PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Panel Discussion: Unrealized Immigrant

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Dec. 11, 2018 — In conjunction with the SBCAST exhibit “Tom Pazderka: The End Is the Beginning,” LUM Art Zine will host a panel discussion on the condition of the immigrant in artistic representation on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at SBCAST, 513 Garden St., Santa Barbara.

Panelists are First District Supervisor Das Williams; UCSB Art Professor Marco Pelijhan; Artist Tom Pazderka; LUM Art Zine Editor & Curator Debra Herrick, and Moderator Ted Mills, host of The FunkZone Podcast.

In conjuring memories from his childhood in the Czech Republic, Pazderka’s most recent work explores a dark, morbid sense of the immigrant experience. In burned and painted wood panels, Pazderka reimagines his old family to reference the ambiguous ‘incompleteness’ of a first generation immigrant.

The panel discussion will use the exhibit’s proposal as a departing point to discuss representations of the immigrant condition in art and their significance—past, present and future.

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SBCAST, 513 Garden St., Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology (SBCAST) supports Artist/Scientist/Technologist collaborations to encourage new fusion models of interaction for design, development and research. SBCAST encourages educational and public outreach components to further public understanding of Art, Science and Technology through a new window provided by their juxtaposition in a creative environment.

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