If A Tree Fell showcases wood objects created using
sustainable practices. The show presents work by Northern
California artists: Gyöngy Laky, Sam Perry, Matthew Scheatzle and
design groups: Wowhaus, MRCW Design-Build and Martha Davis, along
with significant pieces from the Beany and Dick Wezelman
Collection. The exhibition will include work created and inspired
by African, Asian and European traditional craft fused with
The Red Dress® is the national symbol for raising
awareness of heart disease as the leading killer of women.
Cardiovascular disease kills a woman every minute, more than all
cancers combined, yet is largely preventable through the adoption
of healthy lifestyles.
In 2010, the Department of Design entered into a unique
partnership with the UC Davis Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine
Program to campaign for women’s heart health awareness. This
exhibition showcases 18 red dresses from the UC Davis Red Dress
Collection created by design students.
The UC Davis Department of Design offers MFA candidates the
unique opportunity to collaborate with over one hundred
departments at one of the nation’s top public research
Working with renowned design faculty, students explore the
broader topic of “design” through a specific design discipline,
drawing on collaborations with the arts, humanities, social
sciences and sciences. They follow a rigorous process of critical
research, produce a body of creative work, and assist with
teaching in the undergraduate design curriculum.