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"Squiggles", by Cristy Aloysi and Scott Graham

Art in the Arboretum: Color

Santa Cruz has both magnificent natural beauty and spectacular artwork that merge into vibrant garden galleries through the collaborative visions of landscapers and artists. The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is a cultural and creative haven where the connection between art and nature is celebrated. This weekend marks the opening of its second outdoor sculpture exhibit, […]

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Ralph Abraham Hip Culture Book

Ralph Abraham: Featured Author

Various readers may know mathematician/UCSC professor Ralph Abraham through his pioneering efforts in chaos theory, his association with the late Terence McKenna and/or his comments in the movie DMT: The Spirit Molecule. Ralph’s latest book, “Hip Santa Cruz,” examines the roots of local hip culture—a subject that he also explores at length on his website, […]

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Experience art at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

UC Santa Cruz is known for a thriving environment that fosters a stimulating curriculum and multicultural community. This energy and focus is reflected in the broad range of thought-provoking exhibits held annually at UCSC’s Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery. Located on campus at Porter College, the Sesnon Art Gallery works to integrate museum-oriented programs and […]

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Back to the Core by Jesse Huynh

Featured Artist: Jesse Huynh

  Jesse Huynh is a textile artist and fashion designer working and living in Santa Cruz, currently attending the University. Jesse works with “unconventional materials” as a rebuttal to ideas of conventional fashion design and ordinary clothing fabric, a reflection of his own attitude toward societal norms and expectations.     “In middle school some […]

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Eurydice with Hare, on a Barge Voyage to the Underworld by Nora Sarkissian

Featured Artist: Nora Sarkissian

Nora Sarkissian is a local artist working and living in Aptos. Sarkissian is a painter and sculptor who has been teaching art in various locations (including assisting at UCSC) for 30 years. Although she has years of artistic experience, and has had formal exhibitions and showings, Nora presumes proudly that she is “still learning.”   “The sculptures […]

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I Just Want to be in Your Life by Whitney Romberg

Featured Artist: Whitney Romberg

Whitney Romberg, a local artist very recently featured at First Friday (Things My Inner Voice Told Me, featured at Camouflage this month), focuses her work on “ideas of identity being queer, multi racial,and female bodied,” as the artist herself explained. “I also like to show ideas of body positivity, going against norms of the American standard of beauty.” […]

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Mr. Sweeny

Featured Artist: Ken Keegan

  Ken Keegan is a name of many titles: baseball player, UCSC alumnus, beloved & retired campus bus driver, gallery opener, and sponsor for a sport’s radio show on 1080 KSCO AM (Coach’s Decision, Wednesdays from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM). However, today we’re appreciating the artwork of Ken Keegan, rightfully self-described as “abstract, surreal, […]

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from hAndroid

Featured Artist: hAndroid

    The artist, hAndroid went to UC Santa Cruz as an anthropology major, but has always had an affinity for art appreciation and creation. Since her grassroots non-kid-friendly coloring book distribution last year, hAndroid has since received much-earned attention from the UCSC crowd. The images featured are from her coloring book, which features pleasantly-worded confessions […]

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jonny clugston

Featured Artist: Jonny Clugston

  Jonny Clugston is a narrative photographer and writer based in Santa Cruz, CA, attending the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Film & Digital Media major. He has worked with the Santa Cruz Sentinel, receiving multiple awards for his editorial work in sports.   His photographic works manage to capture intimate yet casual […]

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