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Melissa Ortiz

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery is delighted to present IRWIN 2018, the 32nd annual Irwin Scholarship Award exhibition entitled Identification, which opens on May 30 and runs through June 16, 2018. The opening reception will... [more]

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival just wrapped and many UC Santa Cruz alumni had feature films that were selected to be screened at this prestigious, internationally renowned film festival. Congratulations to all of these immensely talented members of our UCSC family!

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Growing up in the rural town of Petaluma, UCSC Arts Division alumnus Brian Kavanaugh-Jones grew up appreciating the culture and beauty of California while also experiencing what the outside world had to offer.

From his passion for the arts and accompanying his father on... [more]

Santa Cruz native and UC Santa Cruz alumnus, Michael Shipley, found Santa Cruz to be an idyllic place to grow up during the 1970s and ‘80s. It was the place where he discovered his creative passion, eventually leading him to become not... [more]

Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller (Photo by Zev Tiefenbach)

FOREST (for a thousand years...), an epic 28-minute sound installation by renowned Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, will open April 7, outdoors in the redwood grove of UC Santa Cruz's Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Presented by the Arts... [more]

Dean Susan Solt

By Wallace Baine

For a certain set of artists, money has long been the enemy of creativity.

Despite Mona Lisa, despite The Last Supper, despite Vitruvian ... [more]

Members of the Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe

The Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe, which promotes Pilipino cultural history and performs traditional folk dances from the Philippines, builds both camaraderie and stronger ties to heritage

For Abigail Usita (... [more]

Film and Digital Media PhD graduate student Marc Francis seemed destined to be a storyteller. As a child he put his wild imagination to work, dreaming up fanciful stories and movie plots, and even back then thought of becoming a film director and screenwriter.

Francis... [more]

Founder and Artistic Director of The Builders Association, Professor Weems will bring an affiliation with her renowned experimental theater company to the campus.

Marianne Weems, theater and opera director, and co-founder and artistic director of the Obie-Award winning... [more]

Danette Buie; photo by Julie Rogge

As the first person to be the Director: Student Opportunity, Success and Equity, for the Arts Division, Danette Buie is thrilled about her new role in this recently created position. “I’m truly excited about working at an institution that is committed to student... [more]

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