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Dean Susan Solt

By Wallace Baine

For a certain set of artists, money has long been the enemy of creativity.

Despite Mona Lisa, despite The Last Supper, despite Vitruvian ... [more]

The Harrisons "Future Garden" during installation

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences presents Future Garden for the Central Coast of California--a site-specific... [more]

Being very successful for over 50 years in the entertainment industry is no small feat. But actor Adilah Barnes takes it all in her stride.

From working in theater at the prestigious American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco to appearing with Julia... [more]

Slugs, come home! Time to book those plane reservations, lock down that hotel room, and check the air in your tires. The annual migration back to your alma mater will soon begin.  

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Stephanie Allain

Stephanie Allain is a rare gem in the film industry. Not only is she brilliant and successful, but as an African-American woman who got her start over 25 years ago in a notoriously and overwhelmingly white and male-dominated business, she has charged ahead to break open established perceptions... [more]

Music Editor Bill Bernstein

Having been the music editor on over 60 outstanding films during the course of his career, Bill Bernstein’s musical talent is epic. From working on such movies as The Shawshank RedemptionAmerican Beauty (for which he won a Grammy), The Help and Skyfall... [more]

Melissa Ortiz

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery is delighted to present IRWIN 2018, the 32nd annual Irwin Scholarship Award exhibition entitled Identification, which opens on May 30 and runs through June 16, 2018. The opening reception will... [more]

Don Williams, Adilah Barnes, and UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal enjoy a moment of celebration in the chancellor's office last week, where Barnes received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. (photo by Yin Wu)

Chancellor George Blumenthal gushed like a true fan when he met award-winning actress and distinguished UC Santa Cruz alumna Adilah Barnes on Thursday afternoon. 

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The 2018 Sundance Film Festival just wrapped and many UC Santa Cruz alumni had feature films that were selected to be screened at this prestigious, internationally renowned film festival. Congratulations to all of these immensely talented members of our UCSC family!

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Growing up in the rural town of Petaluma, UCSC Arts Division alumnus Brian Kavanaugh-Jones grew up appreciating the culture and beauty of California while also experiencing what the outside world had to offer.

From his passion for the arts and accompanying his father on... [more]

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