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Local illustrative artist shares unique vision through tattoos

Osman De Los Santos, 27, in his private tattoo studio in Sacramento, Calif. on Dec. 7, 2020. In his free time, De Los Santos makes art commissions which he displays on the walls of his shop.
Chanelle Muerong December 17, 2020
Sacramento-based illustrative tattoo artist Osman De Los Santos has been tattooing since he was 15. Read about De Los Santos started his own business with an apprenticeship and a dream.

Local photographer offers free photoshoot services to wildfire victims

Andy Pestana and Sarah Hawkins photographed by Kristina Claudio, the leader behind the non-profit organization Highlights and Shadows. Claudio has been offering wildfire victims free portrait photo shoots to replace photographs lost from Northern California widfires. Photo courtesy of Kristina Claudio.
Emmely Ramirez and Estefany Nuñez December 15, 2020
“It’s nice to have some nice pictures of us that show we’re not always exhausted and grumpy because of the fire,” said Sarah Hawkins, a California wildfire survivor who took photos with local photographer, Kristina Claudio and her team.

Local photographer showcases Iceland’s scenic landscapes in latest exhibit

Northern California photographer Gary Wagner poses in front of his
TJ Martinez December 3, 2020
Gary Wagner uses elements of the natural world to emphasize light, shadows, shapes and lines through his black and white photographic interpretations.

Dancers take over K Street tunnel for late-night lessons

Anastasia Sher-Jones November 5, 2020
Old Sacramento’s pedestrian tunnel is an EDM club on Monday nights. Read how Sac EDM Collective is bringing socially-distanced shuffling.

Chalk It Up! holds annual local festival despite coronavirus, fires

A modern take on a classic painting with  Lupita Nyong'o as
Colby Case September 9, 2020
Local organization "Chalk It Up!" held its annual festival where chalk artists decorate sidewalk squares over Labor Day weekend.

How Sac State arts students are transitioning to online classes

Sac State Students Joyce Vang, Miguel Forbes and Taylor Hill perform the dance
Piper Haitsuka and Dylan McNeill May 6, 2020

Many Sacramento State arts students have reported difficulty transitioning from in-person to online classes due to California’s shelter-at-home order.  Sac State senior Maia Pheng is working on getting...

Sac State students embrace their culture through hair

A detailed look at braid work done by fourth year student Ivie Eboigbodin. Photo courtesy of Ivie Eboigbodin.
Dylan McNeill April 30, 2020

Black hair can take many forms with its versatile styles, colors and added jewelry, but it's more than just style — Black hair is culture. In the 19th century, African American and Black Americans...

Sacramento arts and entertainment businesses adapt to virtual formats

B Street Theater and the Crocker Art Museum were both forced to close their doors to the public due to statewide shelter-at-home orders. Both have pivoted to offering live events on Zoom with B Street holding live improv shows and the Crocker having live film and art discussions.
Olivia Laroa and Piper Haitsuka April 28, 2020

Two Sacramento arts businesses, B Street Theatre and Crocker Art Museum, made the switch to online events and classes due to statewide orders on March 16 given by CA Gov. Gavin Newsom to close all non-essential...

Art education club at Sac State hosts virtual art courses

Participants showcase the results of  the Sacramento State Chapter of the National Art Education Association's first virtual art-make activity via Zoom on March 27. The club will hold Zoom meetings every Friday for the rest of the semester. Photo courtesy of Theresa Nguyen.
Tara Gnewikow April 14, 2020

The Sacramento State chapter of the National Art Education Association is adapting to shelter-at-home orders due to the coronavirus outbreak by holding virtual art activities. The association helps...

Q&A: Bobby Brackins’s new song unintentionally reminds people to stay clean

Bobby Brackins portrait posted on Dec 23, 2019 via his Instagram @bobbybrackins. Photo courtesy of Bobby Brackins
Piper Haitsuka April 11, 2020

Grammy-nominated artist and Bay Area native Bobby Brackins, who also performs under Lata Harbor, released a new song called “Wash My Hands” featuring  Marc E. Bassy, Collett and August 08 last month Since...

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