Art

SEE: Retrospectives at Little Relics Boutique and Galleria March 7–30, 2013

Since photographing bands throughout the ’90s music scene in Sacramento, Allyson Seconds and Jay Spooner are now ready to share their combined 40-year span of stills with their show Retrospectives starting March 7 at Little Relics Boutique and Galleria (908 21st Street). Dividing time between writing music and whipping people…

Represent the World Town

Word to Your Motherland aims to break down cultural barriers between South Asia, Africa and America When Nisha K. Sembi and Mandeep Sethi last went to India, they met with a different kind of inspiration than what some might experience on the subcontinent. Sembi, then a Bay Area graffiti writer…

ESTELLA SANCHEZ OF SOL COLLECTIVE WINS $10K FOR YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAMS

Here’s a feel-good local story for you: Just last week Estella Sanchez of Sacramento arts/culture/activism non-profit Sol Collective (2574 21 Street) won $10,000 for youth music programs through a national online contest put on by Siempre Mujer (Always a Woman) magazine. The contest was called “Mujeres Que Inspiran,” or Women…

Rawer Than Oil

Painter Mark David Manning tears into collage For those who know Mark David Manning’s art, next month’s exhibit at Gallery 2110 is atypical. Manning is a traditionally trained oil painter who uses both real life and imagery to portray a balance between man, nature and machine. His interests are environmental…

Fast Times with Bruce Gossett

Sacramento artist taps into a childhood obsession for his latest show Pop art in the ‘60s and a growing critique of consumer culture at the end of modernism led art into an aesthetic of mash ups, parodies and pastiche. Pulp art, comic books, baseball cards and the developments of global…

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…