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Opening Reception for 2023 Irwin Scholarship Exhibition

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

An opening reception for the 2023 Irwin Scholarship Exhibition.

The William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship Fund was established in 1986, with a modest donation by Sue Irwin, and now generates 12 annual merit scholarships to further the education of selected UC Santa Cruz students for proven excellence in the arts. The scholars are nominated by the art department faculty to submit a portfolio of work and then are selected by an all faculty vote. This annual, professionally organized exhibition has become a tradition in the art department and for the Sesnon Gallery for over 37 years. This scholarship shows the far-reaching effects of support for the arts.



Free and open to the public.
Attend in person between May 24—June 30, 2023.
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday—Saturday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception
Free and open to the public.
Attend in person on May 24 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at the Porter Koi Pond (downstairs from the Gallery).
Remarks and awards ceremony begin at 5:30 p.m.


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