Ebb & Flow Artists


Ebb & Flow artists were selected from a robust pool of proposals to create artwork for Ebb & Flow. Sixteen artists will create temporary installations and performances on the Riverwalk, to be unveiled on June 3rd during the Kinetic Art Parade. The artists and installations include:

Stephanie Engel – “Augu Doce – Dance Along the River” a performance along the Riverwalk and/or during the River Arts Celebration featuring four dancers who will dance in honor of the river and the spirit of the river.

Margaret Niven – “Windsocks” – eight 5’ long windsocks in the shapes of Steelhead and Coho Salmon will catch the wind coming off the ocean. The fish will appear to be swimming upstream and will be able to change directions depending on the wind.

Nora Grant and Melody Overstreet – “Interactive River Weaving”, a colorful, community-built fiber installation on the San Lorenzo Park Pedestrian Bridge. The colors will reflect those of native birds and animals.

Suzanne Schrag and company – “River Characters” – the return of costumed River Characters including Eb, Flo, and river creatures who will join the parade and Celebration.

Timerie Gordon – “Fishing Rods” – the return of her large-scale rods on the Water Street Bridge.

Ann Hazels – “Forefather/For Father” – a field of several hundred ceramic poppy flowers that move kinetically under a pedestrian bridge.

Kirby Scudder – “Swallow’s Nest” – a 15’ high bird’s nest made of wood and branches on the side of the Soquel Bridge.

Jeanette Bent – “Aerial Dance” – multiple aerial dances performed along the Riverwalk and/or during the River Arts Celebration.