Weekender: Grad Exhibition Extended; Crocker Offers Coloring Book

Coloring Book
A "Color Us Hopeful" coloring book is being offered by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. Children, or adults, can download a digital version.

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is extending the run of the virtual Arts & Humanities Graduate Exhibition through June 28. This was added to the arts blog late, last Friday, so we are including it here again. Also, the Crocker Art Museum has issued a coloring book of local artists' work, including that of recent UC Davis student Aida Lizalde.

Compiled by UC Davis Media Relations Intern Leigh Houck

Thirty College of Letters and Science graduate students in seven disciplines — art history, art studio, creative writing, cultural studies, design, music and Native American studies — are participating in the online exhibition. Presentations include written statements, photography and video of sculptures and paintings, photography, video art, audio recordings, and recorded presentations of research and theses. The original news release is here.

Crocker Art Museum features color book of local artists' work

To connect with young members of the community, Crocker Art Museum and local partners put together “Color Us Hopeful.” This coloring book provides “Inspiration from Sacramento artists during COVID-19” and features art from artists of all backgrounds. Learn more here. Download and color a digital version of the book here

One of the artists is a UC Davis Art Studio grad. Her biography is below.

Aida Lizalde is a Mexican multimedia artist based in Northern California. She graduated in 2018 from UC Davis, and today uses her work to raise questions about power structures and to explore cultural identity through narrative and symbolism. The exploration of artistic materials is an essential part of how Aida expresses her personal experiences with power structures and status, and she employs multiple media, including construction materials, textiles, performance, video, photography, and ceramics to create her work. She exhibited at Axis gallery while still an undergrad.

Ceramic is central to her practice, according to her biography published on the Crocker site, and she molds and manipulate clay to explore tactile sensations and think about the connections between her body, labor, and surrounding world. Her work has been exhibited at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Torrance Art Museum, Southern Exposure, Gearbox Gallery, the Museum of Northern California of Chico, and more. She is a member of Axis Gallery and works as an arts educator at Verge Center for the Arts, a contemporary art non-profit. Aida is a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Young Space Grant, the Hopkins Endowment for Studio Art Students, the Crocker Kingsley Art Award, and the Herb Alpert Scholarship for Emerging Young Artists, among others.

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