In harmony with other venues on the UC Davis campus and across
the state of California, The Arts departments are committed to
providing as safe an experience as possible to our greater
community—and will do so until state or county guidelines are
Beth Ferguson and Gozde Goncu-Berk, assistant professors of
design, have been awarded Hellman Fellowships by UC Davis. The
fellowships provide research funding to faculty members when they
need it the most: early in their careers.
As mask mandates continue to grow across the nation, alumna Jenna
Nelson (Pyörälä) (MFA, design, ‘19) is among the innovative
designers with a mission to inspire people worldwide to wear
them. Her company Luova Flow (Luova is “creative” in
Finnish) has released a series of colorful masks with
ornamental prints and beautiful illustrations.
“Guardians: Spirits of Protection,” a poignant exploration of the
creative relationship between tragedy and design, is now at the
UC Davis Design Museum through April 24.
The installation showcases a series of sculptures created by
design professor emerita Ann Savageau. Made from found
objects and flotsam that washed up on the beach coming from
unknown places, the sculptures created by Savageau are composites
of the disparate castoffs — in response to the tragic events in
her life and to the pandemic.