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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.

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.

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

Father’s Day Walk: Men of Big Basin (Canceled)

21600 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek

Celebrate Father’s Day by honoring some of the remarkable men who lived in, worked in, and fought for Big Basin. Living history re-enactments bring you back in time to meet pioneer settlers, Big Basin founders, and early park rangers. Stroll through the magnificent redwoods on this 0.5 mile, 1.5-hour guided walk. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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.

Seaside Crafts—At Home!

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Seaside Crafts—from the comfort of your own home! Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Visit the Seymour Center's website to find current craft ideas and instructions. Sign up for the Seymour Center’s e-newsletter to be notified when new crafts and activities are added! Sponsored by: Sigma Alpha of Omega Nu

Integrity Wines Father’s Day At-Home Wine Tasting

Integrity Wines Father’s Day At-Home Wine Tasting, Sunday, June 21, 1-3 pm The best Father’s Day gift ideas are as special as the man they’re for – which is why we recommend surprising your dad, grandpa, or husband with a 2-hour interactive wine tasting with winemaker Mark Hoover of Integrity Wines on Sunday, June 21 from 1-3 pm PST. Order your Father’s Day tasting kit today to enjoy at the safety of his home, incl. 7 wine samples, the online meeting link, suggestion how to pair the wines with snacks or full meals and we ship it right to everyone’s doorstep. $30 per person or $50 for 2 to make it a family event. https://www.integrity.wine/Buy-Wines/Winemaker-Led-Tastings

Farm Animal Encounters (Virtual)

1401 Coast Road Santa Cruz

Meet some of the farm animals that call Wilder Ranch home and learn about how they supported the historic dairy ranch. This program is aimed at 2nd-3rd graders and their families, but everyone can enjoy. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when we go live!: www.facebook.com/WilderRanchStatePark. If you are unable to join us live, all programs are recorded for later viewing. Free event. 

Virtual Science Sunday—The Ecology of Leopard Seals: Working in Antarctica

The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most rapidly changing habitats in the world. Like so many marine mammals, leopard seals must adapt to survive⁠—but are they equipped to do so? To better understand the ecology of leopard seals and their ability to cope with this environment, researchers used satellite-linked instruments to follow the diving behavior and movement patterns of 21 leopard seals. Data revealed that unlike other Antarctic seals, leopard seals spend most of their time feeding in shallow waters, moving between fur seal and penguin colonies. What does this tell us about leopard seals, both today and for the future? Please join Dan Costa, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences, to learn more about the ecology, diving behavior, and movement patterns of Antarctic leopard seals. Register in advance for the online Science Sunday webinar (required) HERE. Virtual Science Sundays are offered at no charge with preregistration. Please consider supporting the Seymour Center by becoming a member or making a donation today. Thank you!

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard

Death Cab for CutieThe band’s lead singer Ben GibbardTune in to see Ben live stream for the next few weeks at 4pm PST daily.

**MEN SOLD OUT** San Jose Virtual Speed Dating | Singles Event

Virtual Speed Dating San Jose, San Jose

San Jose Virtual Speed Dating | Singles Event | Let's Get Cheeky! The perfect opportunity to find a virtual companion! All the fun and efficiency of in-person speed dating events brought to your doorstep. Why wait to hear back from potential matches on traditional apps and websites when you can meet a group of singles just like yourself, all from the comfort of your living room. A lovely host to guide you through your virtual event, there to assist you with anything or anyone. As simple as selecting the virtual event you wish to attend from our event schedule, looking your flirty best on the date and time indicated and being ready to explore a whole new way of connecting in San Jose. How it Works Ready to get your virtual speed dating on? How fun! Purchase online and await your email confirmation from us with additional details. You will not be asked to register further on any website, app or the like. Keeping a simple and easy approach to attending. Just as with in-person events, you’ll have a Host to assist you with anything or anyone, be able to privately chat with a new dater every 7-8 minutes and select those whom you would fancy meeting again and your Date-Mate matches emailed to you, later the same evening. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWill I be on my own or will there be a host there to assist me?The moment you enter your virtual speed dating event, our host will be there to welcome you and assist you ... Read More

**MEN SOLD OUT** San Jose Virtual Speed Dating | Singles Event

San Jose Virtual Speed Dating | Singles Event | Let's Get Cheeky! The perfect opportunity to find a virtual companion! All the fun and efficiency of in-person speed dating events brought to your doorstep. Why wait to hear back from potential matches on traditional apps and websites when you can meet a group of singles just like yourself, all from the comfort of your living room. A lovely host to guide you through your virtual event, there to assist you with anything or anyone. As simple as selecting the virtual event you wish to attend from our event schedule, looking your flirty best on the date and time indicated and being ready to explore a whole new way of connecting in San Jose. How it Works Ready to get your virtual speed dating on? How fun! Purchase online and await your email confirmation from us with additional details. You will not be asked to register further on any website, app or the like. Keeping a simple and easy approach to attending. Just as with in-person events, you’ll have a Host to assist you with anything or anyone, be able to privately chat with a new dater every 7-8 minutes and select those whom you would fancy meeting again and your Date-Mate matches emailed to you, later the same evening. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWill I be on my own or will there be a host there to assist me?The moment you enter your virtual speed dating event, our host will be there to welcome you and assist you ... Read More