Santa Cruz Art League – Full Disclosure, December PopUp, and Lizzy Choi

526 Broadway
Santa Cruz, 95060
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa Cruz Art League presents: "Full Disclosure—A National Photography Exhibition"

This exhibition aims to discuss not just an ordinary moment in a day, but a moment encased in a personal story. An awakening, a powerful epiphany, be it small or large, intensive or expansive, "Full Disclosure" tells your story, and our story. Photographic work from artists around the country are exhibited in our gallery space, creating a visually engaging environment to enjoy the stories told through these artworks.

Taking Up Space PopUp exhibition

Taking Up Space is a group exhibition consisting of young artists of color whose work not only speaks to each of their personal stories, but also represents a collective experience of existing in spaces that typically do not offer representation. Despite not receiving the same level of recognition as their white counterparts, artists of color have always existed. Their contributions to contemporary culture cannot be ignored. Without a rich diversity of different cultures and backgrounds, art would fall flat. Taking Up Space is a celebration of our identities and presence within art communities and exhibition spaces. 

Artists Jonathan Sanchez, Crystal Cisner, Yelitza Daza Vasquez, Ale Chavez, Maya Iverstein, Ben Balchunas, and Edgar Cruz will be represented in this PopUp exhibition. 

Spotlight Gallery–Lizzy Choi's Play the Beat of  Your Own Drum

Play the Beat of  Your Own Drum is an ongoing, autobiographical exploration by Lizzy Choi of what it means to grow up as a Queer Korean-American. It is about reconciling with the anxiety, loneliness, and anger experienced as she looks around and fails to see her people represented in popular culture. Through this project, Choi seeks to empower the Queer Asian-American experience and to reclaim a part of herself that she has felt self-conscious about for a large part of her life. Both energizing and tiring, this body of work mirrors the passionate dance of negotiating sexuality and racial identity. 

Lizzy Choi is an art student at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Existing as a healing process. Choi's practice helps to navigate her experiences of growing up as a Korean-American lesbian and daughter of immigrants. Her preferred art mediums include painting, poetry, and printmaking. You can view more of her work online at lizzychoi.com.

Visit the Santa Cruz Art League on First Friday to connect with the artists of various exhibitions, and enjoy beautiful artworks accompanied by great food!

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