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Saul Villegas: The Norris Center Archives, a photography project

Art student Saul Villegas presents a photography project featuring curated specimens from the collection at UCSC's Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History artistically designed to merge art and science. Villegas has received a 2020 Dean's Undergraduate Research Award for his work. "My vision for the Norris Center Archives project is to introduce the audience to the specimen collection by using dynamic digital filters to edit the photographs. By doing so, I engage the viewer with a dialogue through a fictional context of capturing the specimens' physical objectivity in their environment and utilizing art methods to shift the viewer’s perception. Challenging the notion of how we see these specimens in alternative angles from that of scientific illustration creates an opportunity to view them as art instead of taxidermized objects. An important factor in this series was to photograph and design with different lighting situations to make the specimens appear as alive versus dead. I became interested in STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics) last quarter while working on a project that introduced science themes produced artistically to convey a scientific concept. U.S. National Library of Medicine explains, ‘Manipulative visual arts such as sketching, photography, and origami have been proposed as effective cross-training for spatial intelligence.’ By designing this project, the concept of continuing the tradition of taxonomy and the introduction of digitized art cataloging becomes a vital way to gain perspective on our understanding of natural history while remaining creative and innovative using digital editing software—leading to a variety of new ways to conduct analysis." –Saul ... Read More

Virtual Senior Art Show: Jared Guzman

UC Santa Cruz art major, Jared Guzman, presents a virtual senior show of works in mixed media and digital collage. Link to virtual exhibition here

Virtual Senior Art Show: Dominic Ramirez

The UCSC Art Department is hosting virtual online senior shows for students that would have been exhibiting in the Eduardo Carrillo Gallery in the Elena Baskin Visual Arts studios. The studios are closed due to the pandemic. The first of these virtual senior shows is Beautiful Discomfort by Art senior Dominic Ramirez. Link to virtual exhibition here

CANCELED: Irwin Scholars Exhibit 2020

Sesnon Gallery, Porter College

The William Hyde Irwin and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship is our most prestigious student scholarship. Thirty students are nominated by full-time faculty to submit work for competition. Selection is based on the excellence of the nominees' creative work. Twelve students receive $2,500 and a highly publicized group show in the Sesnon Gallery each spring. Opening Reception is on Wednesday, May 27 from 5pm-7pm with an Awards Ceremony at 6pm. The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery encourages interdisciplinary discourse through the lens of the arts. The gallery is located at UCSC's Porter College (above the koi pond) and is wheelchair accessible. FREE and open to the public. Parking permit required. Parking information here. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 12–8:00 p.m. The gallery is a short walk from the bus stop at Porter College. Group tours are available by appointment at (831) 459-3606, or via email sesnon@ucsc.edu.

Irwin 2020: Collective Solitude

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery presents IRWIN 2020: Collective Solitude, the 34th annual Irwin Scholarship Award exhibition showcasing the work of a select group of UC Santa Cruz’s most promising young artists. This year's exhibition will be presented virtually through a 3D model of the Sesnon Gallery. Launching on June 3, it will be accessible online 24/7. Viewers are invited to an online reception and award ceremony on June 3, from 6:00-7:00pm with remarks at 6:15pm. Register here for the Zoom link for reception. The 2020 Irwin Scholars are: Aaron Martinez, Anastasia Oleson, Angel Gonzales, Chloe Murr, Dominic Ramirez, Edgar Cruz, Emma McWaid, Jocelyn Lee, Joshua Zupan, Morgan Tomfohr, Natalie Del Castillo, Rodrigo Ramos, and Veriche Blackwell. About the Irwin Scholarship and the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery As a way of ensuring that others would have the kind of art education that allowed her to flourish in the art community, the late Sue Irwin established the William Hyde And Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship Fund in 1986 in honor of her husband. The Irwin Scholarship and group show is granted annually to undergraduate UCSC students for proven excellence in the arts.

CLOSED: 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 explores 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)

Virtual Senior Arts Show: Mallory Mahon

Senior Mallory Mahon has selected 12 images for Linear Layers, a photobook project that explores everyday spaces with a focus on formal properties such as light, line, and shape. The photographs were taken during in-between moments, documenting seemingly mundane locations and experiences on the road. Event website here

Eduardo Carrillo Scholars, Virtual Group Show 2020

Works by student recipients of the Eduardo Cariillo Scholarship on virtual display. The Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship, established in 1997 in memory of UC Santa Cruz art professor emeritus and famed Chicano muralist Eduardo Carrillo, is awarded to the most talented emerging student-artists in the UCSC Art Department. Since its inception, the scholarship has benefited over 300 students. Link to virtual exhibition here

Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge, A (Virtual) World Oceans Day Celebration

Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, World Oceans Day is the perfect time to learn how to protect the ocean and make a lasting difference for the future. Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for a virtual World Oceans Day celebration and take part in the Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge. Other at-home activities and crafts will be available for download beginning June 8. Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge The ocean needs you to help defend its natural and beautiful resources. Show or tell us how you protect the sea to be an ocean superhero! How do you reduce your energy use? Do you eat sustainable seafood? Do you tell your friends how to help animals in the ocean? Did you participate in beach cleanups last year? We want to know about your superpowers! Submit your original photograph or short story showing us how you help conserve the ocean for a chance to be featured on our website and social media during World Oceans Day. SUBMISSION FORM What We’re Looking ForPhotograph submissions must have a marine or coastal watershed theme and can be from any point in time. Acceptable submission file formats include .jpg or .png. Submissions may be watermarked if desired. Short story submissions must have a marine or coastal watershed theme and have a maximum word count of 350 words. Acceptable submission file formats include .doc, .docx, or .pdf and must be in Arial or Times New Roman, 12-point font. How to ParticipateThere are three categories for ... Read More

CLOSED: 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 explores 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)

Virtual Senior Art Show: Jared Guzman

UC Santa Cruz art major, Jared Guzman, presents a virtual senior show of works in mixed media and digital collage. Link to virtual exhibition here

Virtual Senior Arts Show: Mallory Mahon

Senior Mallory Mahon has selected 12 images for Linear Layers, a photobook project that explores everyday spaces with a focus on formal properties such as light, line, and shape. The photographs were taken during in-between moments, documenting seemingly mundane locations and experiences on the road. Event website here

Eduardo Carrillo Scholars, Virtual Group Show 2020

Works by student recipients of the Eduardo Cariillo Scholarship on virtual display. The Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship, established in 1997 in memory of UC Santa Cruz art professor emeritus and famed Chicano muralist Eduardo Carrillo, is awarded to the most talented emerging student-artists in the UCSC Art Department. Since its inception, the scholarship has benefited over 300 students. Link to virtual exhibition here

Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge, A (Virtual) World Oceans Day Celebration

Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, World Oceans Day is the perfect time to learn how to protect the ocean and make a lasting difference for the future. Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for a virtual World Oceans Day celebration and take part in the Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge. Other at-home activities and crafts will be available for download beginning June 8. Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge The ocean needs you to help defend its natural and beautiful resources. Show or tell us how you protect the sea to be an ocean superhero! How do you reduce your energy use? Do you eat sustainable seafood? Do you tell your friends how to help animals in the ocean? Did you participate in beach cleanups last year? We want to know about your superpowers! Submit your original photograph or short story showing us how you help conserve the ocean for a chance to be featured on our website and social media during World Oceans Day. SUBMISSION FORM What We’re Looking ForPhotograph submissions must have a marine or coastal watershed theme and can be from any point in time. Acceptable submission file formats include .jpg or .png. Submissions may be watermarked if desired. Short story submissions must have a marine or coastal watershed theme and have a maximum word count of 350 words. Acceptable submission file formats include .doc, .docx, or .pdf and must be in Arial or Times New Roman, 12-point font. How to ParticipateThere are three categories for ... Read More

Virtual Senior Art Show: Dominic Ramirez

The UCSC Art Department is hosting virtual online senior shows for students that would have been exhibiting in the Eduardo Carrillo Gallery in the Elena Baskin Visual Arts studios. The studios are closed due to the pandemic. The first of these virtual senior shows is Beautiful Discomfort by Art senior Dominic Ramirez. Link to virtual exhibition here

Saul Villegas: The Norris Center Archives, a photography project

Art student Saul Villegas presents a photography project featuring curated specimens from the collection at UCSC's Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History artistically designed to merge art and science. Villegas has received a 2020 Dean's Undergraduate Research Award for his work. "My vision for the Norris Center Archives project is to introduce the audience to the specimen collection by using dynamic digital filters to edit the photographs. By doing so, I engage the viewer with a dialogue through a fictional context of capturing the specimens' physical objectivity in their environment and utilizing art methods to shift the viewer’s perception. Challenging the notion of how we see these specimens in alternative angles from that of scientific illustration creates an opportunity to view them as art instead of taxidermized objects. An important factor in this series was to photograph and design with different lighting situations to make the specimens appear as alive versus dead. I became interested in STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics) last quarter while working on a project that introduced science themes produced artistically to convey a scientific concept. U.S. National Library of Medicine explains, ‘Manipulative visual arts such as sketching, photography, and origami have been proposed as effective cross-training for spatial intelligence.’ By designing this project, the concept of continuing the tradition of taxonomy and the introduction of digitized art cataloging becomes a vital way to gain perspective on our understanding of natural history while remaining creative and innovative using digital editing software—leading to a variety of new ways to conduct analysis." –Saul ... Read More

