Calling all 7 to 12 year olds! Who in the world is Ynes Mejia? Join California State Parks staff at your local library to learn about this little known, but fascinating, plant collector! She collected rare plants in California and Latin America and was recently featured in a Google Doodle. Meet at the Half Moon Bay Public Library. Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.
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
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 May 22, 2020. Open to the public during Special Collections & Archives Reading Room hours (generally Mon-Fri, 10:00am-Noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm).
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.
Event Postponed *** We at KQED regret to inform you that – in light of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s “Aggressive Recommendations to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)” advising limits on public gatherings – Rebel Girls Trivia Happy Hour will be postponed.You can check back at this event listing for information about when this event will be rescheduled at El Rio. ***Test your knowledge of amazing California women, past and present, in a quiz hosted by Oakland-based MC MADlines and KQED's Rae Alexandra, whose series Rebel Girls From Bay Area History inspires the night! (Prizes include a custom-design tote bag from artist Favianna Rodriguez.) DJ Red Corvette will be spinning throwback hits and contemporary classics, and women makers from across the Bay Area will showcase their artisanal goods including accessories, jewelry, self-care products and more. FEATURED CREATORSElaia Body — Mandie Oler Knees and Keys Art/Illustration — Niki WatersSweet Chain Stitch — Samantha Saavedra Vida Vasquez Studio — Vida VasquezSea Pony Couture — Fati GeneseSo come dance, drink, shop and make connections at KQED Arts & Culture’s first ever trivia night! Doors at 6 PM. Trivia starts at 7 pm.
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In light of the recommendations shared by the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, City officials made the very difficult decision to postpone this program until further notice. This decision was not made lightly. Santa Clara City Library has canceled all programs through Sunday, April 5 and extensions will be decided on a week to week basis. Many students are now taking SAT Subject Tests to stand out in College Admissions process! Also some colleges required that you take SAT Subject Tests. Learn the following from our SAT expert: How SAT Subject Tests can give you an advantage in the Admissions process? How to choose which SAT Subject Tests you'll take? How to study and good score on the SAT Subject Tests? How to get credit for introductory courses using your SAT Subject Test. For Grades 9-12 ONLY + Parent(s). This program is sponsored by Zenith Tutoring. *** 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 waiting list after the doors open. Doors will close ten minutes 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.