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

Being an Art Weirdo with Jared Konopitski
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Being an Art Weirdo with Jared Konopitski

We caught up with Jared Konopitski, a local Sacramento artist, to ask about the inspiration for his art and career. Konopitski’s recent artwork has been inspired by multiple things, including: vibrant colors, strange tales, and things that live under rocks. He tends to work with a wide variety of medias like watercolor and ink, but his favorites are Play Doh … Continue reading

Into the Minds of Artists
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Into the Minds of Artists

This April the public will have the opportunity to step into the inner sanctum of 30 Davis artists. The Davis Art Studio Tour gives everyone a chance to visit the studios of both new and established working artists and interact both with their work and the artists themselves.  Artwork will be on sale in each studio … Continue reading

An Artistic Collaboration with the Dead: Breathing New Life into Vintage Portraits
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An Artistic Collaboration with the Dead: Breathing New Life into Vintage Portraits

For the months of February and March, the quaint cottage-like coffee shop, Insight, features Logan Fessler’s “No Past, No Future” solo exhibit. Antique portraits collaged with vibrant paint and mounted on found wood compliment the white cobblestone walls of this downtown coffee shop. While the 24 pieces on display range in complex composition and size, … Continue reading

Rococoing the Night Away
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Rococoing the Night Away

The afternoon was creeping towards evening as we arrived at the Crocker Art Museum, ready to escape the heavy warmth of the outside air. This month’s Art Mix greeted us with craft tables and the proclamation of tonight’s theme, French Twist. We started out by taking in a lecture on the drawings of the French … Continue reading

Exit, Pursued By Minus the Bear
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Exit, Pursued By Minus the Bear

The music of Minus the Bear is a swirling eddy of brightly colored sound that subsumes and disguises the deeper darker currents of their sparse but poignant lyrics. Understanding their songs necessitates more than just casual attention; one must devote time, careful listening, concentration, and an almost literary mindset to their music. A Cinderella story … Continue reading

Brickhouse Galley – 1,000 Bowls to Feed the Hungry
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Brickhouse Galley – 1,000 Bowls to Feed the Hungry

Now through July 27th, 2013 come vist the Brickhouse Gallery and check out their newest venture “1,000 Bowls to Feed the Hungry” The vision for this piece was fairly simple: Create 1,000 ceramic bowls and find artists to glaze and personalize them. Then spread them throughout the art community and sell them to raise funds … Continue reading

“My Own Art Therapy Project”: Laura Hohlwein and the Illustrious Quadruple Threat
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“My Own Art Therapy Project”: Laura Hohlwein and the Illustrious Quadruple Threat

The Arctic Circle has always been a place of dreams for Westerners: Ancient Greeks searched out a source of tin, Dark Age Vikings explored with faith for colonization, and more modern Europeans have believed for centuries they might find life-affirming resources (The Fountain of Youth!) and creatures (unicorns!) among the frozen wastelands.  In the world … Continue reading

artMRKT in San Francisco.
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artMRKT in San Francisco.

artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair, will feature 70 galleries from around the globe, bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, artMRKT will create an ideal context for the discovery, exploration and … Continue reading