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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)

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

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.

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

Social Documentation (SocDoc) M.F.A. Thesis Screening

The annual Social Documentation (SocDoc) Graduate Exhibition presents premieres of new master's thesis documentaries by nine graduate students in the Social Documentation M.F.A. program at UC Santa Cruz. These nine documentaries are the culmination of an intense two years of immersion by our students into the art of documentary media and craft, scholarly research and analysis, nonfiction storytelling, and the politics of representation. These new media makers are trained to go ‘Beyond The Story,’ documenting communities, cultures, issues, and individuals who are marginalized in the current landscapes of representation, and the films shown here are the finished results of these studies. This year, the screening will be available online for one month of unlimited worldwide access. More information (web link will be published here).

UCSC Print Sale 2020

The UC Santa Cruz Art Department presents its annual Print Sale—online! View works from our students. Art is available for sale. Enter the print sale website here.

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)

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

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.

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

Social Documentation (SocDoc) M.F.A. Thesis Screening

The annual Social Documentation (SocDoc) Graduate Exhibition presents premieres of new master's thesis documentaries by nine graduate students in the Social Documentation M.F.A. program at UC Santa Cruz. These nine documentaries are the culmination of an intense two years of immersion by our students into the art of documentary media and craft, scholarly research and analysis, nonfiction storytelling, and the politics of representation. These new media makers are trained to go ‘Beyond The Story,’ documenting communities, cultures, issues, and individuals who are marginalized in the current landscapes of representation, and the films shown here are the finished results of these studies. This year, the screening will be available online for one month of unlimited worldwide access. More information (web link will be published here).

UCSC Print Sale 2020

The UC Santa Cruz Art Department presents its annual Print Sale—online! View works from our students. Art is available for sale. Enter the print sale website here.

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

Ocean Explorers Virtual Summer Camp

Ocean Explorers experience the thrill of scientific discovery at a working marine lab. Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for behind-the-scenes virtual visits, live streaming interactions with scientists and animal trainers, and much more! Children actively learn in a distance learning format. Enjoy a week of fun this summer learning about ocean scienceInvestigate the incredible creatures that inhabit Monterey BayDiscover how ocean scientists work with marine animals at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Long Marine Lab to help conserve animals in the wildSpace is limited–APPLY NOW! Masterful Marine Mammals, Ages 9-11 June 22-26July 13-17August 3-7Masterful Marine Mammals, Ages 12-14 June 15-19June 29-July 3July 20-2410:30 AM to 2:30 PM PDT (1-hour lunch break from 12-1 PM): varied activities and mini-breaks. Fees: Members $250 (was $610); General Public $300 (was $650) Something’s Fishy, Ages 7-9 (Waitlist Only) July 6-10Marine Science for Girls, Ages 9-11 (Waitlist Only) July 27-31 Join us for great programs! Ocean Explorers marine science programs are taking place in a virtual format this summer to protect families in this time of COVID-19.

Full Moon Madness (Canceled)

101 N Big Trees Park Road Felton

Come spend an evening of astronomy and galactic greatness at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Enjoy live jazz music, arts and crafts, special astronomer guest speaker, moonlit guided walk, and stargazing with telescopes! Event held at visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

Political Expression through Digital Media

KQED's Lance Gardner interviews social media scholar Deen Freelon about the digital tools behind political organizing. On June 5th 2020, the words “Black Lives Matter” seemed to make an almost metaphysical jump in scale from the digital to the physical world on 16th Street NW in Washington, DC. But to Deen Freelon it’s no mystery how the slogan grew from a sentiment to an organization to a movement. That’s because, in 2016, he analyzed 40.8 million tweets, over 100,000 web links, and interviewed 40 BLM activists and allies. The result was Beyond the Hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklivesmatter, and the Online Struggle for Offline Justice. We’ll discuss his findings, talk about the role of social media in socio-political change, and how Russian trolls at the Internet Research Agency assumed fake online identities as black activists in an effort to amplify racial tensions in America.Deen Freelon is an associate professor at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill, his research is focused on data science and political expression through digital media.

Sand Moles? (Virtual)

2531 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz

Ever wonder what those small holes in wet beach sand are caused by, and why birds are often poking around in them? Discover more about the interesting animal that makes these formations, called a mole crab! This program is for an all-ages audience. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!: www.facebook.com/NaturalBridgesStateBeach. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Free event.

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.

Thomas Fogarty Winery: Virtual Tasting Series: “The New Normal Hour”

Thomas Fogarty Winery 19501 Skyline Blvd, Redwood City

  Many have been joining us weekly, every Friday at 5pm, for our Virtual Tasting Series: “The New Normal Hour”. The popularity has encouraged us to add sessions through June. As long as the demand is there we intend to continue.Everyone is invited to listen to personal stories about the creation of our wines as well as an opportunity to ask questions directly to owner Tom Fogarty Jr., winegrower Nathan Kandler, and founding winemaker Michael Martella. Each week we invite a special guest panelist to join us too for an added perspective on our wines. We are offering each set available for curbside pick-up or direct shipping to you. Virtual Sets can be Found Here Upcoming Virtual Tastings, Friday’s at 5pm  June 19th – 2016 Gewurztraminer & N/V Solera (Late harvest Gewurztraminer in Sherry/Solera style) June 26th – 2017 Rapley Trail Vineyard Pinot Noir & 2014 Rapley Trail Vineyard Pinot Noir Each set of wines is only $109 or choose any three sets for $297 Virtual Sets can be Found Here Shipping is included with all orders and will show at check-out. Curbside pick-up is available seven days a week from 11am-5pm. One time registration for the series. No purchase required to participate. Every virtual tasting session will be simultaneously broadcast live on our Facebook page and available afterward for viewing at your leisure.   Thomas Fogarty Winery 19501 Skyline Blvd Woodside, CA 94062 info@fogartywinery.com 650.851.6777© Copyright Thomas Fogarty Winery 2020