Irwin 2020: Collective Solitude

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery presents IRWIN 2020: Collective Solitude, the 34th annual Irwin Scholarship Award exhibition showcasing the work of a select group of UC Santa Cruz’s most promising young artists. This year's exhibition will be presented virtually through a 3D model of the Sesnon Gallery. Launching on June 3, it will be accessible online 24/7. Viewers are invited to an online reception and award ceremony on June 3, from 6:00-7:00pm with remarks at 6:15pm. Register here for the Zoom link for reception. The 2020 Irwin Scholars are: Aaron Martinez, Anastasia Oleson, Angel Gonzales, Chloe Murr, Dominic Ramirez, Edgar Cruz, Emma McWaid, Jocelyn Lee, Joshua Zupan, Morgan Tomfohr, Natalie Del Castillo, Rodrigo Ramos, and Veriche Blackwell. About the Irwin Scholarship and the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery As a way of ensuring that others would have the kind of art education that allowed her to flourish in the art community, the late Sue Irwin established the William Hyde And Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship Fund in 1986 in honor of her husband. The Irwin Scholarship and group show is granted annually to undergraduate UCSC students for proven excellence in the arts.

Ongoing

“Keep Calm and Laugh On” Fundraising Campaign for DNA’s Comedy Lab

To continue building community through laughter, we invite contributions that will enable creative programming in the face of COVID-19. How do we come together as a community when we’re being told to avoid public gatherings? Is it possible to stay connected even while practicing social distancing? Are laughter and entertainment even important right now? (Cue DNA’s bubbie and zadie in the Catskills in the 1950s: “If we didn’t laugh, we’d cry!”)At DNA’s Comedy Lab, we are re-evaluating our mission, “Building community through laughter,” and we invite you to explore with us. The elements of our mission, when held under a microscope, might appear as follows:“BUILDING” After building the local scene for over a decade, bringing stand-up comedy to Santa Cruz County bars, restaurants, coffee shops—even a barber shop on one occasion—plus outdoor stages, festivals, and numerous private parties, DNA and partners found a home in downtown Santa Cruz in the former Riverfront Twin Cinema in March of 2019. With three stages, including the lobby, DNA’s Comedy Lab produced 288 shows in the first year, before closing our doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, just one week before our first anniversary. Eddie Pepitone loved his audiences at the Lab. He promised, “I’ll come back any time,” and we intend for him to keep that promise. From the sold-out Rob Schneider show, to up-and-comer Emily Catalano (nurtured by DNA over the past decade and recently “killed it” on Conan), DNA’s Comedy Lab has become a hub of activity with a range of comedic presentations. In addition, the ... Read More

Solitary Garden Virtual Tour

Baskin Art Studios

Solitary Garden is the participatory public sculpture and garden project by award-winning artist jackie sumell. Solitary Garden creatively advocates for the end of solitary confinement and mass incarceration in the United States and asks viewers and participants "to imagine a landscape without prisons." 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." The garden continues to grow at UC Santa Cruz, despite current shelter-in-place requirements. Please use the resources below to experience the project and to learn more about the issues it engages. And write Tim: Timothy Young, #F23374, San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA 94974. Experience Solitary Garden online through a short video created by IAS undergraduate interns. (An extended version is HERE.) FURTHER RESOURCES Tim has written letters to the Solitary Garden team at UC Santa Cruz since August 2019. From his first thoughts on undertaking a garden and his ideas on the significance of the plants he's chosen, to recent writings on how COVID-19 has changed the project for him, the powerful letters are online: Tim Young's letters and other writings Solitary Garden is in UC Santa Cruz Magazine: "A Growing Movement" by ... Read More

CLOSED: 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

CLOSED: 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.

ONLINE: Math Olympiad (for Grades 6-8 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Learn how to master Math Olympiad by solving sample problems. Also learn tips and strategies when you are taking the exam. This is a practice math session and not the actual test.  For Grades 6-8 ONLY. This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends and Communication Academy.

