Opening Reception: ARRT and Human/Nature exhibit

Opening Reception: ARRT and Human/Nature exhibit


Jul 26, 2019    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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Opening Reception: ARRT and Human/Nature exhibit, Friday, July 26, 7-9PM at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

ARRT (Artists Respond and Resist Together) is collaborating with the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV) to build momentum and inspire a more informed and active citizenry with its third annual juried exhibit at RCNV (612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060)

Theme: Human/Nature

Against the backdrop of an increasingly endangered planet, art is gaining new relevance. We recognize that we have entered a new geologic era, the Anthropocene, marked by the impact of human activity on the earth and its resources. Hence the title of the exhibition is Human/Nature implying the relationship humans have to the natural world. But at the same time we as artists can contemplate Human Nature and how it might provide some window of hope, for it is in our very nature to flourish, heal and nurture. Art can be instrumental in pointing the way towards a more ecologically sustainable future.


*EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, July 26 – Saturday, Sept. 12, 2019

**NOTE: Exhibit Hours: M-Th Noon-4pm or by appointment – 831-423-1626.

Upcoming RECEPTIONS/ EVENTS at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA

  • Friday, July 26: Opening Reception, 7-9PM
  • Saturday, July 27 – Film screening: Grit– Documentary Film. Doors open 7pm; film at 7:30pm. Donation requested at the door to support the continuing struggles of the villagers. Limited space – RSVP in advance   Q/A with film-maker Sasha Friedlander.  More info about the film:
  • Friday, August 2: First Friday Reception, 6-9pm
  • Friday, August 9: 2nd Annual Community Conversation – The Role and Power of Art in Shaping Political and Social Changewith David Solnit, TJ Demos and Martabel Wasserman. How we as citizens in this community can participate and engage. Doors open 6:30, conversation begins at 7:00pm. David Solnit is a climate justice, global justice, anti-war, arts, and direct action organizer, an author, a puppeteer, and a trainer from the Bay Area. He is co-founder of Courage to Resist, co-author of Army of None. He is co-founder of Art and Revolution, using culture, art, giant puppets and theater in mass mobilizations, for popular education and as an organizing tool. TJ and Martabel are from the UCSC Department of History of Art and Visual Culture. 
  • Saturday, August 10, 10AM – 4pm: Hands-On Artmaking for Change Workshop with David Solnit.A day long workshop on climate justice and its intersecting movements and struggles. Hands on banner/flag painting/stenciling, street murals and screen printing.  RSVP in advance– limited space. REGISTER HERE
  • Saturday, September 14: Closing celebration: Details to be announced.
  • Resource Center for Nonviolence Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:00 – 4:00PM. 
  • QUESTIONS? Contact:

Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, 831.423.1626,   The Resource Center for Nonviolence, founded in 1976, is a peace and justice organization promoting the practice of nonviolent social change. Their primary mission is to support the growth of nonviolent activists.

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