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Viridian Woman, painting by Kelley Mogilka

Pence Gallery’s Emerging Artist: Kelley Mogilka Enters The Scene

This month, the Pence Gallery opens a solo exhibition of figurative paintings and drawings by Kelley Mogilka (see below), the award recipient for the gallery’s Emerging Artist Award in 2022. Mogilka’s show, “The Elusive Muse,” opens just as the gallery announces its 2023 call for entries.  Natalie Nelson, the Pence Gallery’s director and curator, explains

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Chris Francis Exhibit at UC Davis Design

A Bold Step: Chris Francis Exhibit Opens at UC Davis Design Museum

The UC Davis Design Museum’s latest exhibition “From Concept to Creation: Inspired Shoe Design by Chris Francis” showcases the Los Angeles-based shoe designer’s colorful and creative footwear that bridges contemporary art and wearable design. The installation, co-curated by Professor Susan T. Avila and Design MFA student Cristina Gomez, spotlights creations that combine global shoemaking traditions and

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Davis Parent University Creates a ‘Village’

They say it takes a village to raise a child, something that the volunteers at Davis Parent University (DPU)—a free lecture series devoted to pooling resources for and educating parents, teachers, and other caretakers—are trying to create. In fact, many are parents themselves who found the organization when they sought out a ‘village’ to help

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