April 5 through May 21, 2017• Pajaro Valley Arts • 37 Sudden Street, Watsonville
Worker’s Rights; Equal Rights; Civil Unrest; Environmental Protection. These and other issues of our daily lives have a long history. What we remember is often the iconic photographs representing historical moments published in newspapers, magazines and today’s online resources.
Witness: Photojournalism opens April 5 and will run through May 21, 2017 and showcases the work of some of our renowned, local photojournalists: Bob Fitch, Sam Vestel, Joe Ravetz, Shmuel Thaler and Tarmo Hannula. Mr. Fitch’s work, featuring the protests held by Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez, speaks to issues which resonate today throughout our community and country: labor rights, economic and social equality.
Mr. Ravetz’s work highlights the plight of the homeless population. Mr. Vestal’s work shows the historic past of the Monterey Bay region. Mr. Thaler and Mr. Hannula’s work reflect the current lives, environment and issues faced in Santa Cruz County. All these photojournalists have lived and worked in Santa Cruz County as witnesses to the beauty and uniqueness of our area and to our lives on a daily basis.
Witness! Is one of seven exhibits PVA will produce in 2017. We believe this exhibit’s particular importance is that each artist has captured images that reflect our changing times. Shown together they underscore the impact of truth within an historical framework.
Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) was founded as a non-profit 501 c (3) organization in 1984 in Watsonville, CA, to promote and foster cultural events in the Pajaro Valley and South Santa Cruz County. We strive to nourish the artistic resources found in our rich local cultural diversity, historical heritage, and the natural beauty of the Central Coast. We work collaboratively to develop and promote opportunities for public participation in and appreciation for the arts.
Pajaro Valley Arts 37 Sudden Street, Watsonville 831-722-3062. Website: www.pajarovalleyartscouncil.org