Art

New Organisms

Sculptor, installation artist and Sacramento City College professor Mitra Fabian turned an obsession with tape into an enlightened path toward a full-time life in the arts. The answer was on her desk, stuck to her fingers and keeping her chip bags sealed. Mitra Fabian uses tape a lot and not…

Mad Science

Daniel Herrera’s Vaudeville is the work of true photographic alchemy In medieval times, the practice of alchemy was based on the belief that base metals could be turned into wondrous things such as gold. It was the process of taking something common and turning it into something spectacular. Alchemy may…

Turning Heads

From clutter, artist James Mullen assembles pieces of grotesque beauty If you are looking for art that is pretty, don’t expect it from James Mullen. This artist is not out to make art for beauty’s sake. What is more important to him is to turn heads, in the same fashion…

Light In A Dark Place

Photographer Jesse Vasquez celebrates the human form in his third series, Stone From the ruins of a tanked economy arises a booming art scene. When Philadelphia had little else to offer, the city turned to its creative minds, dumping money from its coffers into the arts. So it goes–a downward…

BICYCLE MURAL TOUR 2012

Guide yourself through Sacramento’s many murals–with our help, of course May is Bike Month occurs once a year, encouraging all Sacramentans to forgo gas-guzzlers and hit the streets on two-wheeled transportation. Learn to tune up your ride by attending the free bike clinics at any Mike’s Bikes location or participate…

Big Idea Theatre’s Recent Tragic Events Opening – May 25, 2012

It’s hard to imagine laughing about anything related to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, but that is exactly what Big Idea Theatre wants you to do when you see their newest production of a play titled Recent Tragic Events written by Craig Wright and directed by Gina Williams….

All the World’s A Stage

Nadia Ali keeps dance floors grooving all across the globe Nadia Ali lives the kind of life many of us dream of. She travels the world, works with some of the most heralded artists on the planet and, as if all that wasn’t enough, has made a name for herself…

Beer & Ballet 2012 – May 16, 18-19, 24-27

Sacramento Ballet’s Beer & Ballet just got tastier this year with its new sponsor Ruhstaller, “Sacramento’s beer since 1881,” being added to the mix. Sip some fresh and delicious brews (or there is wine and soda too) while you watch edgy new works that were created by the dancers themselves…

Zero to 60

For Jon Mess, Music and Art Share a Similar Rhythm Artist Jon Mess might be the only human example of going from zero to 60 and back in 3.5 seconds. One second he is thrashing paint on a canvas with quick and forceful strokes; the next he is stopping and…