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EDGE 916

The Verge Center for the Arts will be the epicenter of Sacramento young professional leadership on Tuesday, September 16, when we play host to Metro EDGE’s 5th birthday celebration EDGE 916!

Join EDGE as they honor 5 years of young professional leadership in Sacramento and look forward to many more.

EDGE would like to thank everyone who has played a role in making our organization successful: EDGE members, local businesses, and all the supportive leaders in the community. The entire Sacramento region has helped build something special in EDGE and this milestone celebration will be one you won’t want to miss.

Enjoy an evening of networking, interactive art, delicious bites and cocktails. EDGE members will be offered a drink free! EDGE is also celebrating September with a special birthday membership rate of $85 - a discount of up to 30 percent!

Buy your tickets now to EDGE 916 and continue to discover the #YearofYP.

"343 Dresses: The Chromatic Convergence Project" Mary Younakof

Our next exhibition featuring Los Angeles-based artist, Mary Younakof, opens September 11th. Join us for the opening reception that evening, from 6pm - 9pm!

Verge Center for the Arts is pleased to present 343 Dresses: the Chromatic Convergence Project, by Los Angeles based visual and performing artist, Mary Younakof. 

343 Dresses: The Chromatic Convergence Project is an interactive art piece that uses color to explore and engage the sprawling Los Angeles metropolis. Central to this project is a dress design that the artist has created and made into 343 separate dresses, each a different color. The project is based on the number seven: the dress itself is comprised of seven pieces and the color palette is based upon seven colors; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet (ROYGBIV). The 7 colors extend exponentially into 49 tones equating to a total 343 dresses. 

While the central body of work in this project is the dresses, they only serve to activate a larger art project that includes video, photography, performance, sculpture, installation and interactive art. The performative aspect of this project was an ongoing process in which the artist wore a different dress each day over the course of 343 days. Each week Younakof performed in selected locations throughout Los Angeles that matched the color of the dress she was wearing that day. These happenings have been recorded and placed on the Internet for viewing. The project also made use of social networks to invite the public to virtually follow, view and interact with the project as it progressed.

Mary Younakof is a Los Angeles-based visual artist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from California State University Los Angeles and a Masters of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design. Her work has been shown in numerous locations around the world. 343 Dresses: The Chromatic Convergence Project has been featured in various publications including The Huffington Post, American Contemporary Art Magazine, and a feature in STIR Magazine by Sherwin-Williams. 

For more information, please contact info@vergeart.com, or call 916.448.2985.

Verge & CCAS have merged!

Yes, Verge and CCAS have officially merged! Check out the video for details!

http://youtu.be/ony69icwz1s

Come together and create! Get involved with our kid/adult classes and workshops.

Verge Center for the Arts is expanding its educational offerings! This fall, deepen your connection with art, artists, friends, family and the community through our art enrichment opportunities. We look forward to celebrating with you at our exhibition opening of 343 Dresses: The Chromatic Convergence Project, collaborating with you during our monthly Artaholics mixed-media art classes, and connecting with you during our monthly Artists Only Salon

There is so much to learn, see and do at Verge. Discover the process of mold making and sculpture with installation artist Terry Peterson. Dig into clay and create buried treasure with ceramicist Linda Miller. Discover the trill of screen printing your own image with Laura Matranga. Take home a part of the 343 Dress exhibition by participating in a dressmaking workshop with artist Mary Younakof. Verge has a range of classes for kids and adults that will make going back to school a pleasure and allow you to deepen your connection with art. 

Grow, explore and learn at Verge!

For a full list of classes and workshops and to register visit http://vergeart.com/learn/classes

Verge offers scholarships for kids! We wants to make quality art instruction accessible to all. To learn more email iulia@vergeart.com.

Fun in the Dog Days of Summer: Artist Salon, Sit-Things, Mary Younakof, and LA BAMBA 2!

This August and September, come beat the heat at Verge! Our calendar is packed with, yes, cool events.


In addition to a host of exciting collaborations with UC Davis and CSU Sacramento, Verge is happy to announce its next gallery show: an installation of Mary Younakof's 343 Dresses: the Chromatic Convergence Project. Details below.

Artists' Salon


Artist Salon + Sac Open Studios Guide Release

 Wednesday, August 6, 6-9pm

The first Wednesday in August will launch a new program in partnership with the Shrem Museum of Art to host a monthly ARTIST ONLY salon at Verge. This first salon coincides with the release of the Sac Open Studios Guide and will be co-hosted by Rachel Teagle, Founding Director of the Shrem Museum of Art and Liv Moe, Executive Director of Verge Center for the Arts. This should make for a lively night of discussion, networking, and fun! We'll have two grills going for a potluck-style BBQ so bring something to grill or a side to share. We'll provide drinks, cups, coolers,  plates, napkins, and some additional snacks. 
Note! This will be a monthly event that will take place the first Wednesday of every month (so mark your calendars). This event is in partnership with the Shrem Museum of Art and the Davis Art Salon's crowdsourced exhibition program.

Sit Things 

Sit-Things


August 9-24
Reception: Saturday, August 9, 6-9pm

 Sit-Things is a collection of objects designed around contemporary ideas of repose. from a folding play-seat to a multi-tasking lean aid, each of these devices  considers a range of social and enviromental factors that affect the most mundane of activities: sitting.
(Sit Things is supported by the Department of Design at UC Davis.)



La Bamba 2 

CSUS Senior Film Screening, Curated by Rob Fatal + LA BAMBA 2!!

Thursday, August 21
Student Films, 7pm / La Bamba 2, 9pm
FREE to members, $5 non-members

La Bamba 2: Hell Is a Drag, is a camp/sci-fi/horror parody sequel to the 1987 film La Bamba (the biopic of Chicano rock 'n' roll star Ritchie Valens). The film is set in 2059, 100 years after the death of the original Ritchie Valens in the original La Bamba, and centers on the journey of wannabe celebrity Rob Fatal, who is at the end of his rope in his quest for fame. On Day of the Dead 2059, Fatal is pulled into the underworld by Donna, Ritchie's girfriend in life. As Fatal travels through the underworld, he meets a host of demons, sirens, and dead celebrities, and begins to question the nature of celebrity, religion, identity, and his own desires.

 

Mary Younakof 343 Dresses

343 Dresses: the Chromatic Convergence Project

September 11-October 26
Opening Reception, Thursday, September, 11, 6-9pm

Mark your calendars for Verge's next exhibition, 343 Dresses: the Chromatic Convergence Project, opening September 11! 343 Dresses is a five year project by Los Angeles artist Mary Younakof as part of a residency the artist has undertaken through the Pacific Design Center. The project incorporates 343 colors that Younakof devised as part of a color spectrum ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). After completing and documenting all 343 dresses Younakof has produced a series of inventive, clever, and vibrant projects, exploring our landscape through color. The exhibition will iinclude an installation of all 343 dresses, photography, and video. There will also be a dressmaking workshop taught by Younakof in October, enabling the public to create their own piece of the project.

The opening reception will coincide with the launch of the Sac Open Studios group exhibition in our classroom exhibition space, making for a packed night of art, community, and fun!