Banana Slug Share: Photography Showcase - Open Show UCSC Alumni Photography

Experience stories through creative alumni lenses in this event offered by Open Show Santa Cruz, hosted by alumni Allison Garcia and Laurie Aiello. Selected photographers will share their work and inspiration, and answer questions. Open Show organizes social events worldwide.

Pedro Avila, College Nine ’03 - "Blue"
Evelyn Hernandez, Porter ’18 -  "Life in Italy"
Janet Fine, Porter ’87  - "Dead Low Tide"
Susan Meade, Porter ’79 - "Mobile Digital Art"
Carl Mehling, Kresge ’93 - "The Cosmos"
David Stroud, Porter ’73 - "Waterways"
Gabriela Mazzarello, Kresge ’19 - "La Aurora Centinela"
Jacques (Jack) Rovero, Kresge '20 - "Outside"
Brandon Saglam, Porter ' 23 - "Tiny Big World"
Doug Magnuson, Porter ’89 - "The End of the World"

Co-hosted by:
Allison Garcia (Kresge, ‘81) does community photography in Santa Cruz, shooting events, portraits, and stock photos for non-profit organizations, the City of Santa Cruz, and UC Santa Cruz. In 2018, Allison created an interview and photography project called, “Black Lives in Santa Cruz: What Matters” integrated onto the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Initiative for Racial Equity and Justice. In 2016, she brought Open Show to Santa Cruz.

Laurie Aiello (Kresge, ‘94) worked in Human Resources administration in the Bay Area and for UCSC Staff Human Resources, until leaving to raise a family. She does freelance photography, shooting events and family portraits, as well as doing volunteer work as an event photographer for a variety of local non-profit organizations. She joined the Open Show Santa Cruz team to help build community among local photographers.

This alumni presentation is not endorsed or recommended by the University of California. The University makes no warranty or representation of any kind as to the accuracy or validity of the information presented. If you are in need of specific advice (for example, health, legal, financial), please seek a professional who is licensed and can provide you with individual advice.


Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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