Weekender: Exhibition Puts a Face On Deportation; "TASTE" Offers Wine and Nibbles

Migrant video
Photo captured from the video: "A Migrant: Adventures and Advice from the Streets of Tijuana." This is one of the nearly 100 videos produced in a UC Davis project featuring the faces of deportation.

Humanizing Deportation Exhibition Opens Friday Night

A multimedia installation, part of Davis’s 2nd Friday ArtAbout, will feature visual artists from Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) and Humanizing Deportation digital story facilitators from UC Davis at the International House, UC Davis. They will reflect on the delicate balance among art, activism, and public scholarship in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Natalia Deeb-Sossa (Chicano/a Studies, UC Davis). The event is free.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish will be available. 

This event is part of a series of events for a "Humanizing Deportation" exhibition, Oct. 12 to Nov.6.  Some of the videos in the collection and more information on the project are here. 

Humanizing Deportation is a multimedia exhibition and series of community dialogues in collaboration with artists and organizations working locally in Tijuana on immigration policy and its personal reverberations. Featured works include more than fifty testimonial narratives of deportation, portraits of digital story authors taken in Tijuana by Leopoldo Peña, silkscreen posters by local artists of TANA, and original drawings by artist and digital story author Juana Mendez. The project, as described on its website, " will make visible a range of humanitarian issues that mass human displacement has generated as the result of its management on both sides of the US-Mexico border."

This exhibition is cosponsored by the UC Humanities Research Institute, the UC Mexico Initiative, UC MEXUS, UC Davis Global Affairs, CONACYT, and the UC Davis Office of the Provost.


"Poor But Free" is one of the videos archived by the Humanizing Deportation Project at UC Davis.

More information on this event at the rest of the programs in the project.

Homecoming weekend can mean wine, music, art

Robert and Margrit Mondavi, winemakers and great benefactors of UC Davis, believed that great wine, music and art enhance our quality of life. Who can disagree?

They are all on hand for the Homecoming weekend’s TASTE on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The Robert Mondavi Institute at UC Davis will host TASTE 2018 in the Good Life Garden. Wineries, craft breweries, meaderies (that’s the word for those who ferment honey, or honey wines, by the way), cider makers, restaurants and other food vendors will provide samples of the region’s finest foods and beverages.

Also true to the philosophies of the Mondavis, this year a portion of the proceeds will help support Broadening Horizons, a program in the Department of Viticulture and Enology that benefits underrepresented students.

Start the evening at the UC Davis museum, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, named for the Mondavis' good friends, then walk over to the Robert Mondavi Institute, where one can enjoy  sips and bites at TASTE. The evening ends with a concert by Julie Fowlis at the Mondavi Center.

Here's the schedule:
  • 4 to 5 p.m.
    • Visit the Museum
    • Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
    • Admission to the museum is always free.
  • 5 to 7 p.m.
    • TASTE: Wine, Beer & food
    • Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
    • Guests will be welcomed with a commemorative tasting glass to enjoy sips of their favorite beverages along with a variety of sample bites and live music by Jazz Gitan, a Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz quartet.
    • Tickets: $35 (gen.) $25 (students w/ID) 21 and over
  • *8 to 10 p.m.
    •  Julie Fowlis, one of the preeminent modern interpreters of traditional Gaelic songs, and the artist behind “Touch the Sky,” the stirring theme song from the Disney/Pixar film Brave. (See Capital Culture List podcast/blog link below for more)
    • Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    • Tickets: $25-55, with discounts available for students, active duty military and UC Davis staff/faculty.

Tickets: mondaviarts.org // $35 (gen.) and $25 (students w/ID) // 21 and over // *separate ticket required

Buy Tickets here.

About the Robert Mondavi Institute: In 2001, iconic California vintner Robert Mondavi made a personal gift of $25 million to the University of California, Davis to establish the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Today, this generous gift forms the cornerstone of a $100 million state-of-the-art facility that is home to two world-renowned academic departments: Viticulture and Enology, and Food Science and Technology, as well as the UC Davis Olive Center and the Honey and Pollination Center. The institute houses the only LEED Platinum winery, brewery and food-processing facility in the world, and serves as the gateway between UC Davis and a broad community of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, industry professionals and technologists engaged in all dimensions of food, beer and wine-related activities.

More on the next week of entertainment

For more about musical performances -- whether it be rock, blues, Scottish folk, or something else catch the Capital Culture List Podcast and Blog.

For more entertainment, Catch "Blues On My Mind" podcast, by Professor of French Julia Simon.


The Shinkoskey Noon Concert this week is at the usual 12:05 p.m. Thursday at the Ann E. Pitzer Center. This week, it's Dohnányi & Brahms.

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