Lynora Valdez & Noah Miska


Graduating UCSC Artists and recipients of the Irwin 2013 Scholar Awards,  photographer and writer Lynora Valdez &  Noah Miska.

irwinThe Irwin Scholars Exhibition 2013 is an annual collaborative group show recognizing and celebrating the vision of twelve artists in the Art Department at UCSC. The opening reception, at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery is May 29, from 5-7pm with Awards Ceremony at 6pm. The exhibition runs May 29 through June 15, 2013.

This year’s recipient artists are Jose Rodriguez, Dmitri Zurita, Heidi CramerNoah Miska, Jessie Chernetsty, Lynora Valdez, Joanne Wong, Ethan Snyderman, Katherina Teague, Coleman Pritchard, Patrick Appleby and Christopher Cravey,

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Heidi Cramer & Dmitri Zurita

Graduating UCSC Art Students and recipients of the Irwin 2013 Scholar Awards, multi-media installation artists, Dmitri Zurita & Exhibition Assistant Heidi Cramer came onto Artist on Art to talk about their upcoming exhibition Irwin Scholars Exhibition 2013.irwin2

Every year, the Irwin Scholarship is awarded to twelve UC Santa Cruz art students hand picked by the Arts Division Faculty for their outstanding work and promise in the visual arts. Each artist works in a different medium from the other, making the artworks shown range from paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and works with mixed media. The opening reception is May 29, from 5-7pm with Awards Ceremony at 6pm. You can follow the Irwin Scholars on their FaceBook and Tumblr pages.

Included artists: Jose Rodriguez, Dmitri Zurita, Heidi Cramer, Noah Miska, Jessie Chernetsty, Lynora Valdez, Joanne Wong, Ethan Snyderman, Katherina Teague, Coleman Pritchard, Patrick Appleby and Christopher Cravey.

Dmitri is also exhibiting in the international student exhibition Crosssing Borders beginning June 8 and running through June 20, 2013 at the SOMArts Bay Gallery at 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco.

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Cid Pearlman & Ted Warburton

wbSanta Cruz local choreographers and educators, Cid Pearlman and Ted Warburton came onto Artist on Art, May 20, 2013 to talk about the UCSC Theater Art Department presentation of Blueprints a full length program of both contemporary and traditional dance featuring four works, The Stranger by David Herrara, Yankadi-Makuru by Mandjou Kone, Ice Road by Cid and Three Bodies by Ted.

Presented by: UCSC Theater Arts Department, The performances will begin Friday, May 24, 2013 and run through Sunday, June 2, 2013 @ the Mainstage Theater, in the Theater Arts Center at UCSC.

 

UCSC faculty choreographers, guest choreographers from the Bay Area, and student dancers explore what is fundamental in movement: individuality and change, community and culture, human relationships and natural law. Directed by professor Ted Warburton.

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Robert P. Burkhart

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On May 20, 2013, Cellist Robert Burkhart came onto Artists on Art to talk about his music and the upcoming event Afternoon Chamber Music, Music for Cello and Piano, with pianist, Jeffrey Sykes.

During our interview, Robert performed tasty teasers and spoke about the three songs he and Jeffrey will be performing, Brahms, Schumann and Debussy. Robert aslo talked about the specialness of the venue and the piano, a pleyel, that Jeffrey will be playing.

The Afternoon Chamber Music, Music for Cello and Piano, A Schumann Brahms Debussy Matinee is happening Sunday May 26th at the Salle Pianos at 1632 C Market Street @ Hayes Street in San Francisco.

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St. George’s Day

Last night, as a part of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History’s Third Friday of the month series, Santa Cruz had its first MINIfest Destiny, Short film festival. It was a great success and I look forward to the next one.

For the occasion, I made the above film. It’s about the ritual of taking a bath with flowers on St. George’s Day, May 6th. The song is also called Djurdjevdan.

