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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 her bachelor’s degree in art history with a focus in modern and contemporary art.  “A ...

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 often tried to straighten their hair to fit in with white culture, and during the Civil Rights era, em...

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 businesses.  B Street Theatre started holding free acting classes every Tuesday for anyone age 18 and ...

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 art education students earn the volunteer teaching hours required for preservice art teachers to enter...

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 then, the song has been jokingly referred to as one of the top COVID-19 anthems. Story...

Sac State alumna launches Black-owned apparel brand for conservationists

Several of the book totes featuring critically endangered species offered by Sac State alumna Audrey Simpson through Haymaker Finch. Simpson launched her apparel brand earlier this month. Photo courtesy of Audrey Simpson

Luis Platero

April 4, 2020

Earlier this month, Sacramento State alumna Audrey Simpson launched a conservation-focused apparel brand named Haymaker Finch, based in Oakland. Simpson’s mission is to offer apparel that spreads the message of conservation and educates others to help them change their daily habits. She wants people to take a...

Sac State students showcase wide array of talent and artistry

Sac State students showcase wide array of talent and artistry

Garry Singh

April 1, 2020

Sacramento State has many talented students with diverse artistic talents. Each with their own unique story, these Sac State artists are making waves, from rappers and poets to DJs and dancers.   1. Prince Washington - Rapper  IG: @PRINCE4BP Twitter: @PRINCE4BP “My musical goal is really to be the big...

From Runway to Radio: Sac State student model and radio show host tells her story

Felicity Scott hosts her radio show

Jordan Latimore

March 20, 2020

For most people, the dilemma that is presented in finding their passion is usually a great one. For some, it's the exact opposite.  Born and raised in Antioch CA, Sacramento State junior Felicity Scott had an idea of what she truly wanted to do at a young age. The idea of expressing her artistic...

‘Gender-blind’ Romeo & Juliet play canceled amid coronavirus concerns

Chris Kamas (Romeo) and Harrison Moore (Juliet) perform the closing scene of Romeo and Juliet at a rehearsal on March 9, 2020. The show has been canceled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Piper Haitsuka and Laura Tang

March 19, 2020

Sacramento State’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” was intended to break gender boundaries in a unique rendition of the popular play by William Shakespeare, but it was cancelled in an effort to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.  All of the scheduled theatre productions have been cancelled for...

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