Art

Flatlanders and the Golden State

Z-Boy Nathan Pratt talks Skateboarding in California Skateboarding started as a gimmick, a toy of sorts, equivalent with the hula-hoop. Born on the beaches of Southern California, it quickly branched out into one of our longest lasting youth cultures. In the early ‘60s it was a DIY affair but it…

Flame On!

Lee “Leecifer” Gajda brings paintings and his creepy vinyl friends to Dragatomi During our interview, artist Lee “Leecifer” Gajda brings up what he says is an old adage regarding art. “You can buy it or make it,” he said. “But you can’t do both.” The adage held true for Gajda,…

Etsy Craft Party at Fremont Park

Etsy is an extremely popular e-commerce website that focuses on vintage and handmade items, art, crafts and supplies. It’s a fantastic tool for artists and craft makers of all sorts to reach a worldwide audience. On Friday, June 10, IndieSacramento Craft Collective (Indiesacramento.blogspot.com) is throwing a party at Fremont Park…

Even Photography Gets the Blues

José Luis Villegas’ new exhibit Save the Music showcases an American art form Words by Amy Serna José Luis Villegas remembers the first moment he ever captured in a photograph. It was a self-portrait of him lying on his front yard at 16 years old. He set the self-timer on…

Bike Mural Tour

Whether you ride low, got a Dyno with black mags, test your guts on a fixie or cruise casual, if you’ve got a bike and love art, we’ve got an afternoon activity with you in mind. In celebration of May Is Bike Month, Submerge rode through Midtown mapping out a…

Basic Instinct

Toy Sculptor Jay222 follows his gut… and then spills it on his grotesque creations Following your instincts may sound like the easiest thing in the world to do, unless of course a primal urge is pulling you in an unlikely direction. East Bay toy sculptor Jay222 can certainly relate. Just…

A Family of Artists in One Gallery

Brickhouse Gallery’s current exhibition is a bit of a special one. The father, son, daughter trio of Fernando, Benjamin and Veronica Duarte are all showing their artwork under one roof. Submerge featured the brilliant abstract, surreal and dadaist artwork of Fernando Duarte years ago, so when we got word his…

Falling Into Place

Michaele LeCompte’s Migration of Form is the sum of a lifetime of collecting The things and people we acquire in life are inherited into our being whether we choose to address it or not. Michaele LeCompte chose to embrace her inheritances and her past through her Migration of Form exhibit,…

Coffee with the Ambassador

On the art of Danny Scheible Words by Bobby S. Gulshan In the last few months of 2010, Sacramento’s Second Saturday Art Walk emerged as a hotly contested locus of debate. People wondered out loud if the event had strayed from its original mission; was the benefit to Midtown businesses…

In the Garage

Screen printer Laura Edmisten and the unassuming growth of her Asbestos Press Five years and roughly 100 poster designs ago, Asbestos Press was a nameless curiosity sparked by the purchase of a screen-printing starter kit from an art store. But it only took Laura Edmisten five months of toying with…