Lewis Watts: New Orleans Suite - Sesnon Gallery October 3-November 21

October 03, 2012

Lewis Watts: New Orleans Suite

October 3 - Nov. 21, 2012
Gallery Reception: October 3, 5:00-6:15pm 
Reception will be followed by talk by Lewis Watts in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Room 108 6:30-7:30pm

Join MJ's Brass Boppers 2nd Line Jazz band*  

at 6:15pm for a lively New Orleans-style procession from the reception to the talk.

New Orleans Suite presents a window into the landscape of life in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina.  Vivid black and white photography exposes the contrast of devastation and humanity in such a rich sector of American jazz culture. Additionally the gallery will showcase some ofWatts's new work from Cuba.


Santa Cruz Sentinel Video interview with Kirby Scudder

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FREE Programming:

·      Ongoing every Wed. eve 5-8pm open mic for jazz groups, film and photography discussions (see website for details)
Sponsored by the UCSC Arts Division, Porter College and SAM Student Art Movement.

·      Special weekend event featuring music from Cuba (TBA)

·      First Friday curator’s walk through, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2 @ 2pm

Lewis Watts is a photographer, archivist and Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is co‐author of “Harlem of the West, The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era” which consists of found photographs and oral histories of an African American Community that sprang up as a result of the migration west during WW II and that was “urban renewed” out of existence in the late 1960s. He is also the co‐author with Professor Eric Porter of “New Orleans Suite” scheduled for publication by the University of California Press in 2013.

*MJ's Brass Boppers is a New Orleans style singing and swinging Brass-line ready to second-line at the drop of a dime! 

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 (through the academic year)

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Wednesday 12-8 p.m.