MAY 22 - JUNE 8
Public Reception: Wednesday, May 22, 57 p.m.
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
Porter College, UCSC
The events are free and open to the public.
The Mary Porter Sesnon Art
Gallery is preparing for the upcoming Irwin Scholars art exhibition opening
on Wednesday, May 22. The William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarships
have been awarded to sixteen students this year. The Irwin Scholarship Fund
was established in 1986 with a $10,000 personal check, allowing four students
to receive awards that first year. Since then, the endowment has grown to over
$700,000 and generates annual merit scholarships furthering the art education
of select UC Santa Cruz art students. "These scholarships are considered
as recognition given by the faculty to the top 5% of the program," comments
Norman Locks, Chair of the Art Department. "They are an acknowledgement
of successful resolutions evident in their work and personal effort." This
years scholars reflect a variety of art-making approaches, philosophies,
and work in different mediums. The scholars combined work includes painting,
photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, intermedia, and performance.
Recipients: Meghan Bahn,
Brandon Bird, Peter Chester, Lea Anna Drown, Rebecca Frediani, April Frykenberg,
Gabriel Gilder, Evan Holm, Katrina Knutzen, Janina Larenas, Emily Lessard, Josh
Luke, Courtney Nimura, Kaytea Petro, Maria Pugnetti, and Tom Robinson.
Gallery hours are Tuesday Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is wheelchair accessible and admission is free. Parking is free on weekends. Group tours are available by appointment at (831)459-3606. Please visit our website at: http://arts.ucsc.edu/sesnon.
RELEASE CONTACT: Leslie Fellows