July First Friday

Susan Migliore

Susan Migliore’s has been painting full time. After she stopped teaching art at West Valley College and Mission College she has had the time to develop a large body of work,  Although Susan does a variety of subjects in her oil paintings, she most enjoys painting the California landscape.

“I have been painting for many years but most enjoy painting outside from nature. Most of my paintings are done outside. The larger paintings are finished in the studio from sketches I make on location. It always amazes me the variety of scenes that are near by from ocean, to rivers and ponds, wetlands as well as mountain vistas. I can be at the same location many times but I aways see something new depending on the season and time of the day. It is always an interesting challenge."

Susan has exhibited in a wide variety of venues and is represented in my private collections.

California Jewels

“The sunlight and turquoise sky of California gives the landscape a unique vibrancy. All my life I have been fascinated by how light, color and texture affect each other. In this collection of paintings I have tried to capture the unique qualities of the diverse landscapes.”


Louise Leong

Louise Leong produces art that evokes nostalgia and amusement. She is known for making bold and graphic screenprints of illustrated characters and handmade pinball art toys. In recent years she has begun painting in gouache to capture sidewalk scenes of free piles. Her latest series of paintings capture and celebrate the numerous “nice car” sightings in her daily travels through Santa Cruz neighborhoods.

Louise is an owner and member of the Little Giant Collective printmaking studio located in downtown Santa Cruz and exhibits regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I love cars. I love my car. I love the Cars. I love songs about cars and driving. Cars are sleek, sexy, shining, and also busted, boxy, and ugly. I love those too.

Before I started driving, I fantasized about the car I would own and what kind of music I would listen to while driving with the windows down. I made a mixtape of the songs. It’s called Rock n’ Roll Car Ride. I love being in my car on the road and being simultaneously in public and private.

My dad was a driving teacher when he immigrated here. My parents later ran a used car dealership. My car worship is slice of Americana that I’ve claimed.


First Friday Artist Reception

Susan Migliore at Stripe

Louise Leong at Stripe Men

Friday, July 5th

5-9 pm

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