Art

Street Art Restructured

Though Artist Victor Malagon has Moved from the Streets to the Galleries, He Refuses to be Complacent A love of graffiti ties together three artists sharing a show at the Sacramento State University Union Gallery this month. Their colorful, fluid stories once told on cement walls are now immortalized through…

The Sugar Skull Master

Rob-O Tells All About His Sweet, Sweet Art It is not uncommon for Rob-O to buy 900 pounds of sugar at once. In fact, in a recent phone conversation, he stated nonchalantly that he had done just that about a week before. Why all the sugar? Rob-O makes sugar skulls…

There’s No Formula for Success

John K. reflects on The Ren and Stimpy Show and chimes in on his latest cartoon In the 1995 teen comedy Clueless, Cher (played by Alicia Silverstone) sits on a couch with her step-brother/love interest Josh (a very young Paul Rudd). Though they both have wildly different personalities, the two…

Into the Night

Jose Di Gregorio’s celestial shapes foretell Sacramento’s bright artistic future In 2011, I walked into Bows and Arrows to browse some clothes and ingest either a coffee or a beer. I probably had some paperwork to do, but instead of doing anything that day, I just looked at a series…

Creepy Girls Are Cool

Artist Susan J. Silvester finds a nurturing home in Sacramento A blue-faced bunny girl clutching a limp, stuffed toy launched an entire series of artwork for Susan J. Silvester that she—and a growing number of fans—adores for its dramatic reflection of her dark, feminine voice. Animals, imaginary lands, costumes, facial…

Into the Void with Sonny Smith

Sonny and the Sunsets to appear at Second Saturday Art Walk Sonny Smith speeds toward Youngstown, Ohio, for a Monday night stopover with enough songs in his pocket to make The Ultimate Fake Book blush. He is accompanied by the Sunsets, his band and primary musical accomplice, now the co-authors…

2013 BICYCLE MURAL TOUR

See Sacramento as an Open Air Art Museum May is Bike Month is back, challenging all to abandon four wheels for the environmentally friendly alternative of pedal power, (which means riding bicycles versus gas guzzlers…keep up!). With miles logged and events listed, there’s still one more idea to add to…