Manetti Shrem Museum’s Summer Season Features Northern California Debut Artists Susan Swartz & Andrea Chung Exhibitions on view June 30th through September 2nd, 2018 Public Opening Celebration featuring a conversation with exhibiting artists Susan Swartz and Andrea Chung, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 p.m. Manetti Shrem Museum. The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis, launches its summer season on June 30th with two exhibitions highlighting the university’s distinctive legacy of nurturing and exhibiting innovative contemporary art. Breaking Away: 2006-2018, Susan Swartz’s museum debut on the west coast, features new work straight from the artist’s studio. You broke the ocean in half to be here, San Diego artist Andrea Chung’s first traveling museum exhibition, highlights her inventive use of collage, printmaking, and photography to explore legacies of colonialism and migration. Breaking Away: 2006-2018, curated by Museum Founding Director Rachel Teagle, showcases Swartz’s development of a painterly style that results in lush surfaces sculpted from the subtle accretion of color. The exhibition is comprised of a survey of recent work that demonstrates a breakthrough for the artist—centered around a newfound synthesis and complexity in her approach to abstracting the natural landscape. “Swartz’s painting is as personal as her journey. A lifelong painter, she began focused work in the studio only after raising her family” notes Teagle. “Her work has progressed rapidly and this exhibition follows a series of solo exhibitions in major US and European art museums.” Andrea Chung’s practice finds unexpected intersections between materials, processes, and places that often investigate the histories of Caribbean island nations. You broke the ocean in half to be here, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, includes collages, prints, videos,[...]
Summer on the Green returns to the Davis Commons for a second year! Live, free music for everyone! Bring your chairs, blankets, kids, and dogs and grab food and beverages from Solomon’s or Halal Guys! Come on down on Thursday, July 19 with Lance Canales and the Flood: https://www.facebook.com/lancecanalestheflood/ http://www.lancecanalesandtheflood.com/fr_home.cfm Summer on the Green is presented by Davis City, Visit Yolo, Solomon’s Delicatessen, Downtown Davis, The Bridge District, Fulcrum Property, and KDRT 95.7FM Check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2073876632860223/
For the first time, this summer you can work with master-artists to experiment with new techniques inspired by our exhibits in our museum. Please note these are fee based workshops and you must register in advance for them by calling (530) 752-8012 Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 AM–5 PM. Classes are for ages 16 and up. If you sign up for all three workshops you can save 10% making the cost for all three $180. Drawn from Nature: Saturday, July 21, 10am-4pm Artist: Faith Sponsler (UC Davis MFA 2017) Workshop fee: $80; all supplies and materials included. Learn to make natural inks from oak galls and other natural materials. Use these inks to sketch and draw as Faith leads you on a ramble through the Arboretum. She will share her creative process and encourage you to find yours through a series of experimental drawing prompts. Participants each receive two jars of handmade ink to take home. Bring a picnic! Cyanotype Lab: Saturday, July 28, 10am-4pm Artist: Arielle Rebek (UC Davis MFA 2017) Workshop fee: $80; all supplies and materials included. Learn about the history of cyanotype and then visit the exhibition Andrea Chung: You broke the ocean in half to be here where you’ll see how this contemporary artist uses cyanotypes to tell her story. Then head into the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio to experiment with this magical medium. You’ll experience the entire process from preparing the materials to fixing and toning the final image. Play with your own nature-inspired images on both paper and fabric. Abstract Responses to Nature: Saturday, August 4, 10am – 1pm Artist: Angela Willetts (UC Davis MFA 2016) Workshop fee: $40; acrylic supplies included. Try a new take on[...]
Each month, the Davis Downtown Business Associationhosts a brown-bag lunch discussion with special guest from our community. This lunchtime forum gives downtown business owners and community members to meet people connected to our community and discuss issues that affect the success of Downtown Davis and Davis in general. The DDBA brown-bag event is held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:00pm at the River City Bank conference room, 239 E Street, Downtown Davis.