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.
In 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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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.
Santa Cruz Local, Poet, Author, Educator, and Artist, David Allen Sullivan spoke on Artists on Art about his new book, Take Wing, winner 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.
Multi-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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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.
Sylvanna Falcon, Daniel Wirls, and Nada Miljkovic on KZSC’s Talkabout News and Call-in Show
On July 20, 2016, I had the pleasure of subbing KZSC’s Talkabout with, Sylvanna Falcon, Associate Professor in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Department. We decided to do a show about the Republican National Convention after, Professor of Politics, Daniel Wirls, agreed to come on the show. Both Sylvanna and Daniel are UCSC Professors and have offices near one another in Merrill.
The show went really well. Sylvanna had an excellent list of questions that Daniel answered fully and eloquently. We had quite a number of call-ins from the community with great questions.
The conversation started with a reflection on the RNC, particularly the rhetoric and tone, then segued to military spending and ending with the qualifications to look for in a president-elect.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Daniel will be participating in a UCSC Institute of Humanities Research event this fall, just before the election, on Anger in Politics: From the Bard to the Donald (with Sean Keilen and Debbie Gould). This is a subject I know I’ll be needing some help with.
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Local raw poet, spoken word-advocate, community activist, Kevin Devaney came on to Artists on Art to talk about participating in the first SC MAH Summer Art Residency program whose gallery will be open from July 26th-August 22nd, 2016.
Kevin founded Santa Cruz’s Only Weekly Poetry Open Mic, The Sarah Lawrence College Spoken Word Collective, The Northampton Poetry brothel, Northampton Poetry and the former Art Bar and Cafe Philanthropub. His studio will be open at the MAH to create poems with you.
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