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FOREST (for a thousand years...) in the San Francisco Chronicle Visitors to FOREST, photo by Lewis Watts
FOREST (for a thousand years...) in the San Francisco Chronicle

Read Charles Desmarais' review of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's FOREST (for a thousand years...), on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden through June 30, 2018, sponsored by the IAS in collaboration wit

Santa Cruz Sentinel covers IAS spring exhibitions Future Garden, May, 2018
Santa Cruz Sentinel covers IAS spring exhibitions

Read the Santa Cruz Sentinel's Zach Buck on FOREST (for a thousand years...) and Future Garden for the Central Coast of California.

UCSC to present environmental video installation at SF’s Minnesota Street Project Unearthing Disaster II, Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson
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 Stacey Grant, center, joins students and Santa Cruz locals at Porter College at UC Santa Cruz on Saturday afternoon to crochet the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef. The project aims to raise awareness about ocean health and collective action. (Kevin Johnson -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)
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 Stitch by stitch, row by row, a bright and vibrant coral reef is growing 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 Institute For Figuring's Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005-ongoing. Photo © the IFF.
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, by Margaret & Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, 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, by Margaret & Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, as installed at UC Santa Cruz. Photo by Jenna Bascom.
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 Astronomer's observation log book, Lick Observatory Collection
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 installation shots, courtesy of David Pace (above) and Maia Landau (below)
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.