The last weekend of September was jam packed. Junior High kids had a magical time making sculptures out of clay, creating silicone molds and making wire sculptures to frame their multiple wax and plaster casts. We had a very creative bunch who made some amazing sculptures and explored new materials. Artist Terry Peterson guided students through the excitement of mixing and pouring liquid silicone to create custom made molds. Wax was the favorite medium of many for many kids who pushed their creative limits when it came to bringing together the organic and geometric forms they created. The excitement of casting and re-casting was great fun, especially since the kids took the molds home with the intent to make candle and soap forms.
We have a multitude of classes coming up including our monthly Artaholics! series on Friday, October 17th at 6:30pm with ceramicist Linda Miller. Join us for dressmaking Mary Younakof on Saturday, October 11 and 12 at 12pm. And get ready for the crafting during the holiday season with the Paper Craft Holiday Workshop on Saturday November 15 at 2pm.
Learn and grow with Verge’s art classes and educational opportunities. Class listing and online registration available at http://vergeart.com/learn/classes.
Verge Center for the Arts needs all the couches in the world but will settle for 50. These couches are needed for our January 2015 exhibition "Couchbleachers," a site-specific installation project created by artist Nate Page. Couches should be clean, bug free, and have cushions. In the event that we absolutely must we will pick them up. Best case scenario, however, would involve a drop off in the course of a larger move. After all...... we do need 50 couches.
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.
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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.
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