EXHIBITIONS: TANA artists show works in Davis, San Francisco
Alumnus Jamie Montiel, artist in residence at the university's Taller Arte del Amanacer, or Art Workshop of the New Dawn, is showing recent works at the Davis Community Clinic, starting today (Feb. 15).
Montiel is "a committed community artist," said Carlos Francisco Jackson, assistant professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies, and director of TANA, referring to the art workshop in Woodland.
His new exhibition, Legacy: Recent Paintings and Prints, starts with today's opening reception, 5:30 to 7 p.m., and is scheduled to continue through May 3. The Davis Community Clinic is at 2051 John Jones Road; gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday.
Another alumnus and TANA artist, Roque Montez, is participating in Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War, on display at the SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, through Feb. 28.
TANA Artist-at-Large Montez received a Bachelor Arts from UC Davis in 2012 and is now in the Master of Fine Arts Printmaking Program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
In the exhibition, 12 Salvadoran artists (now living in California and New York) explore individual experiences of reconstruction and healing in the context of El Salvador’s postwar period.
In paintings, video, textile sculpture and large-scale multimedia installations, and more, the artists draw upon their various experiences and family histories to create poignant works that grapple with the trauma of persecution and exile, and reveal complex personal and binational identities.
Fibery Tales and Fibrous Ends
The exhibition is scheduled to open Tuesday (Feb. 19) and run through March 15. Reception for the artist, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The Craft Center (including the gallery) 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.
MORE ON CAMPUS
• 2013 Student Exhibition — Screenprints from TANA's summer 2012 and fall 2012 workshops. TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, or Art Workshop of the New Dawn) is a program of the Department of Chicana/o Studies. Through winter quarter, TANA, 1224 Lemen Ave., Woodland. Call for exhibition hours: (530) 402-1065.
• Design + Build — An exhibition of visions, ideas and designs — the result of an open call for submissions — to complement the architectural design competition that is now under way for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Casual participation is welcome all throughout the exhibition, where building blocks, site analysis and construction advice will be available. Through March 17, Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall. Read more.
• Structures, Signifiers and Society: People and Textiles — Global ethnographic and contemporary works from the university’s Design Collection, in an exhibition that coincides with the release of alumna Mary Schoeser’s new book, Textiles: The Art of Mankind. It features more than 200 objects from the Design Collection, and more than 50 of these are in the exhibition. Through March 18, Design Museum, 124 Cruess Hall. Read more.
• The Weavings of D.Y. Begay — The award-winning Navajo weaver creates tapestries with a unique blend of traditional techniques and contemporary design, capturing the changing light, silhouettes and colors of her homestead in Tselani, Ariz. Through March 15, C.N. Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall. Regular hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Read more.
AT SHIELDS LIBRARY
• Maynard Amerine: In His Own Words — Professor Amerine (1911-98) joined the UC Davis Division of Viticulture in 1935 and retired in 1974. As a junior enologist, he was hired to work with Professor A.J. Winkler to improve the quality of grape varieties grown in California. From this modest beginning, Amerine became known throughout the world as a foremost wine expert. For this exhibition, Patsy Inouye, photograph curator in Special Collections, drew on the library’s Maynard A. Amerine Papers, including travel diaries, photographs, a map of his travels and selections of his writings. The exhibition also includes a computer station where visitors can watch Amerine's lectures from VEN 125, "Sensory Analysis of Wine" (the library recently converted the videotaped lectures to digital files). Winter and spring quarters.
• Distinguished Speakers Series: Harry Belafonte — Actor and activist, and singer, of course, credited with introducing calypso music to mainstream audiences in the United States in the 1950s. In My Song: A Memoir, written with Michael Shnayerson, Belafonte discusses his early life in Harlem and Jamaica; his struggle to break into acting; his early success as a singer and his award-winning musical career; and his lifelong involvement in human rights campaigns. His music has often conveyed a joie de vivre that masks the pain and suffering in which the songs are rooted. But, as his memoir makes clear, Belafonte has always spoken out against racism and oppression and worked for social justice. In fact, it is this legacy that the artist hopes most to preserve. Winter quarter. (Belafonte gave his talk Jan. 17 in the Distinguished Speakers Series at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.)
• 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. Through winter quarter. For more information about the exhibition and-or the online research guide, send an email to the Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Services Department, email@example.com. (Wilkerson is scheduled to give an address at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: mondaviarts.org, or (530) 754-2787 or (800) 754-2787.)
• 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. Winter quarter.
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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