Jessica Faith & Christopher Molla

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Multi-media soundscape artists and DANM alumni, Jessica Faith Hayden and Chris Molla came into KZSC to talk about their current project, Peer Gynt,  by Henrik Ibsen, a collaborative multi-venue experimental musical theatrical event developed and produced by the Theater Arts department and Digital Arts and New Media program.

Jessica is a theatrical performer/writer/interactive object creator. Chris is a musical composer, sound creator, and former member of Camper Van Beethoven. Both are successful collaborators making new media installation art using historical archival artifacts, soundscapes, and audio/visual content that involves participation for activation and education. They worked with Peer Gynt’s director and professor of theater arts, Kimberly Jannarone, on the wildly successful “Stop the Press!” theatrical event from 2010.

Screen shot 2013-02-26 at 12.42.43 PMThis collaborative production of Peer Gynt combines traditional theater with new media arts to introduce a new audience to Ibsen’s timeless play that questions the nature of the self. Henrik Ibsen wrote this play in 1876 using Norwegian fairy tales and his own life. Many have argued that Peer Gynt is the first of modernistic play. It is very appropriate that the play gets a 21st-century interpretation.

Along with the production there is a conference, Peer Gynt in the Digital Age, which takes place the second weekend of the performance, March 8-9 at the UCSC’s Second Stage Theater, Theater Arts Center. This international conference brings together scholars, designers, and dramaturgs from Norway, Chris and Jess will be speaking March 9th at the conference about “The Sonic Onion: Layering the World of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt through Sound.”

The show runs March 1-3 and March 8-10th, 2013. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7pm and the Sunday shows are matinees at 3pm. The fun begins in the Experimental Theater and then moves to the Digital Art Research Center. More information on the production and the associated conference, go to the UCSC Arts Website.

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Ann Hazels, Kirby Scudder & Crystal Kamoroff

Screen shot 2013-02-12 at 6.58.06 PMArtists Ann Hazels, Kirby Scudder & Crystal Kamoroff came onto Artist on Art to talk about the exhibition, Alter Eco: Exploring the Landscape of Change, a meditation on the natural world through the metaphorical lens of the landscape.

The Artist reception is February 16th beginning at 6pm. Ann Hazels and Kirby Scudder are co-directors of the Santa Cruz Institute for Contemporary Art at the Tannery Arts Center. Crystal Kamoroff‘s large site specific installation piece, I’m going to roll in and Float Away,  is featured in the show along with other local and regional artists: Ryan Jones, Steve Laufer, Melissa Cacioppo, Jody Alexander, Fanne Fernow, Michael Myers and Stan Welsh.

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Laura Barnes Walker

Local artist,  belly dancer, and educator Laura Barnes Walker came into the KZSC station on February 4, 2013 to talk about her meditation/yoga/dance practice.

For nearly two decades, Laura has been studying  Tribal Belly Dance with Palika of Heavy Hips, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, Ashley Lopez among others. Tribal Belly dance focuses on group dancing that is extemporaneously choreographed by multiple leaders through a turn of the head and wave of a hand.

Laura started Calla Lily Tribal Belly Dance & Yoga in 2010 for art work and practice.  She teaches two classes each week at the West Side Studio on Swift Street in Santa Cruz. She believes that tribal belly dance is an incredible way to build community between women and loves watching her students make friends and move their bodies at the same time. She is organizing a performance for this year’s National Dance Week in April.

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Helen & Newton Harrison & a Manifesto for the 21st Century

Ecological Artists, Professors Emeriti Newton & Helen Mayer Harrison talk about their work and exhibition, The Harrison Studio: On Mixing, Mapping and Territory, at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery at  UCSC.

The Harrison’s lecture took place February 6th. The show runs to March 15, 2013 at the Sesnon Gallery in Porter College.

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The Harrisons have exhibited in world acclaimed art shows:

  • Sao Paolo Biennale – the Mangrove and the Pond
  • Biennale Nagoia – the Sava River Work
  • The Documenta 8 – Centerpiece (1987) Kassel Works

The Harrison have received top world Awards:

  • Great Britain Civic Prize for doing the most to explain global warming to the British Public.
  • Holland for doing the most for the Dutch Landscape
  • Nagoia, Japan – 2nd Prize for the Sava River Work

The Harrison have done major works in Germany, the former Yugoslavia , Holland, Sri Lanka and England and minor works (in their opinion)  for France, Italy, and Czechoslovakia, to name a few.

Misha Bonaventura

On February 4th, artist, producer, director, and life coach Misha Bonaventura came onto Artist on Art to talk about the upcoming annual, What is Erotic?, fundraiser for the 418 Project.

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Santa Cruz’s hottest Valentines date is back again at The 418 Project. Now in its eighth year, this blockbuster show features original, local performance art answering one provocative question:  What Is Erotic?

What is Erotic? runs February 14-17, Thursday through Sunday and the following weekend February 21-24. Pre-show Salon, participatory workshop, begins at 7:30pm and curtains fall at 8pm. Sunday shows are an hour earlier with Salon at 6:30 and show beginning at 7pm.

Tickets now on sale at Brown Paper Tickets. Get your tickets now folks. This show will sell out. For more information call 831.466.9770.

Misha has other projects such as the Evolutionary One, a dating evolutionary and is co-founder of REAL. HOT:  Get real. Be Hot. a foundation dedicated to developing self-awareness, trust, empathy and authenticity through self-expression and the arts.

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Jennifer Kincaid

On January 21, 2013, Jennifer Kincaid came into Artist on Art to talk about her work. She is a San Francisco-based multimedia artist and independent producer working in Crowdsource Art and Audience-Interactive Participation Art. Her work focuses on facilitating audiences to explore, discover and be seen through creativity and community.

On January 18th, Jennifer launched the first book of a groundbreaking new project, An Artful Alphabet of Scribel Dudels at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. It is a call to create, connect and collaborate through live and online events and features a 26-book series of free downloadable coloring books and a variety of exhibition opportunities.

The project presents opportunities to participate, socialize and learn about interesting topics. In addition to coloring the blank designs in the book, clickable links and QR codes on each page point to interesting creativity-related websites. New, free books will be published every three months and made available online in a printable pdf and in hard copy at activity events.

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Newton & Helen Mayer Harrison

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Screen shot 2013-02-01 at 9.51.44 AMOn January 28, 2013, Artist on Art had the incredible privilege and honor to speak with Environmental & Ecological Artists, Professors Emeriti Newton & Helen Mayer Harrison about their work and upcoming exhibition, The Harrison Studio: On Mixing, Mapping and Territory, at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery at  UCSC.

The Harrison Studio has been producing multi-media collaborative dialogic installation Eco-Activist art internationally for over 40 years.  After teaching at UC San Diego in the Art department for nearly thirty years, they retired and moved to Santa Cruz. Since then, they are back teaching in the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program and began the Center for the Force Majeure Studies.

The Harrison’s lecture is  free, open to the public, and takes place  February 6, from 4:30-6pm at the Digital Arts Research Center with a Reception from 6:00–7:30pm  at the Sesnon Gallery in Porter College. The show runs from February 6 to March 15, 2013.

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