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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.

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

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

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)

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

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.

What’s So Fishy about Henry Cowell State Park? (Virtual)

101 N Big Trees Park Road Felton

Our park, home of the coast redwood tree, is also home to an unlikely animal. Join our livestream program to learn all about this mysterious animal species. This program is aimed at 2nd-6thgraders and their families, but everyone can enjoy. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!: www.facebook.com/HenryCowellRSP. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Heavy rain cancels. Free event.

One More Saturday Night: Dead & Company

One More Saturday Night: Dead & Company stream from their archive every SaturdaySaturday, Apr 25th 2020, 5:00 PM PT6/23/19 Live From Citi FieldDead & CompanyORDER WEBCAST on nugs.tv

From the Sandhills to the Stars (Virtual)

101 N Big Trees Park Road Felton

Discover the hidden treasures of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, from the endemic animals and plants of the unique Sandhills habitat to the sparkling stars that are often not viewable in urban areas, with an evening of fun, games, songs, and stories. This interactive program will be simultaneously broadcast as a Zoom webinar and a Facebook Live. Registration is required for the Zoom webinar. To register, visit www.tinyurl.com/SantaCruzCampfire. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!: www.facebook.com/HenryCowellRSP. If you are unable to join us live, this program will be recorded for later viewing. Free event. 

Parsonsfield (CANCELLED)

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $12 Adv & $14 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: PARSONSFIELD Six years after coming together as a band of high-energy musical misfits—too rock for folk, too folk for punk, too punk for bluegrass—Parsonsfield found themselves standing at a crossroads. The critically acclaimed five-piece was down to just four members, and while the obvious solution may have been to simply replace their departed comrade, the group instead made the bold choice to completely reimagine their lineup and their catalog, carrying forward as a quartet with an ambitious new approach to writing and recording. The result was a genuine sonic rebirth, a wild musical awakening that brought Parsonsfield closer together than ever before and yielded their most exhilarating and adventurous record yet: Happy Hour On The Floor.“Recording this album marked our first time working in the studio as a four-piece, and it was really liberating,” says lead vocalist Chris Freeman. “Once the lineup changed, we realized that there weren’t any restrictions on what we could do. It came with this boundless sense of musical freedom where anything felt possible.”Produced by Benjamin Lazar Davis (Joan As Police Woman, Okkervil River), Happy Hour On The Floor fuses Parsonsfield’s rustic instrumentation and timeless sense of songcraft with dreamy synthesizers and ... Read More

Virtual Comedian Judah Friedlander at DNA’s Comedy Lab (Live on Zoom)

The legend Judah Friedlander returns, virtually, to DNAs Comedy Lab for a special intimate performance. JUDAH FRIEDLANDER: 2020 TOUR Judah Friedlander will be doing a 60 minute live-streamed virtual stand-up show promoted by DNA’s Comedy Lab on Saturday, June 20, at 8pm. Judah has at least 20 minutes of new material since the lockdown, and all of the material he will do on this show has not been released on any special or album. Judah’s new show is hilarious, profound satire on America, the world, and all its human rights issues. With crazy deadpan one-liners and uproariously engaging, innovative crowd work, Judah will tell you why he should be the future President of the United States - and will invite you to ask him questions about his Presidential platform. As a comedian, Judah is anti-establishment, never preachy, and unlike anyone you’ve seen.In 2017, Judah Friedlander independently produced his 84 minute stand-up performance film America Is the Greatest Country In the United States and then released it on Netflix to critical acclaim around the world. Judah Friedlander currently has over two hours of new material that he will be making into a new stand-up performance feature film and will release at least two albums later this year. In addition to his 30 year stand-up career, Judah has acted in over 30 films including his acclaimed performance in American Splendor, plus roles in The Wrestler and Meet the Parents. His hundreds of TV appearances include 7 seasons on the multiple Emmy award- winning 30 Rock. Judah has made ... Read More

Iya Terra with Keznamdi & Pacific Roots (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: The Catalyst & California Roots Present Iya Terra with Keznamdi & Pacific Roots Very limited early bird tickets available Monday 2/17 at $4.20. General admission goes on sale Wednesday 2/19.Tickets: $4.20 early bird / $19.50 in advance / $22 at the door