The Claraty Arts Project invites you to join us for an afternoon of celebration featuring the latest collection of works by the artists. Bring your good cheer and enjoy community, food drink and art!
July - September 2017
Abstract This! features a wide variety of media in works by local area artists. Several art works by Jennefer Williams and Geanna Shattuc will be on display and available to purchase for the next two months at this themed exhibit.
Jennefer Williams (b. 1973) is an abstract artist working primarily in acrylic on paper and canvas. Her use of color and her calm gentle brushstrokes often overlap to build into bold, energetic pieces. Family and friends are the most important part of Ms. Williams’ life and are frequently represented in her art.
A native Californian, Geanna Shattuc was born in 1963. Her artistic voice has grown into an impressive abstract vision of rhythm, repetition, and dynamic use of color. “I’m happy when I’m not confused. My art looks like a puzzle. Life doesn’t always make sense to me but puzzles do.” Ms. Shattuc’s work often consists of overlapping patterns that create a feeling of calm within the chaos of line work and color. Ms. Shattuc’s work can also be viewed here.
June – September 2017
This is a new exhibit of fifty original works by artists with developmental disabilities from across California. The exhibit challenges assumptions about people with developmental disabilities through its wide diversity of styles and media representing the wide diversity of the artists themselves.
Congratulations to all the artists who submitted pieces selected to express their journey through life with a developmental disability including:
“My Brainwaves” by Robin Blake, “How I Feel in A Crowd” by Julia Dickinson, “Terror in Dr. Grisdale’s Office” by Marshall Woodall, “After Purgatory” featuring narratives by Sarah Faulkner and Dylan Lindsay and the pen and ink work of AJ Redmond and “Consumer” by Gabby Ledesma.
The full “After” Purgatory and “Consumer” can be seen on our Installations page.
The Claraty Arts Project would like to thank everyone who came out to the First Friday Art Show!
A special thank you to Kim from the Mediterranean Cafe, and Greg from Choice Music, Lorraine Carini and finally the friends and families of The Claraty Arts Project community! Congratulations to all the Artists for an amazing show!
View more First Friday Photos on the Facebook Page!
The Claraty Arts Project strives to teach and promote new roles and responsibilities for adults living with developmental disabilities. This approach transforms those society expects to be perpetual learners into teachers and leaders, and those often labeled passive and permanent consumers into dynamic, creative producers and contributors. Artists on display: Kira Andreas, Robin Blake, Julia Dickinson, Dana Hackett, Zach Mabert, Ken Muramoto, A.J. Redmond, Michaelaa Sheidecker, Geanna Shattuc, Theresa Willett, Jennefer Williams, and Marshall Woodall.
October - December 2016
There will be two public events for viewing. Mr. Redmond and Ms. Dickinson will be attending the opening reception on October 20th and there will be a large holiday bazaar on November 9th in the late afternoon/early evening where originals and prints will be available for purchase.
September - October 2016
Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship aims to broaden the range of voices, visions, perceptions and approaches to creativity that the public engages with in cultural venues. It aims to engage the public with valuable knowledge and perspectives that are frequently absent from the world of art. The project is based on the premise that, when we create spaces and opportunities to listen to a broad range of diverse intelligences, perspectives and voices, our knowledge, experience and understanding of the world is enriched.
March - July 2016
Art+Autism will take place through Autism Awareness Month, April 2016, to showcase the talents and abilities of artists living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and initiate a conversation about the unique power of art in the autism community.
View the First Friday Photos on the Facebook Page!
This exhibit will feature original work and merchandise from: Robin Blake, Ian Scowcroft, Michaelaa Scheidecker, Danya Riches and Geanna Shattuc.
From 7.30pm-9pm there will be a screening of the movie "Comes With Baggage". A lighthearted history of bicycle travel in the Americas. If you would like to only attend the artshow please come between 6pm-7pm.
We hope to see you there!
Below are pics of the artists enjoying the process & you can see galleries of the photos taken here.
We made our indiegogo goal! Thanks for all the support, couldn't have done it without you. Looking forward to 100 Cameras coming to Claraty Arts in October. Check out the event in this space and stay tuned for some amazing images!
Indiegogo Contributers: Joji Muramoto, Christine McCormick, Frank Madolora, Jacqueline Howell, Gregory Troy, Marty Thompson, Debra LaVoy, Robert Malone, Coleman Lyles, Suzanne Styrpejko, Julie Dupris, Jeanne Faulkner, Colleen Russell, Gero Heine, Mathew Hall, Madeline Flood, David Schwartz, Jeffery Darling, Donna Krey, Bill Whiting, John Shea, Anya Hobley, Glenda Cudaback Morrow, Catherine Godlewski, Karley Rodriguez, Stephanie Hopcraft, Stephanie Lemmon, Dan Blake, Katy Scowcroft, Diania Burbano, Sarah Herr, Kathy Tappero, David Hoobler, Christopher Bent, Doug Pascover, Hans Brinker, Mia Bird, Shannon Cloud, Melissa Matlow, Stephanie Martin, Nora Parker, Cathy Blake, Lionel Shelton, Robert Scowcroft, Calen Barca-Hall, Raquel Cool
And a big thank you to our top contributors: George Mallett, Susan Rugtiv, Jon Winston, Rex Zimmerman, Janice Hopcraft, Andrew Pereira, Bill Allen, David Phillipich
April to May 2015
Zach’s work features a prominent theme of snapshots chronicling bygone eras in music. Zach says, “When I draw, it’s like making a copy from history”. Zach captures famous moments from the past in exacting detail with his precise line work. “I want people to see my art, to show people what I like – show them how I am. I like old time music because I like the stories they tell. Everything tells a story.” Zach started drawing before he was 4, and still creates art as a way to share his own story and history with those who view his work.
May - July 2014
His current work pays homage to his hometown of the past decade, capturing with exacting stippling, hatching, and brush strokes the details of Santa Cruz’s most popular pastimes and landmarks. AJ exhibits natural talent in any medium he picks up, though his ink drawings best demonstrate his meticulous eye for detail, “I try to capture details and textures to express the beauty in real life.”
AJ’s attention to detail extends beyond his artwork, in his free time he enjoys memorizing and discussing facts, dates, lyrics, foreign language, history, and other trivia.
From 6:30-9 pm, enjoy live music by the Bob Burnett Trio.
For more information visit the Museum of Art and History at www.popupmuseum.org
The Claraty Arts Gallery will present new works from Claraty Artists, including a final pop-art print installation by Gabby Ledesma, and a much anticipated first large-scale acrylic on canvas by Diana Mallet.
The Claraty Arts Store will be stocked with new merchandise, including new t-shirt designs from several never before featured Claraty Artists.
NELLIE’S LAST ACT will be a celebration of art and community, offering good food, craft brews, and hosting a lineup of great local bands, featuring Coffee Zombie Collective and The Driftless Duo.