Thursday, September 29, 2016

The art of Ann Weber comes out of the box

The Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke once said of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, “His art was not built upon a great idea, but upon a minute, conscientious realization, upon &…

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Paul McCartney opens Sacramento’s new arena

The hyperbole surrounding the opening of the Golden 1 Center will reach a climax on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Paul McCartney, arguably the world’s biggest rock star (Mr. Springsteen, you’ll stand…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mamet’s ‘Speed-the-Plow’ highlights Hollywood commerce-art divide

The dialogue in David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow” hurtles at you in jagged slivers of invective. Comic and cutting, this 1988 Hollywood satire takes place mainly in the office of a newly …

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Koons sculpture a ‘historic moment’ for Sacramento art

Shelly Willis signed for quite a package earlier this month. It was 18 feet tall, weighed 11,000 pounds and was worth $8 million. The delivery of artist Jeff Koons’ sculpture … Click…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Your guide to the Golden 1 Center

Two years after groundbreaking, the new downtown arena and entertainment complex at 5th and K streets is nearly ready. We’ve curated everything you need to know about the Golden 1 … …

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Wondrous strange: the art of Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor

“(This is Not a) Love Song” by Sacramento-based sculptor Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor is a singular exhibition of gigantic characters — part stunned donkey, part leering dog, part frag…

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UC Davis music department enters new stage with Ann E. Pitzer Center

Take a stroll down Hutchinson Drive, on the eastern edge of UC Davis’ leafy campus, and the scene looks like a tale of two time periods. On the south side … Click to Continue »

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sacramento arena artist is an edgy veteran of city's scene

Gale Hart's been painting, bending and blasting her work on the central city grid since the 1970s. Some refer to her as Sacramento’s Godmother of Contemporary Art. … Click to Continu…

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Great memorable national park roads

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails – or at least onto shuttle buses … Click to …

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Friday, September 16, 2016

It’s more fun than parallel parking

Metered parking spots on Ninth Street near J and K streets were transformed Friday into a series of temporary “parklets,” designed to encourage play in the urban environment. As part …

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Now starring in Sacramento's new downtown: Piglet on a pedestal

Artist Jeff Koons' much-anticipated work that now graces Sacramento's downtown next to the new Golden 1 Center was unveiled on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, and it was a large bit of whimsy: a scu…

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$8 million Piglet-inspired sculpture unwrapped at Golden 1 Center

Piglet has arrived in Sacramento. A controversial $8 million sculpture by world-renowned artist Jeff Koons was set into place outside downtown’s Golden 1 Center on Friday, two weeks before…

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On Ireland’s southwest coast, history-rich Kenmare is the gateway to County Kerry

Stepping out of the Dublin airport, the polyglot crowd of Germans, Americans, Poles, Spaniards and French waiting for rental cars on this early May morning seems confirmation that left-side …

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sacramento City College showcases decades of art department landmarks

What makes a college art department good, even great? The answer may start and stop with the faculty, whether they are working artists who teach or just art educators. “The … Click t…

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CSUS jazz vocal group poised to soar at Monterey Jazz Festival

Gaw Vang will have a lot to take in this weekend when she leads the California State University, Sacramento, jazz vocal group to the Monterey Jazz Festival. The ensemble’s director ……

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sacramento art groups bounce back after thefts

To the thieves messing with local artists lately, Dave Dave has a message: “They’re not going to stop us.” Dave, a visual artist specializing in ceramics, steel and glass, is … C…

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Will Sacramento’s public art renaissance boost galleries, artists?

Sacramentans are discovering more amenities in their hometown than beer, bacon and basketball. With the $8 million acquisition of the Jeff Koons sculpture “Coloring Book” for the soon-to…

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Local artists open their homes for First Friday at the WAL

On the first Friday of every month, residents at Warehouse Artist Lofts open their studio doors to the public to showcase artwork available for purchase in an event across the … Click …

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Five art picks for Second Saturday

← artspace “Steve Wanders Away from the Tour and Spots a Bear” is a new painting by Julian Faulkner in a series that addresses climate change, pollution and migration on … Click …

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

‘How to Use a Knife’ captures the tense push and pull of restaurant life

Welcome to the working man’s United Nations. Guatemalan line cooks, East African dishwashers, white American busboys – this is the bustling kitchen of a middling New York financial distr…

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Chalk It Up gets creative on Sacramento sidewalks

Chalk art on the sidewalks of Sacramento delights visitors to the annual festival. The free event in Fremont Park, which includes live music and ethnic foods, ends at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5,…

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Uncovering gay history in San Francisco

Osento, a Japanese bathhouse on Valencia Street in San Francisco, is long gone, closed now for nearly a decade. I could have used a soak, though: It was an uncommonly … Click to Contin…

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Modernity and dreams stripped bare in Crocker Museum photo exhibit

In this age of Instagrams and selfies, “Ourselves Through The Lens: Photography From The Ramer Collection” on view at the Crocker Art Museum is a deeply moving collection of masterful &#…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Capital Stage cooks up restaurant drama to start new season

Capital Stage producing artistic director Michael Stevenson will soon really own it. The company’s new six-play season — opening this weekend with the world premiere of Will Snider’s …

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Monday, August 29, 2016

A complex look at Louie Armstrong’s life, myth in ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’

Terry Teachout’s familiar, affecting, occasionally mannered “Satchmo At the Waldorf” takes on the overwhelming subject of a great man’s life. The man telling his own tale at the B St…

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sacramento Mural Festival paints the city beautiful

Between August 20 and August 27th, 2016 artists from near and far created about a dozen murals on empty walls in midtown and downtown Sacramento during Sacramento Mural Festival. This video …

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Drug company targets Sacramento in Race for the Arts display

An eye-catching sculptural display installed Friday in Land Park as part of Saturday’s Race for the Arts is not an ordinary piece of art. The first sign? A large list … Click to Cont…

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N.Y. Times bestsellers

Key: 1.=Rank; (2)=Weeks on list … Click to Continue »

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‘Hunchback’ ethereal and uplifting at the Music Circus

Music Circus ends its season on a glorious high note this weekend with the final performances of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The robustly creative production directed by the innovativ…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

‘Spirited’ summer night in the cemetery

What better way to cool off on a hot August night than with a few chills? Spine-tinglers await in Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery. Starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 … Click to…

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Sacramento City College celebrates a rich legacy of art

From floor to ceiling, the four gallery walls will be packed with paintings, digitally derived works, pen-and-ink pieces and so much more. The Gregory Kondos Gallery at Sacramento City Colle…

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