The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) is exhibiting the work of fine artist and Santa Cruz resident Mary Karlton at the Octagon Café. Running through September 22, the show features two series from Ms. Karlton’s extensive body of work: the “Pomegranate Series” and the “Anduze Series,” which celebrate human diversity and individuality.

The bright and vibrant Pomegranate Series portraits depict individuals from all walks of life and diverse ethnic backgrounds. In the Anduze Series, Ms. Karlton explores the lively and fascinating characters encountered during a recent trip to the South of France and Paris. In this collection, Ms. Karlton brings together mixed media and bold contemporary design inspired by street art and the Cubist style of Picasso to capture the rich personality of each figure.

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