Tuesday, May 15, 2018

5 Cool Upcoming Sacramento Events

Art, beer, wine, and fun within the community are all aspects of a great adventure. Sacramento has so many fantastic events and activities throughout the year, but even more so in the summer time. Here are five great events to consider checking out in the Sacramento area. If you're looking for a way to get around town without having to find a designated driver or deal with traffic and parking, be sure to consider this Sacramento Party Bus Pickup Area. 

Plein Air Painting at La Borgata Winery

May 19 from 9AM to 4PM

Art supplies and lunch from the La Borgata Deli is included in the ticket price for this fun event. This event starts with step by step instruction by two talented local artists. Afterward, you're able to freely roam to plein air paint anywhere on the property. All skill levels are celebrated at this event. This is a great way to spend a Saturday!

Sunset Sip at Old Sacramento

May 24 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Over 20 wineries will be providing nearly 40 wines for tasting at this event at the recently renovated Embarcadero at Old Sacramento. Delta King will be providing appetizers and there will be live music by the band Simple Creation. VIP guests will have access to a private lounge and early tasting.

Burgess Brothers & Fountainhead Brewing Spring BBQ at Fountainhead Brewing Company

May 26 from 4PM to 9PM

Come celebrate the season of spring with two fantastic local companies. Each $20 ticket includes one beer, a barbeque dinner with two meats and two sides, and a delectable churro waffle dessert. There will be a DJ playing music for the event and take home specials on ribs and hot links.

Opening Celebration for Herrero & Oliveira Exhibits at Napa Valley Museum

June 2 from 5PM to 7PM

This event is celebrating the opening of two new exhibits at the Napa Valley Museum. Nathan Oliveira, and Lowell Herrero are the American Figurative artists being featured. The event is free for museum members and $20 for those who aren't. Come view the charming art and company of other art lovers here.

Rocklin Brewfest at Johnson-Springview Park

June 2 from 1PM to 5PM

Rocklin Brewfest boasts over 40 different breweries and their products at this festival. If you're a wine lover, don't feel left out, as there will also be seven different wineries representing their products here. Admission is $30 and includes 15 tickets that are good for one four ounce tasting. Proceeds support the South Placer Rotary organization which supports underprivileged school kids.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

May 2018 Unicorn Of The Month: Siobhan van Winkel

Concocting work that interacts with the body I corral many media. Physically bending to the materials' imprint while impacting them with my intent I become their expressive vehicle. Sewing machines extend my body and allow me through a complicated dance of foot pedals to pierce and sew. This process of merging separate media together results in a site of energy transference-the joinery-the activated point that thrusts one medium into another.

In Aromatherapy Machine pumping the bellows activates a system of tubes. Air is ejected through five separate scent portholes releasing a concoction of essential oils that are encapsulated at the ends of these tubes. Textile fibers are impregnated with the essential oils that mingle with the air and are intended to be mood enhancing healing vehicles.

This series is intended to house tools of exploration in the form of machines that enable visceral interaction with the senses. These machines help facilitate the experience of things that are invisible and might not be detected otherwise. Layers of textiles, found objects, parts of machines and scraps are manipulated into these devices.

Working in sculptural textiles there are multiple processes some of which are timed, some are random acts of nature and enable my work to have many layers and moving parts. 

I often work with rescued leather keeping cow hides from the landfill one piece at a time. I am immersed in discovering the plethora of qualities found in leather such as durability, flexibility, and inherent material preciousness. I create protective coverings and objects that interact directly with the body and strive to imbue the wearer with some of this protective aura.

To see more Siobhan's work, visit her website and say hello.