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 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.
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.
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