January 2011

Nine16 Mural ~ 32nd & Folsom

January 29, 2011
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Update 7/2012: Sadly, Nine16 closed up shop and the mural has been painted over. Stephen “Vaquero” Williams created this mural for Nine16 Skate at 32nd & Folsom (http://nine16skateshop.com/ or http://www.nine16.net/). Nine16 is an independent skate/barbershop owned by local skaters, Bobby Ingle and Todd the Barber (1). Tom Sorci was also an original cowner but was […]

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SMAC Art in Public Places Program

January 22, 2011
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  Since 1977, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC) has managed the Art in Public Places (APP) program. The APP program “includes a collection of more than 400 permanently sited works of art integrated into Sacramento’s built and natural environments. More than 80% of these artworks are by local and regional artists” (1). The funding comes […]

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Resurgence Mural ~ UCD Med Center

January 16, 2011
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“Resurgence” is a three-story mural comprised of handmade, hand-carved terra-cotta tiles with glaze finish (1). The piece (roughly 32′ high by 18′ wide) was created by Yoshio Taylor and commissioned by the UC Davis Medical Center for the main lobby of their Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion. Taylor spent 18 months and 9,000 pounds of […]

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ArtTake: Welding Fun ~ 34th & P

January 1, 2011
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ArtTakes are my mini-posts on art found in unexpected places that is often FUNctional (sculpted bike rack, painted newspaper stand, crafted business signage). Just around the corner from Western Feed & Supply at 34th & P, is the workshop of welder, Danny Breckenridge, who (I assume) created the 3 welded figures that stand guard like […]

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