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Artist recalls life as ‘Kid in the Candy Store’

In the 1960s a small gallery on Sutter Street in Folsom called The Candy Store showcased artists that later became forerunners of the famous Funk Art ceramics movement, including Peter VandenBerge, David Gilhooly, Robert Arneson, Clayton Bailey, Maya Peebles and others. As a little girl, Camille VandenBerge often accompanied her famous father to the gallery and later became […]

September 05, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Juggling, spinning acrobats here to thrill

The Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin mix martial arts, magic and dazzling style of Chinese acrobatics for a performance of virtuosic athleticism. The company has toured from North America, throughout Europe and the Middle East; their artists have shared the stage with Ringling and Barnum & Bailey Bros. Circus, Cirque du Soleil, Big Apple […]

September 06, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Fairytale Town celebrates play, grandparents

It’a time to play and talk about play. Fairytale Town has several special events planned in September. Sacramento Play Summit Sept. 9: The fifth annual Sacramento Play Summit presented by Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Public Library, and the California State Library aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to […]

July 19, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

It’s time for Crocker Con and more art-inspired fun

Artful Tot Sept: 1 & 2: Each month, toddlers explore art-making with different materials in new ways, from printmaking and color mixing to working with clay and fabric from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and self-expression while nurturing their child’s creativity. Families are welcome to arrive any time during this drop-in […]

July 06, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Kid in the Candy Store explores artist’s origins

If you grew up in the area during the 1960s, perhaps you remember a small gallery on Folsom’s Sutter Street called The Candy Store. It featured the works of local artists who would eventually become the forerunners of the Funk Art ceramics movement. Funk art is an American art movement. Like previous movements, it was […]

August 30, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Fausel House exhibit blends art, apples

El Dorado County residents are no strangers to apple farming. With Apple Hill and apple picking season, cider tasting, doughnut sampling and pies for sale, apple culture is a familiar fall experience. Unknown to some, though, is the actual process of grafting by which an apple is produced. Intersecting art, agriculture and science, renowned Los […]

August 30, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Classic ‘Anne’ at Sutter Street

“Anne of Green Gables,” now playing at Sutter Street Theatre, captures the charm and excitement of L. M. Montgomery’s enduring classic. Whether you are an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this charming play will forge a lasting bond between you and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters. Both adults […]

August 25, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged
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