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After a ten year career in radio and print journalism, I went back to my arts roots.
Although former Sacramento resident Ann Tracy moved back to her childhood stomping grounds in Portland Maine this past May, local folks will see some of her latest work at Lumens, 2028 K Street beginning 2nd Saturday, November 12th, from 6 to 9 pm and continuing throughout the month. Tracy was invited to show work in light boxes at the upscale lighting store and gallery by the Center for Contemporary Art. The work will show how Tracy began using light boxes for a specific invitational show and then expanded her thinking about how to showcase her work. She will be at the 2nd Saturday reception for the show. “We feel that it’s important for the business community to work with the arts commu
During the month of October 2011, E Street Gallery, 1115 E St., Sacramento, will host an exhibition entitled “Looking In – Looking Out" by Cherie Hacker, Carrie Markel, and Ann Tracy. (The three artists were partners in the former Midtown Asylum Gallery. Not only have they each worked with the window concept since the early 90s; they’re also long time friends.) The show opens October 6 and runs through November 5. E Street Gallery will host a preview reception on Thursday October 6, from 6-8:30pm and a 2nd Saturday reception will be held on Saturday October 8, 6-9pm. A closing reception is also scheduled November 5 from 6 to 8:30 pm. Several years ago, Hacker and Tracy realized they were
It was September 2009 when Beyond the Proscenium Productions (BPP) announced that they were closing the doors and not producing anymore. Founder and artistic director Ann Tracy has spent the last 19 months dealing with all the paperwork that is involved in dissolving a nonprofit. When all was said and done, there was actually money left over! The board voted to donate the money to Big Idea Theatre (BIT) on Del Paso Blvd. “There was some sentimentality involved”, Tracy said. “Especially since we spent many years with offices and rehearsal spaces on the Boulevard and have performed in the same theatre that BIT is now using. Many of the folks that worked with BPP are also involved with BIT
Wagner Media Group presents a reading of its latest film project, For the Love of Ivy, Sunday, January 17th at the Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento at 2 pm. For the Love of Ivy is a bi-racial love story, told in flashbacks, that begins a few days prior to the arrest of Rosa Parks, on December 1st, 1955. The central character, Ivy, is a young black maid who has impressed Tyler Madison and his wife June, who have just moved to a small Southern town from the more liberal North. Author John Wagner has made his story very topical by framing it with scenes of President Obama being sworn into office in the beginning and the end. We see Ivy as an elderly woman who can’t believe
If you run a business or work with a nonprofit group, you might have received a letter recently from the Business Filings Division, located at 980 9th St., 16th Floor in Sacramento. Although it says "Business Mail - Important Notice Enclosed", underneath that it also says "This is not a government document". You wouldn't know that by looking at the form that is enclosed. It is an official looking form that looks suspiciously like a form from the California Secretary of State's office and demands that you remit a payment of $235.00 by October 15th! They also include frightening information that says you will face fines and penalties and perhaps even a dreaded suspension. But at the bott