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Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar by Artist Collective Futurefarmers

Various locations and bus stops on campus

Founded in 1995 by Amy Franceschini, Futurefarmers is an international collective of artists and diverse practitioners. Their critically acclaimed, socially engaged, and site specific projects take place in and around art institutions, universities, sailing vessels, farmlands, kitchens, and other community settings. For Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar, Futurefarmers has created a series of thematic gatherings with collaborators including including feminist theorist Karen Barad, cosmologist Alexei Leauthaud, eco-sexual artists Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, atmospheric chemist Peter Weiss, theater director Marianne Weems, artist Tristan Duke, and other artists and thinkers. The regional atmospheric phenomena of fog that can pervade the campus serves as the theme for these gatherings, with an emphasis on seeing, sensing, and knowing within uncertain and misty conditions. In the current hazy socio-political climate, Wandering Seminar intends to trouble the atmospheric conditions impacting knowledge production.

When We Paint Our Masterpiece: The Art of the Grateful Dead Community

McHenry Library, Brittingham Dead Central Gallery, Main Level

This newest exhibit featuring unique materials from the Grateful Dead Archive will explore how the members of the band and the global Dead Head community took inspiration from one another in creating an image-rich, worldwide art practice that, like the band’s music, scrambled perceived standards and norms. The creative works presented in When We Paint Our Masterpiece reveal a world full of variety when it comes to design practices, international traditions, visual icons, and art forms. There has been space for all of these patterns and visions in the community of fans and fellow artists that blossomed around the band, and that community of creators continues to thrive today. This exhibit explores the mutual appreciation among fans as well as between fans and the band. On view through 2020.This free exhibit is open to the public during McHenry Library hours.(artwork by Miki Saito)

Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar by Artist Collective Futurefarmers

Various locations and bus stops on campus

Founded in 1995 by Amy Franceschini, Futurefarmers is an international collective of artists and diverse practitioners. Their critically acclaimed, socially engaged, and site specific projects take place in and around art institutions, universities, sailing vessels, farmlands, kitchens, and other community settings. For Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar, Futurefarmers has created a series of thematic gatherings with collaborators including including feminist theorist Karen Barad, cosmologist Alexei Leauthaud, eco-sexual artists Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, atmospheric chemist Peter Weiss, theater director Marianne Weems, artist Tristan Duke, and other artists and thinkers. The regional atmospheric phenomena of fog that can pervade the campus serves as the theme for these gatherings, with an emphasis on seeing, sensing, and knowing within uncertain and misty conditions. In the current hazy socio-political climate, Wandering Seminar intends to trouble the atmospheric conditions impacting knowledge production.

When We Paint Our Masterpiece: The Art of the Grateful Dead Community

McHenry Library, Brittingham Dead Central Gallery, Main Level

This newest exhibit featuring unique materials from the Grateful Dead Archive will explore how the members of the band and the global Dead Head community took inspiration from one another in creating an image-rich, worldwide art practice that, like the band’s music, scrambled perceived standards and norms. The creative works presented in When We Paint Our Masterpiece reveal a world full of variety when it comes to design practices, international traditions, visual icons, and art forms. There has been space for all of these patterns and visions in the community of fans and fellow artists that blossomed around the band, and that community of creators continues to thrive today. This exhibit explores the mutual appreciation among fans as well as between fans and the band. On view through 2020.This free exhibit is open to the public during McHenry Library hours.(artwork by Miki Saito)

Exploring Big Basin

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006, United States 21600 Big Basin Way

Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at park headquarters. Rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Free event.

The Arts Dean’s Speaker Series: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Producer, Director, Documentary filmmaker

Second Stage

Netflix senior software engineer Lyle Troxell invites you to a lively conversation with professor Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, producer, director and documentary filmmaker, for a discussion about how thinkers, practitioners, and innovators of art can create productive change. The Art of Change - Interview Series The Arts Division of UC Santa Cruz is home to an impressive group of faculty engaged in all aspects of the Arts. You will learn, through a live interview hosted weekly by Lyle Troxell, about eight influential artists—their work, and, more importantly, why and how they make art to change the world. Featuring a distinguished roster of guest speakers, including arts practitioners and educators who will provide illuminating insights each week, with personal stories on the artistic character that can shape a creative life dedicated to social change. Guests cover a range of topics, from the importance of habits of heart and mind that can transform some “thing” into something original, to ways in which the arts can create productive change. Interviewer Lyle Troxell is a senior software engineer at Netflix and host of WeAreNetflix podcast. He helped launch the Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. program at UC Santa Cruz; he created and taught the successful “Intro to Technology for Artists” graduate seminar and helped design UCSC’s Digital Arts Research Center (DARC). Lyle is a photographer, podcaster, and ‘maker’ using wood and steel. * * * * * FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Every Tuesday from Jan 7 to Mar 3, 2020 Learn more about the individual speakers on the Arts website ... Read More

Produce Pop-Up

Rachel Carson College

Produce stand with fresh fruits & veggies from the UCSC Farm & Santa Cruz Farmers' Market, located in Rachel Carson College Quad. Cash, check, & EBT accepted. Double Up Food Bucks Program - we'll match every CalFresh dollar spent with double the amount of produce. Like UCSC Produce Pop-Up on Facebook for updated schedule and weekly produce items.

