Art in the Arboretum Exhibit: Environmental Installations
Highlights of this exhibition include gigantic woven nests, ceramic fields of wild mustard, concrete Eucalyptus seedpods with enormous steel leaves, a series of walk-through concentric circles inspired by the Protea flower, and more. The twelve participating artists are Jamie Abbott, Lucia Bruer, Wendy Domster, Barbara Downs, Ethan Estess, Jayson Fann, Diana Hobson, Roy Holmberg, John Hylton, Sharon Loper, Jenni Ward and Larry Worley. For more information contact: Jennifer Macotto, 502-2303 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Susana Arias 566-6607 / email@example.com. UCSC Arboretum on Empire Grade.
“Planet Watch” Radio — On Every Sunday, June 25, 2 – 3 pm
Air travel is the “toughest nut to crack” (if even ever really possible at all) in terms of excessive carbon emissions that contribute heavily to the ruination of the world. But we’ll be getting to that on a future show. Today we address ground transportation, discussing with engineers Ron Swenson and Claude Smit (the latter here from South Africa) a potentially very promising new system for getting people around safely, quickly, and beautifully (and without “road rage”!) in urban areas and the surrounding regions -all powered by solar energy. With Joe Jordan and Rachel Goodman, KSCO Radio, 1080 AM
Light Through the Leaves Cyanotypes by Marlene Mirassou, July 8, 10 am – noon
Marlene Mirassou’s cyanotype images are of plants native to the forested upper reaches of Branciforte Creek, near her former home in the Santa Cruz Mountains. These camera-less images show the light that passes through or is blocked by their leaves and other parts. Join Marlene for a Cyanotype Workshop at the Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Drive