Art

CORE Dance Collective presents The Doorway

Sacramento’s very own CORE Dance Collective is at it again with their newest work entitled The Doorway, an entirely new piece by artistic director Kelli Leighton. CORE’s press release for the event says, “The athletic contemporary and jazz movement is inspired by the unique personality of the different rooms in…

Brightly Colored Darkness

Artist Robert Bowen returns to Sacramento for group show A collection of exotic colored butterflies and beetles mounted in simple black frames hangs on the studio walls of San Francisco based artist Robert Bowen. Scattered around the room are various other oddities: animal skulls and mounted antlers, curious antiques and…

Circle Takes the Square

Artist Jared Konopitski Makes Mixed Things Match Maybe it’s just a negative stereotype that creative people—you know, musicians, artists and people who go out and get drunk alongside musicians and artists—just aren’t morning people. Artist Jared Konopitski, a Midtown boy, born and raised, was waiting for our phone call at…

The Things We Do for Love

Raphael Delgado Wears his Heart on his Canvas in New Exhibition Since opening his art studio in Midtown in August 2006, Raphael Delgado has emerged—humble and prolific—a step ahead of his contemporaries. It could be dangerous to file any explosion of expression under the lead parasol of “renaissance,” but in…

Words in the Clay

May Izumi brings her fantastical sculptures to Davis I take great pleasure in escaping to a fantasy world that I have created in the dark chasms of my mind. Many different forms of media fuel my strange utopia: literature, film, music and in the case of May Izumi—sculptures. A Honolulu,…

They’re Shooting! Trevor Traynor Makes You Look

Trevor Traynor Makes You Look Born and raised in New York amidst hip-hop’s golden era, photographer Trevor Traynor is a product of the culture. Combining his love for the music with his artistic eye, Traynor has built a career for himself documenting the artists in their rawest form. His latest…

Art Anarchy

The Scary Art Collective Brings Their Art to the People A fault of artists is their inability to comprehend a recession. Despite being conditioned for poverty, artists on the Second Saturday circuit continue to tag their work with lofty prices, turning a cold and dented shoulder to the slimmed pockets…

Excavating Ibes

Cheri Ibes’ new installation Blank Blank Blank shapes new thought Cheri Ibes is no stranger to the free-form artistic genre that is known simply as installation. Her work has been locally displayed at Block Gallery where she was the director. In 2008, she opened the gallery with an exhibition in…

Neverending Narrative

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…