“Archival Research as Penance”: The Papers and Library of Hayden V. White

McHenry Library, Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

Drawing on Hayden White’s newly available archive, this exhibit traces various sites of his intellectual work, teaching, and activism. Materials document his foundational role in building UC Santa Cruz’s pathbreaking History of Consciousness program, his powerful challenges to prevailing ideas of historical interpretation, and his part in a landmark legal ruling in favor of the civil rights of students in the United States which he regarded as one of his proudest accomplishments. In mapping the times and spaces where White elaborated his ideas, Archival Research as Penance invites others to think with him. Curated by Christian Alvarado and Patrick King, 2019-2020 Fellows in the Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training. Special Collections & Archives is grateful to Margaret Brose, whose generous donation of Hayden White’s archive to the University Library has made this exhibit possible. Thanks also go to The Humanities Institute for its support of fellowships in the Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training. On view through March 20, 2020. Open to the public during Special Collections & Archives Reading Room hours (generally Mon-Fri, 10:00am-Noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm).

Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

Arboretum

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Internationally renowned eco-artists and UC Santa Cruz emeritus faculty, the Harrisons created a site-specific environmental art installation in the three geodesic domes and the surrounding garden at the Arboretum. Called Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, the installation, which Newton Harrison continues to evolve, transforms the newly refurbished domes at the Arboretum from relics of the past, steeped in 1970s era charm, into carriers of the future in response to the crisis of climate change. The Harrisons worked with scientists at UC Santa Cruz and botanists at the Arboretum, along with other artists, scientists, and visionaries, to create trial gardens within the domes in which native plant species are subjected to the temperatures and water conditions that scientists see for the region in the near future. The aim is to determine which plants are best able to thrive as the region warms and to propagate these species to create the scaffolding for more rapid regeneration of the local ecosystem as climates shift. As the Harrisons explained, the future for the rapidly warming planet lies in finding durable plant species that together create ecosystems that can continue to live and flourish as temperature increases. The geodesic domes of the Arboretum provide the perfect setting for imagining a future in the face of climate change. With their new gleaming white coverings, the ... Read More

Solitary Garden Public Sculpture and Garden Project

Baskin Art Studios

The Institute of the Arts is Sciences is proud to present the participatory public sculpture and garden project Solitary Garden, by jackie sumell, November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020, located at the Baskin Art Studios. Solitary Garden features a sculpture made following the blueprint of a standard U.S. solitary confinement cell. Around the 6’ x 9’ cell grows a garden of flowers and vegetables, designed by Tim Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin, and communicated via letters and drawings to the students and volunteers who are planting and tending the garden as his proxies. The intent of the project, as the artist and Tim Young explain, is to "imagine a landscape without prisons." Solitary Garden is part of Barring Freedom, a multi-faceted, 18-month project which includes exhibitions of art, events and workshops, and a multi-day symposium at UC Santa Cruz, “Visualizing Prison Abolition,” October 15-17, 2020. Barring Freedom brings together artists, activists, and scholars to imagine alternatives to our fundamentally flawed criminal justice system and to galvanize a broader public to address the broken promise of freedom and justice for all in the United States.

A Deeper History of Data-Driven Advertising

McHenry Library, Digital Scholarship Commons VizWall

From political ads on Facebook to increasingly tight consumer tracking across the web, the importance of consumer data in modern advertising is more evident now than ever. But data-driven advertising has deeper roots in American experience than the relatively recent rise of the internet. This talk will explore some of the ways that “big data” has intertwined with advertising as far back as the mid-nineteenth century through how data came into its own in the advertising agencies of the 1920s. Understanding how data came to the fore in advertising so early in its modern existence can help us better approach the complexities of the consumer surveillance economy we grapple with today. Join us at the DSC's VizWall for this research talk by Digital Scholarship Librarian Daniel Story. Light refreshments will be provided.

POSTPONED: When Mycology Meets the Archive: Lecture & Game Workshop

McHenry Library, Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

UPDATE, 2/15/2020: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. AN UPDATED DATE AND TIME FOR THIS EVENT WILL FOLLOW SOON. Visit Special Collections & Archives to explore the fruitful possibilities in study, play, and mycological investigation that emerge when mushrooms meet the archive. In this immersive archival event, attendees will hear from founders of UC Davis's Hypha Collective about how their shared interests in the material and theoretical capacities of fungi led to the creation of varied teaching and outreach projects - including food fermentation, kombucha “fabric” making, performance, and game design. Following their presentation, the scholars will facilitate attendees' use of photocopied materials from UC Santa Cruz’s John Cage Mycology Collection to create art cards and use them in an improvisational storytelling game that emphasizes indeterminacy and improvisation. Visitors are welcome to attend just one or both segments of this two-part event: 3:00-4:00pm: "Mycelium as Method" Presentation 4:00-5:00pm: Game Workshop About the Speakers: Stephanie Maroney, Anuj Vaidya, and Mercedes Villalba are a creative trio of researchers at UC Davis in Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, and Anthropology. As founders of the Hypha Collective at UC Davis, they collaborate on mycelial art and teaching projects. Location: Special Collections & Archives Reading Room (McHenry Library, 3rd Floor) This event is part of the Library's Speaking of Archives series.

