May 29 - June 15, 2013
opens May 29, 5-7pm
Awards ceremony 6pm Porter koi pond
and don't miss Downtown:
The Sesnon Pop-Up Downtown @ 2 locations: First Friday, March, 1- May 1
Farmers' Market Photobooth @ 701 Front St. and adjacent arcade pop-up storefront gallery.
December 7- May 1, 2012 @
‘Youth ex Machina’ Sesnon Pop-up at the Rittenhouse Windows
Church St and Pacific Ave
Third Space Grant funded Open Classroom with Irwin Scholars and experimental installations with Art, HAVC and Environmental Studies students at the Rittenhouse Building downtown: Church St. at Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA.
Video Links from June 2012:
This project was supported by a grant from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) for Shelby Graham, curator of the Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College, to teach over a dozen students exhibition techniques while exploring their role as community artists. The City of Santa Cruz Arts Program also contributed funds for materials.
SPRING at the UCSC Sesnon Gallery 2013
food dialogue series
You’re invited to share stories and images for
The Dinner Parties: art & agriculture
At the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery @ UCSC
April 10 - May 11, 2013
Opening Reception: April 10, 5:00-7:00pm
Special Alumni Reception: April 27, 4:30-6:30pm
Including artists: E.G. Crichton and Susan Working, Jim Denevan, Leif Hedendal, Jerome Waag & Chris Sollars, Chelsea Wills, and others
Weekly talks and events on Wednesday, please see website for details.
submit your creative dinner party ideas/documentation to us.
for more info email: email@example.com
A Collaboration Between Local Agriculture and Contemporary Art
SANTA CRUZ, CA - Award winning and leading chefs and artists in the Bay Area come together to expose the link between art, agriculture, community and experience. The Sesnon Gallery will feature an exhibition of artists’ installations and documentation reflecting this trend between food and art. Jerome Waag, (Chef of Chez Panisse and artist) and Chris Sollars (award winning SF based artist and teacher) will feature the documentation and relics of Melt the Pot, a participatory dinner party. Jim Denevan, an international artist, will expose the connections between the 14 year long project that he founded, Outstanding in the Field, and his personal journey as an artist, who draws on the earth. E.G. Crichton, a UCSC professor of art, uses a range of strategies to explore social issues by presenting and documenting social vignettes around the dinner table with collaborator Susan Working. Chelsea Wills brings her experience between Mexico and the United States into a monochromatic dinner, specifically created for this exhibition. Leif Hedendal will connect the community through one of his Dinner Discussions in Santa Cruz. The Sesnon Gallery will present an overview of the international movement around food and art coming together and forming a greater sense of community.
Irwin Scholars 2013: May 29 - June 16
Reception Wednesday, May 29, 5-7pm
Awards Ceremony 6pm Porter koi pond
Sesnon Gallery, Porter Faculty Gallery and the Sesnon Underground
The Sesnon Gallery encourages interdisciplinary discourse through the lens of the arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, noon to 5:00pm and Wednesday until 8:00pm. The gallery is located at Porter College, UCSC and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and parking is free on Saturdays. Parking permits are available weekdays at the main campus entrance kiosk for $6/day and $4 at the Porter College lot for special events. Group tours are available by appointment at (831) 459-3606.