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Shelby Graham: Curating a Creative Life

Sat, Jun 4, 2016, 1:00 am to Sun, Jun 5, 2016, 1:59 am

Shelby Graham: Curating a Creative Life

June 3, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Monterey Museum of Art  

559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Free with Museum admission


As a conceptual photographer and art coach, Shelby Graham will discuss how Art is like life; everything is an opportunity for both decision-making and serendipity. Graham starts by asking questions about creativity and sharing her experiences: as artist, gallery director, curator of exhibitions, and outdoor enthusiast. She uses visualization techniques and contemporary social practices to build strong concepts for collaborative exhibitions, allowing for interdisciplinary discourse and experimentation. Her current photographic work reflects California’s drought. Please join us for a lively evening as Shelby shares her work and creative practices with you.


Shelby Graham has a 30-year career as an innovative educator and fine art photographer, including solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Japan and Europe, and is currently on the Board of Trustees at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel. Graham has been director and head curator of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California Santa Cruz since 1999 and is on the planning committee for a new interdisciplinary Institute of the Arts and Sciences. She is working on several exciting projects ranging from raising awareness about coral reefs through crocheting to uncovering photographs of Okinawa.


Special thanks to Brooks McChesney for assisting with this event.

Photo ©Julie Rogge with images by Seth Andrews.



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