Events & Interviews
COORDINATES: ICE PAC
Coordinates: Ice Pac features installations from the Sacramento region’s most influential and celebrated artists. Situated in the former PACSAT satellite news broadcast headquarters, this immersive art experience will be open to the public for a limited time before the building is demolished for new development on the land.
During an era of urban development in Sacramento, this project aims to reclaim the use of land and space for artists and activation. Over thirty artists are given one month to transform the .73 acre lot and push the boundaries of material and concept. Coordinates: Ice Pac will be further evidence that Sacramento’s creative community is worthy of investment!
INSIDE THE ARTIST STUDIO
Inside the Artist Studio is a project that started in 2020 during the pandemic when artists and their stories were not being told. This weekly vlog is to bring awareness and excitement around the incredible artists we have here in the Sacramento Metro Area.
Many artists work never gets highlighted in the larger public arena. This project brings the artist to you as we talk about how they got started, when they started, and a little about their process. Many amazing artists started late in life, their studio is their dining table, or they have an unusual process.
CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS
Theme: The Natural World
Jean Wiley, Uli Smith, Cassandra Nguyen Musto, & Elder Gideon
Conversations with Artists is an online interview series to complement and promote the in-person Sac Open Studios tour. During this series, which is free to the public, regional art professionals interview Sac Open Studios artists about their artwork, inspirations, processes, and more. Each artist interview is recorded live for a virtual audience and will last approximately 15 minutes.
SAC OPEN STUDIOS
I’ll be at the MACC on both Saturday and Sunday, September 18th and 19th between 10am to 5pm. Stop by to say hi, see some art and make your mark on a painting I’ll be working on over the weekend!
The MACC is located at 10191 Mills Station Rd, Sacramento, CA.
Presented annually by Verge Center for the Arts, Sac Open Studios is a free, self-guided studio tour of artists’ studios in Sacramento County and part of Yolo County. In 2019, it attracted over 30,000 visitors and featured more than 250 emerging, mid-career and established artists in their homes and studios.
COMMUNITY MURALS SACRAMENTO 2021
The Sacramento Office of Arts + Culture, in partnership with community members, has commissioned local artists to create a community-based mural for the exterior wall of the business center at 4611 Freeport Blvd.
“This pilot program came directly out of discussions with the community when creating the City’s Creative Edge plan and Cultural Equity plan around infusing arts and culture into our neighborhoods and city council districts in Sacramento,” said Donald Gensler, the City’s public art project manager. “This is an exciting opportunity to bring community and artist collaborations to each district.”
COLOR ME HOME
In support of the Front Street Animal Shelter, I donated an illustration for their coloring book series, Color Me Home! You can find my page in Book 3: Coloring Canines.
*All proceeds will be used to help Front Street Animal Shelter to support the financial needs of their many animal and community assistance programs.*
Friends of Front Street Shelter started The Color Me Home Project as a fun way for artists to connect and support the pets and families of the Front Street Animal Shelter and City of Sacramento. Each artist generously donated a black lined drawing that represented their views of pets’ lives post adoption. Each of these fun pages was collected by Friends of Front Street and used to publish The Color Me Home Project Book Coloring Book series.