CANCELED: Solitary Garden Exhibition Tour and Screen Printing & Letter Writing Workshop

Join UC Santa Cruz undergraduates for a screening printing and letter writing workshop at the art and garden project, Solitary Garden, currently on view at UC Santa Cruz Baskin Art Studios.

Solitary Garden is a participatory public sculpture and garden project by jackie sumell aimed at calling attention to the 61,000 people in the United States currently held in solitary confinement. For the project, students and volunteers communicate via letters with Tim Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin, and plant and tend a garden he designs around a sculpture of a solitary confinement cell. The garden of roses, jasmine, beets, and kales puts into stark relief the inhumanity of the solitary cell, and, as the artist explains, asks viewers and participants to “imagine a landscape without prisons."

For Alumni Weekend, the students working with Tim and jackie sumell on this project invite alumni to join them to screen-print t-shirts raising awareness about prisons and justice. There will also be a letter writing station. Come learn about the project, Tim Young, and help transform an image of confinement to an image of hope.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Elena Baskin Visual Arts Center
Baskin Service Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064