34th Annual Student Print Sale
Friday–Saturday, June 6–7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Hundreds of original fine art prints will be for sale in a variety of media, including woodcut, lithography, etching, digital printmaking and handmade books. Proceeds benefit the individual student artists. This event will run in conjunction with the Art Department's Open Studios, which will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. on June 6. For more information, visit
Baskin Visual Arts, Print Studio, Room G-101

digital Arts and new media

Furusato – sounds of home

Friday–Saturday, June 6–7, 1–5 p.m.

Naomi Lucille Kagaya's Furusato - sounds of home - presents an interactive sonic installation that explores personal origins. Through the creation of an aural "environment," Furusato inspires guests to question themselves and re-think their own definitions of home.  The sound samples used for the installation were recorded by the artist, and are everyday sounds that evoke a sense of home. When guests enter the space, sensors react to their presence triggering the algorithm, which randomly selects sound samples and other parameters. Because of the variables, the soundscape is never the same. This randomness is significant because it demonstrates that the elements within space, time, experience, and memory are always changing just as individual ideas of home are constantly evolving.

Location: On the lawn (overlooking the ocean), outside of the lower level of the Music Center


For more information about the following Music and Theater Arts events, please contact Jenaro Ordonez, Arts Events assistant manager at 831-459-2787 or by email at To purchase tickets, call 831-459-2159 or visit

Chautauqua Festival of Student Theater
Thursday–Sunday, May 15–18,  May 22–25 & May 29–June 1
This year the annual festival of student theater presents three separate programs on three successive weekends. All produced, written, and designed by UCSC students.
7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Second Stage Theater, UCSC

Music for Winds and Percussion
Music For Thought

Wednesday, May 21
The UCSC Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Robert Klevan, shares the stage with special guest ensemble the Pacific Grove High School Concert Band directed by Mr. David Hoffman. Music by Ticheli, Arnold, Gillingham, Wilson, Grainger and more.
7:30 p.m., Music Center Recital Hall, UCSC
$10 general, $8 seniors, $6 students

Spring Dance Concert
Foreign Bodies

Friday–Sunday, May 29–June 1
Theater Arts alumna Sommer Ulrickson returns to Santa Cruz from her adopted home of Berlin to direct our spring dance production. Foreign Bodies will investigate how our own bodies are strangers to us and will examine the odd things our bodies do -- sometimes without informing our brain (or is it our brain not informing the body?). The evening-length piece is inspired by an excerpt from a play by the East German playwright and director Heiner Mueller.
7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Mainstage Theater, UCSC
$14 general, $11 senior, $11 students

UCSC Opera Theater
Menotti’s The Consul
Thursday–Saturday, May 29-31
Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1

Political dissident John Sorel is on the run from the secret police and has no choice but to flee his oppressive country, leaving his wife, baby, and mother behind. Before he leaves, John instructs his wife, Magda, to go to the consulate to secure a travel visa so she can leave as well. She visits the Consul’s office but becomes trapped in endless bureaucratic red-tape. Ultimately, a hopeless Magda is driven to utter desperation. Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007) won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for this Cold War-era opera. Directed by Brian Staufenbiel; UCSC Orchestra is conducted by Nicole Paiement. Performed in English.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Music Center Recital Hall, UCSC

$24 general, $20 senior, $10 students


IRWIN Scholars 2008

May 28 — June14

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 28 from 5-7 p.m.

Awards Ceremony: 6 p.m.

Irwin Photo

This year's Irwin Scholarship exhibition at the Sesnon Gallery features 12 of UCSC's most promising artists working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation and electronic media.

The 2008 Irwin Scholars are Misha Capecchi, Seth Charles, Julia Fredenburg, Levi Goldman, Andrew Herbig, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Phiton Nguyen, Dana Norrell, Vanessa Pearl Olson, Nolan Danger Plant, Corey Riddell and Dustin Steyding.

The William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship Fund was established in 1986, generating annual merit scholarships furthering the education of selected UC Santa Cruz art students. "The Irwin Scholarship exhibition highlights the work of the Art Department's finest students. This exhibition is a unique overview of the dynamic visual expressions by today's most exciting young artists," said Jimin Lee, professor of Art

About the Sesnon
Sesnon Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at Porter College and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and parking is free on Saturdays. Group tours are available by appointment. Parking permits are available weekdays at the main campus entrance kiosk for $5.50/day and $2.00 at the Porter College lot between 5-8:30 p.m. for special events. For more information, please call 831-459-3606 or visit

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