Weekender: Compost, Visual and Theater Arts at the Ready

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"Some Say They are in Cahoots," mixed media on canvas, is among the pieces on exhibition in "Postal Migration" at GAllery 625, Woodland, beginning Feb. 7.

This weekend, you can listen to music, hear the Wayne Thiebaud annual art lecture and think about how to illustrate composting through art. And, mark your calendars because SF MOMA is having a free day coming up. Find out below.

Compost, yes, compost

You might want to spend your weekend thinking about how you can help the environment and create art, and maybe even earn some money. We saw the poster on a trash can and couldn’t resist telling you about it.

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Poster on refuse receptacle near Memorial Union.

Draft a vertical 18- by 30-inch poster with a compost-related design for the UC Davis Office of Sustainability Zero Waste Program. Your eye-catching art could be featured above compost receptacles on campus, along with earning you a cash prize of $100 to $300. Enter by Friday, March 20. More information.

Thursday: A concert and art lecture

Trio Foss, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Thursday, Feb. 6, 12:05 to 1 p.m., free

  • This week’s Shinkoskey Noon Concert features the Trio Foss. They will perform works by Beethoven, Bloch, and Piazzolla.
  • More information on this concert and other upcoming Shinkoskey Noon Concerts here

Thiebaud Endowed Lecture: Leonardo Drew, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Thursday, Feb. 6, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., free

  • More information and registration link here

Woodland art exhibition opens Friday

Art Exhibition “Postal Migration”, YoloArts Gallery 625, Woodland, Friday, Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., free

  • “Postal Migration” is a solo exhibition by artist June Daskalakis. It features mixed media artwork on “...the concept of correspondence taking wing, much like migrating birds and seeks to challenge people’s notions of mail, and its enduring role in communication.” An opening reception will occur from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. The show opens Feb. 7 at YoloArts' Gallery 625 in Woodland.


Appreciation and Adaptation: Homage to Global Textiles, UC Davis Design Museum, Cruess Hall, Room 124, through April 18, free. Watch for an upcoming written “tour” in a Lunchable column in the Arts Blog coming soon.

  • The exhibition, curated by Paul J. Smith, highlights “traditional textiles from Africa, Asia and South America” as well as “works by UC Davis students…[that are] highlighting the continuing relevance of traditional cultures and how they drive design thinking in new directions.”More information on the exhibit, along with museum hours, here

Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, through Sunday May 17

  • An exhibition of work by painter Granville Redmond will be on display at the Crocker Museum through early May. Redmond’s work depicts the natural beauty of the California landscape, primarily in oils.
  • More information about the Redmond exhibition here

Coming up

For a Valentine's Day celebration, enjoy On Friday, Feb. 14, the Department of Music's ZOFO Piano Duo performing “ZOFO-MOMA.” The ZOFO-MOMA Live Concert Experience unfolds as an aurally and visually stunning walking tour through a virtual museum of modern art. Against an ever-changing backdrop of contemporary paintings, 15 new ZOFO-commissioned duet compositions are revealed throughout the 72-minute continuous performance. One of the compositions is by UC Davis professor of music Pablo Ortiz. The duo is performing graduate student works on Feb. 13 as a Shinkoskey Noon Concert, as well.

Culture for Community: Free Day, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • All seven floors of the SF MOMA will be open to the public on Culture for Community: Free Day. Culture for Community sponsors this event in celebration of Black History Month. Free with RSVP.
  • More information and reservations here.

Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jonathan Calm, Community Education Room, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum, Thursday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m. 

  • Visual artist Jonathan Calm, assistant professor at Stanford University, works with photography and video. At this Art Studio event, Calm will lecture on his book about American car culture and race, “African-American Automobility: A Green Book Journey.”
  • More information here

Peter and the Starcatcher, Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis, Thursday, Feb 27 through Saturday, March 7

  • The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance is performing “Peter and the Starcatcher,” an imaginative, award-winning prequel to Peter Pan. The play is co-directed by Mindy Cooper, UC Davis professor of theatre and dance, and Olivier award winner Toby Sedgwick. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors, $17 for faculty and staff, and $18.50 for general admission.
  • More information and tickets here

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