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Opening Celebration: Arts & Humanities Graduate Exhibition
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Picture of a purple-tinted violinist and projections inside a UC Davis greenhouse while the sun sets.
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

The opening celebration features performances by master’s and doctoral students, as well as the presentation of the inaugural LeShelle & Gary May Art Purchase Prize, the Keister & Allen Art Purchase Prize, and The Savageau Award in the Department of Design.

Opening remarks will be followed by—

Demonstration: Coupled Map Lattices for Sound Synthesis
in the Collections Classroom

Orkun Akyol, Ph.D. student, Department of Music; Kyle Johnson, Ph.D. student, Department of Mathematics 

The laptop duo — a music composer and a mathematician — will demonstrate the sound synthesis tool they developed using models from chaos theory installed in the museum’s Collections Classroom. Resulting materials are loops of noisy textures layered with pitched sounds.

Reading: Queer Pastoral
in the Art Studio

Pastoral Amanda Hawkins, M.F.A. student, Creative Writing 

Queer Pastoral is a collection of poems that explores two distinct sides of the same flip-sequin: desire and grief. The poems ask: What is the landscape of a queer creation myth? What is the making—and remaking—of a body, mind and voice?

Performance: blush
in the Community Education Room

blush is a collaboration between choreographer-dancer Moscelyne ParkeHarrison and composer-oboist Trey Makler, working together under the name pinkslip. The work is for a solo dancer and fixed media, and is an exploration of hidden worlds that bubble up to the surface. White noise and defaced oboe samples from Makler frame ParkeHarrison’s movement as it oscillates between intense activity and statuesque stillness. They drew inspiration from tarot, Manuel Neri’s casts installed alongside the Manetti Shrem Museum, and theories of utopia. 

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