See upcoming exhibition The Harrison Studio: On Mixing, Mapping, and Territory
+ NEW work from Cuba!
extended due to popular demand!
Special EVENT at the Sesnon Gallery featuring Addi Somekh and the ballon bass , on Wednesday, Nov. 28 @ 6-7pm
Gallery Reception: October 3, 5:00-6:15pm
Reception will be followed by talk by Lewis Watts in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Room 108 6:30-7:30pm
Join MJ's Brass Boppers 2nd Line Jazz band*
at 6:15pm for a lively New Orleans-style procession from the reception to the talk.
New Orleans Suite presents a window into the landscape of life in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina. Vivid black and white photography exposes the contrast of devastation and humanity in such a rich sector of American jazz culture. Additionally the gallery will showcase some of Watts's new work from Cuba.
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· Ongoing every Wed. eve 5-8pm open mic for jazz groups, film and photography discussions (see website for details)
Sponsored by the UCSC Arts Division, Porter College and SAM Student Art Movement.
· Special weekend event at the Sesnon Gallery featuring music from Cuba, Flor de Caña, on Sunday, Nov. 4 @ 4-6pm
talk by Lewis Watts followed by music!
· Wednesday event at the Sesnon Gallery featuring Addi Somekh and the ballon bass , on Wednesday, Nov. 28 @ 6-7pm
FREE PARKING on Sundays!
· First Friday curator’s walk through, Nov. 2 @ 2pm
· Special Wednesday curator’s walk through, Nov. 28 @ 2pm
Lewis Watts is a photographer, archivist and Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is co‐author of “Harlem of the West, The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era” which consists of found photographs and oral histories of an African American Community that sprang up as a result of the migration west during WW II and that was “urban renewed” out of existence in the late 1960s. He is also the co‐author with Professor Eric Porter of “New Orleans Suite” scheduled for publication by the University of California Press in 2013.
*MJ's Brass Boppers is a New Orleans style singing and swinging Brass-line ready to second-line at the drop of a dime!
UCSC Sesnon Pop-Up- Youth ex Machin
Kiko Kolb, a 4th year art student at UCSC, works with a range of contemporary print methods, specializing in digital printmaking. Playing with installations and large-scale pieces, her work reflects ideas of youth, digital culture, and today’s society. ‘Youth ex Machina’ will be displayed in the windows on the Church St. side of the Rittenhouse Building.
Church St and Pacific Ave
(through the academic year)
Tuesday – Saturday, 12–5 p.m.
Wednesday 12-8 p.m.