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Art department will bestow new name for the R. W. Witt Gallery

Art department will bestow new name for the R. W. Witt Gallery

Brittney Delgado

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

The R. W. Witt Gallery is a student ran gallery named after former Sacramento State professor Raymond “Woody” Witt that showcases new works of art every Thursday. Witt died from multiple sclerosis in 1973, according to the Find A Grave website. Witt had plans to retire with his wife Joyce Witt t...

Performers take time to reflect at Capital Storytelling

Performers take time to reflect at Capital Storytelling

Will Coburn

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Six speakers from the Sacramento community told real-life stories at Capital Storytelling, an event organized by Sacramento State and hosted at the Verge Center for the Arts. The event, held on Thursday night, was the culmination of a three-week workshop series at Sac State, where the speakers honed...

“Flight” celebrates Chicano culture

“Flight” celebrates Chicano culture

Dominique Walker

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Members of the Royal Chicano Air Force art collective will be discussing their mural “Flight” during a presentation on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Mendocino Hall. “Flight” was the latest major art display to be installed at the Golden 1 Center and was created as a celebration of Mexican and Chican...

Interactive art installation allows people to experience being catcalled

Interactive art installation allows people to experience being catcalled

Nick Minges

April 19, 2018


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Terra Lopez, a Sacramento State alumna and the lead singer of the electronic duo Rituals of Mine, is bringing her emotionally charged installation “This Is What It Feels Like” to the University Library early next week. The installation will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 23 and ...

REVIEW: Opening night of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ goes off without a hitch

REVIEW: Opening night of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ goes off without a hitch

Corina Gutierrez

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Theater

The audience erupted into applause as the opening performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” came to a close in Shasta Hall. The play, a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1596, was transformed by faculty director Christine Nicholson into a production set in the late 1960s. The stage...

Japanese-American Archival Collection reveals newly-restored swords

Japanese-American Archival Collection reveals newly-restored swords

Will Coburn

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

The University Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives unveiled its newly-restored Japanese sword collection on Saturday. On display were the oldest blades in the collection, a katana dating back from 1648, a wakashi from 1806 and an inscribed spearhead that had yet to h...

Chinese Culture Night features martial arts, dancing, singing

Chinese Culture Night features martial arts, dancing, singing

Eric Jaramishian

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Music

The Chinese Culture Organization at Sacramento State held its eighth annual Chinese Culture Night on Sunday at the University Union. The event took place in the University Union Ballroom and consisted of many performances celebrating Chinese culture. The event featured singers, musicians, and dancers ...

Six-day art festival highlights Sac State student, faculty works

Six-day art festival highlights Sac State student, faculty works

Robby Sanchez

April 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Music, Theater

This year’s Festival of the Arts is a six-day showcase running from April 10-15 that will highlight the talents of students and faculty at Sacramento State. The festival will include art, music, theater, dance, discussions and presentations. The festival will include events such as a performance of “A M...

Student brings taste of ‘Home’ to upcoming gallery exhibition

Student brings taste of ‘Home’ to upcoming gallery exhibition

Alex Daniels

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

“Home,” an exhibit featuring art created by Sacramento State senior Amanda Pascual, will be on display at the R.W. Witt Gallery in Kadema Hall starting April 2. It will be Pascual’s first solo exhibition. Pascual said that though she has had previous experience in group shows, she is excited...

Maren Conrad brings female perspective to Sacramento mural festival

Maren Conrad brings female perspective to Sacramento mural festival

Khanlin Rodgers

March 29, 2018


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Sacramento State alumna Maren Conrad is almost finished with her latest mural, “The Wishing Well.” Her koi fish mural from Wide Open Walls 2017 is on display at the Midtown Art Retail Restaurant Scene on 20th street, and she just completed a “Lady Bird”-inspired mural at the Sacramento Convention and Visito...

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