October 5 - November 23, 2016
The Einstein Collective is made up of artists and scientists that include: Sara Mast, lead visual artist; Jessica Jellison, architect; Christopher O’Leary, animator and visual artist; Cindy Stillwell, filmmaker; Jason Bolte, composer/sound artist; Charles Kankelborg, solar physicist; Nico Yunes, astrophysicist; Joey Shapiro Key, astrophysicist. With workshop on Artscience by lead artist Sara Mast.
Crochet Coral Reef
February - March 18, 2017
The Crochet Coral Reef is a project created by Margaret Wertheim and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring, a Los-Angeles based non-profit that pioneers creative new methods for engaging the public about scientific and mathematical issues by putting people and communities at the core..
The Crochet Reef project resides at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft and community art practice, and also responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash.
See Institute of the Arts and Sciences for more information.
The Gail Project: An Okinawan-American Dialogue
a collaborative exhibition and research project
at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
tentative dates: April 12- May 13, 2017
Reception TBA April 12-13
Alumni events: April 28-30
in the Porter Faculty Gallery 2016-17
Fall 2016 The Selma March for Voting Rights
Winter 2017 TBA
Spring 2017 TBA
don't miss our presence Downtown:
The Sesnon Pop-Up Downtown 2016: in various windows on Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz
Past Pop-up projects 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.
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.