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August 2020

Irwin 2020: Collective Solitude

August 5 - August 6

Update: The Irwin exhibition has been extended due to popular demand and will be available online indefinitely. --- 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…

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Social Documentation (SocDoc) M.F.A. Thesis Screening

August 5 - August 6

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…

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East Coast Swing Night (Every Wednesday)

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Palomar Ballroom, 1344 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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$14

7:30pm Intermediate Swing Lesson 8:15pm Beginning Swing Lesson 9:00-10:30pm Swing Dance Party $14 for classes and party, $6 for party only

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Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses is a public arts and humanities series co-produced by Santa Cruz Shakespeare, UCSC Shakespeare Workshop, and The Humanities Institute. It brings professional actors and scholars together with the public for a staged reading and discussion of the works that made Shakespeare famous in the London theater. As a young writer at the start of his career, Shakespeare explored ambitions, rivalries, and passions that swept away the dynasty that had reigned in England for…

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Solitary Garden Virtual Tour

August 6 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am
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…

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Ocean Explorers Virtual Summer Camp

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Ocean Explorers experience the thrill of scientific discovery at a working marine lab. Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for behind-the-scenes virtual visits, live streaming interactions with scientists and animal trainers, and much more! Children actively learn in a distance learning format. Enjoy a week of fun this summer learning about ocean scienceInvestigate the incredible creatures that inhabit Monterey BayDiscover how ocean scientists work with marine animals at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Long Marine Lab to help conserve…

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LASER Talks with Bruce Damer and David Deamer

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

For the past five years, Drs. Bruce Damer and David Deamer have collaboratively searched for evidence of the origin of life. In this talk, they will discuss their shared research journey, taking them from the study of organic compounds over 5 billion years old, to Bumpass Hell, the largest hydrothermal area in Lassen National Park, the Pilbara of Western Australia, and, most recently, to Hell's Gate hot springs of New Zealand. They'll talk about what they discovered about protocells, fresh…

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Irwin 2020: Collective Solitude

August 6 - August 7

Update: The Irwin exhibition has been extended due to popular demand and will be available online indefinitely. --- 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…

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Social Documentation (SocDoc) M.F.A. Thesis Screening

August 6 - August 7

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…

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Solidarity Economics: Solutions for Scaling Up Consumer Cooperatives & Local Economic Empowerment

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

With Miyuki Kinoshita, Helena Norberg-Hodge & Chris Benner How can we build our economy to ensure everyone has access to sustainable livelihoods and economic opportunities, and that this is done within ecological limits? Right Livelihood Laureates Miyuki Kinoshita of Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Cooperative (Japan) and Helena Norberg-Hodge of Local Futures (Global) provide important lessons and insights. The Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Cooperative combines formidable business and professional skills with strict social and ecological principles and a vision of a community- and…

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