Art Studio

Zig Zag Robinson



Thats Hip Hop Artist Addam White, aka Zig Zag Robinson. Adam started producing Film and Theater in his early 20s and went on to become a hip hop performing artist for the last decade. Zig Zag has performed in venues throughout California and has worked with dozens of local bands creating their own unique sound. Hip Hop is a combination of artistic forms that originated as a specific street subculture during the 1970s in New York City, later spreading its influence to communities throughout the country.


“bangbang” is the latest effort by Zig Zag producing a monthly First Friday Festival. Every First Friday for the next year Zig Zag is organizing multiple bands representing a wide range of musical styles along with visual artists chosen by the parachute collective (a local arts collective. ’bang bang’ brings together performers and visual artists under one roof at the well known local Restaurant, Bocci’s Cellar.

Although Los Angeles and Oakland are the west coast hip hop capitals, Santa Cruz has produced it’s share of National hip hop acts.

Under Zig Zag’s production company Wrench Broadcasting “bang bang” will add a musical component to the hugely successful monthly First Friday Art Tour. While bands rotate on stage, local artists and crafts people will display their work outside in the spacious bocce courtyard. ‘Bang bang’ is keeping the hip hop tradition alive in Santa Cruz.

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Steaming Into the MAH


By Kirby Scudder

For seven years during the end of December and beginning of January, the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz  has filled its atrium with model trains. These include tiny z-gauge to magnificent one-forty-third scale models.

The Santa Cruz MAH atrium is currently hosting an intricate array of model trains. Source:

MAH Events


A Dia de los Muertos community offrenda was on display during one of the museum's Friday events. Source

Stacy Garcia and Emily Dawkins organize the Friday events at Santa Cruz’s Museum of Art and History. The events are part of the MAH’s effort to break down the barriers between artists and museum visitors.

Sanctuary Exploration Center Combines Science and Art


The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has opened a new museum highlighting the one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems.  KUSP’s Kirby Scudder reports the new Sanctuary Exploration Center continues a local tradition of combining science with art.


Lisa Uttal – The Art of the Exhibit

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California’s central coast. Stretching from Marin to Cambria, the MBNMS encompasses a shoreline length of 276 miles and 6,094 square miles of ocean. Supporting one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems, it is home to numerous mammals, seabirds, fishes, invertebrates and plants in a remarkably productive coastal environment. The MBNMS was established for the purpose of resource protection, research, education, and public use of this national treasure. The MBNMS is part of a system of 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and one marine national monument, administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Revealing the Spirit Through Photography


Poppy de Garmo brings another series to her Townies portrait project. Photo:

By Kirby Scudder
One of the exhibits in this week’s First Friday Santa Cruz event shows the faces of the people of the region. Margo Duvall and Poppy de Garmo discuss their work.

View the listing their joint exhibit at

S.C. Public Library More Than Just a Quiet Place


Live Oak Inside/Out created a series of posters o highlight the diversity of their community. Photo: Mariah Roberts

By Kirby Scudder

The Inside/Out art project currently incorporates more than 70,ooo photographs from around the planet. KUSP’s Kirby Scudder reports that 60 of them are portraits of Santa Cruz library patrons. If the library can raise the necessary funds, the images will become posters on library walls. In the Live Oak neighborhood, an active Inside/Out group has used its posters to highlight diversity.