Weekender: Art Lecture Series Begins; Noon Concert is Back, and Much More

Yevgeniya Baras, Landing. (Courtesy of the artist)

UC Davis Art Lecture Series starts Thursday

This fall a painter/educator, a ceramicist/alumna and a curator/scholar discuss their work and careers in the UC Davis Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series at  the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.

The series begins on Thursday, Oct. 3 with Yevgeniya Baras. A painter whose work has been exhibited in several New York City galleries as well as internationally, Baras has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Pollock-Krasner grant in 2019. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, LA Times, ArtForum and Art in America. She has a current solo exhibition at Reyes Projects, Detroit, and will show at the Landing Gallery in Los Angeles next year. She teaches at Rhode Island School of Design and Sarah Lawrence College.

If you missed artist Kathy Butterly at the fall opening celebration last week, you can catch her again on Nov. 7 in this series of discussions. She received her MFA from UC Davis in 1990, and was one of Robert Arneson’s last students. She has exhibited internationally and her art is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the de Young Museum, San Francisco. She has received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Her first retrospective, “Kathy Butterly | ColorForm,” is at the Manetti Shrem Museum through Dec. 29.

The series is organized by the Department of Art and Art History studio faculty and Master of Fine Arts studio art candidates. All lectures are free, open to the public and begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Manetti Shrem Museum’s Community Education Room. 

For more information about the series and other featured lecturers, visit here.

Shinkoskey Noon Concert to return Thursday

Violinist Dagenais Smiley will be playing at the Ann E. Pitzer Center on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 12:05 to 1 p.m, with John Cozza on piano. 

Beethoven’s violin Sonata No.4 in A Minor, Arvo Pärt’s Fratres and Debussy’s Violin Sonata in G Minor will be performed. More information on the concert, here.

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John Prine, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center, Friday, 8 p.m.

Two-time Grammy award–winner and American treasure John Prine makes his long-overdue debut on the Mondavi Center stage this Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. 

Kelsey Waldon, one of country music’s most promising rising stars, opens the evening. 

More information and tickets, here. 

Last weekend to catch 'The Fat Kid' at Wyatt


Good Day Sacramento came out this week to talk to the students involved in this production, which you can read more about and get tickets for here.

More in this Arts Blog post too.

Fat Kid Rules cast
Alyssa Buchtal, Olivia Cova, Cole Ragsdale, Stephanie Nielsen in Fat Kid Rules the World (Justin Han/UC Davis)

Call for submissions: community-engaged designers, planners, due Thursday Oct. 4

Imagining America shares that "CoPED, Collective of Publicly Engaged Designers, welcomes individuals from community-based organizations, higher education institutions, and non-profits who are involved in publicly engaged design to contribute to the case study project. 

They are soliciting projects to use as case studies to develop best practices for community-engaged work. Submit a case study here. To be considered for discussion at the 2019 Gathering submit by Thursday.

Please contact Brett Snyder, blsnyder@ucdavis.edu with any questions.

Watch for Weekender 2 on Thursday. So much going on, we split it into two parts.

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