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Sesnon Gallery Past Events

Seed ball made of soil, seeds, and compost
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
UC Santa Cruz Solitary Garden, Elena Baskin Arts

Drop in to make wildflower seed balls at the Solitary Garden public art sculpture located at Elena Baskin Arts, UC Santa Cruz! No experience is necessary to join and materials such as soil, wildflower seeds, compost, and gloves, will be provided.

Irwin Scholars 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery is excited to introduce IRWIN 2021: Fabricating Solace, the 35th annual Irwin Scholarship exhibition, which showcases the work of a select group of UC Santa Cruz’s accomplished young artists: Abby McPhillips... more

Sesnon Underground student gallery
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:00pm
Online event

Join the Sesnon Underground for an origami workshop! Bring your own materials and learn from Sesnon intern Claire Apana!

Underground Scholars Inititative
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Online event

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery and Institute of the Arts and Sciences are pleased to present the next "Sesnon Speak Up" featuring a panel discussion with members of the Underground Scholars, a self-organized UC-wide group of support and advocacy of and for formerly incarcerated students and... more

Revolutionary Greetings! in Tim Young's cursive over a photograph of the UC Santa Cruz Solitary Garden
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 5:59pm

A series of events focused on letter writing and open discussion about connecting with people who are incarcerated. Events take place on 1/11, 2/8, 4/19, and 5/10

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 3:30pm to Friday, April 23, 2021 - 4:59pm

A panel discussion with first generation UC Santa Cruz Arts alumni in conjunction with the Sesnon Gallery's 50th Anniversary and Alumni Exhibition.

Revolutionary Greetings! in Tim Young's cursive over a photograph of the UC Santa Cruz Solitary Garden
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 4:59pm

A series of events focused on letter writing and open discussion about connecting with people who are incarcerated. Events take place on 1/11, 2/8, 4/19, and 5/10

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online event

Join us for a conversation with Amy M. Youngs and Russ Corbett-Detig to discuss their approaches of interpreting data.

Amy Díaz-Infante and Angelica Muro
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Online event

Guest artists Amy Díaz-Infante and Angelica Muro share perspectives from their practices as artists and educators on the future of Chicano art and identity. What does a "Chicanx" or post-Chicano visual language look like?

Artists Irene Juárez O'Connell and Victor Cervantes
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 5:00pm to Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 5:59pm
Online event

Join us in conversation with guest artists Irene Juárez O'Connell and Victor Cervantes and hear about their community-centered art practice, activism, and continued resistance against cultural erasure.

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