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"Beyond the Gallery" Exhibits at First Friday Art Walk
Date Friday June 01
Time 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Museum of Art & History's Abbott Square Courtyard; Rittenhouse Building windows; Santa Cruz County Building at Water St.; and various locations on Pacific Ave. and downtown area
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorGabi Kirk
University of California Santa Cruz students are breaking out of the traditional “white cube” art gallery and seeking empty storefronts on Pacific Avenue to showcase their work. These students are participants in an experimental two credit studio class, “Beyond the Gallery: Artists as Collaborative Agents for Community Change.” Thanks to a generous grant from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), Shelby Graham, curator of the Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College, has helped over a dozen students learn exhibition techniques while exploring their role as artists and activists. The City of Santa Cruz also contributed funds.

The projects range from a free photo booth at the downtown Farmer’s Market, to bottles filled with symbols of memories of Santa Cruz, to a constructed redwood “forest” outside in the Abbott Square Courtyard. Artwork will be shown at the Museum of Art and History, the Rittenhouse Building windows, and other venues. The public is invited to join the students on Friday June 1, during First Friday Art tour and encounter these exciting, participatory installations.

For more information on “Beyond the Gallery”, including a list of participating students, installations, and venues, please visit
Added to the calendar on Thursday May 24th, 2012 4:57 PM

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