Archive for April, 2011

Second Saturday Galleries In (or Near) the Neighborhood

April 8, 2011

Looking for places to see art close by the Newton Booth/Poverty Ridge neighborhood for this month’s Second Saturday Art Walk?  Here are a few ideas (and by the way, thanks to this week’s Sacramento News & Review d’Art section for some of the information below):

The Midtown Art, Meeting & Event Complex, located at 1925 U Street, is hosting a Second Saturday event called “Springtime Freshness Art, Music & Dance.”  Artist Minta Ricketts, an 86-year-old local resident, will be accompanied by music by Todd Morgan and harpist Luanne.  For more information, please call (916) 706-1269.

A Bitchin’ Space, located at 2114 19th Street, will be hosting a Second Saturday reception from 12 noon to 10 p.m. for “3: 3 Artists, 3 Mediums, 3 Days.”  The artwork includes three-dimensional work in clay, wood and steel by Elliott Rogers, Nathan Cordero and Gale Hart.  A reception will also be held on Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. (one was also held today, Friday).  For more information, please call (916) 448-5090, or visit the above weblink for the gallery.

Not very far from the neighborhood, the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, located at 1519 19th Street, will be hosting an opening reception for the exhibition “The Velocity of Ideas” by artist Gay Outlaw, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday.  The artwork features three-dimensional sculptures with a mesmerizing array of holes and interesting shapes.  At 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, the gallery will be hosting a 30-minute video presentation of a conversation between Outlaw and the exhibition curator, Chris Daubert.  For more information, please call the gallery at (916) 498-9811, or go to the above weblink.

Next door, Axis Gallery (at 1517 19th Street) will be hosting a Second Saturday reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the exhibition “Cybernetic,” by artist Gene Oldfield “and friends.”  According to the gallery’s website,

“Oldfield’s show references Norbert Wiener’s Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (published in 1948 with a 2nd edition in 1961)….The ideas presented in the book spanned C.P. Snow’s two cultures of the literary and scientific circles (even with advanced mathematical sections!).  The Cybernetic show at Axis Gallery will present pieces that show some of these ideas in symbolic and physical form, with the hope of spanning the art and scientific cultures of today.”

Interestingly, the gallery’s website also says that the Second Saturday reception “will have some of the electric rides that Oldfield has been building.”  Is that what the above paragraph is talking about?  Guess you’ll have to go to the reception to find out!  🙂

Finally, also within a few blocks of the neighborhood is the always-funky Shiny Nickel Art Gallery at 1518 21st Street, featuring a variety of art, and if past experience is any guide, probably plenty of music as well.

The weather may be cool at night, but spring is finally here.  Enjoy Second Saturday…and remember, stay safe, celebrate creativity, and help keep our Art Walk the joyous celebration it was meant to be.