Artists develop unique ways to showcase work during pandemic

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With Covid-19 changing how everything is done, everyone has to find ways to “get creative” in order to do activities that were once taken for granted. That might include ordering dinner from a local restaurant and picking it up outside its doors. For office employees, no [...]

Gilroy gallery opens in historic downtown hotel

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Emily McEwan-Upright envisioned a space where creative mothers and mid-career artists can display their work without the pressures and demands of a traditional fine art gallery. The result is Gallery 1202, which recently moved from the Pixley House on Fifth Street in downtown [...]

Kevin Heath retiring from Gilroy arts center

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Early this decade, well-known local actor Kevin Heath decided to join the burgeoning Gilroy Arts Alliance on the recommendation of a friend. The year 2010 was an exciting time for the organization. Gilroy Arts Alliance had just merged with the longtime local arts advocate group [...]

Lasting legacy

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi
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This month the Gilroy Arts Alliance gathers the community for its fifth annual celebration of the rich contributions African Americans have made to our national and local tapestry. Exhibit curator Louise Shields said the theme of this year’s event focused on the Black [...]

Social fabric

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi
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Part of the rich culture of Santa Clara County, African Americans were instrumental in the establishing its first settlements beginning with El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe in 1777. “African American leaders helped to establish social services,” says author and educator [...]

Righteous rockout

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
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Like its 1970s compadre, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Godspell” focuses on Jesus as seen through a 20th-century rock score. Unlike “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Godspell” focuses on Jesus’s teachings more than the drama of the last days of his life. Its title is a [...]

Twirling textiles

Mary Bartholomew
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Experienced knitters know working with luxury yarn really feels wonderful. Quality yarns glide easily through the fingers. “As knitters become more experienced, they become more educated on benefits of working with quality yarns,” explains Shirley Todd. “Luxury and [...]

Recreating that Gilroy feel

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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This isn’t Chris Dufur’s first win. In fifth grade he entered a computer science class poster contest and came in first. “I had a drawing of the Scooby Doo dog and he was sitting at the computer,” Dufur said.  “Everybody loved that.” This year, with his mother’s [...]
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