Arts

Gilroy gallery opens in historic downtown hotel

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
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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

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
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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 [...]

An homage to the land

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
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During the mid-19th century, commercial logging operations devastated redwood forests across the state. Mount Madonna was no exception. The local Amah Tribal band of the Costanoan Ohlone Nation, stewards of the land for thousands of years, had been uprooted from their home and [...]

Showcasing local artistic talent

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
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Nearly 400 artists throughout the Silicon Valley, two of whom are in Morgan Hill,  are opening their doors to the public. Karen Bieber and Nancy Wulff will show their work and their work spaces during the 33rd annual Silicon Valley Open Studios. Wulff will welcome visitors [...]

Lasting legacy

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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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

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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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

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
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

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 [...]

Taken by surprise

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
One of the classics of the Broadway stage, Guys and Dolls, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, is a can’t-lose gamble for theater producers and audiences alike. South Valley Civic Theatre’s current production, which marks the end of the community theater’s 49th season, [...]
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