CommonGround Member Meet-Up: ReflectioNNN

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Saturday, September 24, 2022,
6:30pm - 8pm

Esplanade Park
120 Monterey Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010

FREE for members

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Join fellow MAH members at the Capitola Beach Festival’s Lighted Nautical Parade to view a new installation by Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra (MCXT) that reimagines the local Venetian Water Carnivals, a Victorian-era spectacle on the San Lorenzo River.

Part of CommonGround, the MAH's new biennial festival of place-inspired, outdoor work hosted in locations throughout Santa Cruz County from Sep 16-25, 2022.

The details:
6:30pm-7:00pm Meet at the Capitola Beach Festival (exact location to be provided)
7:00pm-8:00pm Watch the parade including MXCT's new installation


By MCXT (Monica Canilao & Xara Thustra)

Soquel Creek, Capitola Village

Sep 24; 7:30pm / FREE

A handcrafted sculptural raft—part art boat, part performance stage—that pays tribute to the

Santa Cruz Venetian Water Carnivals, a Victorian-era spectacle that took place on the San

Lorenzo River from 1895 to 1927. Part of the Capitola Beach Festival’s Lighted Nautical Parade.

Join us as we spend time experiencing TRANSBORDER at the Downtown Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market, then head over to Abbott Square for drinks with artist Raniel Ruanova.

The details:
4:00pm-4:45pm Meet at the Downtown Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market and view TRANSBORDER installation
4:45pm-6:00pm Abbott Square for drinks and mingling with with artist Daniel Ruanova

Members can register here. To learn more about becoming a MAH member and all of the associated benefits, please click here.

Questions? Please contact Jenna Clancy, MAH's membership coordinator.

About the Artwork

By Daniel Ruanova & Ignacio Ornelas
Farmers’ Markets
Sep 21–25 / FREE

A mobile installation featuring large-scale reproductions of 1950s-era photographs of Braceros, Mexican farm and railroad workers imported to the U.S. during World War II. The project gives new light to the images of citizens on their journey to the land of opportunity.

Farmers’ Market Tour:
Sep 21; 1–6pm / Downtown Santa Cruz
Sep 23; 2–7pm / Watsonville
Sep 25; 9am–1pm / Live Oak

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