"The Chinese Cinderella" photo credit Daniel Thoeuk and Willa Phorn
Summer ArtSplash Friday, June 12, 5pm – 8 pm
1.Mexican Heritage Center (111 S. Sutter) – Native American Indian Center: Edison High school; Ruby Chacon’s work claims public space to create a sense of belonging in art – healing, empowering, and inspiring voice, creativity and action. 6 pm – Souls of the Rising Sun (Khemya MitRahina, Dontell Ramirez, Jairo Ambriz) are a drum and percussion ensemble that performs traditional African & Latin Coros /dances and rhythms, along with contemporary original music in other genres with the intent that music and dance is our medicine, and WE strive to bring global peace with our message and music.
2.Kress Lobby (20 N. Sutter) – Merced and Donna Romero: Dark Horse Glass – Merced focuses on lampwork glass beads. Donna works with glass slumping and fusing creating a variety of pieces and shapes. Crystal Rosales is a self taught artist. Her art is based on imagination and inspiration. Sometimes she uses the brilliant minds of her siblings to create art or just the world around her, but most of all her art is about what you make it to be. DeltaFusion shares show and tell items and a flex tangle for younger participants to color and assemble. Note: DeltaFusion, celebrating its fifth year, combines giant puppets, original music and scores of community performers who come together to celebrate the stories that bind us to the riches of Stockton and the San Joaquin Delta region. DeltaFusion Workshops take place Monday – Friday, June 8 – 26 at 1:30 – 3:00 for ages 6-12 and 3:30 – 5:30 for ages 13+ at UOP’s Theater Arts Building culminating in a festival/pageant in Victory Park on Sat. June 27 at 5 pm. Workshops are free but enrollment is required. Call (209) 940-6315. 7 pm – music by Katy Rodgers. Katy has been singing for about 3 years. It has become what she loves the most. She would love to pursue a career with singing and inspire others. Gail Lynne Amo – Gail is exhibiting impressionist acrylic paintings in vibrant metallic with a touch of sparkle, pen & ink, intense watercolors and garden totems (repurposing glass plates, bowls, glasses, vases into glass sculptures to place in the garden).
3.Elk’s 2nd Floor Patio and 5th floor (42 N. Sutter) – Open Mic Poetry with Shamir Kali Griffin /A Cappella Venue on the 2nd floor patio, Japanese anime artwork by Bella Nevarez, Comic drawings by Isaak Perez and illustrations by Ismael Qadree on the 5th floor
4.Transit Center (421 E Weber/Weber and Sutter) Enter on Weber – The Red Dragon Youth Theater (sponsored in part by a grant from the Stockton Arts Commission)/Edison High Chinese Club will be performing “The Chinese Cinderella” (20 minute play) at 5:30 pm, Note: This play will be performed again with Ming Lee and the Magic Tree on June 20 at the Confucius Church, 212 E. Lafayette at 2 pm; Sculpture by Gilbert Olivas, Bryant and Marsha Mills: Bryant exhibits pastel and pencil prints with religious and abstract themes, Marsha shows painted rocks with scripture memory verses, Christian Victoria Davila is currently a senior at Chico State majoring in Computer Animation. Her main focus is sculpting birds and covering them with paper cut from literature books. She won second place at the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival with her huge paper Sandhill Crane sculpture. Nicholas Burnette – The Artist’s Lair represents the talent of San Joaquin County. We believe in the commitment, quality, passion and respect to the Arts. Matthew Kenneth Blacconiere is part of Art Expressions of San Joaquin and the Stockton Mural Art Resource Team. He has exhibited nationwide and hosts a show on 93.5 called The Arts Showcase. He facilitates art groups for retirement communities and instills inspiration. Visit his website. MAKINGTHINGSINTERESTING.COM
5.fab. @ The Pride Center (109 N. Sutter) – Luis Medina is a self-portrait artist who absorbs pop culture mediums and creates unique and arresting imagery. Stop by the ice cream/banana split bar for a “cool” treat to go along with the cool artwork and cool music ambiance.
6.County Administration Building (44 N. San Joaquin) – An exhibit by Em McLaren and Jon Quinones celebrating our city like never before; through artistic imagery of historic Stockton structures and locations. Em shows the beauty and uniqueness of what Stockton has to offer. Jon presents digitally simulated paintings. He says, “I’m a city boy, so I don’t have the grandeur of California’s scenic landscape, so I focus on the grandeur of our historic past/buildings.” Musical performance by father and son Carlos and Issac Lopez
7. Janet Leigh Plaza (125 Bridge Place) – Bob Austin portraits, Michael Pearl wire sculpture
8.St. John’s Episcopal Church (316 N. El Dorado/Miner and El Dorado) Featuring organ and piano music and art by local talent inside the church
ArtSplash venues have pink ribbons and maps. Join the Summer ArtSplash FB group. For more info email Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want more to do after the ArtSplash – French25 Presents The Free Summer Concert Series (2nd Fridays) At DeCarli Plaza From 7:30 pm – 9 pm; Weber Point Free Movie Series (Gates open at 6:30 pm/movie starts at dusk); Placeholder Magazine Release Party, 630 E. Weber, from 7 pm – 9:30 pm ($5 donation)
For anyone who can’t make it to the Summer ArtSplash downtown, Lincoln Center will be having a Wine Stroll with 25 wineries, 1 brewery and 4 musicians from 6 pm – 9 pm. Tickets are $20 and benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Council. Make sure you stop into the Art Expressions of San Joaquin Gallery by Bliss Bridal during their final month at Lincoln Center to see featured works by Robert Kelley and Ernie Martin and meet these fine artists.
Have you ever imagined what the arts can bring to Stockton? Tomorrow, Café Coop (42 N. Sutter Street) hosts “Imagining” from 3 pm – 6 pm as part of a nationwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture. This event is one in more than 15 across the country. Community members are invited to envision how “art’s power to engage, connect, uplift and transform” can be woven into all aspects of Stockton in the year 2034 and how to get there from where we are now. The event will include a youth arts workshop, community forum and mixer. It is free but attendees are asked to register here. Be part of creative change in Stockton.