Paul Seftel Studio

Mesmerizing And Memorable Paintings Of Things That Are Happening On A Worldly Level. Art makes up so much of the creative tapestry in and around Monterey Bay, but few studios in the region have the look, feel, and dynamism of something that could easily thrive in New York City. Paul Seftel Studio is a rare portal in that regard. With …

Trotter Galleries

Culture — Art And Soul

Trotter GalleriesPhoto courtesy Trotter Galleries. By Mark C. Anderson The late, great S.C. Yuan, one of many beloved, historic artists on display at Trotter Galleries, noted that “art should have something to say to the viewer, and only then is it honest art, which has permanent value.” Terry and Paula Trotter take that to heart. The couple have been at …

Monterey Bay Culture

Artist Spotlight

Paul Seftel. Born in London and raised in New York City, artist Paul Seftel creates contemporary abstract paintings that both soothe the eyes and tickle the mind by deploying gritty, earthy ingredients — pigment, marble dust, limestone, and quartz sand, as ancient artists once did — over broad canvases that can stretch as wide as 9 feet. As the artist …

Monterey Music

Sound Decisions

Photo courtesy California Roots Festival / Marissa Elder. By Mark C. Anderson Monterey music can be difficult to describe without drifting into what sounds like hyperbole. But that’s not without cause — this geographic region is precisely where certain music festivals changed the way the world understood and appreciated music, from the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 to legendary performances …