You have probably noticed the recently erected art hanging up around the studio. It is the work of NOURISH member, Hilary Scardino, and is featured as part of NOURISH’s participation in the First Friday Art Tour in Santa Cruz.
For those of you not familiar with the Art Tour, it is a fantastic local event held on the first Friday of each month. Various businesses and organizations in and around downtown Santa Cruz display art by local artists and hold receptions. Locals and visitors are then encouraged to walk around Santa Cruz ,taking in the art and generally having a fun old time.
Here is what some one lovely lady said about the art tour in a local paper recently:
What an amazing experience I had last Friday night in downtown Santa Cruz. I’ve been a critic of downtown in letters to this paper and the iffy element that is effecting a change to the overall ambiance of the downtown we have known and loved. This past Friday, the First Friday Art Tour, transported, elevated Santa Cruz to urban magic, the likes of which one usually only experiences in San Francisco or the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
Not wanting to miss out on such a positive and inspiring movement, NOURISH participated in First Friday for the first time on Friday, March 5th. It was huge success with the studio attracting many visitors to appreciate Hilary’s brilliant art and take in the NOURISH ambiance. There was fizzy fruit wine, a delectable platter kindly donated by our friends over at Asana Tea House (they really rock and there food is awesome) and of course, lively liberal discussion.
We would like to thank Hilary for sharing her truly unique work with us. Having received a number of compliments about what her art brings to the studio space, in addition to enjoying supporting and celebrating local artists, NOURISH will certainly be participating in First Friday again.
Unfortunately we will be skipping April – as we will be focusing on the exciting task of celebrating our 1 year anniversary with our friends, family, members and clients on Friday, April 2nd – but we do look forward to bringing in some new art in May and participating in this great event again. We hope to see lots of our members and clients there and if anyone in the NOURISH community is interested in collaborating with us for First Friday then we would love to here from you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.