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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)

Ongoing

Gone Gone Beyond, Moontricks, KR3TURE

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Get your ticket early for this special night of future folk & live electronica with Gone Gone Beyond (Human Experience) Moontricks KR3TURE Gone Gone Beyond is the brainchild of composer/producer David Block (The Human Experience - LA/NYC), and multi instrumentalist/singer/songwriters Danny Musengo (Iowa/NYC), Kat Factor (Santa Cruz), and Mel Seme (Cuba/Barcelona). The band also collaborates with many guest artists from around the world.​Comprised of both classically trained and self-educated artists, the group brings with them a unique and diverse perspective on sound. Gone Gone Beyond celebrates diversity and their unique formation of all multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters from around the globe, make for an incredibly dynamic live experience.The band's music has been described as "mesmerizing future folk" (Consequence of Sound) and is constantly pushing the boundaries of blending , folk, soul, and world music. Since their debut EP in late 2016, they have played a range of events and festivals, including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, the UN general assembly, Red Rocks, and many others.

“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.

CANCELLED NORTHSIDE: Holi Craft! (for all ages) CANCELLED

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

We apologize for any inconvenience but THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.   Santa Clara City Library has canceled all programs through Sunday, March 15 and extensions will be decided on a week to week basis. Celebrate Holi at the Northside branch library in this community created craft!  Prepare to get messy at this outdoor Holi craft! For all ages and while supplies last. This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & 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 photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.

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

Forager Tasting Room and Eatery

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, we'll make 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. Elaine Sullivan (M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University) is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Sullivan is an Egyptologist and a Digital Humanist whose work focuses on applying new technologies to ancient cultural materials. Her archaeological work in Egypt includes five seasons of excavation with Johns Hopkins University at the temple of the goddess Mut (Luxor), as well as four seasons in the field with a joint UCLA-Rijksuniversiteit Groningen project in the Egyptian Fayum, at the Greco-Roman town of Karanis. Her upcoming born-digital publication, Constructing the Sacred (Stanford University Press), utilizes a geo-temporal 3D model of the necropolis of Saqqara (near modern Cairo) to investigate questions of ritual landscape at the site. In 2007-2008, she served as project coordinator for the Digital Karnak Project, creating a multi-phased 3D virtual reality model of the famous ancient Egyptian temple complex of Karnak. Sullivan has published extensively on the use of digital technologies for research and scholarship, including recent articles in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, the Journal of the Society ... Read More

Tony Rinaudo in Discussion

Coastal Biology Building, Lecture Hall

Join the Right Livelihood College and Coastal Science & Policy Program for an evening discussion with Tony Rinaudo (Right Livelihood Laureatte and Commandeur de Merite, Agricole, Rep. du Niger). Tony will share information about Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR). Discusison from 7-8:45 pm, , doors open at 6:30pm Tickets: Free for students, $10 for non-studetns (registration link coming soon) Free Parking at Coastal Biology Building after 5pm in adjacent lots

CANCELLED NORTHSIDE: Holi Craft! (for all ages) CANCELLED

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

We apologize for any inconvenience but THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Santa Clara City Library has canceled all programs through Sunday, March 15 and extensions will be decided on a week to week basis. Celebrate Holi at the Northside branch library in this community created craft!  Prepare to get messy at this outdoor Holi craft! For all ages and while supplies last. This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & 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 photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.

Student Recital: Zade Dardari

Music Center Recital Hall

Zade Dardari's senior recital, featuring an evening of songs from various time periods. * * * * * FREE and open to the public. Buses and campus shuttles stop at Porter/Rachel Carson College. Parking attendants will be on site to issue $5 parking permits in Arts Lot 126. Doors open 30 min. prior to the advertised event start time.

Local H

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $20 Adv & $25 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: LOCAL HLocal H, the iconic alt-rock duo known for their blistering live shows and pioneering the two-piece band set-up, is at the top of their game more than two decades after they first burst onto the music scene. Frontman Scott Lucas, who covers both guitar and bass (through an extra pick up in his guitar), and drummer Ryan Harding have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, buoyed by global touring along with the release of some of their most critically acclaimed work to date.      

Local H’s first major release was 1995’s Ham Fisted, but it was their follow up album As Good As Dead that positioned the band as one of the elites in what was a groundbreaking decade for rock music.  With multiple radio hits on the album, “Bound For The Floor” emerged as a generational anthem and remains a staple on playlists around the country over two decades later. Their widely praised 1998 concept album Pack Up the Cats, produced by the legendary Roy Thomas Baker, solidified Local H as a leader in the genre and the albums that followed were reflective of not only the band’s definitive character, but as well their relentless effort to give ... Read More