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"A Dog Face”
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Shelby Graham

 

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Dear friends of phren-Z,

The Spring 2017 Issue 19 is dedicated to the In Celebration of the Muse reading held at the Actor's Theater on Saturday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. The work of this year's muse authors is now available for viewing by clicking on the names or photos of the authors. The featured artist for this issue is photographer Shelby Graham.

 
  Muse Artistic Director: Wilma Marcus Chandler
  Wilma Marcus is a playwright, poet and theatre director, emeritus chair of Theatre Arts at Cabrillo College and Artistic Director of the 8Tens@8 Festival. Along with Diane Grunes, Donna Zavada and Donna Gorman she founded The National Festival of Women’s Theatre in 1982 which was based in Santa Cruz and which presented, over several years, 90 women’s theatre and poetry events. The Muse began as part of this festival and has gone on as a local treasure.
 
Featured Artist: Shelby Graham
 

  Shelby Graham is currently the Director/Curator of the Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). She has collaborated on projects with the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, CA; the San Jose Museum of Art; Gallery Ef in Tokyo, Japan; galleries in Tenerife, Canary Islands; The Center for Photographic Art, in Carmel, CA; and the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Graham has been director of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery since 1999 and is on the planning committee for a new interdisciplinary Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UCSC. She has taught courses in photography, contemporary art and museum practices at the University of California, Santa Cruz; San Jose State University; Cabrillo College; and Seinan Gakuin University in Kyushu, Japan. A selection of her curatorial works include: Raymond Saunders: Black is a Color, 2015; Tom Franco: Co-Lab, 2015; Alternative Lineage, 2014; The Dinner Parties: art and agriculture; The Harrison Studio: On Mixing, Mapping and Territory, 2013; Katerina Lanfranco: Natural Selection, 2012, Lewis Watts: New Orleans Suite, 2012; Xiaoze Xie: Resistant Archeology, 2011; Some Assembly Required: race, gender and globalization, 2009–2010; Interruptions of Hierarchies, 2008; Image as Object, 2006; Hank Willis Thomas: Signifying Blackness, 2006; and The Rhetoric of the Pose: Rethinking Hannah Wilke, 2005; Binh Danh, Immortality, The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War, 2002. See curatorial page for more details.
 
2017 Morton Marcus Poetry Contest

The 2017 Morton Marcus Poetry Contest is now open for submission. Please submit your poem using only the Submittable Submission page, HERE. For more information about past winners, visit the Poetry Contest page.

 


Enjoy!

The editors.

In Celebration of the Muse
Jean Walton Wolff
Patrice Vecchione
Dena Taylor
Lisa Simon
Dee Roe
Joanna Martin
Cindy Knoebel
Rosie King
Helene Simkin Jara
Kate Hitt
Clifford Henderson
Carolyn Brigit Flynn
Sigrid Erro
Margaret Brose
Carol Brendsel
Barbara Bloom

Featured Artist
Shelby Graham

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