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Artist shows a colorful view of Sacramento in a new exhibit at the Elliott Fouts Gallery

08/24/17

Artist shows a colorful view of Sacramento in a new exhibit at the Elliott Fouts Gallery

To 38-year-old painter Andrew Patterson-Tutschka, the capital city is a muse. "I love Sacramento," he says. "I love the architecture. I love the light." For his first-ever solo exhibit at midtown's Elliott Fouts Gallery, which opens Sept. 2 and runs through Oct. 5, the former Boulevard Park resident (Patterson-Tutschka recently made the move to Redding after nearly a decade in the River City) will showcase a collection of older paintings and 30 new works, 20 of which depict downtown Sacramento. Patterson-Tutschka has become known around town for his mobile paint cart, which he transports by bike. He pedals to his desired street corner, sets up his easel and paints, capturing the city as it rushes by with bold, bright colors in a style he describes as...

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Global Winter Wonderland will set Cal Expo aglow once again this fall

08/17/17

Global Winter Wonderland will set Cal Expo aglow once again this fall

Get set to take a trip around the world when this year's Global Winter Wonderland lights up Cal Expo from Nov. 11 through Jan. 7. Produced by the Fremont-based International Culture Exchange Group (ICEG), this light-up spectacle made its Sacramento debut in 2014 and has quickly become a local holiday tradition. The new 80-lantern display that will inhabit 17 acres of Cal Expo for seven weeks this holiday season will feature the theme Holidays Around the World. It will spotlight LED statues of global landmarks like Mount Fuji, the Statue of Liberty, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Big Ben and the Taj Mahal, as well as twinkling representations of Christmas merriment and Carnival celebrations in South America and Venice, with some pieces measuring up to 50...

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Johnny Cash Trail to open in Folsom this fall

08/16/17

Johnny Cash Trail to open in Folsom this fall

On Oct. 14, the city of Folsom will unveil the completed Johnny Cash Trail, nearly 50 years after the country singer’s legendary performance at the nearby state prison. The new stretch will double the length of the 1.25-mile bike, pedestrian and equestrian trail that opened in 2014, and will be the future path of an public art walk and a 3-acre park with a guitar-shaped plaza slated for completion within five years. The trail marks Folsom’s first formal tribute to Cash, a lifelong advocate of prison reform, who played “Folsom Prison Blues” during an iconic concert at the local facility on Jan. 13, 1968, during which he recorded the live album At Folsom Prison. “That song is why people around the world have heard of Folsom and Folsom [State]...

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5 artists to watch (literally) during the 2017 Wide Open Walls mural festival

08/03/17

5 artists to watch (literally) during the 2017 Wide Open Walls mural festival

Last year’s Sacramento Mural Festival was such an unexpected hit as a spectator sport that the event has relaunched this year as Wide Open Walls, a fully interactive art happening that will take over around 40 walls throughout the metropolitan area Aug. 10-20, with food trucks and buskers on hand at various sites (scroll down for a map). Below is a curated list of five of the artists we’re looking forward to seeing in action, from local painters on the rise to international art celebrities. Maren Conrad This Sacramento artist, whose 2016 exhibit put Barbie dolls in compromising positions, will bring a team of painters to help execute her first mural on the back wall of the MARRS building. Conrad is no stranger to public art installations, having designed murals and art...

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