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Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

I'm so excited to head up to Portland at the end of this month to participate in NCECA 2017 and especially to showcase my Hive Installation as part of the annual exhibition "The Evocative Garden" for the conference. I'll be posted images on my Facebook and Instagram accounts while I'm at the conference, so be sure to follow so you can be in on the excitement too!

About the Exhibit:
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is pleased to announce that in 2017, esteemed curator of contemporary craft Gail M. Brown will launch this new series with The Evocative Garden, an international juried and invitational exhibition exploring natural and cultivated worlds.

A breadth of implied and articulated dramas will be staged as a personally defined natural landscape or more formalized garden scenario. In works of ceramic sculpture, installation, object and vessel format, each participant will offer a new or recent work- some potent objectsas-metaphors, with sub-text and, others as choreographed scenes with figuration or the figure/s implied in a verdant location, in vocabularies from nuanced realism to personal symbolism.

Each will be designed to reference an array of issues- nature’s fragility and sustainability, the wild and the tame, life’s appetites and dilemmas, conflict and resolution, the everlasting and the temporal- social and historic events, of the natural world and the human condition. Artists remind us that nature and the articulated garden, as context, stimulation and tactile allure, is a seductive, universal, ever present enticement. 
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Want to support bigger and bolder exhibits at UCSC's Arboretum? Here's how you can help make it happen...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 12:01 am-11:59 pm
Donate Online or Onsite to support our Art in the Arboretum program and fund our ambitious new exhibit Site Specific Environmental Installations. Starting at 12:01 am on Wednesday, March 8 and continuing for 24 hours, donors are encouraged to give where their hearts live!  With your help, we can surpass our goal of $25,000.  

Art in the Arboretum: Site Specific Environmental Installations
Art in the Arboretum was created to promote the arts and to further the connection between the Arboretum, UCSC and the Santa Cruz Community.
Our next, visionary exhibit is Site Specific Environmental Installations. Artists will create works that compliment the gardens. Enhancement to the garden space will be an intricate part of the project, with artists, Arboretum staff, students and volunteers working side-by-side and learning from each other.
These one-of-a-kind installations, a first in Santa Cruz County, will vary in medium and scale engaging the viewer to explore the gardens, discovering works of art along their journey. The exhibits explore different mediums and concepts; they will have a large educational component offering art talks, workshops, and demonstrations. Watch an introductory video to the exhibit: Site Specific Environmental Installations.

Art in the Arboretum Giving Day Events - March 8
  •   7-9 am  Bagels with the Birds & Tour with Todd Newberry  (Early Rise Challenge 7-8 am. The project with the most donors will be awarded $1,000.
  • 12-2 pm  Ceramic Bird Workshop & Munchies with Susana Arias (Mid Day Challenge 12-2pm) The project with the most donors will be awarded $1,000.
  • 6-8 pm  Wine & Cheese with the Art in the Arboretum Artist (Mad Dash Challenge 6-8pm) The project with the most donors will be awarded $1,000.) 

Why should you participate in Giving Day in support of Art in the Arboretum?  
Every dollar donated to the Art in the Arboretum on Giving Day, March 8 will be leveraged by an incentive pool and make us eligible for matching funds that can increase the impact of your contribution.  Your donations will go farther on March 8!  (The project with most donors will be awarded a $10,000 bonus.)

Here are ways you can help make Giving Day in support of Art in the Arboretum a success:
  • Like our Arboretum page on Facebook:  UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.  Comment on and share our Giving Day posts.
  • Come to our Art in the Arboretum events on March 8 at the Arboretum.  
  • Donate in-person at the events or online! Especially during the 7-9 am, 12-2 pm and 6-8 pm Challenges. The DONATE NOW button will be available on our website, blast email and Facebook posts.
  • Invite others to join you in making a gift on March 8.  The project with the most donors at the end of Giving Day will be awarded $10,000.
Thank you for your generosity.  We hope to see you on March 8!
Lichen Series | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Upcoming Exhibits:

Take Aways | Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery
February 8 - March 19 2017| Reception February 12 | 2 - 4pm
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery | Watsonville CA

The Evocative Garden | 51st NCECA Annual Conference 
March 8 - April 1 2017 | Reception March 23 | 6 - 9pm 
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center | Portland OR

Environmental Installations | UCSC Arboretum
May 2017 | Santa Cruz CA

Ongoing Exhibits:
Pacific Edge Climbing Gym Santa Cruz CA
Good Life Ceramics Santa Cruz CA
Santa Cruz Art League Gift Shop Santa Cruz CA
Homeless Garden Project Store Santa Cruz CA

Earth Art Studio  Santa Cruz CA

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