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UCSC to present environmental video installation at SF’s Minnesota Street Project
UCSC to present environmental video installation at SF’s Minnesota Street Project

"UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) will present a dramatic, four-screen video installation in San Francisco, hosted and co-sponsored by Minnesota Street Project (MSP), the city’s new contemporary art venue, from May 20 through June 24.

Local hands contribute to UCSC coral reef crochet exhibit
Local hands contribute to UCSC coral reef crochet exhibit

A piece in the Santa Cruz Sentinel highlights the processes of learning and collaboration that are making the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef a reality.

Reef madness: A coral grows at UC Santa Cruz
Reef madness: A coral grows at UC Santa Cruz

StoryCruz sat in on one of our crochet circles and made a podcast about the experience.

The Unlikely Marriage of Crochet and Climate Change
The Unlikely Marriage of Crochet and Climate Change

'All hail the Pussy Hat, the charming, knitted-or-crocheted pink cap, designed to raise awareness of women’s rights. It’s hard to point to anything that has so captured the global imagination and sung the praises of needlecraft at the same time.

The Crochet Coral Reef, as installed at UC Santa Cruz.
The Crochet Coral Reef, as installed at UC Santa Cruz.

"At the IFF, we have long admired UCSC’s legendary History of Consciousness program, an important site of interdisciplinary research and practice.

The ‘Crochet Coral Reef’ at UCSC brings together mathematics, nature and an underappreciated artform
The ‘Crochet Coral Reef’ at UCSC brings together mathematics, nature and an underappreciated artform

"The first widely visible pop-culture artifact of the Trump Era is the pink crocheted (or knitted) kitten-eared hat worn by millions participating in the various women’s marches around the country the day after the inauguration.

Review of Look Back in Time on Square Cylinder
Review of Look Back in Time on Square Cylinder

Read what David Roth of SquareCylinder has to say about Look Back in Time, on view through Febuary 26th. Roth also interviews co-curator Tony Misch about the scientific uses of the instruments and photographs on view, the potentials for art-science dialog, and his animation of the 1908 Comet Morehouse.

Look Back in Time one of the best shows of 2016
Look Back in Time one of the best shows of 2016

Look Back in Time, on view through February 26th at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, is included in Square Cylinder's "Best of 2016" list.

This Interactive Exhibit is Encouraging People to Crochet … to Save Coral Reefs
This Interactive Exhibit is Encouraging People to Crochet … to Save Coral Reefs

"If you’ve been living under a rock, you may not know what all the animals living under the ocean know all too well – humans are destroying our earth’s coral reefs.

Russell Crotty on the cover of Art Ltd. Magazine
Russell Crotty on the cover of Art Ltd. Magazine

Russell Crotty and the IAS exhibition, Look Back in Time, currently on view at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, are featured in the cover article of the January/February art ltd. magazine.