Art

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,…

Robot Birds from Brooklyn

Artist Chico MacMurtrie Brings Inflatable Robot Technology to Davis Rambling somewhere around the axis of where sculpture, engineering, robotics and puppetry collide lays the malleable artworks of Brooklyn-based visionary Chico MacMurtrie. For the past 20 years, MacMurtrie’s anthropomorphic mechanisms have taken on many forms, stimulating commentary on the meaning of…

ART SHOW & AESOP ROCK AT SAC STATE TONIGHT!

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 is a great day to be hanging out on the campus of Sacramento State, whether you’re a student or not. First, check out the closing reception for the art show CTRL/DELETE: Paintings by Digital Natives, featuring recent work by James Angello, David Mohr and Daniel Taylor…

In Good Company

Capital Stage starts its 2011—2012 season in a larger space A theater company six years in the making will start this year’s play season on Oct. 7 at a new location–the Old Armoury on J Street in the heart of Midtown. Capital Stage, which for the last six years has…

Master Craft

Nathan Cordero carves a path from gallery janitor to full-fledged artist Nine years ago, Nathan Cordero used to walk through the Crocker Art Museum every day. But unlike the other gallery visitors who would slowly roam the hallways and take their turn to enjoy each piece of art, Cordero “wasn’t…

Building a Legacy

Demetris Washington becomes a better man through art As a toddler, Demetris Washington used to think of the world as his own personal canvas. He started off as would any other child, scribbling on anything and everything he could grasp with his tiny hands. To his mother’s disadvantage he would…