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Art and Pain

Art and Pain

Researchers from UC Davis are collaborating with the Crocker Art Museum to relieve chronic pain. “Every day, you have a choice,” says Teresa Sedano. “Are you going to get out of bed today and do...

Bringing Stories to Life

“I think there’s a kind of magic that happens when we hear stories read aloud. We can’t help but be spellbound by the words, transported to a different state,” says Elise Winn Pollard, co-director...

Capturing the Moment

Whether pictured at a table, in a chair or, for her most recent series, in a bathtub, the women Patricia Altschul paints are at once vulnerable and strong, which could describe the painter herself.After a...

Driven to Abstraction

For painter Mark Emerson, art is a lot of things. But it definitely isn’t optional.“I make paintings because it’s what I do—it’s my practice,” says Emerson, whose exhibition of geometric abstraction paintings on panel...

Reaching New Heights

If you don’t live in Citrus Heights, you might not know there’s a gem of a theater tucked away on Auburn Boulevard. The aptly named Theatre in the Heights is heading into its second...

Unstoppable Artist

For artist and philanthropist Michael Misha Kennedy, whose solo show “Conversations in Abstract” opens this month, founding Kennedy Gallery was about more than just showing artwork. It was about showing Sacramento how to truly support...

Personality With A Purpose

Selena Spencer believes “it takes a village.” To raise a child, to build a community—and to put on the perfect event. The Ontario, Canada native and recent Sacramento transplant is a motivational speaker, counselor, mentor...

Exploring Country Music's Roots

Sunny Staton Mitchell had an epiphany last year while putting together a benefit concert for Folsom’s Johnny Cash Art Trail.“I thought, ‘This is what I want to be doing,’” says Mitchell, whose new concert,...

Working in Wax

“Art is my reason for being on this planet and encaustic is my love affair,” Jaya King says. Her passion for encaustic (painting with hot wax) was ignited when King came across “the encaustic Bible,”...

Pass the Brownies

I have a confession. I graduated from UC Berkeley (or Berserkeley, as one of my mom’s friends used to call it) but I don’t know anything about pot brownies. Or cannabis cheese crackers. Or...

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