This year’s “Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition at UC Davis” showcases the work and research of graduate students across 7 disciplines — art studio, design, art history, music, theatre, creative writing and French — at the Manetti Shrem Museum.
Art Studio’s Tavarus Blackmon, Emily Clark-Kramer, Jodi Connelly, Noah Greene, Doug Loree, Ryan Meyer, Joy Miller and Darcy Padilla and Art History’s Marieh Briel, Lydia Rogers, Iman Seale and Zheng “Derek” Zhang will be featured in this interdisciplinary show.
“Notebooks of a Body,” UC Davis first year master of fine arts students exhibition, will be held at the Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St, Sacramento, June 1 – Aug. 12.
Work by first year MFA artists, Bailey Anderson, Julian Childs-Walker, Adam Cochran, Rachel Deane, Sarah Frieberg, Brooklynn Johnson and Nathan Smith, make up “Notebooks of a Body.” The artists work in many and across mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video and performance.
Art Studio major Aida Lizalde and Associate Professor Natalia Deeb-Sossa will talk about how art teaches us about the unique experiences of the undocumented community at the Manetti Shrem Museum on June 6th. Aida and Natalia will also address how art might be mobilized as a strategic tool of resistance and an effective means of refusal to abide by state politics and legislation that deny undocumented immigrants a path to US Citizenship.
Aida Lizalde is a formerly undocumented childhood arrival and a studio art major currently attending UC Davis.
Kevin B. Chen has been involved in the Bay Area arts community for over two decades as a curator, writer, and visual artist. He currently serves as faculty at San Francisco State University’s School of Art and at Stanford University’s Department of Art and Art History, a member of Recology’s Artist in Residence Program Advisory Board, and a Curatorial Committee member of Root Division and Pro Arts Gallery.