Sac State alum’s art in new Golden 1 Center inspired by local rivers

This article was originally published on StateHornet.com on Oct. 19, 2016. When it was announced in early 2015 that an $8 million sculpture called “Coloring Book” by renowned artist Jeff Koons would be the centerpiece of downtown Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center, the community was shocked that it wasn’t a piece commissioned by one of the…

Sac State alumnus’ swastika sculpture benched from ArtStreet extravaganza

This article was originally published on StateHornet.com on Feb. 7, 2017. When artist Heston Hurley arrived at the abandoned warehouse on First Avenue to attend to his swastika-shaped bench installed for the pop-up ArtStreet exhibit on Friday, he was asked to leave by an event coordinator. Hurley said a woman working with ArtStreet, who he…

Student-athletes, expert discuss LGBT issues faced in athletics

This article was originally published on StateHornet.com on April 13, 2017. When Abby Wambach leapt over the crowd to kiss her wife after winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup against Japan in 2015, the world was treated to a moment rarely seen in athletics. For some fans, the now-retired U.S. soccer star’s high-profile victory kiss…

A chic peek at 2017’s Sacramento Fashion Week

This article was originally published on SactownMag.com on Feb. 15, 2017. Sacramento Fashion Week is making a stylish return to the capital city for an 11th year Feb. 19-25. Read on for the runway shows, workshops and showcases you won’t want to miss. Launch and Boutique Showcase Feb. 19 Fashion week will launch with a party…

Free Art Friday scavenger hunt launches in Sacramento

This article was originally published on SactownMag.com on July 20, 2016. Move aside, Pokémon Go. Free Art Friday—the latest neighborhood hide-and-seek hunt that has popped up in cities like Miami, Brooklyn and Toronto—has found its way to Sacramento. Every Friday, local art lovers can take to the streets of downtown, midtown and other parts of…

Park(ing) Day will transform a downtown street into interactive parklets

This article was originally published on SactownMag.com on Aug. 17, 2016. Picture an elevated sand dune reminiscent of the beach, a conch-shaped sculpture that makes musical notes with ear trumpets, a Zen garden with palm trees, beach chairs and driftwood, and a gaming station with Pac-Man and street racing—all smack dab in the middle of…

Thanksgiving Events: Perfect Week To Eat And Run, Or Run Then Eat

This article was originally published on CapRadio.org on Nov. 18, 2016. With a bevy of different fun runs and banquets in the area there’s no shortage of fun things to do with family – or on your own this Thanksgiving week. Events: Before Thanksgiving Day: International House Davis’ Annual Thanksgiving Dinner – Nov. 19 at…

Epsilona loves being one-of-a-kind

This article was originally published on StateHornet.com on April 25, 2016. When in search of an apartment to rent on Craigslist in 2015, Nick Bretz stumbled upon a listing from Minh Le and Chandler Hale. After moving in, the three realized that there was one bigger connection than the apartment they share together: music. At…

City of Trees Brass Band brings sass to jazz

This article was originally published on StateHornet.com on May 3, 2016. For being only four years old, City of Trees Brass Band has already garnered widespread attention across Sacramento for being able to infuse the local music scene with its mixture of traditional New Orleans funk and West Coast contemporary sound that is played by…