The UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef is on display at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center from May 4, 2017 - October 2017. The UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef is part of the Crochet Coral Reef world-wide reefing project (2005–present). Created by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring, the Crochet Coral Reef is a spectacularly beautiful, artistically complex, and socially powerful way to bring people together around a devastating ecological challenge—the survival of the coral reefs and marine ecologies throughout the world. Satellite Reefs have been hosted in cities across the U.S. and Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.
Curated by Rachel Nelson and Alex Moore, the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef exhibition is the latest whimsical and fantastical result of hundreds of people crocheting for months with huge quantities of colorful yarn and unfettered imaginations. Nelson and Moore worked with UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and staff along with community members from across Santa Cruz County to execute this elaborate and stunning public art project to raise awareness about ocean health.
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, California
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10–5 p.m.
The exhibition is collaboratively produced by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.
Press about the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef and the Crochet Coral Reef exhibition at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery: