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July 3, 2000

Arboretum celebrates with art, New Zealand culture

By Stephen McCabe
UCSC Arboretum

Group photo
Attending the Arboretum celebration were (l-r) Stephen McCabe, Ellen Sears, Chancellor Greenwood, Consul General Richard Collier Sears (San Francisco), Patrice Dunn, Consul General Darryl Dunn (Los Angeles), and Tom Sauceda, curator of New Zealand plants.
Photo: Dip Moy
Current and former UCSC students performed "Zap! The Garden" at the UCSC Arboretum.
Photo: Dip Moy
The UCSC Arboretum hosted "Art in the Arboretum" and "New Zealand Day" together in late May. Chancellor Greenwood and Arboretum staff greeted the two consul generals of New Zealand for the festivities and led them on tours of the New Zealand garden.

The Arboretum event was one of Consul General Darryl Dunn's first official functions since taking over his new duties, which include responsibilities in 13 western states of the U.S.

The day was marked with dancing, Maori stories for children, craft demonstrations, flower arranging, and art shows by local artists and a New Zealand artist. Thirteen pieces about the New Zealand Bush by the New Zealand artist Rei Hamon were displayed and then donated to the Arboretum for a continuing show in Horticulture Building II.

A new dance, "Zap! The Garden," was performed in the outback of the Australian garden. Polynesian dances were held in the New Zealand garden. Many of the dancers were current or former UCSC students, and "Zap!" was choreographed by professor of theater arts Mel Wong.

Joan Norvelle, Shirley Beneke, and other talented volunteers produced the event in conjunction with Arboretum staff. Funds raised support the Arboretum.

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