.Santa Cruz in Photos: A Personal Chalk Art Open Studios

This chalk art was created by Santa Cruz artist Janice Serilla in reaction to the Covid-19 crisis.

Serilla says she took her talents to the sidewalks of her Westside neighborhood to help express herself in an open public forum since galleries, museums and such are currently closed.

“Since Open Studios will most likely be closed this year, the sidewalks are now my open studio,” she says. Her work, which has now been flushed away with the rain, covered about six squares of the sidewalk.

See more from the Santa Cruz in Photos series.


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Tarmo Hannula
Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.
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