Current Exhibition: Native Son
Presented by Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative
Curated by Mary Anne Carson & Janet Silverglate
Born in the artistic community of Santa Cruz & mentored by his grandmother, Lenora N. Penniman, who was one of the "Santa Cruz Three" famed women landscape painters of the 1920-40s, Penniman is a graduate of Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles.
His familiarity with the coastal landscape of Santa Cruz inspired his first oil painting at the age of twelve. Familiarity alone can’t account for the dreamlike vibrancy & spirituality that radiates from his landscapes. They are, in many important respects, inner vignettes that transmit the deep appreciation for life of a man who has been to the brink of death & made a comeback. Penniman is an artist living out his second life: a life infused with humility, awe & gratitude. This exhibition includes over 60 works of art on display throughout the Bank’s five countywide banking offices, and features contemporary landscape paintings of the California Central Coast.
Native Son on display in all five banking offices.
Exhibition Locations & Hours:
Santa Cruz County Bank
Aptos - 7775 Soquel Drive
Capitola - 819 Bay Avenue
Santa Cruz - 75 River Street
Scotts Valley - 4604 Scotts Valley Drive
Watsonville - 595 Auto Center Drive
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 6pm excluding holidays
Exhibition & Media Contacts:
Mary Anne Carson, Santa Cruz County Bank