May 17, 2004
Annual Irwin Scholars exhibition at Sesnon Art
Gallery begins May 19
Fifteen students have been selected to receive the William Hyde Irwin
and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarships, given annually to outstanding
young artists at UCSC.
"Thistles anyone?" by Roy Tenenbaum, a 2004 Irwin
The students work will be exhibited on campus at the Mary Porter
Sesnon Art Gallery from May 19 through June 12. An opening reception
is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include
an awards ceremony. The exhibition and reception are both free and open
to the public.
The Irwin Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 and has grown to
over $700,000, generating 15 annual merit scholarships. "These
scholarships are recognition given by the faculty to the top 5 percent
of the program," noted Norman Locks, chair of the Art Department.
The Sesnon Art Gallerys annual exhibition of Irwin Scholars features
painting, photography, printmaking, performance, sculpture, installation,
and mixed media.
Recipients in 2004 are: Matthew Christenson, Jessica Dunn, Andrew Hahn,
Andrea Kaplan, Mary Kitaji, Aaron Koblin, Ryan Linke, Brigid McCabe,
Laura Newman, Ryan Post, Emily Quist, Morag Sewell, Roy Tenenbaum, Aries
Tjhin, and Tamara Zibners.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. Parking
is free on weekends. For more information, call Leslie Fellows at (831)
459-5667 or go to the Sesnon Gallery
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