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By Karen Nikos-Rose on July 16, 2020

The weekender, published each Thursday (when weekends really begin) gives you opportunities for weekend art fun, most of them being virtual, as well as recent art happenings in the region.

By Leigh Houck, UC Davis Media Relations Intern

UC Davis students take first place in national design competition

A team of three UC Davis students won the Brand X Challenge. The Brand X Challenge is a national experience design competition for architecture, design, and marketing students that receives hundreds of entries. The winning team, called The De3ign Girls, is composed of Fiona Micoleau (B.A. communications ’20), Alexandria Reyes (B.A. communications and design ’20), and Isabella Shmelev (B.A. design ’20). Their submission “(em)POWERED by Beauty, a Sephora Pop-Up” earned the team the grand prize of $5,000 and paid internships. View the winning submission here. Read more here

Mad Mouth Poetry presents six week series BLACK POETS MATTER 

Join Mad Mouth Poetry every Saturday on Zoom and Facebook Live from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for BLACK POETS MATTER, a poetry series that aims to amplify and center black and multiracial voices. The six week series began on Saturday, July 11 and will end on Saturday, August 15. 

The BLACK POETS MATTER curated series is presented by Mad Mouth Poetry, “a coalition of multicultural poets who strive to create and maintain spaces of self-expression that are anti-racist, anti-sexist and safe for everyone.”Mad Mouth Poetry is sponsored by the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis.

Virtual ‘Bouquets to Art’ at the deYoung museum website 

The deYoung museum is moving its popular annual “Bouquets to Art” event online. Bouquets to Art is typically a “...a weeklong display of floral designs that take inspiration from the works of art in the de Young’s galleries”. This year, guests can instead go online to participate in an interactive bouquet-building workshop, learn about floral American art, and listen to talks from conservators and curators.

The museum asks you to kindly consider donating the amount you would normally spend at Bouquets to Art to support the museum as it remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Learn more about Bouquets to Art and see the full schedule here.  

Local artist’s cooperative ‘The Artery’ reopens, but ...  

As the Arts Blog was going to press, the state had closed most indoor venues. The Artery had reported being open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday.  To adhere to health guidelines, please check with all art venues before attempting to visit.  Visit The Artery’s website here

Davis Arts Center offers virtual art summer camp

The Davis Arts Center is taking art camp online. Each week allows campers to explore a different medium, from painting to collage. Each week costs $100 and includes materials, instructions, Zoom check-ins with instructors, and more. Click here for more information and the sign-up link. 

Art Tweet of the Week is a Podcast

Stories on Stage Davis features a podcast in this tweet telling stories by UC Davis graduates.

We are unable to include photos within this blog due to technical difficulties. (We can only place them on top). But if you link to the tweet you can find it. Thanks for your patience.

Unexpected Art: Catch some in the Artboretum

The Arts Blog has run pieces in the past week that give you a guide to art in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, one of the few art shows and outdoor exercise opportunities available during COVID-19 shutdowns. Go here for a link to part 1 and part 2 of the series.

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