Second Saturday Artistic “Yes We Can!” Contest Benefits RCFB

Second Saturday Artistic “Yes We Can!” Contest Benefits RCFB
November 29, 2012 Betsy Stone

Love art? Love helping people in need, especially during the holidays? Love Second Saturday? The Yes We Can! contest and exhibition this Saturday, December 8, is for you!

Six artists are competing to construct a can-based sculpture that will culminate in judging and an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento (CCAS) at 1519 19th Street. The adjudication and hunger awareness event is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. in conjunction with Second Saturday. You can not only view this artistic project but be a part of it by bringing signed, canned foods to donate to an artistic display of stacked cans.

The exhibition’s visionary and guest curator, Dwight Head, will compete in the Yes We Can! Show and has invited artists Taylor Gutermute, Todd Head, Barbetta Lockart, Stacey Wong-Hilton and Rhett Neal to participate.

Gutermute has already completed a sculpture in the window of University Art (2601 J Street) to kick off the exhibition at CCAS. His creation is a colorful, oversized model of a paint can and brush constructed out of Dole pineapple and Campbell’s tomato soup cans.

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.

Exhibition visitors will also 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.

Cans brought by event attendees will be donated to the River City Food Bank at the end of the exhibition’s run on December 18th.

Grange Restaurant and Bar has 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 BarWayne Geri Academy SchoolUniversity Art, Nugget Market and Costco Wholesale.