Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick of the Crocker Art Museum on how the arts can help Sacramento thrive; Elk Grove graphic designer on finding a second career in her first choice of fine art; and an update on the small town of Isleton — where things are looking up.
It’s safe to say Jeffrey Callison never gives a thought to the Transcontinental Railroad when his alarm wakes him at 5:25 a.m., even though May 10 marks the TCRR’s 150th anniversary.
As they say, timing is everything. I’m writing this on the one-year anniversary of the death of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American man who was shot by two Sacramento police officers in his grandmother’s backyard.
Angela Tannehill considers herself lucky. Although the Elk Grove-based graphic designer of more than 26 years earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts, she only began working as an artist a few years ago, and now her mixed-media work is drawing the attention of private art collectors, art consultants and public-art project organizers.
For the first time in several years, something at least resembling the storied Crawdad Festival of years past is going to be held in Isleton.