art

Painters find menagerie of muses

Everyone’s got their favorite. Remember riding a carousel as a child and perusing the different animals before picking the one you wanted to ride? Sonja Hamilton’s watercolor ...

Stan's man of the hour at Arts Building

Art isn’t about pretty pictures for Stan Padilla. The Arts Building’s most senior artist-in-residence has big plans for his pieces, offering a modern take on ancient beliefs a ...

Blue Line's snapshot of photographic gems

John Johnson could be considered a blender. He finds his passion blending photographs into original, unique art. He’s mixed pictures of animals with antique photos he scans into ...

Roseville's queen of quilts

Julie Hirota prefers to work on her art at night, while watching episodes of “I Love Lucy.” Toiling away in the evening has been her custom since she began making quilts 20 ye ...

Auburn’s art offerings and memories

Art is a holiday gift that can be deeply sentimental and unique for those giving and receiving. On Friday several Auburn artists talked about some of their most memorable creation ...

Artist empowered by pencils, paper

While many people see scraps of paper as something that should be recycled, Nikki Wade sees it as a canvas. “I was sitting in the pew right behind Nikki and watched her doodle so ...

Making the most with her hands

Rebecca Martinez doesn’t do dainty. Sure, you can fit one of her polymer clay creations in your hand, but those seemingly small pieces pack a wallop. “It’s not for everybody ...

Embracing the bright and bold

Traci Owens doesn’t do small. Visit her studio, located in the basement of the Arts Building, and you might feel dwarfed by creations like “I Hope You Dance,” a metal scul ...

Witness art’s color, shape during studio tour

Rita Forman is a glass act. Step into her Auburn studio and you’ll find trays upon trays of colorful beads of varying sizes and shapes occupying counter space. Rods of glass cre ...

Placer cancer fighters break out eye-catching bras

It’s whimsical yet serious. It’s about bras but it’s also about cancer. And it’s a phenomenon touching down in Loomis over the weekend that is also breaking out throughout ...

Grass Valley artist leaves behind art legacy

Claus Sievert will forever be a part of the natural world he loved so much. The German-born artist was unexpectedly killed last week when a drunk driver lost control and crossed ...

Skyridge Clay Club artists get creative

This is way better than homework. A group of Skyridge Elementary students have opted to extend their school day beyond the final bell the past few Tuesdays, having fun and getting ...