Art

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…

Hey Ladies!

Planet of the Vampire Women Not Rated Anyone who’s stuck around through the credits of your run-of-the-mill Hollywood blockbuster knows that movies require the hard work of a lot of dedicated individuals. From actors to directors, caterers to key grips and so forth, it’s easy to see where a lot…

The Man Behind the Metal

C!nder’s maniacal machines are creations of pure joy Not many people can find joy in stepping on a fresh piece of gum. The moment it hits your shoe it suddenly turns into an endless string that seemingly can wrap around your entire body. And no matter how much you wipe…

Duality at MAIYA Gallery

The current exhibit at MAIYA Gallery, located at 2220 J Street, Suite 1 in Sacramento, is definitely one to stop by and take a look at. Duality, which will be up until Jan. 28, is a group show including works by artists C!nder and Mark Harm Niemeyer, illustrated photographs from…

Bodies in Motion

Photographer Wes Davis gives skating a touch of grace in new exhibit, Step Free Local photographer Wes Davis has captured an unusual occurrence from behind his camera lens. In the same frame, a skater is caught ollying midair as two dancers are frozen in a leap behind him, while a…

By the Book

Trent Liddicoat Connects Art and Literature in His New Exhibit Given the healthy abundance of trees and recent infestation of raccoons and opossums, Midtown is in a delicate balance of the natural functioning alongside an urban civilization built atop it. Local artist Trent Liddicoat is plugged into the duality of…

The End of the World As We Know It

Artist Mark Bryan believes the Rupture is at hand Believe it or not, another world exists. It is one in which white collar rabbits scheme around bonfires with rifles, a monolithic statue of Jesus soars through the sky discharging bombs from his chest cavity, babies beat on each other in…

People and Places

Local Artist Jim Shepherd, Jr. puts his love of Sacramento locales on canvas To a degree, relationships are a matter of how much time you can stand to spend with someone. With family, friends, acquaintances… Or paintings. Sometimes, Jim Shepherd, Jr. finds his relationships consuming enormous chunks of his time,…