“MAY IS NATIONAL MUSEUM MONTH”: PDF List of Activities
The Santa Cruz County Museums’ Partnership is proud to kick off this year’s National Museum Month with a host of county-wide activities, including an installation on the Community Wall at the County Government building on Ocean Street.
Community Wall: Featuring a large map of our county, with photos/info about our county-wide museum and gallery organizations. Artwork representing several of the galleries is also on display. Join us on First Friday, May 4, to help us kick off “May is Museum Month”.
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The Agricultural History Project: www.aghistoryproject.org.
· May 2, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Codiga Center near the entrance to the SC County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave., Watsonville, featuring 2 new exhibits “Portraits of Pajaronians”, and “Weaver’s Delight”. Free event. For more information, contact Agricultural History Project at 831.724.5898 or visit the website
Pajaro Valley Historical Association: www.pajarovalleyhistory.com
Exhibits/display at the Museum: 332 East Beach St. Watsonville
· Historic Bockius-Home: Current exhibits/displays at community locations:
· Watsonville Public Library (2nd floor): Japanese exhibit featuring Mr. Harry Okamura’s hand carved & painted bird brooches made while he and his family were interned during WWII.
· McDonald’s Restaurant on Main Street in Watsonville: An exhibit of “Dolls of Many Lands” in the main dining area.
· Ag History Bldg.-Codiga Center at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds:
Cowell Lime Works Historic District, UCSC http://limeworks.ucsc.edu/
· May 5, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at parking lot to the right of the UCSC entry sign, corner of Bay and High Streets. Join plant experts Angel Guerzon and Suzanne Schettler, and historian Frank Perry, for a leisurely exploration of the 30-acre historic district. We will see both native and garden plants and examine historical photos of the area documenting the transition from lime works to cattle ranch to university. $3 donation requested.
Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center: www.MountainArtCenter.org
· Saturday, May 12, 12 – 6 p.m. Open House & Mother’s Day Sale, FREE event
· Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. The Muir Ramble Trail, meet local authors and adventurers Peter and Donna Thomas and enjoy a lively slide-show and discussion of their recreation of Muir’s travels from SF to Yosemite. FREE event.
· Sunday, May 20, 9:30 – 3:30 Plein Air Day @ Camp Joy Gardens, benefits youth scholarships for the non profit Art Center & Camp Joy.
· Gallery Exhibition, “In My Life”, featuring local artworks, Hrs, Wed. – Sun. 12 – 6 p.m. FREE to the public.
San Lorenzo Valley Museum: www.slvmuseum.com
· Thurs, May 3rd at 7 - 9:30 pm at Park Hall, 9370 Mill Street, Ben Lomond- Award-winning historian, lecture, and author Sandy Lydon will speak on 'Snakes in Paradise - The Cycles of Racism in Santa Cruz County and the Ku Klux Klan' Tickets are: $20 - SLV Museum members and students, $25 - general public.
· Sat, May 12 , 12 - 4 pm at the SLV Museum, 12547 Highway, Boulder Creek. Look through dozens of unidentified photos from the well-known SLV photographer Fredda Carr. Fredda took photos for many years of the people, places, and events throughout San Lorenzo Valley. FREE Admission.
Cabrillo Gallery: www.cabrillo.edu/services/artgallery
April 30 – May
25, 2012, Student Exhibition 6
Cabrillo College Student Exhibition
Museum of Art & History: www.santacruzmah.org
· May 4, Free First Friday – Bike Night
FREE admission and extended hours. From 5-9 pm, enjoy a no-host bar and live music while enjoying art and mingling with friends. This month, we’re presenting a bike-filled evening of crafts, exhibits, and activities related to cycling. This program is presented in partnership with Ecology Action as the kickoff to Bike to Work week.
· May 5, Historic Landmark Blue Plaque Awards 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us as we present blue plaque awards to nine structures in Santa Cruz County for their architectural or historic significance. Refreshments and downtown walking tour follow presentations. 2012 Blue Plaque Award Recipients: Branciforte Grammar School, 1915, Santa Cruz Dr. Frederick P. Shenk Home, 1932, Santa Cruz American Railway Express Agency, c. 1918,
· Mar 21 – July 29, All You Need is Love
Love is in the air at the MAH this spring. This museum-wide exhibition explores the many ways that love is manifest in our everyday lives. The artworks and historical objects reflect everything from passionate love stories to love gone wrong to the fierce love between mother and child.
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery www.pvarts.org
· Thursday May 3, 2012 - Sunday, June 17, 2012 Photo Alchemy: Alternative Processes in Photographic Media
Santa Cruz Art League: www.scal.org
· May 4 - 27, 2012, 57th Annual High School Show Reception: Sat., May 12, 3-5pm
Seymour Center: http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu 831 459-3800.
Thursday, May 3, 2-3:30 PM, Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour
May 6, 13, 20, & 27; 1-3 PM, Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center
Thursday, May 10, 2-3:30 PM, Marine Mammal Research Tour
May 13, Mother’s Day
May 13, 2-3:30 PM, Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour
May 20, 1 PM, Science Sunday ~ It’s Not Who You Eat, It’s When You Eat Them:
The Insidious Relationship Between Salmon and Anchovy
May 27, 2-3:30 PM, Marine Mammal Research Tour
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History: www.santacruzmuseums.org
Santa Cruz County Arts Commission: www.scparks.com/arts_commission.html
· May 25, 7 p.m. “2012 Artist of the Year, Gary Young, Profile Performance” at the Museum of Art & History. Join us for an evening that celebrates the convergence of literary and visual arts.
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery: arts.ucsc.edu/sesnon
· May 23, 5 - 7 p.m. Opening Reception "Irwin Scholars 2012"; Showcases some of UCSC's most promisingyoung artists working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video and digital media. Show runs from May 23 - June 17.
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