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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)

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)

“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

Homeschool Day

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Water’s Wondrous Webs of Life Explore the interconnected nature of aquatic food chains, food webs, and watersheds through science investigations and craft activities. 10 AM-12:30 PM Special Programming Engage with live animals and scientific models through hands-on marine science investigations facilitated by skilled Seymour Center volunteer instructors and education staff Create marine-themed craft activities Join a guided tour to learn about blue whales and current marine mammal research at Long Marine Lab. (Tour space is limited. Sign up first-come, first-served upon arrival.)

Death on the Nile: A 3D Visit to Egypt’s Most Enduring Cemetery

UCSC Arboretum, Horticulture Building II

This UCSC Women's Club meeting features a presentation by Egyptologist and Digital Humanist Elaine Sullivan, PhD. The ancient Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara was the burial place of kings, queens, priests, and elite officials for 2500 years (3000-332 BCE), and boasts some of the most spectacular architecture and art from the Pharoanic Period. In this talk, Dr. Sullivan will take us on a virtual visit to the site, using a 3D model that digitally 'reconstructs' the original appearance of the ancient monuments, and explore how royal and elite Egyptians created a special landscape to guarantee their eternal life and power. This UCSC Women's Club meeting is open to members and guests. This meeting also includes a book sale for members. Members may bring up to five books for the sale. No textbooks, please.

Learn Python Programming: An Introductory Webinar

Online

Join us for a free online discussion about learning Python at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension in this 30-minute webinar with one of our favorite Python Programming for Beginners instructors Sara Saatchi. Join the party! Python is the fastest growing programming language out there. People fall in love with its elegance, ease and simplicity, as well as the abundance of available libraries and supportive tech community. Novices can pick up the basics and get started without a huge knowledge base. You’ll be looking at career opportunities in big data, machine learning, data science, devops, software engineering, and web development. Webinar Agenda UCSC Silicon Valley Extension—Who We AreIntroduction to PythonBrief Course OverviewQ&ASign up Today! Learn more about our three-course Python Specialization.

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.

Center for Cultural Studies Colloquium – Joseph Blankholm, “The Rituals of Secular Purification: Four Ways to Purify Religious Pollution”

Humanities 1 Building, 210

Being secular means not being religious, but it also means participating in a religion-like tradition. This paradox shapes the everyday lives of secular people, as well as institutions that depend on categories like secular, spiritual, religious, and superstitious. Relying on years of ethnographic research among very secular people, this lecture describes four ways of producing the secular by purifying it of religious pollution. This approach shows how secular people become less religious and how religion and spirituality can be transformed and enabled to circulate in spaces that would otherwise prohibit them. Joseph Blankholm is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His teaching and interdisciplinary research focus primarily on American religion, secularism, and secular people. Most recently, he has published on Karl Marx’s forgotten secularism, Saba Mahmood’s contribution to the study of religion, and the contradictory ways in which American law understands nonbelievers. He is currently finishing a manuscript on secular people’s religious ambivalence. About the Colloquium Series The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a Wednesday colloquium series featuring work by campus faculty and visitors. These informal sessions consist of a 40-45-minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, and presentations begin at 12:15. All events are free and open to the public. The Center provides tea, coffee, and cookies. Please bring your own mug. See our newsletter or website for more information about this quarter's speakers and other events of interest on campus.

CANCELED! Cybersecurity & Insurance Pitch Night with Avanta Ventures

Avanta Ventures 444 Castro Street, Suite 200, Suite 200, Mountain View

See six cybersecurity and cyberinsurance companies making waves in this up and coming space! This event is SOLD OUT! Due to limited space, walk-ins and non-registered guests will not be available. Over the past few years, cybersecurity breaches have proven devastating for enterprises. Equifax’s breach will cost it up to $700M in settlements alone. Yahoo’s breach cost it nearly $350M in lost transaction value. Cybersecurity and cyberinsurance are two sides of the same security risk management coin, both helping to mitigate cyber breaches impact. Challenges remain as cybersecurity developers are playing catch up with online thieves while cyberinsurance companies are searching for new technologies to more accurately evaluate and price cyberinsurance products. Increasingly, cyber insurance companies are partnering with cybersecurity companies to jointly offer risk mitigation solutions to customers.Join us at CyberSecurity & CyberInsurance Pitch Night March 4th to meet six amazing startups and the ideas they’re bringing to this keystone industry. #SVFCyberSecAgendasubject to change5:30- 6:00 pm — Registration and Networking6:00 – 6:10 pm — Welcome and introductions with SVF and Avanta Ventures6:10 – 6:20 pm — Introduction of startup judges6:20 – 7:10 pm — Startup Pitches! (4-minute pitch, 3-min Q&A, 3-min feedback)7:35 – 7:40 pm — Winning company announced7:40 – 8:30 pm — Closing remarks, networking, and conclusionIn Partnership with

Traction: Art Talk with Walid Raad

Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), 108

Walid Raad is an internationally renowned contemporary media artist. Dedicated to exploring the veracity of photographic and video documents in the public realm, the role of memory and narrative within discourses of conflict, and the construction of histories of art in the Arab world, Raad’s work is informed by his upbringing in Lebanon during the civil war (1975–91), and by the socioeconomic and military policies that have shaped the Middle East in the past few decades. Q&A to follow. * * * * * FREE and open to the public. Buses and campus shuttles stop at Porter/Rachel Carson College. $5 parking permits available via the self-service pay station in Arts Lot 126.

Winter 2020 Drop in Figure Drawing

UCSC Art Department room M-101, M-101

Free Drop-In Draw For the Community Wednesday nights 7pm-9pm NEW LOCATION: UCSC Art Department J-101 Dates: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11. Drop-In Draw provides a live model and room monitor. There is no formal lesson; the sessions are free and open to the public. ONLY DRY MEDIA ALLOWED. Parking is available at the Arts parking lot using the self-service pay station. https://art.ucsc.edu/news_events/winter-2020-drop-figure-drawing

Hailey Whitters (CANCELED)

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $15 Adv & $18 Day of Show ***This is a standing room general admissions show. There will be a limited number of chairs located in the back of the concert hall. Seating will be first come first served. The restaurant will be open for dinner starting at 4pm.Felton Music Hall Presents: HAILEY WHITTERSHailey Whitters was closing in on her first decade in Nashville, that mythologized milestone when artists are supposed to finally start reaping the fruits of their labor. But despite 10 years of hard work, the singer-songwriter still hadn't had her breakout moment and, fed up with pushing the boulder uphill, she took a step back to reassess."I hit my 'fuck it' point," says Hailey. I felt like I was watering myself down to try and fit in with what this town was doing, and I was looking for Nashville to define my happiness. When I quit doing that I was able to dig into why I am on this journey in the first place: to create music that I love on my own terms. And that's when I wrote 'Ten Year Town.'"At that moment, the native of Shueyville, Iowa, matured into the artist she was supposed to be: a probing, fearless songwriter who is more concerned with the busted and broken way things are than the pretty and polished way things are painted to be."Everything is so glossy and so perfect in society," she says, "especially for women, who are getting fillers and changing our ... Read More

The Struts with Starcrawler

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: "Tour de California presented by Harley-Davidson" The Struts with Starcrawler Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 at the doorWebsite: http://thestruts.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestruts/Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfoba7dC3rJrEirb70tS8UATwitter: @thestrutsInstagram: @thestruts