Brooke Bradford

Local artist, activist, video audio media maker, Brooke Bradford of  came into KZSC to talk about her work and upcoming event, MINIfestdestiny, A short film festival at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History beginnning at 4pm on Friday.

Brooke owns the Brooke BrScreen shot 2013-05-16 at 10.20.08 PMadford Creative Services company that can be found at her website, Sheep in Space.  Sheep is Space is full of valuable information that features a Santa Cruz Events Calendar and a blog.

We also talked about Brooke’s  involvement with the upcoming TEDxYouth@Watsonville, May 19th at the Mello Center beginning at 10am.

To hear our interview, please click on the grey button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/brooke.mp3″ title=”Brooke Bradford” graphical=”true”]

Chris McGilvray

Local Filmmaker Chris McGlivray came into KZSC to talk about his movie company, Six Finger Films and curating or putting the program together for the upcoming, MINIfestdestiny a mini film festival for films under five minutes long.

crhismcA MINIfestdestiny, a short film festival, will be at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Friday, May 17th from 5-8pm as a part of the 3rd Friday May: Photography and Film Night.

Chris and I met when he spoke at NextSpace and presented a Next Talk entitled, the Syntax of Film. On the show, we talked the development of the independent film movement that exists through technology. This movement has made the democratization of the medium as well changed the language of film. For instance, the camera on your smartphone used to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. It also allows for experimentation that a few decades ago would have been cost prohibitive.

Chris described a couple of his current projects, Wild is the Night and Smoke and Mirrors. The link is to their Facebook Page. This Six Finger Films short film, Smoke and Mirrors, will be completed in June. The trailer is below.

To hear our interview, please click on the grey button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/chrismc.mp3″ title=”Chris McGilvray” graphical=”true”]

Chris Lewis

On May 5, 2013, Graduating PhD candidate in Computer Science at UCSC, Chris Lewis came onto Artist on Art to talk about his studies & research of “Motivational Design” and the intersection between computer science and psychology.

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Chris’ research delves into the psychology literature of motivation theory, to try and find the answers to these questions, and help software designers to make more engaging software. In the process, he’s learning about   psychology, motivational behavioral and pattern in design in popular applications to create a software where getting a task done is less important than ensuring that the user comes back tomorrow.

Chris‘s thesis, Motivational Design, presents his understanding into a framework and library of twenty-seven {motivational design patterns}, under the categories of gameful, social, interface and information. Theories and experimental results from motivational psychology, behavioral psychology and behavioral economics are used to explain the power of different design patterns and suggest optimal implementations. Additionally, a set of eight dark patterns are presented. These patterns promise short-term gains, but at the expense of long-term motivational harm, and strategies to avoid their use are proposed.

To hear our interview, please click on the grey button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/chris.mp3″ title=”Chris Lewis” graphical=”true”]

 

Majio

Screen shot 2013-05-07 at 9.48.49 PMOn May 5, 2013, local artist/educator and artistic director of Anavami Center, Maijo came into the KZSC studio to talk about the upcoming year-long series beginning May of 2013 through the summer of 2014, Painting Into Our Emerging Cosmological Mythology.

Led by Majio, Painting Into Our Emerging Cosmological Mythology is a year long educational collaboration using the creative Transformational Painting Process.

We also talked about the upcoming 5 day 2013 Fall Retreat at Ghost Ranch , Abiquiu, New Mexico, Georgia O’Keefe’s old stomping grounds.  Early Registration is necessary for Ghost Ranch lodging! Contact: Majio 831 420-1349 or anavami@cruzio.com.

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Felicia Rice

Screen shot 2013-04-02 at 12.36.57 PMLetter Press/Printer/Book Artist, Designer and Program Manager for the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at UCSC, Felicia Rice came into KZSC to talk about her eighth DANM MFA Exhibition show, ground (cntrl).

Felicia talked about being with DANM at the very beginning of its inception. The program began having students in 2005 with the first cohort graduating in 2006.

You will be able to see the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013.

We also talked about Felicia’s work at Moving Parts Press.

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