The Department of Art sponsors numerous free public events at Sacramento State every year, ranging from exhibitions and installations in the two Kadema Hall galleries to lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and symposia at venues throughout the campus. The Art Department's calendar of events featured on the Sac State master calendar can be found here.
Every semester, there is full array of art exhibitions by faculty, students, and visiting artists in the Else and Witt Galleries in Kadema Hall. All of the artistic media taught in the Art Department are represented. Most of the shows are designed and installed by Art students. Speakers, topics, and dates of additional art and art history lectures will be included on the Art Section of the Calendar of Events.
Wed. 9/16, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Artist Lecture for "Going Forward, Looking Back", A collective body of work by Brenda Louie. This event will be held in the Library Gallery Annex.
Thurs. 9/17, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm: Panel discussion for "Treasure Revealed", The Sac State Art Collection: What Treasures Do We Hold? What Are They Good For? How Do We Care For Them? This event will be held in the Orchard Suite of the University Union. A review of the exhibit can be found here: http://www.artjabber.com/. The State Hornet has also profiled this fantastic show.
Thurs. 9/17, from 7:30 - 8:30 pm: Artist lecture for "Rod's Mountains": 50 Years of Climbing Photography by Rod Sime. This event will be held in Kadema Hall, room 145 (recepton to precede the lecture in the Witt Gallery).
Wed. 9/23, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Artist lecture for "The Underlying Aspiration to Cast More Shade" by Kevin Ptak. This event will be held in Kadema Hall, room 145. with closing reception to follow in the gallery.
Thurs. 10/29, from 6:00 - 6:30 pm: Artist talks for "small", works by Eddie Stein, Garr Ugalde, Linda S. Fitz Gibbon, M. Parfitt and Phil Altstatt. To be held in the Robert Else Gallery, with opening reception from 5-8 p.m.
Thurs. 11/04, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Artist lecture by M. Parfitt for "small", (works by Eddie Stein, Garr Ugalde, Linda S. Fitz Gibbon, M. Parfitt and Phil Altstatt). This event will be held in Kadema Hall, room 145.
Tues. 11/10, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: A film by Shadieh Mirmobiny. "The Stories Art Can Tell". This event will be held in the University Union, Hinde Auditorium.
Wed. 11/18, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Artist lecture by Tom Monteith for his exhibition"Earth Island". This event will be held in the University Library Gallery.
Thurs. 11/19, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Artist lecture by Tony Natsoulas for his Else exhibition "Then & Now". This event will be held in Kadema Hall, room 145, with the opening reception to precede from 5:00 - 7:15 p.m. in the gallery.
Thurs. 12/03, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Lecture by Sara E. Cole, "Graeco-Egyptian Artistic Hybridization in Ptolemaic Egypt (ca. 323 - 30 BC)". Drawn from her Ph.D. dissertation, which is undergoing review by her Yale doctoral committee. To be held in the Library Annex Gallery in the Library Building.
Wed. 1/27/16, from 5-7 p.m.: Opening Reception for the exhibition,"Pump Up The Volume", Jane Dickson and Joe Lewis. To be held in the Robert Else Gallery.
Wed. 1/27/16, from 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Artists' Talk by Jane Dickson and Joe Lewis. To be held in Kadema Hall, room 145.
Thurs. 2/18, from 7-8 p.m.: Emcee Jock aka Black Frost, Early Sights & Sounds of Hip-Hop. To be held in the Robert Else Gallery.
Fri. 2/26, from 1:30-3:00 p.m.: A public lecture by Dr. Marsely Kehoe. To be held in Kadema Hall, room 145. A reception to follow.
Thurs. 3/3, from 4-5 p.m.: The MFA Experience, with guest artist James Angello To be held in Kadema Hall, room 170. Open to all students and non-faculty.
Wed. 3/16, from 5-8 p.m.: Student Awards Show reception and announcement of awards. To be held in the Robert Else Gallery.
4/12 - 4/17: Festival of the Arts (To be held in various locations.)
Tues. 4/12, from 4-6 p.m.: Hear & There: Artist Lecture by Mike Henderson. Reception to follow in Art Sculpture Lab (ASL) 110. Lecture wll be held in ASL 108.
Sunday. 4/17, from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.: Muddy Hands: Sunday Funday Explore Clay in the Kadema Hall Courtyard.
Sunday 4/17, from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.: Mask Making: Sunday Funday Mask-making activity for children in Kadema Hall, room 170.
Tuesday, 4/26, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Rock Splitting, Sculpture Demonstration and Lecture by Mead Kibby, Art Sculpture Lab (ASL) 110.
Wednesday, 4/27, 3:00 - 5:50 p.m.: Artist Lecture by Araceli Espinoza in Kadema 170 (exhibition reception to follow in the Witt Gallery, 6-8 p.m.)
5/3 - 5/5: Art Club Sales! Participating clubs include, Sac State Ceramics Guild, Metals Guild, and Sculpture Club. All sales will be held in the Kadema Hall Breezeway. Ceramics: 10am - 6pm; Metals: 10:30 - 3pm; Sculpture: noon - 4pm.Monday, 5/9, 3-6 p.m.: Senior Seminar Symposium, University Library, Petris room.
5/5 - 5/21: Library Annex Gallery: Graduate Exhibition (MA studio art, Chelsea Thompto) (reception to be held in conjunction with the Annual Art Ball on Fri. 5/13)
Fri. 5/13, from 5-8 p.m.: Art Ball!