EXHIBITIONS: New displays at Craft Center Gallery and Shields Library
June 21, 2012
Summertime and the viewing is easy (and free) in campus galleries and museums, and at Shields Library.
You will find three new displays in the library lobby: Reimagining Shields, Part 2; UC Davis Traditions Past and Present; and Library Staff Favorites.
Monday (June 25) brings the opening of new exhibitions at the Craft Center Gallery and the C.N. Gorman Museum. The Nelson Gallery’s summer exhibition is set to open July 12.
• Pottery and Pictures — By Craft Center glass, wood and ceramic instructors Suzanne Gerttula and Andrew Groover. June 25-July 27, Craft Center Gallery, South Silo. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 13. Summer hours: 12:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 12:30-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
• Visualizing History, Then and Now: Recent Acquisitions — Featuring works that reflect and respond to Native American experiences in the social and political realm. June 25-Aug. 17, C.N. Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall. See separate story.
And, at Shields Library:
• Reimagining Shields, Part 2 — Proposals for a new north entry and renovated courtyard, from design students. Mark Kessler, assistant professor, had asked them to consider ways to better connect the library and the Quad “as the heart of the American campus.” Kessler blamed “missteps in design” for leaving the campus with the library and Quad adjacent “but unresponsive to one another” — i.e., with its west-facing entrance, Shields Library “turns its back on the Quad.” Said Daniel Goldstein, Arts and Humanities librarian: “Come see how this talented group of students imagined a redesigned Peter J. Shields and let us know what you think.” Send questions or comments to Goldstein, email@example.com.
• UC Davis Traditions Past and Present — A sampling from the photograph collection of the university archives, keeper of such memories as Labor Day, Frosh Dinks, Tank Rush, Frosh-Soph Brawl and Wild West Days. Exhibit prepared by Sara Gunasekara, collections manager. For more information or to share your memories of UC Davis traditions, send an e-mail to Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Library Staff Favorites — A wide array of titles and subjects representing the diversity of reading tastes among library staff. Visual bibliography. Exhibit prepared by Michelle Brackett, email@example.com, and Robin Gustafson firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shields Library exhibitions are in the lobby. Intersession hours (through June 24): 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Summer hours (June 25-Sept. 14): 7:30 a.m.-8p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 1-7 p.m. Sunday. Holidays and other exceptions.
• Cielo Rojo — Maceo Montoya, artist, writer and assistant professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies, presents 17 paintings in charcoal and acrylic on paper, plus five limited-edition silkscreen prints based on the Cielo Rojo series. Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, or art workshop of the new dawn, 1224 Lemen Ave., Woodland. Call for exhibition hours: (530) 402-1065.
• Colorful Screenprints: The Artists of TANA — The community art workshop's staff members — including professors Malaquias Montoya, Carlos Jackson and Maceo Montoya — have come together to present 24 screenprints in this Yolo Arts exhibition. It is the first show to feature the work of the entire staff of the 2 1/2-year-old TANA, or Taller Arte del Nuevo Amancer (art workshop of the new dawn), a project of the Department of Chicana/o Studies. Malaquias Montoya is a professor emeritus, and Carlos Jackson and Maceo Montoya are assistant professors. Also participating in the screenprints exhibition: Jose Chavez-Verduzco, Olivia Hernandez, Eddie Lampkin, Roque Montez, Jaime Montiel, Gilda Posada and Raquel Rojas.
The TANA artwork is one half of Prints & Portraits, scheduled to run through June 27 at Gallery 625, in the Erwin Meyer Administration Building, 625 Court St., Woodland. The "portraits" are in ceramic, from students of Midtown Community School and the Einstein Education Center, both in Woodland.
Read more about TANA in this Dateline UC Davis article about the center's opening in 2010. The center is at 1224 Lemen Ave., Woodland.
• Ignite! the Art of Sustainability — UC Davis is the first stop for this traveling exhibition comprising the works of 13 California artists, including two from the UC Davis faculty: Professor Ann Savageau and Professor Emerita Gyöngy Laky, each of whom works with reused and repurposed materials. Through Aug. 31, Design Museum, Cruess Hall (enter off California Avenue). Regular hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed weekends and holidays). See separate story.
More Ignite! Two works from the exhibition are being shown at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis. Regular hours, 11:30-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, and 7-9 p.m. (6 p.m. opening for members), 2nd Friday ArtAbout.
• Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: You Never Know When I'll Show You the Never — Daniel Brickman and Katherine Nulicek, installations of discrete sculptures; Kyle Dunn and Erika Romero, painting and sculpture; Dani Galietti and Jared Theis, performance art; and Terry Peterson, kinetic sculpture. Through June 29, Nelson Gallery. Read more.
• Photography: Bridging Art and Science — Fifty students explore the conceptual connections between art and science, and the role of art and science. The exhibition comes out the spring-quarter class, Science and Society 40, taught by atmospheric science professor Terry Nathan as part of the Art-Science Fusion Program. The exhibition runs through June 27 at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Regular hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
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