Tom Franco Co-Lab: Reception and Lecture

Join us for a gallery opening from 5:00pm - 7:30pm, followed by alumnus Tom Franco's lecture, The Artist Community Collaborative Experience from 7:30pm - 8:30pm.

The reception is in the Sesnon Gallery at Porter College; the lecture is in the Music Center Recital Hall.

UC Santa Cruz alumnus Tom Franco (Porter '02) is co-founder of the Firehouse Art Collective, a pioneering project that is changing the arts community in the East Bay and is a compelling example of how UC Santa Cruz graduates are truly original. Franco has invested in a collection of buildings and spaces that promotes collaboration and community. The collective, spread throughout the East Bay, has live-work housing, studios, cafes, galleries, and event and performance spaces. This open platform and participatory style is being adopted and practiced by galleries and museums around the world.

The exhibition will be part of a Porter College course taught by Shelby Graham with Tom Franco. The project will cultivate a creative community through collaborative exhibition format, community open mic events, performance collectives, discussions, and workshops at the Sesnon Art Gallery.

UC Santa Cruz students will showcase their collaboration with Franco. Students are playing an active role in the exhibition on all levels and will announce their program of special events taking place throughout the winter quarter at the Sesnon Gallery.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
Wednesdays 12-8 p.m.
Closed for all University holidays

Parking permit $3 ($4 when attendants are present)

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

Sesnon Gallery, Porter College
Baskin Service Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064


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