Archive for the 'Art' Category

Jose di Gregorio

By Becky Grunewald  Photo by Scott Duncan

Painter Jose di Gregorio, 38, has led a peripatetic life – born in Puerto Rico, he moved to Woodland at the age of 4 and has studied art and traveled in Indiana, France, Mexico Cuba and Argentina for extended periods of time. Read more »

Art Picks – September 2011

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Merle Axelrad Serlin

By James W. Cameron  Photo by Scott Duncan

Merle Axelrad Serlin knew at an early age that she wanted to exercise her creative side. She filled that desire by becoming an architect, working on creative projects for Disney, Lucas Films and other large firms. At the peak of her career she walked away from the safety of the day job to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time visual artist. Read more »

Reader’s Choice: Art

Compiled by William Burg, Tim Foster, Becky Grunewald, Michele Hebert,
Niki Kangas, Anthony King, Liv Moe, Sarah Singleton and Melody Stone

Photos by Scott Duncan

What a clean sweep! Best Cheap Eats, Best Boutique, Best Place to Have a Beer, and yes, Best Art Gallery, too. Clearly, Bows and Arrows is a spot to watch! Read more »

Art Picks August 2011

Made in the Pacific
Dean De Cocker

Through August 21
Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento
Reception: August 13, 6–9PM
Artist’s Lecture: August 11, 7PM Read more »

Ed Claudio

By James W. Cameron  Photos by Scott Duncan

In a quiet, mixed-use neighborhood of modest historic homes and industrial and commercial buildings at 25th and R streets is a courtyard that houses a host of activities that enrich the soul of Sacramento. Read more »

Blank City Sacramento

The Warhol Economy, Blank City, and a flyer

Blank City Sacramento

On July 15, I attended two very similar events that showcased the underground New York arts scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s: Midtown Business Association’s annual gala at Harlow’s, and Verge Gallery’s premiere of “Blank City” at the Crest Theatre. Both spurred discussion about the factors behind the creative environment that emerged from a dangerous, decaying neighborhood during the nadir of New York’s greater economy, and what that might mean for arts scenes in cities like Sacramento.

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Nathan Cordero

By Tim Foster

Artist Nathan Cordero is looking around his workspace. He has saved piles of wood scraps, dented paint cans, old tennis rackets, crutches, leaves, sawdust and hundreds of used razor blades. To many, this would be detritus; for Cordero it’s inspiration.  Read more »

Art Picks, June 2011

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Best Summer Ever

By Becky Grunewald, Photo by Scott Duncan

Ahhh, to be 27 again, working a fun, easy (albeit low-paying job), drifting from punk house to punk house with a shifting group of friends for roommates, wasting away the long, languid days of summer lazing in the back yard with a cheap beer in your hand. Read more »