Weekender: Catch Art Lecture; TANA’s ‘Guerrera’

TANA screen print
TANA has a series of screen prints on exhibit beginning Friday, including this one in "Guerrera." (Courtesy photo)

Contemporary Artist Speaks at Lecture Series Thursday, UC Davis

This Thursday, Dec. 5, the guest speaker is Amelia Jones, the Robert A. Day professor and vice dean of research at the Roski School of Art & Design at University of Southern California. Jones is a curator and scholar of contemporary art, performance, and feminist/sexuality studies. Recent publications include Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts (2012); co-edited with Erin Silver, Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories (2016); and the edited special issue “On Trans/Performance” of Performance Research (2016). Jones is currently working on a retrospective of the work of Ron Athey with accompanying catalogue (Queer Communion: Ron Athey) and a book entitled In Between Subjects: A Critical Genealogy of Queer Performance is forthcoming from NYU Press.

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series will continue in the 2020 winter and spring quarters with Jonathan Calm, Beatriz Cortez, Meg Shiffler and Frances Stark. More details posted here.

Public lectures are at 4:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Lectures will be held in the Community Education Room at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.

TANA opens ‘Guerrera’ Friday, also University Chorus; Quartet Sunday

“Guerrera” Exhibition Opening at TANA, 1224 Lemen Ave, Woodland, Friday Dec. 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., free

The Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (Art Workshop of the New Dawn) invites you to join Stephany Sanchez for the opening of her "Guerrera" exhibition. Sanchez “...creates woodblock prints that address political views, pay homage to her culture and use Oaxacan folk art as an influence.” The reception will include a woodblock-printing demonstration, as well as music, refreshments, and a sale of prints.  The exhibition runs through Feb. 21. Read more in the TANA blog.

University Chorus and Chamber Singers, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Friday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The University Chorus and Chamber Singers are having their fall concert this Friday, directed by UC Davis Lecturer in Music and Director of Choirs Caleb Lewis. They will perform seasonal compositions from a variety of composers. The singers will be accompanied by Jeffrey Jubenville on the organ.

The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets — Year Two, Alexander String Quartet 2, Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The quartet will be presenting pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich, whose musical career mirrored exactly the rise and history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1975. Renowned musicologist, author and composer Robert Greenberg will be providing commentary throughout the event.

More information, here. 

Mary Chapin Carpenter at Mondavi Sunday

Together on Stage, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, December 8, 2019, 7 p.m. 

The acoustic duo will be giving an intimate performance in a warm, comfortable setting inspired by their longing-lasting camaraderie. 

More information, here. 

Ongoing: Last Sunday for Design Museum Exhibition

This is the last Sunday to catch the exhibition at the Design Museum, in Cruess Hall, “Shape Up: Case Studies in Fashion Making.” Please read our Lunchable on that exhibition, which includes a video, here.

Other ongoing events include:

  • Artist-Led Workshop: Environments and Mark-Making, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Saturdays and Sundays, Saturday Nov. 2 through Sunday Dec. 1, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,  free
    • The Manetti Shrem Museum invites you to join regional artist Patris Miller to “Experiment with variety of mark-making techniques to add a sense of realism to your drawings.” Participants will use “...basic geometric shapes and a variety of materials…” to “...explore new ways of drawing the world around you with simple techniques and methods.”
  • Hidden Talents: Artwork of Yolo County Employees, Gallery 625, 625 Court Street, Woodland, Friday Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Attend the opening reception for Hidden Talents: Artwork of Yolo County Employees and enjoy “...works from the hidden lives of people who work for various Yolo County departments.” Meet the artists and enjoy holiday music on the piano. The exhibit will be up until Feb. 4. 
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    Thob (segments), Palestine, 1969 Embroidered garment pieces for woman’s tunic, including front and back bodices, side panels and two sleeves Gift of Katherine Rossbach. This and other garment construction designs are viewable at the Design Museum, UC Davis, through Sunday only. (Ellen Caminiti/UC Davis)



An Emerald Isle Christmas, Danú, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

The Irish band will celebrate the holiday and their 25th anniversary with special guests, in time-honored Irish fashion. 

More information, here

Pink Martini, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, 7 p.m.   

Led by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, Pink Martini will perform songs from multiple genres and from around the world. The performance will feature tracks from their holiday album.  

More information, here

Artist Salon: Connections Between Artist and Place, Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Free with RSVP (required; space is limited) Come listen to regional artist Patris Miller talk about her work. Enjoy discussion and light refreshments with other creative minds. To RSVP, please call (530) 752-6362. 

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