends and staff Paul and Naphtali Cope.
Today’s Featured Artist is Gwendolyn. Gwendolyn is a talented artist currently from Santa Cruz, but loves to be in Hawaii. She is a multitalented woman who works in Acrylic and mixed media to create her beautiful works. We currently have Nine of Gwendolyn’s pieces on display inside the Well.
Here are a couple of the pieces on display:
Gwendolyn’s Website http://www.gwendolynpogrowski.net/works.html
The 2nd Annual Freedom Arts Fest and Kids Art Extravaganza will be on Saturday, October 1st beginning at 10 AM.
This years fest features over 20 local artists and musicians, and has free kids art activities, an Eco-art project, open-air concerts, and an evening ‘New Talent’ section including an open-mic, poetry slam, and teen concerts.
BBQ and Coffee will be available for purchase to raise money for Global Outreach.
And the best part, admission is free!
Visit our website at www.thewellarts.com for a full event schedule.
We would like to invite all Aptos HS students to the “Student Lounge” time at the Well Cafe every Wednesday from 12:30 – 3:00. Relax, enjoy the free wifi, wii games, and safe atmosphere. Coffee, snacks, and other goodies are available for sale at the Cafe. Homework help is also provided upon request and availability of our volunteer tutors. Go Mariners!
Today was a successful first day open for business! All the machines are operational and we enjoyed Fresh Steve’s Full City Brew from Santa Cruz Roaster’s.
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The 2nd Annual Freedom Arts Fest and Kids Art Extravaganza will be on Saturday, October 1st! Registration is open for artists, musicians, poets, and crafts vendors to reserve their spot. This year we are again offering 10×12 (approximate size) locations free of charge, though we are asking for arts/craft donations for a silent auction. (Suggested $25 value for donations.) The proceeds will benefit local and international outreach projects. Tables and electricity are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
The art and craft gallery, vending, and the kids art activities will be from 10 AM to 4 PM. Local bands and variety shows will be performing outside on the front lawn during this time. The evening poetry slam and open mic will be hosted inside from 6-9. Artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to register in advance to reserve a spot in the fest.
Registration is available online at www.thewellarts.com or by calling the fest director, Marshal @ 831-708-8078.
Call + Response: Wednesday, October 13th 6:30 PM @ 7200 Freedom Blvd. (Aptos Christian Fellowship)
CALL+RESPONSE is a first of its kind feature documentary film that reveals the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. CALL+RESPONSE goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India to reveal that in 2009, Slave Traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined. Suggested donation $10. http://www.callandresponse.com/