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27 Jan 2021
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Celebrating the Dead 

A cool breeze filled the Evergreen Cemetery with the fresh smell of eucalyptus trees and copal, two scents invoking divine contemplation. Bright orange cempasuchil petals adorned the rows of graves, guiding the spirits toward their altars. Community members enjoyed warm pozole and champurrado, while the…

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Celebrando a los muertos 

Una brisa fresca llenó el aire del cementerio Evergreen con las aromas de eucalipto y copal, dos olores que invocan contemplación divina. Los pétalos de cempasúchil de color anaranjado fosforescente adornaban los pasillos de las tumbas, guiando a los espíritus hacia sus altares. Lxs devotxs…

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Bayanihan Hosts Fall Reception 

“Ube or mango?” shouted Mikki Lim, interrupting the buzz of about a hundred students orbiting the ground floor of Porter College’s Dining Hall.  With co-chairs Deanne Presas and Louisa Ou, Lim organizes Bayanihan’s Pilipino Cultural Celebration (PCC). Together, they called on the sea of attendees…

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Illustrating Injustice 

Film. Illustration. Journalism. UC Santa Cruz art professor Dee Hibbert-Jones received the $75,000 Enterprise Documentary Fund from the International Documentary Association (IDA) to fund her latest animated documentary, “Run With It,” on Oct.  11.  Hibbert-Jones and co-director and producer Nomi Talisman will use the renowned…

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Tremors in the Literary Scene 

Like literary moths drawn to the warmth of a bookstore, members of Santa Cruz’s writing community gathered at Bookshop Santa Cruz to share the experience of the town’s inaugural “Litquake” on Oct. 15.  “Litquake” is a California-based writing festival, connecting authors of all backgrounds to…

Forging Communities Through Art 

As the Santa Cruz Open Studios director, Ann Ostermann has amassed an impressive collection of work from Open Studios artists. “Open Studios” is an annual event that spans the first three weekends of October. An independent panel accepts applications from hundreds of local artists. Then,…

Often Imitated, Never Duplicated 

What does it take to get Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei and Louis Bourgeois in the same room? A Spanish exportation license, stacks of paperwork and adequate funding are just the beginning. After almost four years of planning, Porter’s Sesnon Gallery opened its doors for the…

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