The hot weather has its benefits. It’s good for ink not freezing
in pens and watercolors drying quickly – which is ideal for
participants of “Let’s Draw Davis,” the unique sketchcrawl series
that explores the city.
On Saturday July 15th, a sketchcrawl will explore the hidden
courtyards and alleys of downtown Davis (more shade!), starting
at Orange Court (off of E Street, between 1st and 2nd), and
finishing at the little courtyard behind the Pence Gallery (D
Pete Scully, urban sketcher, views the world through his sketch
books which are the subject of the Design Museum’s exhibition,
“Conversations with the City.” Here are some select photos
highlighting the exhibition.
Art by Pete Scully, all photos by Barbara Molloy, copyright UC
Pete Scully has lived in Davis since late 2005,
working at the Statistics Department of UC Davis since 2006 as
graduate coordinator. Pete is an avid urban sketcher who draws
the everyday world around him – streets, people, fire hydrants,
all urban details – in ink line and watercolor wash, using his
sketchbook to have a conversation with his environment. He draws
to remember, in case he forgets.
Under the mentorship of the UC Davis Design faculty, Master of
Fine Arts students explore the broader topic of “Design” through
specific design disciplines, drawing on collaborations with the
arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. This exhibition
showcases Talien Ghane, Yiting Hao and Patrice Soehnlein’s final
research and creative projects.
Design-by-Design is the annual juried student competition
highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department
of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced
over the past year.
Working with renowned design faculty, Master of Fine Arts
students explore the broader topic of “Design” through specific
design disciplines, drawing oncollaborations with the arts,
humanities, social sciences and sciences. This exhibition
showcases the candidates’ final research and creative
The MFA Design 2016 Exhibition features work created by Talien
Ghane, Yiting Hao and Patrice Soehnlein.
Celebrating the bold concepts and creativity of UC Davis
Department of Design students, the Design-by-Design
exhibition is an annual juried undergraduate student competition,
featuring graphic and textile designs, interior design,
exhibition, model, form, fashion design and screen-based digital
design projects such as websites and movies.
One of the earliest toys devised for children, baby rattles have
evolved over the centuries into a variety of shapes and sizes.
They are symbolic of how design responds to socio-economic
factors and cultural identity, and represent a design chronology
of style, function, sound and materials. This exhibition features
over 100 rattles from the important collection of Lu and Maynard
Lyndon, the founders and owners of Placewares+LyndonDesign in