Paris comes to Sacramento with Toulouse-Lautrec and friends

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce its new exhibit — Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 — on view through April 26, 2015. This special exhibition is a journey into Paris in its most dynamic years, when the city was a breeding ground for artistic and literary movements. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec himself fits no category, […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged

Catch the laughs in ‘Red, White and Tuna’

Brilliant writing, sterling actors and an effervescent director — along with an absolutely hilarious plot line — guarantee you’ll forget your troubles for awhile as you dive into the lives of the characters of Tuna, Texas, in Imagination Theater’s latest presentation, “Red, White and Tuna.” The play will run through Feb. 15 at Imagination Theater on the […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Artists share Art from the Heart

The ice-blue eyes in a painting of a beautiful cat stop you short as you enter Judy Arrigotti’s art studio in El Dorado Hills. It’s as if the cat, one of Arrigotti’s long-passed pets, knows a secret that it can’t wait to tell. That secret would be that Arrigotti and 10 other local artists are […]

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Explore Sacramento’s diverse museums

SACRAMENTO — Imagine. Explore. Discover. To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, nearly 25 local museums will offer free or half-priced admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, during the 17th annual Sacramento Museum Day. Coordinated by the Sacramento Association of Museums and the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sacramento Museum […]

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Cap Stage’s apprentice actors tackle sexual politics

SACRAMENTO — Capital Stage continues its commitment to training the next generation of professional artists with the presentation of “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” by David Mamet. The Third Annual Apprentice Showcase features the work of the 2014-15 Capital Stage Apprentice Corps, and all aspects of the production-acting, directing, design and administration-will be done by the […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Quilt Show to mark 30 years of excellence

It takes talent and a lot of effort to put on a quilt show. It takes even more to produce a show that draws visitors from all over the western United States. Now, keep that up for three decades … and you have the remarkable members of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. On the […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Fine Arts center celebrates Jim Estey

“Remembering Jim Estey,” is the theme of a watercolor show scheduled Feb. 4-28, 2015 at Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s Gallery 3. The show is sponsored by the Wednesday Watercolor Workshop. Paintings by Estey from private collections as well as paintings by members of the group will be included. Placerville artist James Estey, who died last June, […]

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