Arts & Entertainment

From time to time, ocean science runs squarely into art, literature, film, and more. From film previews to book signings, these activities are a relaxed and informative way to experience ocean and nature-inspired art and media.

Past activities include spectacular photographic shows, film previews, book signings and talks from authors, mixed media work as well as presentations. Join us for formal presentations or informal meet-and-greets with artists and authors throughout the year.


 

Gary Griggs Presentation and Book Signing

 

Our Ocean Backyard: Collected Essays, Volume 2

A new book by Gary Griggs

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
6–7:30 PM

FREE

 

Join us for a special evening with Gary Griggs. His new book, Our Ocean Backyard: Collected Essays, Volume 2, brings together 106 previously published articles from Gary Griggs’ popular column for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Written for anyone with an interest in the oceans, the essays draw upon our rich history of ocean exploration and discovery, shedding light on our past history and what we can expect in the years and decades to come.

 

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This event is free to attend. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

  • No late seating (no entry after 6 PM)
  • Doors open to the lecture hall at 5:30 PM
  • Seymour Center opens to the public with lecture passes available at 5 PM

 

Below are examples of past events:

Artwork, photography, or exhibit openings

  • Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom present: “Land of the Jaguars:
    Wild Wetlands of South America”Sunflower Star
  • A Whale of a Recycling Problem Student Art Installation
  • A Perfect Day for an Albatross, Caren Loebel-Fried (illustrated children’s book)
  • Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom present: Into Africa
  • Running the Numbers, Chris Jordan (mixed media, traveling exhibit)
  • Tiny Drifters, Laura Beach (educational and graphic presentation of diatoms)
  • Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom present: Journeys to the Ends of the Earth
  • Sea Otters from Bryant Austin (photography)
  • Radiographs from the California Academy of Science
  • Peregrine Falcons from Glen Nevill (photography)
  • Underwater in Black and White, Art Hazeltine (photography)
  • Whimsical Visions of Undersea Life, Ket Tom-Conway (watercolor paintings)

Film screenings, openings, or sneak previews

Book signings

Other special events and presentations

Please check our calendar for current offerings.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


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ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
December 15, 2019
Noon–5:30 PM
Shop for gifts from local artisans and celebrate the holidays–Santa Cruz-style!

GARY GRIGGS
BOOK SIGNING
December 18, 2019
6–7:30 PM
Our Ocean Backyard: Collected Essays, Volume 2

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