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On Monday, September 23, 2019 faculty and staff from the Division of the Arts gathered together inside the Music Center Recital Hall for the annual Division retreat, led by Interim Dean and Professor of Dance in the Theater Arts Department Ted Warburton.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California as a member of the Tongva tribe, Yve Chavez grew up on the land of her ancestors and has successfully merged her love of art and art history with her profound knowledge of her native culture.
Limited edition works by Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Cindy Sherman, and more than a dozen other influential internationally known contemporary artists will be on display at a new exhibition opening this fall at UC Santa Cruz’s Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery.
Inspired at the age of ten by the irreverent funk/rock group the Red Hot Chili Peppers, UC Santa Cruz Music Department alumnus Adam Kubota was destined to push musical boundaries.
The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division was very proud to present the following, very talented students with this year’s awards. Congratulations to all of our awardees!
Arts Dean’s Award Winners:
Kathleen Deck awarded Best in Arts Division
The UC Santa Cruz Music Department will present the April in Santa Cruz Contemporary Music Festival, a month-long series of free concerts on campus featuring works by faculty and graduate students, April 6-27.
Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology offers an overview of the history and theory of Chicano and Chicana art from the 1960s to the mid-2000s.
Three huge clay sewer pipes carved by alumnus Tom Franco and a team of artists are now gracing Danville’s art gallery in an exhibit curated by a fellow Slug. Marija Nelson Bleier and Tom Franco watched as a crane lifted the colorful, 800-pound sculpture 30 feet into the air. The piece, carved... [more]
Question Bridge: Black Males is an exhibition in which a wide array of videos have been merged together to simulate face-to-face conversations between a diverse group of more than 160 black men across the United States.
For as long as she can remember, Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games and Playable Media, micha cárdenas has been interested in computers and fantasy. Her first experience with technology involved coveting her brother’s Commodore 64 computer.
An exhibit of artwork created on the five UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserves reflects the diversity of the reserves and the ways in which interacting with nature can spawn artistic creation, imaginative thought processes, and scientific inquiry.
We Are Not Princesses, the first feature film by UC Santa Cruz alumna Bridgette Auger (SocDoc ’11) will have its world premiere on November 14 at DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the United States.
UC Santa Cruz associate professor of film and digital media L.S. Kim has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.
By Wallace Baine
For a certain set of artists, money has long been the enemy of creativity.
Stephanie Allain is a rare gem in the film industry.
Having been the music editor on over 60 outstanding films during the course of his career, Bill Bernstein’s musical talent is epic.
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 Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe, which promotes Pilipino cultural history and performs traditional folk dances from the Philippines, builds both camaraderie and stronger ties to heritage
Slugs, come home! Time to book those plane reservations, lock down that hotel room, and check the air in your tires. The annual migration back to your alma mater will soon begin.
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.