Brew at the Zoo 2020

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo 748 Story Road, San Jose

We invite you to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo to experience "Brew at the Zoo," presented by The Beerwalk. Enjoy music on the Crooked Meadow Stage, sample honey, get your face painted, meet animals and more as you roam the zoo exploring breweries, cider companies and wineries from the Bay Area and beyond.   The Beerwalk’s proceeds from Brew at the Zoo will benefit local and national non-profits. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at the Happy Hollow Picnic Basket. (Outside food or drinks are not permitted) Free Parking: 748 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95112 (Ride-share strongly encouraged) Early Bird Tickets - $55 through April 2nd General Admission Tickets - $65 starting April 3rd Day of Tickets (if event not sold out) - $75 NEW! Group Tickets of 10+ get $5 off each ticket from above prices.  Group Early Bird - $50 through April 2nd Group General Admission - $60 starting April 3rd  Group Day of Tickets (if event not sold out) - $70 Ticket includes unlimited beer, cider, hard seltzer & kombucha, and wine samples in a custom glass. This event is 21+. No children allowed. All guests are required to present a valid ID upon entry. Check-in Time: 4:45PM to 7:45PM Access inside Happy Hollow Entry Plaza: 5:30PM Unlimited Beer Poured: 6:00PM - 8:55PM Breweries:  TBA Follow us on social media: The Beerwalk @thebeerwalk Facebook, Twitter, Instagram  #beerwalk #BATZ #dipsomania Happy Hollow @hhpzoo Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Note: - Kids and dogs are NOT ALLOWED, this is a 21+ over event only - Designated drivers must email The Beerwalk at info@thebeerwalk.com for ... Read More

The Steel Woods (POSTPONED)

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 & Country Roots Presents: THE STEEL WOODSWith a pair of critically acclaimed Woods Music/Thirty Tigers releases under their belts in Straw in the Wind (2017) and Old News (2019), Nashville-based The Steel Woods have lived up to their name as a hybrid musical force both in the studio, but especially live.The band’s two original members are native sons of the south who both hale from small-town backgrounds. The Alabama-born Wes Bayliss played harmonica from the age of eight in his family’s gospel band, eventually teaching himself piano, bass and drums. Jason “Rowdy” Cope turned his love of Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix into a career as a session guitarist/songwriter and producer, moving to Los Angeles, then playing in Jamey Johnson’s band for nine years. The two met in Nashville playing for the same cover band in some out-of-town dive, and immediately discovered an affinity for each other. Part hard-edged Southern rock, part Americana roots country folk, man-made, yet organic, rock but also bluegrass, R&B, blues, gospel, soul and heavy metal, The Steel Woods’ completed their first recordings barely months after they first met before being joined by current bassist Johnny Stanton.And while their albums have received kudos, ... Read More

San Jose Speed Dating | Singles Event | Seen on VH1!

Mextizo 1502 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

San Jose Speed Dating | Singles Event | Seen on VH1! A low key, sophisticated approach to Dating in San Jose. Preferring a 'less is more' environment devoid of typical event trappings. Gone are the name-tags, shouting and over-the-top party trimmings. Meeting your special someone shouldn't be anything but a comfortable and relaxed experience. Creating a private club atmosphere while recognizing our clients are also our product - we reward lovely daters with discounts and complimentary events and refuse service to anyone we don't think you'll fancy meeting. This is where being lovely has it's perks! The perfect opportunity to find a companion for concerts, festivals or shows. Unleash your inner foodie, adventure junkie or health and wellness guru with someone just like yourself. Speed Dating @ Mextizo - June 19th 2020 Ages: 26-38 | 8PM 1502 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, California 95129 https://www.speedsanjosedating.com/ SpeedSanJose Dating & Matchmaking

JENNY & THE MEXICATS + Suenatron

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Latin dance party favorites JENNY & THE MEXICATS make their Moe's Alley debut. Special guests SUENATRON open the show. Jenny and the Mexicats es una fusión de nacionalidades y personalidades, una banda que tiene una historia muy particular más que nada accidental. La banda tuvo sus inicios en Madrid como Pachucos y la princesa, en junio del 2008.Todo empezó cuando Icho (contrabajo) invita a Jenny a vivir en Madrid. Jenny con 20 años había llegado al lugar correcto. Icho llamó al mejor guitarrista que conocía, Pantera un guitarrista con técnica flamenca muy versátil, Icho y él habían tocado juntos muchos años en un grupo de rockabilly y en otro de punk en su ciudad natal en México.Pantera propuso a un colega que tocaba el cajón en lugar de batería, y así llegó David, un extraordinario cajón español, con el cual ya había compartido escenario en el mundo del flamenco.Así es como nace la pequeña aventura de una niña inglesa que emigra a España en busca de nuevos sonidos, y da lugar a Jenny and the Mexicats.Su primer concierto fue Wonderland, un pequeño festival que genera dinero para ayudar la investigación del cáncer en el Reino Unido, en agosto de 2008. Las raíces que este nuevo sonido cargaba, hicieron que Jenny empezara a componer mucho y así Jenny and the Mexicats empezaron a ensayar en el sitio donde todos se habían conocido… un tablao de flamenco.