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Poets, Symbols and Songs: August 1, 2014-October 26, 2014

john postcardPC3rd Floor Art Forum

Each year, the County of Santa Cruz honors an incredible creative leader who has made a significant impact in our community.

We put our stories down on paper. What stories does paper tell us?

2014 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year John Babcock will share a range of handmade paper work, from vibrant sculptures of folded paper to large, brightly-pigmented pieces.



Join us for exhibition related events:

First Friday Exhibition Opening August 1st 5-9PM

Artist Talk Friday August 8th 7-9PM

  • Susan Krevitt

    John, your Paper Exhibit is beyond GREAT! I enjoyed every minute I was there….even made a paper German Bell from the art materials you left for Comment! (Hope you got it.) I love that you even used your old Levis as part of the hanging strips under the skylight! Funny. And the laser-or-something-generated cut out for the poetry was truly wonderful…and so well-crafted, as is all of your work. The colors, the light on the colors, the overall mood and feeling in the room…YOU ARE A GENIUS, JOHN!! I ‘grew up” in my Dad’s Print Shop (many years ago) and the feel and look and smell of paper and paper related products has strong memories and feelings for me. This is part of why I like your work, but mainly it is because i LOVE FINE ART!! Thank you so very much for going to the (tons, no doubt) of effort to hang this show for
    our county, and others. No wonder you are ARTIST OF THE YEAR!! I so agree. Keep going!!!! ~Sue K.