Verge Center for the Arts will be open on September 14th and 15th as part of CAST (Capital Artists' Studio Tour)! Come by for our last event before we close for 6 months of construction and see what our artists are up to.
When: Saturday/Sunday, 9/14 - 9/15; 10am - 5pm
Where: 625 S Street (corner of 7th and S)
We're throwing a rager on September 12th to celebrate the purchase of our building; more details after the jump!
On August 23rd, Verge Center for the Arts closed escrow on its building at 625 S Street. The same building that currently houses 32 resident artists, has hosted numerous art installations, film screenings, lectures, and exhibitions, the same building which has provided you with hours of enjoyment, whether through games of art mini-golf and wiffle ball, or through dance parties and interactive art experiences.
What does VERGE OWNING VERGE mean to you? It means that in six short months, we'll be back in business with a FULLY OPERATIONAL, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH NORMAL-BUSINESS-HOURS ART CENTER!!! That's right - exhibitions, classes, lectures, art studios, kids programming, adult programming, and of course, more dance parties, will be both consistent and frequent.
Be sure to come to Verge on Thursday, September 12th, to help us blow the doors off this joint before we go dark for six months of construction! This party will also be the kick off to CAST (http://ccasac.org/cast/), which begins on Saturday. We'll have Ruhstaller beer, food trucks provided by SactoMoFo, DJs Scott Soriano and Flower Vato, games and dancing.
WHEN: Thursday, September 12th, 5:30pm - 10pm
WHERE: 625 S Street (corner of 7th and S)
ADMISSION: $7 ($2 goes towards supporting CAST)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND WE'LL SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 12th!
A special Sunday show at Verge! Come over on August 25th!
Doors at 7pm, bands at 7:30pm
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/458621790900097/
We're teaming up with the Crocker Art Museum's Art Mix to present a celebration of contemporary art in Sacramento!
- Pop-up installation in a custom yurt, curated especially for the Crocker by Verge Executive Director, Liv Moe
- Live music, performance art, and films created by Verge artists-in-residence and alumni
- TASK art-making party
- Self-guided QR tours of the Crocker's contemporary gallery
Free for members, included with general admission for nonmembers. Art Mix is designed with adults in mind.
RSVP or get tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/174584172717117/
VCA will be hosting a panel talk between the Sacramento and Sydney artists involved in our current exhibition, "Translations!" Come to Verge on June 6th, 7pm, as we Skype with Australia and get some insight on the project from both sides. The talk will be moderated by Greg Shapley from Verge Gallery in Sydney, and Liv Moe of Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento.
About the exhibition:
The internet has supposedly flattened time, communication, and space to the point where place no longer matters. Idiosyncrasies, errors, foibles, coincidences, misinterpretations, synchronicities and surprises vanish as we all view the same websites, communicate on the same social media platform, and catch the same viral videos. "Translations," a bold post-digital statement substitutes the myth of the omnipotent datasphere (where it seems everything happens) with two distinct non-virtual locations: two unrelated - except by name - Verge Galleries. Separated by oceans, this project asks seven artists in each location to write instructions for the other ten artists to manifest. Cyberspace will serve as a conduit for these ideas, but to what extent can words and sketches survive the trip intact? What cultural conversions will take place at either end as recipient artists put their own spin on what confronts them?