Weekender: Women Who Made Art and History

Tonight the Verge Center for the Arts’ Founding Director Liv Moe, UC Davis graduate, and author Bridget Quinn, Broad Strokes – 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History, will host a special evening at Verge in Sacramento discussing the ever-evolving role women play in the art world. Guests will be treated to a discussion with the author as well as a private tour of “Koko’s Love,” a multi-media art installation created by Los Angeles artist Yoshie Sakai.

Videos will be presented in an immersive environment created by the artist.  Additionally, guests will enjoy a delightful buffet of appetizers provided by Chef Instructor extraordinaire Roxanne O’Brien. The night will be topped with complimentary wines. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. $100 per person. 5 to 8 pm. Purchase tickets here.

Design Museum showcases Japanese textiles next week, Manetti Shrem opens tonight

Tekunikku: The Art of Japanese Textile Making is on view at the Design Museum beginning Monday. 

This vibrant installation showcasing textile design and creation features textiles from the Catherine Cerny Collection. Cerny’s collection spans more than 40 years of firsthand cultural exploration and technical study. The pieces in Cerny’s collection serve as archival artifacts of the many cultures and communities she has encountered, as well personal artifacts collected to document and memorialize her travel experiences. The opening is next week. See this blog post about the vast collection of art events next Thursday. The museum is open noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

And by the way, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art opens two next exhibitions tonight, including a highly anticipated showing of alum Bruce Nauman's work. Read the press release here.

Looking ahead to Wednesday: poet featured in creative writing series

Poet Julie Carr’s newest book, Real Life: An Installation, includes hypothetical art installations, many of which have been turned into videos. She will show several videos as part of her reading at the Creative Writing Reading Series on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The 2018–19 Creative Writing Reading Series at UC Davis will bring acclaimed, long-established writers along with emerging writers. The series is organized by the Department of English creative writing program in the College of Letters and Science.

All readings are at 7 p.m. in the Peter J. Shields Library and are free and open to the public.

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