The Manetti Shrem Museum’s second faculty-curated exhibition – Xicanx Futurity – focuses on the work of six Xicana artists: Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Felicia Montes, Gina Aparicio, Gilda Posada, Melanie Cervantes and Margaret ‘Quica’ Alarcón. These artists engage in an intergenerational dialogue that centers indigenous forms of communal and hemispheric ceremony, rooted in sacred relations. Collectively, their respective artistic practices inform an emerging conceptual and aesthetic decolonial social practice within Chicana/o/x Art. Guest curators: Carlos Jackson, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies Susy Zepeda, Assistant Professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies María Esther Fernández, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art Creditline: Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Mitote, 2010. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: María Esther Fernández and Victoria Sarkisian.
PUTAH CREEK LODGE MAP: https://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?b=122 The Gottlieb Native Garden plays host to wildlife in all its beauty, at the grandest and tiniest of scales. It provides an example of what every one of us can accomplish by prioritizing nature. A National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat, it is brimming with nature yet located less than a mile from the busy streets of Beverly Hills. Her garden attracts so many hummingbirds that it has become a major research site for Dr. Lisa Tell, director of the UC Davis Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program. Susan Gottlieb, the dedicated environmentalist who created the garden believes we could save the world if we all understood the power of native plants. This is her story, as well as a larger one: the story of how to restore natural habitat and protect biodiversity with simple, individual actions. Susan will be joined by Scott Logan, The Gottlieb Native Garden’s naturalist. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott knows California’s native wildlife intimately. Even though he has traveled the world in the pursuit of the pristine, Southern California’s wildlife has, and will always be, his anchor to the natural world, with The Gottlieb Native Garden his favorite living laboratory. After the event, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and School of Veterinary Medicine invite attendees to stay for a dessert reception where Susan will be signing her book, The Gottlieb Native Garden: A California Love Story. Proceeds of book sales at the event will benefit the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and the UC Davis Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program. Both the event and parking in the Putah Creek Lodge parking lot are free. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.
Join us on the first Thursday of each month to discuss marketing activities for downtown Davis. Meeting is open to all interested. Meetings are typically held at the Hunt Boyer Mansion, 604 2nd St, downtown Davis. 9am to 10am. Meeting locations and times are subject to change. Agenda: Marketing Committee Agenda Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Hunt-Boyer Conference Room, 604 2nd Street, Downtown Davis Item # Agenda Item Roll Call Public Comment Correspondence Minutes Review Quarterly Mixer City of Davis Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Shop Small Saturday 2018 Window Decorating Competition Chalk Festival Annual Events Calendar/Review/Events to Begin Planning for Next Year New Business Adjourn
The Davis Odd Fellows Thursday Live! welcomes back to the Hall Achilles Wheel Trio on Thursday, May 2. Admission is free but donations for the musicians are encouraged. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Thursday Live! shows are always for all ages. Achilles Wheel Trio is an acoustic band formed from members of the Sammie Award winning band Achilles Wheel. The trio blurs the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia. ” Those who miss the classic sound of New Riders of the Purple Sage or The Byrds will drool over Achilles Wheel. Nobody is carrying the torch for psychedelic country-folk rock like this band” – Grateful Web Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo, and Shelby Snow are singer/songwriters and front men of the Northern California Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, Achilles Wheel. As an acoustic trio they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence, combining a bit of Country and Bluegrass to the band’s famously hard driving sound. The creative partnership shows a cohesive blend of all their influences, but it’s clear right away that these three songwriters are meant to be working together. Kamm’s songwriting has been recognized in contests at some of the biggest music festivals in the country, including Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mtn. Folk. Before helping to form Achilles Wheel, Jonny Mojo was known in Northern California as a ‘must see’ force of nature on the electric guitar, but his musical voice flows as freely out of an acoustic six-string, dobro, mandolin and harmonica as well. Shelby Snow on the bass is[...]