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Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA CO2LA Ocean Alumni Weekend Reception

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
Presented by: 
Institute of the Arts and Sciences
Sesnon Art Gallery

Join the curators of Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean for an exhibition walk through and reception from 3-5 pm to celebrate Alumni Weekend.

Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA CO2LA Ocean by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash. Residing at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft, and community art practice, the Crochet Coral Reef highlights not only the damage humans do to the earth's environment, but also our power for positive action. The art exhibition constitutes an elegiacally  beautiful, artistically complex, and socially powerful way to bring citizens together around a devastating ecological challenge—the survival of the coral reefs and marine ecologies throughout the world.​

The Crochet Coral Reef has been exhibited in art and science museums worldwide, including the Museum of Art and Design (New York), the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), the Hayward Gallery (London), the Science Gallery (Dublin), and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC). 

Press about the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef and the Crochet Coral Reef exhibition at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery:

Ideas.Ted.Com "Gallery: What happens when you mix math, coral and crochet? It’s mind-blowing"

Scientific America "How to Crochet a Coral Reef--and Why"

One Green Planet "This Interactive Exhibit is Encouraging People to Crochet … to Save Coral Reefs"

UC Santa Cruz Newscenter "Institute of Arts and Sciences launches UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef project"

Santa Cruz Sentinel "The ‘Crochet Coral Reef’ at UCSC brings together mathematics, nature and an underappreciated artform" 

Santa Cruz Good Times "Crochet Coral Reef Exhibit Combines Crafts and Conservation"

UC Santa Cruz Newscenter "Crochet coral reef exhibition to open Feb. 10 at Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery"

UC Santa Cruz Newscenter "Reef Madness: A coral grows at UC Santa Cruz"

Santa Cruz Sentinel "Local hands contribute to UCSC coral reef crochet exhibit"

KQED “The Unlikely Marriage of Crochet and Climate Change