Editor's note: This article was co-written with Madison Loven. Join us August 11th for the grand opening of Sacramento’s newest gallery, Rossi Sculptural Designs Studio. Clad humbly in corrugated metal, the mid-sized studio sits inconspicuously in a warehouse district in midtown. In it you’ll find metal pieces of all shapes and sizes, colored glass pieces, hand tools, and various machines with which to manipulate the mediums. It is an artist’s playground. And according to its owner, there is an artist in everyone, even if they don’t know it. Run by local artist and sculptural bike rack extraordinaire, Gina Rossi, this gallery is also a school for learning how to fuse glass and weld me
Does garlic ward off werewolves? Or is it holy water? Can you spot a vampire if he doesn’t make a reflection in a mirror? Or is it if he can’t enter a house uninvited? For answers to these questions and more, join the Van Helsing Foundation on August 11th when Generation Next Media presents its family-friendly show, How to Defend Against a Creature of the Night. This hour-long participational presentation features three members of the “Van Helsing Foundation”—Rupert Van Helsing, Phaedra Frankenstein, and Jeffrey Jekyll—who travel around the world educating the public on how to spot and defend against a host of fearsome supernatural creatures. The Van Helsing Foundation members are descend
Join the Friends of Fremont Park, Councilman Rob Fong, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), CADA, and artist Stephanie Taylor this Saturday, May 12th, for a day of family fun at Fremont Park. The festivities will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with the dedication of Confluence, the 8-foot sculptures recently added to Fremont Park through public art grants provided by SMAC and CADA. The sculptures depict aspects of the famous explorations of the 19th century “Pathfinder,” John C. Fremont. Although the event is free to the public, visitors might want to bring some extra cash for the food truck vendors who will be selling a variety of cuisines beginning at 6 p.m. Participating vendors i
Please join Jinan, the Sister Cities Council of Sacramento, and the Chinese New Year Culture Association (CNYCA) for a Second Saturday of traditional Chinese music and art as well as new works by Zimei. The event will take place at the Courtyard, 1322 O Street from 5pm to 9pm on Saturday, January 14th, 2012. Enjoy live music from one of the most ancient Chinese musical instruments, a Guzheng, which is a Chinese plucked zither (think piano meets violin). Whether you come to view the traditional Chinese opera costumes, the dragon puppet, shop for Chinese souvenirs, or take home Chinese folk art, you are sure to see and hear some wonderful art at this event!