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04 Dec 2020
Arts & Culture

For the Future 

Tucked away in the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum are three geodesic domes housing 16 species of drought tolerant plants. The domes loom over the other gardens and act as a visual contrast to the landscape. This Institute of the Arts and Sciences exhibition, “Future Garden…

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25 Years of Rainbow Theatre 

Twenty-five years, 125 performances, endless applause. Rainbow Theatre’s 25th season opens with “Stop Kiss” and “Coloured Museum” — two plays that grapple with identity politics and the violence of oppression. A troupe housed by the Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center, Rainbow Theatre celebrates diversity…

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Art for the Community 

The hood of an old truck painted with neon roses. A woven Maidu basket pulled from the museum’s archives. Visitors drawing, stamping and conversing as they create their own artwork to add to the exhibit. “Infinite Other” presents an immersive installation where visitors are encouraged…

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Just be Yourself 

Everyone wants to be liked, but what if one’s fear of not having control over that leads to serious health effects? How does one regain the strength to find happiness and acceptance in themselves physically and mentally? For UC Santa Cruz third-year Maris Degener, the answer…

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Tessellating Identities 

MK Veniegas-Isip stands in front of her childhood home in the Philippines, wearing a “fearlessly queer” t-shirt, as a light smile dances across her face. Framed by Instagram’s borders, this self-portrait, titled “Bahay,” (left) is accompanied by a captioned description of a childhood in the…

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