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Sesnon Gallery Past Events

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Opening reception celebration for EASP MFA thesis exhibition. 2023 cohort: Dav Bell, Annika Berry, Pete Brook, L Gilbert, Lowen Hatano, Ant Lorenzo, Isola Tong, Natalie Zajac

Program TBD
Remarks at 5pm

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Wednesday May 17, 2023
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Remarks and awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
The reception will be held outdoors at the gallery, beside the Porter koi pond.

Uncle Frank's Peach Farm musical poster directed by Peder Jones (Stevenson, '70), Harpsichord Music Electronic Music recital poster performance by Durand Begault (class of '79)
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Sesnon Galleries extend a warm invitation to our Golden Slug alumni from the classes of 1965-1973!

Photo: UCSC protest of verdict against police who brutalized Rodney King (1994)
Friday, April 14, 2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Meet at Bay Tree Plaza

Join us for a UCSC Radical History walking tour led by Will Parrish (PhD candidate in History of Consciousness) and Janina A. Larenas (Little Giant Collective).

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) growing at the Amah Mutsun Land Trust greenhouse at Cascade Ranch in preparation for planting in the Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve, January 2022.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Online event

Frames Per Second: Ancestral Memory
w/ Amah Mutsun Tribal Band members Natalie Garcia, Esak Ordonez, Gabriel Pineida and filmmaker Ruth Anne Beutler
January 24, 2022, 6-7:00p.m. PT

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 12:00am to Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 11:59pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Galleries, Main Gallery

Yesterday Ended Last Night (2022)

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 12:00am to Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 11:59pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Galleries, Main Gallery

​LAND/TRUST (2022) explores interrelationships of people, plants, land and labor as it follows Amah Mutsun Tribal Band members’ work to restore a coastal prairie on California's Central Coast.

Portraits of Social Documentation filmmakers. From left to right: Chisato Hughes, Hoda Sobhani, Oana Tenter
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Online event

Frames Per Second: Diaristic Storytelling
w/ filmmakers Chisato Hughes, Hoda Sobhani, and Oana Tenter
November 2, 2022, 4-5:00p.m. PT

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 12:00pm to Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 5:00pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Galleries, Main Gallery

Many Moons (2022) is a hybrid documentary that asks questions about ghosts and placemaking today– looking at the history of Chinese expulsions in Humboldt County and the people who, often with the help of local tribes, continued to live in the county despite... more

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 12:00am to Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 11:59pm

On behalf of Dean Celine and the Arts Division, we invite you to join us in celebrating the creativity of our departments as they share their latest, outstanding work!