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The Invented Worlds of John Tarahteeff “Most kids draw, but I just kept doing it,” says artist and East Sacramento resident John Tarahteeff of his early forays into art. Tarahteeff has been “just barely” supporting himself as an artist for the past 10 years; however, when he was in college,…

Infinite Bewilderment, Justin Lovato new series

Justin Lovato to Unveil His Latest Series of Paintings, Infinite Bewilderment “People generally are unaware of their environment or how their everyday decisions might be affecting somebody thousands of miles away,” says Sacramento painter Justin Lovato, 23, whose latest series, Infinite Bewilderment, predominantly features images of jesters pulled from tarot…

Smell the Roses

Matthew Michel Hopes His Art Will Make You Worry Free By Nicole Martinez “I believe in the year 16000,” says illustrative artist Matthew Michel. It is midday, sunny and warm. He is casually sitting at a table in a small teahouse. There is a buzz of hurried customers around him….

Iconography

Sacramento Rock Poster Artist Paul Imagine Featured in Documentary No matter what uptight musicians will have you believe, music is not all about the music. Image is important. If you don’t agree, go to any concert in any bar, club or arena anywhere in the world. Chances are, the look…

Think Big

Oakland artist Jesse Hazelip’s mixed-media artwork has captivated viewers throughout the Bay Area and beyond, in locations such as Los Angeles’s Thinkspace and Abacot Gallery and The Space in Chico, Calif., to name a few. The political commentary in Hazelip’s art is not subtle. Many of his pieces illustrate the…

John Stuart Berger’s Not Afraid To Show is Teeth

The Places In-Between Sacramento is home to John Stuart Berger, a prolific artist who has been creating and showing his paintings for over 20 years. With two decades under his belt, you might imagine a man jaded and burnt-out. He is quite the contrary, instead painting constantly and showing regularly-all…

Gale Hart Summons the Animal Within

Art Brutal When Submerge caught up with local artist Gale Hart, she was building, of all things, a skateboard ramp in her studio. “I think I started [skateboarding] when I was 17, 18, when they started building skate parks,” Hart says. “I saw a skate park and said, ‘Oh, I’ve…

Char Hall Earns Fame (and Her Living) Through Her Unmistakable Talent

Nature’s Calling Of everyone, artists seem to be the ones to grasp onto the “work to live” mantra, as opposed to “live to work.” Recession schmrecession, when it gets right down to it, artists create for the sake of creating, and most inherently become a fighting force for their community…

Cleo Cartel

Renaissance Woman By Nicole Martinez | Photos by Michael McKinnis & Eve Soul Clever, inventive and undeniably expressive, Cleo Cartel is a vocal, visual and creative artist with passion and conviction. It is an ordinary Sunday, full of sunshine, and Cartel is casually sitting in her salon where she joyfully…