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Interior Monologues: Views Into the Artist's Mind 
2012 Collective
Reception: July 15, 2-4 

Exhibit: Opens July 5, 2012


Each year we invite our member artists to explore a unique theme for our annual Collective.  This year's exhibit, Interior Monologues, offers our member artists an opportunity to allow us to view their art, eavesdrop into their minds, and understand something about their muse. Over 70 participants have shared their vision while working in a variety of media.


We would like to thank the hard working PVAC Gallery Committee, PVAC Board, staff and volunteers who made this exhibit possible. The Collective membership show is one we look forward to mounting each year.  A huge "thank you" goes to our member artists for being willing to create to our unique themes!  


Inside Out Project     

Peace in Our Streets: You Only Live Once


PVAC and four Watsonville schools have joined forces to create a fabulous public art project designed to contemplate the question: How can we bring peace to our streets? This group of local youth has an answer: Art!


On July 8th  PVAC, volunteers, and students from EA Hall Middle School, Renaissance High School and Ceiba College Prep Middle and High schools will affix nearly 100 large, black and white portraits to exterior walls throughout downtown Watsonville.


"The teens are participating in a world-wide initiative," said PVAC Board Member and project leader, Jean Beebe. "The Inside Out Project is an international, participatory art project that takes messages of personal identity and transforms them into pieces of artistic work."


The teens chose the theme: Peace in Our Streets: You Only Live Once. Then, they contacted the Inside Out Project in France to see if Watsonville could participate in the global initiative. With a resounding "Yes" from the Inside Out headquarters in Paris, the young people collected photographic portraits in the style being used across the globe to promote peace around the world in cities from Tel Aviv, Israel to Caracas, Venezuela. Students themselves, their teachers Daniel Levy and Karen Lemon, and even some professional photographers like Joop Rubens, Karen Lemon, and Jim Schwartz volunteered to capture the images that will be exhibited on the buildings. The exhibit will be displayed from June 8 through September.


The Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony with Mayor Montesino will take place on Sunday, July 15th from 2 to 4 PM at PVAC Gallery, 37 Sudden Street, across from the YMCA. A guided walking tour of the art installation will follow.

Call for Volunteers     

Peace in Our Streets: You Only Live Once

We Need your help!  PVAC is asking for volunteers from the community to help install the portraits on the exterior walls of DOWNTOWN WATSONVILLE on JULY 8TH at 10:00 AM at the old City Hall Building on Main Street. Bring squeegees, brushes, push brooms and ladders to paste these 3 x 5 foot portrait posters of our youth on four city buildings. View the trailer on www.insideoutproject.net to see what it's all about.


To volunteer please contact: Jean Beebe: 831-688-1907 or [email protected]


Next Exhibit in the Gallery:   

Monterey Bay: Land, Air & Sea

September 9-October 7, 2012


This exhibit will celebrate the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary during the 20th anniversary year of its creation. Because we are thrilled to live in an area with so many natural resources and beauty, we are focusing on the bay itself, the waterways that feed it, and the flora and fauna that it nurtures. We are partnering with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation which supports a variety of sanctuary programs. We have selected artists to participate who work in a wide variety of media.