Community members collaborate to celebrate art, locally, and help feed the people facing hunger, locally.
SACRAMENTO, CA, December 8, 2012 – Every December, the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento (CCAS) at 1519 19th Street presents an exhibition that benefits another non-profit organization. This year, CCAS has garnered the support of patrons across all industries to participate in the competition and help feed Sacramento’s hungry. The exhibition visionary and guest curator, Dwight Head, has invited artists, including himself, Taylor Gutermute, Todd Head, Barbetta Lockart, Stacey Wong-Hilton and Rhett Neal to participate in the Yes We Can! exhibition, benefiting River City Food Bank (RCFB).
To kick off the exhibition at CCAS, Gutermute constructed a sculpture in the window of University Art (2601 J Street), currently on display. The remaining 5 artists will be challenged to construct a can-based sculpture in one week that will be judged by a diverse panel of community members on Second Saturday, December 8th. The jurors will be Darla Givens of Channel 10; Oliver Ridgeway, Executive Chef of Grange Restaurant and Bar; Kerrie Kelly, owner and founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab; Natalie Nelson, Director/Curator of the Pence Gallery; and Tre Borden, Director of Flywheel and Tapigami Business Manager. Following the judging, the public is welcome to visit the museum to admire and discuss the work with the artists and judges from 6:00-9:00pm. Exhibition visitors will have the opportunity to chat with RCFB’s Executive Director, Eileen Thomas, about hunger issues in Sacramento and the Food Bank’s new Virtual Food Bank tool.
Additionally, patrons are encouraged to share a personal message wishing the Food Bank’s clients a happy holiday season by bring signed, canned foods to donate to a community wall, an artistic display of stacked cans, which will also be donated to the River City Food Bank at the end of the exhibition on December 18th.
Grange Restaurant and Bar will also extended a 10% discount to visitors of the exhibition redeemable only on the evening of Second Saturday, December 8th.
Sponsors of the exhibition include: River City Food Bank; Grange Restaurant and Bar; Wayne Geri Academy School; University Art, Nugget Market and Costco Wholesale.
The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, founded in 1989, is a member-supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of new and experimental art by international, national and regional artists. The museum is located at 1519 19th Street in Midtown, Sacramento.
About River City Food Bank:
River City Food Bank is the only Sacramento-area food bank open every weekday to anyone experiencing hunger, from anywhere in Sacramento County. Operating for over 40 years, the RCFB offers nutritionally-balanced three-day emergency food.
Grange Restaurant and Bar:
Grange Restaurant and Bar is a celebration of California, showcasing food that is simple, seasonal and soulful. Organic meats and poultry are paired with the freshest produce from the Central Valley. Sustainable coastal seafood is complemented with a spectacular all-California wine list.