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EXHIBITIONS: Craft Center's staff show-auction begins Friday


Photos (2): Sea Serpent Goblet and Glass Encasement Paperweight, both by Brian Marcowicz, former flameworking instructor at the Craft Center

Craft Center Gallery Staff Show and Silent Auction: Sea Serpent Goblet and Glass Encasement Paperweight, both by Brian Marcowicz, former flameworking instructor at the Craft Center.

Unique, handcrafted gifts are yours for the bidding in the Craft Center Staff Show and Silent Auction, starting Friday (Nov. 9), and continuing for almost a month. Proceeds benefit Craft Center programs.

“The gallery will be full of jewelry, glasswork, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, photography, painting, drawing, screen printing and mixed media,” said Jan Garrison, Craft Center coordinator.

Written bids are acceptable any time the center is open, through 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The cutoff time will come during a closing reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A live auction will commence at 6 for any items that have interested, active bidders.

The Craft Center is in the South Silo. Regular hours: 12:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 12:30-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

For more information, call Garrison, (530) 752-3096.


• Out of Line: A Show of Extended Drawing Practices — Drawing, one of the oldest art forms, continues to evolve — as shown by eight artists who have extended the medium to the very large scale. Through Dec. 16, Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall. Artist talk (UC Davis alumna Hong Chun Zhang, M.F.A. '04, who is showing giant drawings of her hair), 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Regular hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday, and Friday by appointment.

• Salt-Bitter-Edge-Red Streak into the = Water Girl: Works of Melanie Yazzie — In this printmaking series, the Navajo artist considers her experiences since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She reflects upon her life today, developing new ways of living in Denver, while she remembers the events and people of her childhood and home on the Navajo Nation. Through Dec. 7, C.N. Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall. Artist talk and reception, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Regular hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

• Serigrafía — An exhibition of information design in printmaking, a traditional and powerful communication tool in California’s Latino culture. Through Dec. 7, Design Museum, Cruess Hall. Regular hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

Related event: Lecture by Carol Wells, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, about California's Latina/o printmaking community, 4:20-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 217 Art Building.

Read more about the campus's fall exhibitions.


UC Davis artists — in this case, two professors emeritus — are in the spotlight from Davis to New York.

• Malaquias Montoya: Women That I Have Encountered — Exploring women’s impact on community and how their determination and sacrifice add to the energy, vigor and success of culture. Through Nov. 25, Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Regular hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

Montoya taught at UC Davis full time for 20 years in affiliation with Chicana/o studies (full professor) and the Department of Art (cooperating faculty). He has worked for more than four decades in a variety of media, from drawings and paintings to murals and prints.

Wayne Thiebaud: A Retrospective — Including all of the painter’s major subjects: confections and diner foods, figures and portraits, San Francisco cityscapes, Sacramento delta panoramas and his California mountain series, from museums and galleries around the country, and from Thiebaud’s holdings. Through Nov. 30, Acquavella Galleries, New York City.

Thiebaud and others who joined the art faculty in the early 1960s would become identified with “California funk.” But Thiebaud’s work goes far beyond funk, far beyond pop. He depicts subjects “that reflect a nostalgia and reverence for American culture that sets him apart from the stark commercialism of Warhol and his contemporaries,” according to a news release from Aquavella Galleries.

President Clinton presented the National Medal of Arts to Thiebaud in 1994. He is an elected member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, an academician of the National Academy of Design, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He is a recipient of the National Arts Club’s Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, the American Academy of Design’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Art, and many other prestigious honors, including five honorary doctoral degrees.

Political Posters from the Chicana/o Studies Poster Archive TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, or Art Workshop of the New Dawn), run by the Department of Chicana/o Studies, presents a selection of works from the 23-year history of the department's Chicana/o studies poster workshop. TANA is at 1224 Lemen Ave., Woodland. Call for exhibition hours: (530) 402-1065.


College to Work: Postsecondary Students and Graduates in the Work ForceCelebrating National Disability Awareness Month and California Disability History Week. The “College to Work” theme comes from the campus’s Disability Awareness Fall Symposium, which presented two UC Davis “success stories”: a Ph.D. student in chemistry who is blind, and a medical student who has profound hearing loss. Read the Dateline UC Davis story. Fall quarter.

Following the Great Migration: Researching the 2012 Campus Community Book Project Book Library resources that complement the 2012 section, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson's award-winning study of the Great Migration, the movement of almost 6 million African-Americans from the South from 1915 to 1970. Display assembled by David Michalski, social and cultural studies librarian, who also has compiled an online resource guide, including parallel texts for examining and interpreting the Great Migration's profound influence on American society and culture. The online guide also includes interviews with Wilkerson, a list of influential books on the Great Migration, and links to archival sources and other research tools that can help animate the discussion of this year's book. Fall and winter quarters. For more information about the exhibition and-or the online research guide, send an email to the Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Services Department,  hssref@lib.ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis Traditions Past and Present A sampling from the photograph collection of the university archives, keeper of such memories as Labor Day, Frosh Dinks, Tank Rush, Frosh-Soph Brawl and Wild West Days. Exhibit prepared by Sara Gunasekara, collections manager. For more information or to share your memories of UC Davis traditions, send an e-mail to Special Collections, speccoll@ucdavis.edu.

Worlds of Steampunk: Fiction, Art, Fashion and Culture It started as a subgenre of science fiction in the 1980s — incorporating fantasy, alternate history and fantastic technology, inspired by the advances of the Industrial Revolution and the late 19th century. Like its antecedents, including the novels of Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) and H.G. Wells (The Time Machine), steampunk fiction features dirigibles, balloons, everything powered by steam, and mechanical contraptions of all kinds. You can see it today in movies and art — and in an entire subculture with its own fashion style (goggles, corsets, fancy top hats, and all manner of mechanical accessories decorated with wheels, cogs, gears, clockworks and other imaginative devices). Exhibit prepared by Roberto C. Delgadillo and Marcia Meister, Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Information Service. Fall and winter quarters.

The Shields Library exhibitions are in the lobby. Regular hours: 7:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-midnight Sunday. Holidays and other exceptions.

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