POSTPONED: Sacramento’s urban gallery of mural art the focus of new City speaker series

Due to recent updates regarding gatherings from the California Department of Public Health, this event has been postponed until further notice. 

Following the success of recent mural festivals and local mural projects in and around Sacramento, the City of Sacramento, in partnership with Sacramento City College, is looking to engage artists, community members and city government in a discussion regarding a long-term plan for murals in the city.

With that in mind, the City’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting a six-session mural speaker series. The next event takes place on March 17 from from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sacramento City College in room PAC 106 (3835 Freeport Blvd.)

Various topics regarding murals will be discussed. The conversations ideally will educate, inspire and excite people about the possibilities for the growing mural collection in Sacramento, said Donald Gensler, the City’s public art project manager.

“We’re excited to bring together our vibrant local mural community to discuss the ins and outs of this art form and the importance of it to our community,”Gensler said. “I look forward to engaging the community in these discussions so that all voices and views are a part of this important topic.”

From left to right, Mya Dosch, Maceo Montoya, Brett Cook

The March 17 event — titled “Community Murals — will be guided by two local college professors: Mya Dosch from Sac State and Maceo Montoya from UC Davis. That talk will be followed by a brief panel discussion moderated by artist Brett Cook, a senior fellow from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Speakers will present their own personal perspectives in an effort to differentiate the intentions and approach from other mural movements and current trends, Gensler said.

After the presentations and panel discussion, the audience will be engaged with questions regarding the presentation and, more specifically, about the larger vision for Sacramento’s growing urban gallery of mural art.

This is a free event that’s open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees can register on the Eventbrite page.

Questions can be directed to Donald Gensler, Sacramento Office of Arts & Culture, at dgensler@cityofsacramento.org or 916-808-8493.

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