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Negro Bar painting wins award

"Negro Bar", acrylic, by David Lobenberg

David Lobenberg won Best of Show for his submission into the Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s “Painting Where the Wild Things Are” exhibition. The award presentation will occur at a May 11 reception, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and the center, 5330B Gibbons Drive in Carmichael. The reception will also include live piano music performed by Larry and refreshments. […]

No Comment / May 08, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crocker offers an intimate look at the history of French drawings

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum to presents “The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection.” On view June 30 through Sept. 29, 2013, this exhibition from the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame brings together 60 works illustrating the history of French drawing from before […]

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Art show displays diversity of fiber

Fiber art by Sharon Mansfield

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center hosts the second annual Focus on Fiber, a fiber arts show, May 28 through June 22. Fiber is a common material that many artists use in exceptional ways. The exhibit will showcase artwork using all types of fiber medium — basketry, beading, crochet, dyeing fabric, felting, hooking, knitting, knotting, lace […]

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Eat, drink, celebrate locally grown at the Grape Escape

SACRAMENTO — Get your taste buds ready! The 11th annual Save Mart Grape Escape is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento. This annual culinary celebration is the region’s premier food and wine event that showcases varietals from 60 regional wineries and […]

No Comment / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Congressman celebrates young artists

Congressman Tom McClintock, left, stands with the winners of the 4th District Congressional Art Competition at a reception held at BI Design in El Dorado Hills. With McClintock are, left to right, BI Design owners Craig and Alexandra Badolian, first-place winner,Ashlyn Woods, honorable mention winner Teri Nittler, third-place winner Brandon Borjon, second-place winner Julia Schmidseder and honorable mention winner Daisy Allison. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Five Northern California high school students garnered top awards in the Congressional Art Competition sponsored by members of Congress and were recognized by Congressman Tom McClintock at a May 1 reception at BI Design Studio in El Dorado Hills, where their art was on display. The competition was open to all high school students within California’s […]

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Sacramento museums extend into evenings with special events

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In May many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are […]

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Folsom Symphony kicks off summer with ‘Made in America’

Time certainly flew this arts season. The Folsom Symphony will be closing out its 2012-13 season on May 17 & 18. But with its emphasis on “Made in America,” it actually feels more like a celebration of the beginning of an American summer. Think about it: high school and college commencements, family gatherings on the […]

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