The Unsettling Universe of Robert Steven Connett.
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The Unsettling Universe of Robert Steven Connett.

Los Angeles artist Robert Steven Connett’s detailed depictions of aquatic, terrestrial and other-worldly environments will have the viewer squirming with curiosity. Connett’s intricate and vivid dreamlike paintings hold the viewer captive and fascinated, staring for minutes, moving from one element to another as if stuck  in a trance.  Connett’s paintings can make a viewer feel as if they … Continue reading

Lipstick, Bare Cheeks & Razzle-Dazzle at Sacramento Pride 2015
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Lipstick, Bare Cheeks & Razzle-Dazzle at Sacramento Pride 2015

The Sacramento Pride Festival blasted through town, Saturday, June 6th, and took place at the Capitol Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets in Midtown Sacramento. The high temperatures didn’t douse people’s spirits, attendance was in the thousands, with no shortage of enthusiastic faces and festive outfits.  High heels, thongs, tutus, sequins and rainbows were as far … Continue reading

Dropping Anchor at the (First) First Festival
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Dropping Anchor at the (First) First Festival

Over Memorial Day weekend, TUBE. had the opportunity to drop anchor at the inaugural First Festival in West Sacramento’s River Walk Park. The festival featured 18 local bands on three stages. The Main Stage was lined up with bands like Whiskey & Stitches, D.U.S.T., A Mile Till Dawn, and Humble Wolf. The Yelp Stage featured … Continue reading

Concerts in the Park Kicks Off
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Concerts in the Park Kicks Off

On Friday night, thousands of people packed into Cesar Chavez Park for the first of the season’s Concerts in the Park series. DJ Epik, Riotmaker, Drop Dead Red, and Island of Black & White kicked off the series. As headliner Island of Black & White played, attendees of all ages danced and enjoyed the quartet’s … Continue reading

A Man Under Construction: The Work and Community Outreach of Jim Shepherd
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A Man Under Construction: The Work and Community Outreach of Jim Shepherd

There comes a time for all artists, no matter the medium, when they find themselves struggling with what they are trying to convey or express. Sacramento artist Jim Shepherd was no exception. The struggle is not a failure for Shepherd, but a challenge to overcome in order to keep doing what he loves: painting. His … Continue reading

What Are We Really Looking At?: The Work of Denise Stewart-Sanabria
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What Are We Really Looking At?: The Work of Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Denise Stewart-Sanabria is a hyperrealist artist out of Knoxville, Tennessee who specializes in re-creating the world around her through painting and woodwork. Her intricate life-size plywood drawings are so realistic they force one to look twice before realizing they are part of an installation. Through her paintings she has been able to create decadent and … Continue reading

A Night At The Global Winter Wonderland
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A Night At The Global Winter Wonderland

This year was the first time that the Global Winter Wonderland was held in Sacramento. The festival of light is brought to the capital by the International Culture Exchange Group (ICEG), which specializes in multi-cultural arts and entertainment. The Wonderland consisted of global landmarks from Europe, The Americas, Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. However, … Continue reading