Rice’s natural watercolors, block prints on display

SACRAMENTO — The Nature of William S. Rice: Arts and Crafts Painter and Printmaker, on view Feb. 22 through May 17, features watercolors and block prints by artist and avid naturalist William S. Rice (1873-1963), best known for his depictions of the California landscape. More than 50 prints and watercolors illuminate the techniques and approaches Rice used […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Classic comedy makes some noise at Sutter Street

Called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off” presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called “Nothing On.” Doors slamming, on and offstage, intrigue and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play opening at Sutter Street Theatre on Feb. 21. The […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

The arts are alive at Sac State

Sacramento State’s Arts Experience is ready for spring with a dynamic Festival of the Arts that features vertical choreography and a new street faire-type celebration. That’s in addition to all the other diverse exhibits, theater and dance performances and music concerts, which include a Tony Award-winning musical, an exhibit of artworks from Nevada, a musical […]

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Exhibit celebrates signs of spring

SHINGLE SPRINGS — From bluebirds returning to the backyard bird bath to Persephone rising from Pluto’s realm, artist Katie Caulk brings Signs of Spring — a collection of contemporary hand-printed linocuts — to Morse’s Antique Depot in Shingle Springs beginning Feb. 16. Linocut is a relief printmaking technique similar to woodcut except the artist carves into a […]

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Oak Meadow artists mimic the masters

Oak Meadow Elementary will host its sixth annual Art Walk next week in the school’s multi-purpose room and the public is welcome to attend. Every student in the school, from transitional kindergarten to fifth grade, will have a three-dimensional piece of artwork on display. While it promises to be a night of inspiration, the Art […]

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Cal Stage premieres side-splitting operetta

California Stage Theater Company will launch the West Coast premiere of local playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind’s zany send-up “Italian Opera.” Opening Feb. 20, the production will feature Actors’ Equity performer and Sacramento News & Review’s 2014 Best Local Actor Michael RJ Campbell. Lewinter-Suskind’s hysterical lampoon “Italian Opera” roasts the art, the business and everything in-between. Like […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance names interim director

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance, which operates the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, has named Alice Sauro as interim executive director. She was introduced to the Alliance’s Jan. 30 Board of Directors’ winter retreat, which had 100 percent attendance for the seven-hour conclave. Sauro has a 29-year career of successful service as a musician and […]

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,