Cross-Pollination: Sharing Art. Sharing Ideas.In the summer of 2012, the Davis Art Center launched the inaugural year of its exciting new Discovery Art program with an exhibit called Cross-Pollination: Sharing Art. Sharing Ideas. The Art Centerís Tsao Gallery was transformed into an interactive Discovery Center where a collection of collaboratively generated artworks came to life with the support of the local community. The exhibit addressed our relationships with creativity and the natural environment. Over several months, community members were invited to join in a series of fun drop-in and take-home experiences at the Art Center and in locations throughout Davis. Two amazing large-scale artworks were created for this show.
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Off the GridMore than one hundred individual panels make up this large artwork that came to life in the gallery; covering the wall with a vibrant scene from the local environment.
Mural RelayA collaborative mural created by local artists and inspired by the natural world.
Pocket CollectionsCommunity members shared small collections of tiny natural marvels such as seed pods, grasses, leaves, pine needles, bark, stones, flower petals, crystals, shells, or berries; and celebrated our daily interactions with the natural environment.
Join UsCheck out our 2013 program Momentum: Art In Action. Creativity in Motion.
This program was developed through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation and in partnership with the UC Davis Arboretum, Peregrine School, Explorit, and the Center for Ecoliteracy. Additional support provided by The Paint Chip, Hedgerow Farms, Hibbert Lumber, the Davis Food Coop, and Roe & Rutheiser LLC. Exhibit and program design by Rachel Hartsough.