Percussionist Jim Greiner gets the Rio Theatre crowd grooving to the beat Tuesday night during the presentation of the 16th annual Gail Rich Awards. Greiner was once of this year's winners along with sign painter Steve Hosmer, sculptor and painter Judy Stabile, musician Rhan Wilson, writer and editor Elizabeth McKenzie and conductor John Larry Granger. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Rhan Wilson plays after accepting his Gail Rich Award at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday night. Wilson was accompanied by Santa Cruz favorites Barry Phillips on cello and singer Pipa Piñon. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
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The stars of the Santa Cruz County arts community come out for a night of recognition as the Gail Rich Awards are presented at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Kathleen Hilger of Santa Cruz watches Shirley Lehner-Rhoades work on her chalk painting on the floor of the Museum of Art and History on Saturday. (John Williams/Sentinel)
Shirley Lehner-Rhoads rubs in some chalk into her painting on the floor of the Museum of Art and History on Saturday. (John Williams/Sentinel)
Shirley Lehner-Rhoades grabs a piece of chalk from a bowl on Saturday while she works to complete her reproduction of Madonna Della Seggiola by Raphael Sanzio. (John Williams/Sentinel)
Photographer Susan Hillyard has a display of Grateful Dead photos at Y Studio in Santa Cruz. A reception will be held on Friday, Aug. 6. (Julia Moore/Sentinel)
"Bubble Gum into Wine" by George Jercich is displayed at Sculpture Is: 2010. (Julia Moore/Sentinel)
A spray painted mural by local artist Ezra Moon adorns the plywood covering the empty display window frame at Velvet Underground on Pacific Avenue on Thursday where a window shattered during a riot Saturday night stood. The artwork was designed by Velvet Underground owner Diane Towns granddaughter Jasmine Glenn. Towns says, We wanted to turn something very negative into something very positive. We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from our community." (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel
Paintings by Ezra Moon bring an upbeat message to the Pacific Avenue at Dell Williams until the jewelry store can replace the windows shattered on Saturday
See Sentinel story: A message of hope and thanks in downtown Santa Cruz
Davenport resident Ed Dickie is a carpenter, guitarist and photographer whose work is on display at the Forester's Gallery in Davenport. Photo by Dan Coyro.
The Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School Chamber Choir practices on Monday as they gear up for their annual singing Valentine Gram effort. Photo by Shmuel Thaler
Bike Artist Slimm Buick hangs out in the parking lot before an art bike ride on Friday. Photo by Robinson Kuntz
A drummer with the Gustine High band counts off with her fellow band mates as they begin their performance at the Surf City Band Review Saturday downtown. (Photograph by Bill Lovejoy/Sentinel)
See Sentinel story: Marching to the beat of their own drum.
Fabric sculptor Susan Else relaxes with her dog Roxie next to one of her latest pieces entitled, 'Chasing a Dream'. (Photograph by Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
See Sentinel story: Susan Else: Fabric sculptor creates a world of colorful characters.