Nancy Peach

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On January 25th, the guest on Artists on Art was children’s book and rchitectural illustrator, muralist and Artist, Nancy Peach about her upcoming show exhibition of erotic art.

Nancy’s show begins as a part of the First Fridays Santa Cruz Art Tour for Feb. 3 and March 3rd 2017. The exhibit will be at Pure Pleasure Shop located at 111 Cooper Street and will be up for two months.

To hear our talk please click on the play button below:

Raj Westerberg

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Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 8.50.04 AM January 20th was a day of great sadness across the country across the US and the world.

In response, a group of protesters in Santa Cruz built a wall that came tumbling down. This performance piece uplifted a community of people that worked on building it, and was witnessed in-person and digitally.

UCSC Theater Technical Director and Artist, Raj Westerberg spearheaded 

The idea came out of a discussion with Raj’s friend, Micah Posner, former Santa Cruz City Council and fellow parent at their children’s school, Monarch Community School. Raj shared with Micah a vision he had the night of the election. They decided that with Micah’s community organizing skills and Ray’s set building and artist practice, the “J20 the Wall is Taken Down” began.

This project was inspired by the Monarch Bill of Rights which are based on the International Rights of the Child.

All scholars have a right:

  • to a peaceful learning place
  • to feel safe and secure
  • to be heard and respected
  • to be included
  • to learn at their own pace

This Bill is for everyone.

To hear our show, please click on the play button below.

Activism in Santa Cruz County

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The Artists on Art show for January 18th, 2017, featured spiritual activist and author, Ami Chen, community activist Miriam Stombler and Didje Koffa to talk about the protests happening in Santa Cruz County in response to the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States.

On inauguration night, the eve before the Women’s March, we are having a peaceful gathering to affirm our core values as friends, family, neighbors, and community. Come and hear inspirational speakers, light a candle (or bring a flashlight), and sing songs of solidarity.

This is a family and kid-friendly event. Bring an umbrella and dress warm! We stand together – rain or shine!

Our program begins at 5:30pm with Candlelighting, candles will be provided, but feel free to bring a flashlight (weather may not be conducive for candles!)

Our moderator is Lani Bandhauer who will welcome speakers: Santa Cruz County Supervisor John Leopold, Brenda Griffin of the NAACP and activist, educator, and author Bettina Aptheker. Music and Poetry will be provided by Djide Koffa and Simone Cox.

This event is sponsored by Women United California. #unitetoignite

 To hear our interview in its entirety please click on the play button below.

Julie Snyder

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This American Life, Serial Producer, and UCSC and KZSC imgres-3-47-27-pmAlumna, Julie Snyder came to UCSC this past October and spoke at the Kresge Town Hall.

Not only did I have the pleasure to see her speak in person, I got to edit her talk for the show.

To hear her many insights into the state of media and truth, the future of radio, and pushing the envelope of journalism and storytelling, click on the play button below.

Donna Haraway & Copperwoman

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UCSC Professor Emerita, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway and Singer/ Songwriter, Copperwoman were the guests on Artists on Art for November 16, 2016.

978-0-8223-6224-1_prDonna spoke about her recently published book, Staying with the Trouble,  Making Kin in the Chthulucene, about provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants in the midst of spiraling ecological devastation.

unnamed-1In the second part of the show, Copperwoman sang and played the guitar live on the radio. Along with Debbie Nargi Brown, they will be hosting CircleSong of Gratitude at the Quaker Meeting House, Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 2-4pm.

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Philip Misevich and Konrad Tuchscherer

Aghosts-poster-smallt the end of October 2016,  the Chicano Latino Research Center and Institute for Humanities Research brought historians, filmmakers, and educators Philip Misevich and Konrad Tuchscherer, of St. John’s University, to come to UCSC for a free, public screening of their movie.

In anticipation of that event, Latin American and Latino Studies, Professor Sylvanna Falcón spoke with them on KZSC’s Artists on Art. Professor Falcón’s research and teaching interests in the areas of human rights, transnational feminism, and racism/anti-racism gave way to an insightful conversation.

imgresThe event,”Ghosts of Amistad: Screening and Q&A with Philip Misevich and Konrad Tuchscherer“, took place, Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00-8:30pm, Del Mar Theatre (1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz). After the screening, Professors Misevich and Tucsherer joined UC Santa Cruz’s David Anthony and Greg O’Malley in a conversation about forced migration.

Their movie, “Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels,” is the 2016 winner of the American Historical Association’s John E. O’Connor Film Award.

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David Allen Sullivan

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screen-shot-2016-11-05-at-12-07-24-pmSanta Cruz Local, Poet, Author, Educator, and Artist, David Allen Sullivan spoke on Artists on Art about his new book, Take Wingwinner of the 2016 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize,  and his collaborative translation and poetry project with young Chinese poets.

Take Wing is a beautiful intimate collection of poetry that speaks lyrically of the process of letting go.

David is doing a reading from the book, November 8th at  Well-RED at Works/San José, hosted by Poetry Center San JoséDoors open at 6:30pm and performance begins at 7:00pm.

David’s other books include: Strong-Armed Angels, Every Seed of the Pomegranate, a book of translation from the Arabic of Iraqi Adnan Al-Sayegh, Bombs Have Not Breakfasted Yet, and Black Ice.

David teaches writing at Cabrillo College, where he edits the Porter Gulch Review with his students. For more information please visit, David Allen Sullivan.

To hear our interview, click on the play button below.

UCSC’S IHR & the CLRC

fullsizerender-1September 28, 2016, Irena Polic, Catherine Ramirez, and Emily Mitchell-Eaton came on to Artists on Art to talk about talk about the upcoming event, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:  Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion featuring leading labor and migration scholar, Bridget Anderson.

Irene Polic is the Managing Director of IHRCatherine S. Ramirez Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, Director, Chicano Latino Research Center & Emily Mitchell-Eaton, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Non-citizenship: 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar came onto the KZSC to talk about the upcoming event, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:  Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion.

This event is happening Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:00pm, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (705 Front Street). It is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to register in advance.  

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Payson McNett

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Paysons-giant-skateboard-684Multi-media artist, sculptor, and adjunct professor at Cabrillo College, Payson McNett came on Artists on Art on August 10, 2016,  to talk about the newest digital art addition, the Fab Lab and two new class offered this Fall 2016, ART 95A, ART 95B available in the Spring. These classes are the first CSU and UC transferable Digital Fabrication Art courses to be offered at California Community Colleges.

The Cabrillo Fab Lab is equipped with state of the art technology to assist students with learning to use contemporary tools opening up new and exciting ways of making and adapting classical techniques to the future of making. The class is equipped with 3d printing and scanning, laser cutting and engraving, vinyl cutting, and cnc router capabilities.

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Eva Salina & Peter Stan perform Saban Bajramović

thumb_Eva Salina with Peter Stan_1024The wonderful and talented performing duo, Eva Salina and Peter Stan were on Artists on Art to talking about their mini-California West Coast tour for and her latest CD release, Eva Salina sings Šaban Bajramović, Lema, Lema.

Santa Cruz native, Eva Salina is a deep lover of traditional Balkan music. She is a talented singer, performer, that has been studying traditional Balkan music her entire life. Peter Stan is an accomplished professional accordion player who teaches, and performs. Together, their mastery of their individual crafts makes for spectacular and visceral Balkan music. They play at Don Quixote’s Thursday, July 21st at 7:30PM. Come out to Felton. It’s gonna be a great dance party.

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