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.

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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.

Sylvanna Falcon & Daniel Wirls

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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.

wirls-danielThe 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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Kevin Devaney

13661765_10154303804621665_1149870421717162191_oLocal 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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Marga Gomez

Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 2.59.47 PMGLAAD Award-winning solo performer, educator and artist, Marga Gomez came onto Artists on Art June 1st to talk about her latest bawdy new solo comedy “POUND.”

In “POUND”, Marga plays a cast of characters in a spoof on lesbians in film. Directed by David Schweizer and presented by Santa Cruz Fringe Productions

There will two shows, Friday & Saturday, June 10th and June 11th at 8pm at the Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA. Tickets on sale now www.brownpapertickets.com

Limited seating. Advance tickets advised. $20 advance or $25 at the door if available.

Due to graphic language, no one under 18 admitted.

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Will Durst

13323326_10154918935964535_3164406814251109362_oOn May 25th, San Franciscan stand-up comedian and political satirist, Will Durst came onto Artists on Art to talk about his latest one-person show, Elect to Laugh: 2016 on June 4th at the Vet’s Hall.

Elect To Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a brand- new, hysterical, one- man show stalking the presidential election cycle like white on rice. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, this hilarious 80-minute production reflects Durst’s outraged and outrageous sensibilities, accessing the topical through the jugular, as current as Bernie Sanders’ lead staffer’s latest tweet.

12987141_984016668301850_6437878304734826097_nWill Durst will be in town for one show only, Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pmAT Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA.

Tickets are $20 and on sale now www.brownpapertickets.com.

some rich asshole says he wants to run the country like a business, which is worrisome, because he looks like the kind of guy who would burn it down for the insurance.”  

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