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January 2020

Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

When growing a fruit tree, most gardeners spend more time pruning and training their trees than any other single activity. It's no wonder that most "pomology" texts devote 15-25% of their content to these considerable underpinnings.On the other hand, most home gardening fruit tree books are lacking in both depth and detail when it comes to the topics of pruning and training. Although studies have shown that trees in the landscape have a calming effect on people, the average backyard…

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Trompe l’Oeil in Nature Illustration

Join world renowned and local artist Maryjo Koch to learn Trompe l'oeil, the technique used to make objects look three-dimensional as if they are sitting on the paper they are painted on. Meant to "deceive the eye" through careful shadowing and highlighting, this technique is used in many magazine and book illustrations. Students will learn how to paint a natural object (such as a butterfly or flower) alongside other objects such as maps, compasses, pencils, etc.Register here!

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Dramatics, Movement, & Play in the Classroom—Free Workshop

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experiential Learning Through Dramatics, Movement, & Play in the ClassroomA free, fun workshop for early education teachers who want to learn new ways to integrate movement, play and drama into the classroom to strengthen their curriculum. This workshop is a glimpse into Jackie Wildau's 10-week Experiential Learning through Dramatics, Movement, and Play course starting Jan. 27 in Santa Clara.Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to explore play techniques that facilitate a child's prismatic pathway into learning. The course offers ways…

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Science Sunday – Fishing For Conservation Solutions: Protecting Manta Rays from Our Seafood System

January 19 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Manta and devil rays are a group of charismatic and biologically fascinating ocean icons. Unfortunately, they also face enormous threats from wildlife trafficking, plastic pollution, and accidental entanglement in fishing gear. A unique collaboration of scientists, fisheries managers, and industrial tuna fisheries is out to document and understand this accidental manta and devil ray “bycatch,” and to develop conservation solutions to save these threatened ocean giants.Join Melissa Cronin as she discusses her work on these incredible creatures, and explains how…

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The Arts Dean’s Speaker Series: Dee Hibbert-Jones, Artist and Filmmaker

January 21 @ 5:50 pm - 6:50 pm

Netflix senior software engineer Lyle Troxell invites you to a lively conversation with professor Dee Hibbert Jones, artist and filmmaker, for a discussion about how thinkers, practitioners, and innovators of art can create productive change.The Art of Change - Interview SeriesThe Arts Division of UC Santa Cruz is home to an impressive group of faculty engaged in all aspects of the Arts. You will learn, through a live interview hosted weekly by Lyle Troxell, about eight influential artists—their work, and,…

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Center for Cultural Studies Colloquium – Carlos Motta, “We The Enemy”

January 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In We The Enemy, Carlos Motta will present a series of recent and past works, including those exhibited at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery. Motta’s work documents the social conditions and political struggles of sexual, gender, and ethnic minority communities in order to challenge dominant and normative discourses through visibility and self-representation. As a historian of untold narratives and an archivist of repressed histories, Motta is committed to in-depth research on the struggles of post-colonial subjects and societies. His work…

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Racial Reconciliation & the Future of Race in America

January 23 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am

Join us for a conversation with Alondra Nelson (President, Social Sciences Research Council), and Herman Gray (Emeritus Professor of Sociology), moderated by Jenny Reardon, Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz. The racially charged moment we are living through in the U.S. comes with tremendous danger, but also with great opportunity. The dangers are obvious— blatantly racist statements by our president, the emboldenment of white supremacist movements, the rampant loss of black life at the hands of the police, the demonizing…

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Bodies at the Borders Symposium

January 24

"Bodies at the Borders" is a two-day symposium organized by Carlos Motta and Rachel Nelson bringing together artists, activists, and scholars to interrogate the pressing issues of identities, borders, and boundaries. With film screenings, poetry readings, performances, and panel discussions, the symposium accompanies art installations by Carlos Motta on view at SFMOMA and UC Santa Cruz.January 24, 2020, 9-6 p.m.UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts Research Center 108January 25, 2020, 9:30-5 p.m.SFMOMAPhyllis Wattis Theater"Bodies at the Borders" features performances by Alok…

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Beyond the End of the World Sawyer Seminar Series

January 24 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an award-winning author on race and inequality as well as Black politics and social movements in the United States. Her books include From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. She has a forthcoming book titled Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (University of North Carolina Press). Taylor’s writing has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times,…

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