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Visiting Artist Lecture Presents: Russell Crotty on His Work

Wed, Oct 14, 2015, 7:30 pm to Thu, Oct 15, 2015, 8:59 pm
Elena Baskin Visual Arts Seminar Room D-101

Wednesday 10/14/15: 12:30pm - 2pm  
Art Department - Seminar Room (D-101)


Russell Crotty is internationally renowned for his drawings and sculpture based on direct astronomical observation, and exploring the nature of the cosmos through art. His astronomical drawings, sculpture, and large-scale artist-made books are in major collections throughout the U.S. and Europe, and he is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow.  A Bay Area native and current resident of Ojai, California, Crotty is currently doing an extended intermittent residency at Lick Observatory, sponsored by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.  The residency will result in an exhibition of new work and historical artifacts from Lick at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in the autumn of 2016.   


In this talk, Crotty will discuss his work both at Lick and before, reflecting on drawing, astronomy, his residency experience at Lick, and the nature of his practice.


For information contact: or 831 502-7252
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064