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UC Davis chooses teams to compete for art museam design and construction

UC Davis chooses teams to compete for art museam design and construction

A half century ago, a team of young artists, including Wayne Thiebaud and Robert Arneson, arrived at the University of California, Davis, to help build a new art department -- and changed the art world.

The university is honoring that legacy today by tapping three innovative architect-contractor teams to compete in the creation of a design for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art -- a planned museum whose vision is as bold as Thiebaud’s pop imagery or Arneson’s irreverent ceramics.

“Our slate of architects reflects the founding philosophy of the UC Davis art department, built by untested individuals who rose to prominence with the work they made here,” said Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “We are thrilled to name these three visionary teams who will honor our distinction as an international center of innovation and propel us into the future.”

The teams that will compete to build the museum near the campus’s south entrance are:

Woodland Library Rose Club Celebrates the Legacy of Andrew Carnegie

 

If you are looking for something to do on this upcoming Thanksgiving Saturday, come to the Woodland Public Library and help celebrate the anniversary of Andrew Carnegie’s birthday.  The Woodland Library Rose Club  (WLRC) and the Friends of the Woodland Public Library are hosting the Scottish dancers from the Caledonian Club of Sacramento and 2012 Piper to the Chief, Erik Leiken in the Library Courtyard and Leake Complex from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on the 24th of November.  They are inviting residents of Yolo County and beyond to embrace the legacy of Andrew Carnegie.  The library is located at 250 First Street in Woodland.

Davis Art Center Holiday Sale event

Davis Art Center Holiday Sale event

The 22nd annual Davis Art Center Holiday Sale is upon us, November 30-December 2! This year, the Art Center is hosting more artisan vendors than ever before, with more hands-on holiday activities for kids and adults, and collaborating with more local organizations and businesses. The sale is a special, time-honored Davis tradition celebrating our community and Holiday spirit! Over 70 vendors will contribute a huge variety of exceptional, hand-made products, from scarves and clothes to toys and jewelry, all unique works of art. The Holiday Sale is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Davis Art Center, as every vendor generously donates fifteen percent of their sales back to the Art Center to help bring art into daily Davis life. With items from $2-$200, there is something for everyone at the 2012 Holiday Sale!  

Saturate Yolo, An Exhibit of iPhone Images, opens in January

Saturate Yolo, An Exhibit of iPhone Images, opens in January

The Davis Art Center will present the exhibit SATURATE YOLO, a display of hundreds of images of Yolo County, captured and edited entirely on an iPhone.

The exhibit, by Dave Webb, will run in the Tsao Gallery from January 5 to February 2, 2013, with a gala reception on Friday, January 11 from 5-7 pm.  Featuring 60+  printed images and a five-frame electronic installation that rotates dozens more images, Webb’s exhibit is presented in conjunction with the City of Davis’s “Phone Art Month,” as declared in proclamation by the City Council on October 25, 2013 (proclamation below). SATURATE YOLO is funded in part by a grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.

In keeping with the democratic intention of Phone Art Month, Davis residents are invited to post their own phone art during the month of January on a designated Facebook page. The page will go live on January 5, in synch with SATURATE YOLO.

Second Saturday Art Show: Lucy Cain Sargeant exhibit at the Nest at Wild Wings Golf

Second Saturday Art Show: Lucy Cain Sargeant exhibit at the Nest at Wild Wings Golf

..Watercolor painting by Lucy Cain Sargeant... The Second Saturday Art exhibit at the Nest will be ..... Read More

Art Farm Harvest Gala

Art Farm Harvest Gala

Dig in and "harvest" an original piece of art rooted in
Yolo County by over 55 area artists!

Friday, November 2, 2012    6:00-9:00PM

Gallery 625   625 Court St. Woodland, CA  95695

Shovel Ticket: $150 gets you a shovel to "harvest" art, entrance for two, food, wine and event glasses
Wine & Food Ticket only: $20 per person in advance

                                         $25 per person at the door

Purchase your shovels or advance-priced tickets online at:

PUMPKIN SMASH BASH- October 27, 6pm-9pm

PUMPKIN SMASH BASH- October 27, 6pm-9pm

The First Annual Halloween Fundraising Event at the Heidrick Ag History Center

This Halloween instead of heading out to the same bars, haunted houses, and costume contests, do something altogether spectacular; drop a pumpkin from a helicopter 100 feet in the air! On lucky winner of the raffle drawing will get to smash a pumpkin from the air and receive a helicopter ride donated by Joe Heidrick.