Outsider art is captivating collectors in Sacramento and beyond; notable examples of architecture in public spaces; a female butcher is making big waves in a male-dominated industry; why the California Chamber of Commerce thinks a service tax would disadvantage businesses; and a local potter offers insight into the inspiration for his handcrafted vessels.
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Rancho Cordova was always a natural location for a multi-city California bike race. This year, the city of 75,000 was finally tapped to host a stage of the race.
Outsider art continues to captivate collectors in Sacramento and beyond
Defining “outsider art” isn’t easy — the term encompasses work by self-taught artists and the artwork of the developmentally disabled — but its popularity is soaring. In Sacramento, Short Center North’s art program is one example.
Art of the Land
From parks to light-rail stations, landscape architects are bringing art to the masses
Public art has always had a place in the designed environment, but art in landscape is becoming more common in the public sphere. Here we feature notable spaces in the Capital Region that celebrate beauty through landscape architecture and artistic design.
Status Check: Making the Cut
After appearing on the cover of Comstock’s magazine in 2014, Cindy Garcia has gone on to compete in several butchery competitions and will soon appear on a nationally-broadcast television program.
CalChamber-Backed Study Says Service Tax Would Disadvantage California Businesses
A study backed by California Chamber of Commerce has found that adopting a business service tax — i.e., a tax on lawyers, accountants and consultants — would hurt the economy and put the state at a competitive disadvantage.
In the Making: Custom Creations
Local potter Joe Triglia of Tufarock Design details his process of making hand-crafted planters and other garden vessels that were inspired by a recent trip overseas.