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GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!

After four years of hard work Verge is ready to party!!!

Now that Verge has FINALLY reopened we want to share our success with the public! Join us for Verge's Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, July 12th at 7pm. The night will feature DJs, food trucks, and a live performance by "Champagne" curator Yarrow Slaps. 


WHAT: Verge's Grand Opening Celebration 
WHEN: Saturday, July 12th, 7pm 
WHERE: 625 S Street (corner of S and 7th)
ADMISSION: $7 admission or FREE TO MEMBERS

THE LINEUP

DJ Gourmet and MC Ham of HECKRAP
Century got Bars
Go Gettas feat. Yarrow Slaps! 

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"CHAMPAGNE" Opening Exhibition

"Champagne" now showing through August 24th, 2014.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm, Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Verge Center for the Arts is pleased to present our first exhibition in our newly remodeled space, "Champagne," curated by San Francisco visual and performing artist, Yarrow Slaps.

A nod to both the celebratory nature of Verge's long anticipated re-opening, as well as the exuberant nature of many of the works in the show, "Champagne" will include artists both emerging and established from a variety of backgrounds. Many of the artists featured in "Champagne produce works that are solidly grounded in a street art aesthetic, interweaving pop culture references with both fine art and low brow sensibilities. From Clorophilla's vividly ambiguous photographs, to Dustin Fosnot's clever micro installations, and Spencer Keeton Cunningham's minimalist murals, each artist in the show exhibits a distinctly different approach to their work. This exhibition will draw artists both global and national to the region, including those who hail from as nearby as San Francisco and as far away as Italy. The exhibition is not only a coming out party for Verge and the sixteen artists featured, but also a celebration of youth culture and ideas.

"Champagne" features:
Brett Amory
Clorophilla
Spencer Keeton Cunningham
Angela Dalinger
Don't Fret
Harley Lafarrah Eaves
Dustin Fosnot
Michelle Guintu
Justin Hager
Chad Hasegawa
Sean Newport
Luke Pelletier
Delfina Piretti
Rye Purvis
Yarrow Slaps
Alfred Vidaurri
Shawn Whisenant 

"Champagne" will open from June 5th to August 24th. Hours of Operation beginning June 6th:
Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm 

BIG Day of Giving!

At the Verge Center for the Arts your gift makes a big difference. Through grass roots support we have been able to establish our new arts center which will be opening to the public on June 5th. 

Today is the BIG Day of Giving. Donate to Verge as part of a 24hr fundraising effort to continue the momentum. Donating between 6pm and 7pm will help us with the Dinner Time Challenge. Go to https://bigdayofgiving.org/#npo/verge-center-for-the-arts

Thanks for giving, and supporting your local arts center!

Educational Opportunities are Coming!

FOR KIDS!!!!

STUDIO ART CAMP is just around the corner!!!! Verge’s first kids art camp is launching this summer in partnership with the Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento. The Studio Art Camp will provide the opportunity for students ages 11 to 14 to learn from Verge artists such as Linda Miller, Alek Bohnak, Chelsea Greninger and Sue Silvester with hands on art making experiences in everything from installation art to claymation. This one of a kind camp marks the beginning of our expanded educational programming in our new classroom. 

Verge’s mission to provide resources to emerging artist extends to young artists as well. As such we are excited to partner with Staging a Miracle, a local non-profit that offers artistic enrichment to economically disadvantaged families in order to offer scholarships to kids who would not otherwise have access to the Verge summer program. There are still some openings for the camp and we welcome you to register. See you this summer!

WHEN: Session One: June 16th - 20th Session Two: June 23rd – 27th
10am - 3pm

REGISTRATION:
For ONE week
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/590717 
For BOTH weeks:
 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/590769

AND ADULTS!!!!

It just keeps getting better…. Beginning in late May Myrtle Press will be offering a screen printing class for teens and adults. Myrtle Press, in collaboration with Verge, is offering an intro to screen printing class. This is a four-day, multi-color printing lesson with printmaker Joanna Kidd. Register early and secure your spot!

WHEN: May 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th. 1pm - 4pm

INSTRUCTOR: Joanna Kidd
FEE: $140 ($110 tuition, plus $30 for materials)
REGISTRATION: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/663652