August 2010

“Art is All Around Us” Walking Tour

August 29, 2010
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Together, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s Art in Public Places program co-developed an art walk in downtown Sacramento called, Art is All Around Us Art is All Around Us | A tour of Sacramento’s collection of art in public places Tour Sacramento’s impressive collection of permanently sited works of art integrated […]

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VandenBerge Mural ~ 4th & K

August 25, 2010
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This hand-made glazed-tile mural sits along a wall at the west end of the Downtown Plaza mall, just before the covered walkway leading to Old Sac. The mural was created by local artist, Peter VandenBerge (1). VandenBerge attended CSUS in 1954, UCD in 1963, and was a graduate student of Robert Arneson (2). He started […]

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Tree City Mural ~ 2524 J St

August 18, 2010
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The images will speak for themselves here because not much information surfaced in my research on this mural. I like the flow of images following the mural up and around the side of the building. The way the birds fly across the space brings the window into the art as well. Moving up the side… […]

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Bon Air Mural ~ 2531 J St

August 14, 2010
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10/18/11 Update: The Bon Air mural was removed earlier this month due to dry rot in the siding. Russ Andris reports that the owner plans to have a new mural take its place, hopefully by the same artist who created this original mural. This spray paint mural was created by Joshua Silveira and Gabriel Romo […]

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Spirit: The Chrome Horse ~ 1814 19th St

August 11, 2010
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This chrome sculpture is an 11-foot tall, 2,500 lb imposing piece of art that dominates the front entrance to Safeway of all things. It is a strange beast. I admit my own intrigued but ambivalent feelings toward this shopping center art. After learning more about the artist, Sean Guerrero (aka The Bumper Hunter), and his […]

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The Way Home ~ 3rd & L

August 8, 2010
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This beautiful mural, called The Way Home, is installed on the side of a parking garage along the western edge of downtown Sacramento and visible travelling along highway 5. Fred Uhl Ball created the mural using enameled copper tiles between 1977 and 1980 (1).  Views of the Sacramento River Delta inspired this work, and the […]

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