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Alum’s art in new Golden 1 Center inspired by local rivers

Artist Bryan Valenzuela installs his first sculpture “Multitudes Converge” by using 400 glass globes and 109 steel rods to depict the convergence of the Sacramento and American rivers.
(Courtesy of Joan Cusick Photography)

Vu Chau

October 19, 2016

When it was announced in early 2015 that an $8 million sculpture called “Coloring Book” by renowned artist Jeff Koons would be the centerpiece of downtown Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center, the community was shocked that it wasn’t a piece commissioned by one of the many talented artists in tow...

Graduate student’s exhibit features cement, stockings hanging from ceilings

One of second year graduate student Bailey Anderson's four unnamed art pieces in her Advancement to Candidacy show's reception at the Robert Else Gallery, Thursday, Oct. 13.
(Photo by Lanea Florence)

Lanea Florence

October 15, 2016

Stockings and cement may sound like two things that can never go together, but they became the center of attention at the reception of a gallery show by second year graduate student Bailey Anderson Thursday night in the Robert Else Gallery. The pieces were part of Anderson’s Advancement to Candidacy sh...

Artist champions female power in new colorful exhibit

A new exhibit in the University Union Art Gallery,

Marissa Murcko

October 3, 2016

The University Union Art Gallery is currently featuring an exhibit entitled "Project Eve" that showcases colorful and vibrant portraits of artist Aaron Lee’s interpretation of every man’s ideal, perfect woman. Lee, a junior graphic design major, said the image of a perfect woman that resides i...

New art exhibit celebrates Chicana feminity

Anna Agundez

April 29, 2016

Sacramento State's R.W. Witt Gallery hosted a reception to showcase the new art exhibit "Liberation En Nuestra Resistencia," on Wednesday, April 27. "Liberation En Nuestra Resistencia," which translates to "liberation in our resistance" in English, is a collaborated exhibit by senior art history major B...

Student artists awarded with cash and recognitions at 2016 Student Purchase Award reception

Vu Chau

April 8, 2016

The University Union Art Gallery hosted a casual ceremony Thursday night to celebrate the 41st annual Student Purchase Awards competition and to give out prizes to four Sacramento State student artists whose entries have shown to be the best of the best from the exhibition. At the ceremony, cash pr...

‘A is for Art’ brings finger painting to another level

Art done by Sac State children

Marvin Davis

April 4, 2016

"A is for Art" is an annual art exhibition at Sacramento State that will be showcasing the artwork of children from ages six months to 5 years old. The art exhibit, which will be in the University Union Gallery, is done in collaboration with the ASI Children's Center on campus and is done to suppo...

Student artists compete for prizes in the 2016 Student Purchase Awards

Oil on canvas paintings

Marvin Davis

March 29, 2016

The 41st annual Student Purchase Awards will be showcasing artwork by students starting today at the second floor art gallery at the University Union at Sacramento State. The awards are both an art exhibition and competition that is open for any Sac State student to enter. The student Union has...

Creative Queens pop-up art show celebrates women and equality

Jessica Hice

March 16, 2016

Sacramento State is celebrating Women’s “HerStory” for the entire month of March. Wednesday will explore “Woman Love” in the form of a pop-up art show in collaboration with the local art and culture community. Presented by the Sol Collective in Sacramento and the Women’s Resource Center on campus, the C...

Better Living Through Modern Lehzure: The Gigposters of Jason Malmberg is now on display at the University Union Gallery

Alyson Poveda

November 3, 2015

The current exhibition displays more than 70 gig posters or graphic design posters, created by Jason Malmberg, a well-known Nebraskan graphic-designer with more than 10 year of experience and who has also sold his artwork on all continents except Antarctica. Malmberg’s diversity and creativ...

Artist uses binary code to spark conversation

Chelsea Thompto's artwork uses a binary system of language for a non-binary conversation, on display at the Robert Ellis Gallery, Oct. 12, 2015.

Alyson Poveda

October 14, 2015

"Advancement to Candidacy," the current exhibit going on in the Robert Else Gallery, had its reception on Oct. 8. The artist, Chelsea Thompto, had the opportunity to hear from viewers about her latest work. The exhibit's intention was to start a conversation and answer questions about the issues ...

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