This 2nd Saturday is filled with unique and collaborative gallery exhibits that showcase a diverse array of visual masterpieces. Show your gratitude to our local artists by getting out to explore and celebrate their work.
My first stop of the day will be to the Tim Collom Gallery to see their newest exhibit Confluence: Creative Directors of Sacramento. This exhibition, comprised of original art created by graphic designers, brings together those within the Sacramento creative community and explores the range of artistic expression capable through graphic design.
Before heading to the next exhibit, I’ll grab an early dinner at Paesanos Midtown…smokin’ hot pizza and a glass of Pinot Noir is what I consider the perfect refuel combination.
My next stop will be Sol Collective to catch their new exhibit, Manitas: An Exhibition Honoring Sisterhood. If you miss Friday’s opening reception, come out today and see how artists interpret the sacred bond that is sisterhood. The connection between sisters, blood or chosen, is cultivated by shared experiences, generosity, and compassion.
After Sol Collective, I’ll head over to the other side of the grid to E Street Gallery to see work by Chris Thompson (formerSacramento365 Featured Artist) and a few of his friends.
My final stop of the day will be to artSpace 1616 for the Pink Week Art Show! This show celebrates the 24th annual Pink Week, founded by former Sacramento365 Featured Artist Gioia Fonda, with a “small art” collection featuring artworks by more than 60 artists measuring 16 x 16 inches or less.
Pink Week was created by Gioia Fonda in 1993 while attending the California College of Arts and Crafts. Upon declaring she was going to wear pink clothes all week and have a “pink week”, her good friend Eric Wood (now husband and Official Pink Week Chief Consultant), printed a few posters advertising the event on campus. What began as a personal expression quickly became a group piece as other people asked if they could participate too. In an effort to help people participate, Gioia gave small bits of pink felt away. These little-felt pieces became printed felt squares the next year and then printed paper tags each year after that. Now Pink Week is celebrated across the nation and overseas.
The main purpose of the holiday is to celebrate, observe and commemorate the color pink for pink’s sake. Pink Week is essentially a non-profit art piece with absolutely no political, religious or social agenda other than pink. Please do not confuse pink week tags with pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness or pink triangles representing homosexual identity. During Pink Week, pink just means pink. (Via PinkWeek.org)
In or around Placer County this weekend? Make sure to check out the PlacerArts Studio Tour. Enjoy a free 3-day self-guided driving tour featuring 100 artists in 43 locations.
Looking for more artsy outings to attend? Check out the 2nd Saturday page on Sacramento365! Whatever you choose to do, be sure to use the hashtag #Sacramento365 to share your adventure with us.
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