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'lost, found, adrift' - Art Marvel Is Friday Evening at Cedar & Locust in Santa Cruz

Inspired art space defies pretension and marks more than a year of "guerilla" gallery activity.

Mobile art gallery. Photo: Nora Dougherty - Work.Shop.
Mobile art gallery. Photo: Nora Dougherty - Work.Shop.
A rehabilitated vintage trailer, transformed into a mobile art gallery, will be parked Friday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cedar and Locust streets for an art event "lost, found, adrift" featuring new from Lucas Elmer and Jared Roth.

From the corner parking lot in Santa Cruz, Nora Dougherty, owner of the mobile Work.Shop. gallery, has planned a campfire with marshmallows and an outdoor screening of short film "The Workshop.

Drawing from nautical folklore, and scavenging from lonely beaches and abandoned chicken coops,  "lost, found, adrift..." finds beauty and meaning in what has been cast away and forgotten, Dougherty said.

Elmer, a print maker, and Roth working in "found wood" have created a quiet, well-crafted, nostalgic world inside the four walls of Work. Shop.

Resurrection is the theme of "The Workshop," created by Roth and Dougherty, the gallery owner.
A loose autobiography of the gallery itself -- a 1958 Kenskill trailer --  it tells the story of the Lonesome Stranger (portrayed by Don Davidson) as he is lost in hopelessness, only to be secretly confronted/rescued by the Flower Avengers- 3 mystical creatures, played by Cassandra Brown, Bridget Henry and Dougherty. 

Rehabilitated from a dilapidated trailer sitting by the side of the road, the gallery is living proof that with a little hard work, vision, and community- things can change for the better, Dougherty said.

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