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Samora Pinderhughes & Elena Ayodele Pinderhughes Performance – Maria Gaspar’s Compositions’ “We Lit the Fire and Trusted the Heat”

Institute of the Arts and Sciences 100 Panetta Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States

In conjunction with Compositions, on view at the IAS, Maria Gaspar’s sculptural renderings of the jail’s fragments have been sonically and visually activated through performances over the course of the exhibition as part of Gaspar's work We Lit the Fire and Trusted the Heat. These events make present the histories of people so often occluded […]

Free

Artist Talk: Favianna Rodriguez

Stevenson Event Center Stevenson College University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California, United States

The Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition Favianna Rodriguez: Power From The Roots. Rodriguez is an Oakland based activist and artist beloved for her work tied to social justice movements, such as her iconic image of a butterfly with the text “Migration is Beautiful” mobilized in support of migrant justice. […]

Free

A’ai: Screening and Conversation with Louise Miranda Ramirez, Kalie Granier, and Alexandria Casares

Institute of the Arts and Sciences 100 Panetta Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States

Join us on February 8th at 7pm for a screening and conversation with artist Kalie Granier and members of the Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation, Chairwoman Louise J. Miranda Ramirez and Alexandria Casares. The speakers will discuss the short film A’ai, which imagines the perspective of a pelican lamenting the recent kelp forest decline along the central California […]

Free
Event Series They Are Shooting at Our Shadows

Art, Palestine, and Liberation: Introducing Al-Haq’s Forensic Architecture Investigation Unit

Institute of the Arts and Sciences 100 Panetta Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States

Members of Al-Haq's Forensic Architecture Investigation Unit will discuss their debut exhibition They Are Shooting at Our Shadows, currently on view at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences. The historic exhibition was planned over thirteen months ago to introduce Al-Haq FAI Unit's ground-breaking multi-media research and artworks amplifying Palestinian voices and experiences to U.S. […]

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