Weekender: TANA's Arenas at Pence; Dance at Mondavi; and More

Arenas painting
Oil on canvas, untitled. This painting is among those that will be shown at Pence Gallery by Jose Arenas of UC Davis TANA. The opening is Friday night. (Courtesy photo)

Jose Arenas, associate director and chief curator at UC Davis' TANA, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, will be showing his own work at Pence Gallery starting Friday. 

A Place in Mind, a collection of paintings, has its opening reception Friday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It's up through December.

Arenas' artwork has been exhibited widely in galleries in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami. 

Join Arenas this Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 3 p.m for an informative screen-printing demonstration. The demonstration will cover image and layout development, as well as print methods and techniques. 

See Pence Gallery location and hours here.

Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Shinkoskey Noon Concert: Susan Lamb Cook, Cello, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, Thursday Oct. 10, 12:05-1:00 p.m., free

  • This week’s Shinkoskey Noon Concert is “The Magic of Mozart.” This concert features faculty affiliate Susan Lamb Cook on the cello. She is joined by Ian Jessee on the violin, Lynne Richburg on the viola, Andrei Baumann on piano. More information on this concert and other upcoming Shinkoskey Noon Concerts here.
  • Also at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art in the evening, participate in Devanbu’s salon, "Someplace Between Chaos and an Endless Grid” Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. To participate in the salon, RSVP by calling (530) 752-6362.

2nd Friday ArtAbout, Downtown Davis, Friday Oct. 11, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., free

  • Take a stroll through downtown, admire local art, and get to know local artists during Davis’ monthly ArtAbout. An average of 30 local businesses host art, and some even offer complimentary beverages and snacks for visitors to enjoy while perusing the works. More information here

MOMIX: Viva MOMIX, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday Oct. 13, 2 p.m.

  • Come experience MOMIX, a unique and renowned dance company whose performances are optical illusions. According to the Mondavi Center, “Viva is a mix-and-match variety of sections from their beloved shows Botanica, Alchemia, Remix, Opus Cactus and Lunar Sea.”
  • Buy tickets here


Artist-Led Workshops and Salons, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, free

  • Attend workshops on “Symmetry, Pattern, and Variation” by this month’s artist, Roma Devanbu. Workshops are Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5 through Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m. These workshops are free and no RSVP is required.

Indigenous Futurisms: Explorations in Art and Play, C.N. Gorman Museum, UC Davis, through Jan. 31. The C.N. Gorman Museum, located inside Hart Hall, describes their new exhibit this way. “Indigenous Futurisms" brings together graphics, comics, science fiction, and game play to create a provocative space of engagement and thought about indigenous futures and possibilities.” The museum is open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Free.

Upcoming: firsthand stories on Arneson's 'Palace'

Robert Arneson’s The Palace at 9 a.m.: A Conversation with Sandra Shannonhouse and Rachel Teagle, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m.

  • The Manetti Shrem Museum invites you to join in a lively conversation about Arneson’s Alice series and the making of The Palace at 9 a.m., the centerpiece of the exhibition Landscape Without Boundaries. In conversation with Founding Director Rachel Teagle, the artist’s widow, Sandra Shannonhouse, will share her perspectives on the importance of this series as well as her personal reflections on the UC Davis and Bay Area art scene in which she and Arneson were active participants.

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