Postponed: Data Science Skills for Today’s Job Market

Note: In recognition of national events this week in our community, we have decided to reschedule this event to a later date. We'll keep you posted. — UCSC Silicon Valley Extension The biggest myth? Data Science is not for me. There’s a myth that data science is “not my job,” but actually, in this emerging data-based reality, just about every decision we make should be based on real numbers. Join us for a discussion about the data scientist within each of us and the opportunities new technology brings to the table with Bineet Sharma, seasoned Silicon Valley technologist and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension instructor; and Karishma Jiandani, engineering HR business partner at Cisco. We will talk about the many different paths into data science and see how, wherever you are in your career and in your industry, you can add value to your resume and expand your career options by learning data science tools that make a difference. There will be Q&A. We hope this discussion helps light up your path. What does data science mean for the job I’m in?Where do my skills fit into the growing demand for people data?What are the emerging data jobs of the future?Can I really do this? Register to receive the webinar link and to submit questions in advance. You will also receive the webinar recording. Presenters BINEET SHARMA, M.S.C.S., is a seasoned technologist with more than 30 years’ experience in technical architecture, upper level management, professional teaching, and entrepreneurship. He has held a variety of leadership roles in ... Read More

Bob Weir Wednesdays

Mill Valley 201 S C Ave, Yale

Bob Weir Wednesdays, Apr 29th 2020, 5:00 PM PTLive From The Archivesnugs.tv/free

Dave Matthews Band: DMB Drive-In

Dave Matthews Band: DMB Drive-In5:00 pm Pre-recorded FreeLive from Continental Arena in E. Rutherford, NJ on 9/11/1999nugs.tv/free

Virtual Premiere: Dear Homeland

KQED presents Dear Homeland, a new documentary about formerly undocumented singer-songwriter Diana Gameros, her music and her journey home. Join us for the virtual world-premiere screening of KQED-produced documentary Dear Homeland by award-winning Colombian documentary filmmaker Claudia Escobar. The screening will be followed by a special livestream, featuring a poem by nationally-acclaimed poet and undocumented activist Yosimar Reyes and a live conversation with the director and the film's captivating subject, Diana Gameros, who will share a live musical performance.Our live broadcast will take place on Twitch.TV/kqedlive at 6 PM PST. Please RSVP to receive event communications.Dear Homeland tells the story of Bay Area-based singer-songwriter Diana Gameros as she finds her voice as an artist and fights to define home for herself as an undocumented immigrant. Told in part through Diana’s hauntingly beautiful music, we learn of her nearly 20-year journey that takes her from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to San Francisco, California, where we watch Diana assert herself not only as a musician, but as an immigrant seeking citizenship and as an advocate for immigrant rights.It is through song and finding a community of artists and immigrants that she finds the courage to share her own story of being undocumented. She channels her fears and the weight of her separation from her family into powerful songs and activism — navigating the world she left behind in Mexico while finding a home in the United States.This lyrical and poetic film gives audiences a unique look into the challenges, aspirations and opportunities Diana experiences, providing a counter-narrative to the ... Read More

Reception: Collective Solitude

Virtual reception and award ceremony featuring remarks by Interim Dean of the Arts Division, Ted Warburton; Associate Professor Melissa Gwyn; and Irwin Scholars. Remarks begin at 6:15pm. Open to all. Register for Zoom reception here. Link to the online exhibition IRWIN 2020: Collective Solitude

Virtual Blind Tiger Open Mic (Free on Facebook)

Comedians offer jokes, stories, musical interludes and more from their shelter-in-place to yours. Follow DNA's Comedy Lab on Facebook and attend this event on the Virtual Blind Tiger Facebook event page.**We post a live video stream in the Discussions section of the event page. Click on Discussions, then click on the video to add volume.** EVENT DESCRIPTIONEvery Wednesday (now online!), VIRTUAL Blind Tiger Open Mic brings together stand-up comics, magicians, and improv and sketch artists in a 1hr event on Facebook. Watch live videos or tune in later at your leisure. All the action takes place on your own screen, wherever you are in your shelter-in-place with BYO snacks and libations. Stock your shelves with Santa Cruz Cider, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing's IPA, Amber Ale, or non-alcoholic Root Beer and whip up a batch of organic popcorn to roll like we usually do at the Lab!It's (still) casual, it's (still) fun, it's VIRTUAL Blind Tiger.ATTEND ON FACEBOOKComedian sign-ups: private message DNA in advance if interestedFacebook Event starts 8:00PMAppropriate for ages 16+FREE$TIPS$ gratefully accepted through our "Keep Calm and Laugh On" campaign here: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/dna-s-comedy-lab/campaigns/3505And to individual artists' Venmo accounts (announced during their videos)#KeepCalmandLaughOn

Le Butcherettes with CocoVera (CANCELLED)

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: Le Butcherettes with CocoVera Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 at the door