Art

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…

Gangster’s Paradise

Salvador Aceves finds art behind bars The art of Salvador Aceves displayed in Spanglish Arte gallery on the corner of 23rd and I streets depicts the graphic and unforgiving lifestyle of the prideful Latino gangbangers. At first glance it is a glorification of the lascivious and criminal temptations of a…

The Warhol Economy by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

The Warhol Economy is a fascinating book that we think many Submerge readers would enjoy. Penned by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, the book focuses on how art and culture play such vital roles in a great city’s economy. It focuses on New York, sure, but the book is sure to hit home…

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…