New Art Installation "A Hundred Trees"

Joao de Brito

Scotts Valley’s Newest Installation ‘A Hundred Trees’.

Art in the Libraries showcases the remarkable talent of 11 California artists using trees in different media. The installation is available for viewing April 25, 2015 through July 25, 2015 at the Scotts Valley Library. 


The first known depiction of a tree is called the Gua Tewet Tree of Life created on a cave wall 10,000 years ago in Borneo. Scholars tell us it may depict the ties that bind individuals, families, territories, or spirits to one another. Family tree, hanging tree, feeding tree, flowering tree or the tree of life, all have inspired artists around the world.

Peace Paper Project

Peace PaperThe ancient tradition
of making paper by hand.

Pedal Power
Ready to make paper
Laying out paper sheet
Mixing the pulp

You will actually create paper from an article of clothing using the same process which has been practiced for over 2000 years. Peace Paper's process is a vehicle for personal expression and social change. The basic principle is that "one must break something down before it can be transformed into something new and beautiful". With its "portable studio", Peace Paper provides workshops which facilitate healing and incite public action around the world.

Click here or more information.

This was a Free Scotts Valley Friends Sponsored Event!

When:
April 29th
Where Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley
Times - 2:00-6:00PM 

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater

Free performances at Scotts Valley Branch:

When:
Thurs. March 12  -  How Women Won the Vote 
Thurs. April 9 - Campfires, Coyotes & Cowboys 
Thurs. May 28 - Wit, Wisdom and Wisecracks

Where Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley
Times - 7:00 PM

Previous Art Installation "The Original Selfie"

Rhea O'Neill
Scotts Valley’s most recent Installation ‘Art in the Library’ celebrated the original ‘selfies’ – an exhibition of self portraits by 80 Santa Cruz County artists. The installation was available for viewing January 24 through April 25 at the Scotts Valley Library. Additionally, the public was invited to an artist’s reception on: 

The reception was on Sunday, February 8 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the library, located at 251 Kings Village Rd. in Scotts Valley.
There were between 400-500 people in attendance and a fabulous time was had by all !

The artist’s reception was open to the public and provided the opportunity to view the self-portraits and meet all of the artists.