California Vietnam Veterans Memorial ~ Capitol Park

November 11, 2011
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The blossoms of the weeping cherry trees that encircle the 3,750 square-foot California Vietnam Veterans Memorial bloom in April and are reportedly a spectacular site (1). The memorial sits just beyond the rose garden in the north-east corner of Capitol Park, near 15th Street and Capitol Avenue. At the entrance to the memorial, visitors first […]

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@sacpedart is on twitter

October 19, 2011
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Do you tweet? Follow us @sacpedart on twitter for more fun with Sacramento public art.

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Jumperman ~ 6th & Q

October 17, 2011
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18′ tall Jumperman looks poised to take flight from the entrance of classical modern design building at 600 Q that was once the Dunn Edwards Paint Store (1). The metal sculpture was created by Michael Riegel in 2003 (2). Riegel has a series of sculptures of similar human figures (3). He has also worked with […]

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Fountain: Time to Cast Away Stones ~ 13th & K

October 11, 2011
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Where are we going? What have we wrought? How are we loving? What have we thought? These questions, carved in stone and almost hidden under a cascade of water, are posed by Stephen Kaltenbach on his fountain sculpture at the Sacramento Convention Center called, Time to Cast Away Stones. In my image below, you can […]

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Gold Rush Fountain ~ 5th & I

October 1, 2011
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A stand of beautiful white-barked trees forms a soft backdrop for the Gold Rush fountain in front of the Sacramento Federal Courthouse at 501 I Street. This fountain is more than just a cascade of water; cartoonish bronze figures dot the entire plaza. Anthropomorphized animals, Native Americans, Western miners, pioneers, and even Uncle Sam, are […]

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Shine Mural ~ 14th & E

August 31, 2011
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In blue, purple, green, and yellow, the intricate mural outside Shine cafe can keep a careful viewer occupied for a long while. It’s called, Ancient Futurism and is the work of local artist Shaun Burner (1). The mural invites us to get up close and find some of the many mini-images that are integrated into […]

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Sac Evening Skyline Mural ~ 2316 C

August 27, 2011
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A mural of the Sacramento skyline with evening stars and a bright moon welcomes customers entering the local printing business, J. Prassa Printers. The mural was painted by William Boddy in 2004 (1). Boddy had his studio in Sacramento for some years and painted numerous murals around town including: the lobby of Cal Farm Insurance, […]

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Alhambra Reservoir ~ Alhambra and K

July 29, 2011
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A 400 foot aerial map wrapped around the side of the Alhambra Reservoir creates an image of the water-flow drawn from our rivers and wetlands into the reservoir then delivered from there to our communities. Michael Bishop, a Fulbright scholar and art professor at Chico State, created this piece which was installed in 2005 (1, […]

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Shimizu Fountains ~ 700 H

July 24, 2011
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Modeled after Japanese origami forms, two very ’70s metal fountains with large burnt orange pools sit in the North and South plaza entrances to the Sacramento County Administration Building (1). These fountains, and an interior wall sculpture of a similar design, were created by Seiji Shimizu in 1977. The south plaza fountain is the smaller […]

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ArtTake: Arty Bike Racks Deux

July 12, 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). Today’s arttake is a follow-up to my first post on bike racks from Feb 2011. Nick on the Town has also posted on fun bike racks around downtown in two installments: Sept […]

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