Oil and acrylic paintings by Michael Sacramento and mixed media assemblage by Rebecca Casey.
Opening reception, Friday, November 15, from 6:00-8:00pm with refreshments and live music
Also this evening shop early for holiday gifts at the annual Holiday Student Art Sale, and see the winning shots from the Folsom Focus Photography contest.
The holidays are filled with gift-giving and nostalgic memories of childhood toys; for those we wished and for those we received. Perfect for this time of year, the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom will feature “Playtime: the Art of Toys.” Two artists will bring to life those holiday dreams with large-scale acrylic paintings by Michael Sacramento and mixed-media toy assemblages by Rebecca Casey. The exhibit opens on November 15, 2013 and continues through January 9, 2014.
The themes in Michael Sacramento’s work are based on the idea of memory and emotional connections. Each subject is tied to a particular experience – whether childhood, environmental or heritage. The resulting body of work forms the unique representation of his artistic perception. “My paintings of toys are an investigation of the intersection of formalism, pop art and realism as well as an amusing way for me to remember my childhood.” The paintings are created as colorful but slightly aged artifacts that seem like they have been cut from walls and retained for posterity. His work had been in more than twenty exhibitions and featured in various media including the international publication, Filipinas Magazine. In 2009, Michael was offered a solo exhibition in the U.S. national historic landmark International Hotel in San Francisco.
US Sailors recently rescued an Iranian fishing vessel, which had been taken over by Somali pirates. Grateful Iranian sailors embraced the Navy seamen, and a photo caught the world’s attention, with a US Seaman giving an Iranian fisherman a big hug. That sailor givingthe hug to the fisherman is none other than Folsom’s own Seaman Colton Ziebarth, 20.
The annual Veteran’s Day Parade in Folsom has become somewhat of a tradition for many every year – not only does it honor those who served in the armed forces, it also is a quaint reminder of Folsom’s small-town roots. Who doesn’t like a parade? Thousands lined up to see vets, scouts, and teams line the street. This year was no different. Our netizens with their feet on the street snapped some pics.
The Folsom Fire and Police Department held a 9/11 ceremony this morning at Fire Station #35. A flag was also draped over Lake Natoma in remembrance.
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The Amgen Tour of California brought out thousands of Folsom residents, and many MyFolsomites brought cameras! Check out the great photos from the day.
What is now El Dorado Hills near highway 50 was once known as Clarksville back in the mid 1800′s. An artifact of the gold rush, and a former Pony Express stop, little exists
of this town that once had a sizable population. Clarksville Day is a once a year event which provides a glimpse of local history.
Folsom resident Joan Hallstein snapped this shot of a turkey cruising around her driveway the other morning.
Craig Learoyd checked out Folsom’s second Saturday on a gorgeous Saturday evening in April. Take a look and see how Sutter Street is coming along!