NORTHSIDE: Family Craft Night: Cold & Cuddly Critters (for All Ages)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Come to Northside to make a variety of fluffy, feathered, and fuzzy winter animals at our first ever Family Craft Night! For All Ages! This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. *** A ticket does not guarantee entry to the program if you do not arrive on time. Any leftover seats will be given away to the waitlist after the doors open. Doors will close immediately after the event begins or after the event reaches capacity. *** Your attendance to this program grants permission to the City of Santa Clara to take your and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.

Son Little

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

(((FolkYEAH!))) Presents the Santa Cruz debut of Son Little. James Lee Murray supports Son Little, New MagicWhat is the new magic of music? If you trace the path of a plan back to its beginnings, what do you find? Is it a tree, growing from seed with deep roots planted in fertile soil, branches arcing out in all directions? Or a spark in the dark, an electrical charge? Is it a waterway, with swirling currents raging to create a river? Or is it a snowflake, falling from on high and dropping down to earth with a singular splash?For Son Little, the genesis of a musical idea—the magic—remains largely a mystery. But his kinetic ability to summon that energy all the same, to command it, hold onto it, and set it in motion, is the stuff of alchemy.“The magic is this well I can draw from; you can’t necessarily see it, you just have to believe that it’s there,” he says. “If you believe, then you can reach your hand down in there and get it wet. But if you don’t feel like it’s there, it won’t be.”Son Little, the singer and songwriter born Aaron Livingston, is the easygoing musical alchemist of our time. He is a conjurer, and much like those of his heroes Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix, his songs are deconstructions of the diaspora of American R & B. Deftly he weaves different eras of the sound—blues, soul, gospel, rock and roll—through his own unique vision, never forced, always smooth, each note a tributary ... Read More

Ani Difranco

Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA 101 Rey Ct

Albert Cummings

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $15 Adv & $17 Day of Show ***This is a partially seated show. Seating will be first come first served. The restaurant will be open for dinner starting at 4pm.ALBERT CUMMINGSEntertaining audiences from his phenomenal guitar work to his incredibly impassioned lyrics and overall songwriting prowess - one thing has certainly become clear about Albert Cummings’ music: He is FAR MORE than simply just the guitarist or the bluesman he’s often painted as by fans and the media alike. He offers the complete package.Though undoubtedly a masterful guitar player who burst onto the blues rock scene in the early 2000’s and almost immediately began gaining praise in that realm, his latest release “Live at the ‘62 Center” further portrays not only his versatility as singer/songwriter and live performer but as an artist first and foremost.This comes to fruition in the true spontaneity and creative spirit of the album, in which he put together a newly formed version of his usual trio that afternoon of the October, 2016 recording. With longtime friend and Grammy Winner Jim Gaines behind the soundboard, what comes through in both sight and sound is an incredible journey into the live performance world and true artistry of one of today’s most seasoned musicians.“His muscular guitar work is simply outstanding. He’s a great blues singer as well with passion for the tunes inherent in his full throttle approach.” - Rock and Blues Muse on Live at the ‘62 CenterLike many greats before him who’ve been ... Read More

Dr. Dog: Winter 2020 Tour with Michael Nau

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: Dr. Dog with Michael Nau "Winter 2020 Tour"Tickets: $26 in advance / $30 at the door“I feel like I’m in a totally new band right now,” says Dr. Dog guitarist/singer Scott McMicken. It’s a bold declaration considering he’s been co-fronting the beloved indie outfit for a decade-and-a-half, but it cuts straight to the heart of the intense and transformative experience behind the group’s brilliant new album, ‘Critical Equation.’ The most infectious and adventurous collection Dr. Dog has laid to tape yet, the record was born from a journey of doubt and discovery, a heavy, sometimes painful reckoning that ultimately brought the band closer together with more strength and clarity than ever before. Call it an existential awakening, call it a dark night of the soul, whatever it was, it fueled one of the most fertile creative periods in the group’s history and forced them to confront that timeless question: what do we really want? “We’d been touring and making records for our entire adult lives, and I think we just needed to take a step back,” reflects bassist/singer Toby Leaman, who splits fronting and songwriting duties with McMicken. “It was important for all of us to figure out if we were actually doing what we wanted to be doing, or if we were just letting momentum carry us down this path we’d always been on.” The path to ‘Critical Equation’ was an unusual one for the Philadelphia five-piece (McMicken, Leaman, guitarist Frank McElroy, keyboardist Zach Miller, and drummer Eric Slick), and it ... Read More