Lectures

Lecture Schedule: Sept 2017- April 2018

Tickets may be purchased at the Crocker Art Museum front desk or by calling 916-354-0483

Note: The Kingsley and Crocker Museum are two separate organizations. Kingsley Ticket prices do not include
admission to the Crocker’s exhibitions. Admission to the Crocker may be purchased at the door. 

Roger Berry, Sculptor

Thoughts About Sculpture

Roger Berry is an accomplished sculptor, and among his accomplishments are public and private commissions across the country, including works at the University of Connecticut; Florida International University, Miami; Oberlin College, Ohio; City of Napa; and a recent commission for the Four Seasons Hotel in Abu Dhabi. In Sacramento, Roger created a large suspended piece for the Medical School Education Building on the campus of the UC Davis Medical Center. Roger will discuss sculpture and the evolution and creation of his work during his long career. On your way to the lecture, you can enjoy one of his sculptures at the corner of 3rd and P Streets.  

Wednesday, 9/20/17 @ 1:15 p.m.

Mark Abildgaard, Glass Artist

30 Years of Kiln Cast Glass Sculpture
The practice of creating glass objects by directing molten glass into a mold to solidify has its origins in Ancient Egypt. Glass artist Mark Abildgaard will be looking at how his approach to creating this type of glass sculpture has evolved over the past 30 years. He will also explore what has inspired this work as well as other artists who have influenced him. Mark’s work can be found in the collections of numerous museums and institutions in the United States, as well as in the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum.

Wednesday, 10/18/17 @ 1:15 p.m.

Kristina Gilmore, Associate Curator Crocker Art Museum

Meet a Crocker Curator Organizing the Ruth Rippon Show
Kristina Gilmore will share her experiences developing exhibitions, including her largest and most significant to date, Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon. Rippon is both a vanguard and veteran figure in the field of ceramics. As a practicing artist who spent several decades teaching in her native Sacramento and the Bay Area, she helped elevate the craft of ceramics into the realm of fine art. Northern California's longstanding renown as a ceramics center owes much to Rippon, who steadfastly exerted her unique talent, generous personality, and vision to shape the recognition and respect now readily accorded the medium. 

Wednesday, 11/15/17 @ 1:15 p.m.

Donald Satterlee, Photographer

Fogscapes
Photographer Donald Satterlee invites you to explore the fogscape imagery of many iconic Sacramento landmarks as well as locations in Napa, San Francisco and ltaly. He will share the history of his fascination with fog imagery, and discuss how mist density creates a canvas for subtle nuances of depth, tonality and mood in his ethereal scenes. You will be captivated by encountering a totally different Sacramento in these images, and introduced to a romantic genre for your own photography.

Wednesday, 1/17/18 @ 1:15 p.m.

Ianna Frisby, Ceramic Artist

Unearthed
What is left when a culture ceases to exist and how do we piece together the fragments left behind? Inspired by an experience in the limestone underwater caves of the Yucatan, ceramic artist, Ianna Frisby, explores clay’s kinship to geological formations and artifacts left by humans. Using organic forms of clay as a backdrop, Frisby embeds present-day objects calling into question their significance and their possible outcomes.

Wednesday, 2/21/18 @ 1:15 p.m.

Linda Gass, Fabric Artist

Can Art Change Our Water Consciousness?
Linda Gass makes artwork in a variety of mediums inspired by the connections between humans and the water and land that sustain them. Linda’s presentation will take you on a photographic journey to the places that inspire her work, from the wilderness areas of California to significant water interventions in the American West along with images of her artwork made in response to experiences and research. You will leave with a new appreciation and awareness for water resources and how art can play an important role in educating the public.

Wednesday, 3/21/18 @ 1:15 p.m.

Mark Bowles, Painter

An Interview with Artist Mark Bowles
Mark Bowles has been an active participant in the art world for over 40 years. Crocker Curator Scott Shields said, “Bowles paintings are subjective, reductively simple, and filled with blazing light and color – a harmonious balance between the landscape he knows well and his passion for abstraction and the physical act of painting.” In an informal conversation with his friend, art educator Bill Crichton, Mr. Bowles will share images from his career, discussing his path to finding his voice as an artist. His artwork is found in several museum collections, including the Crocker.

Wednesday, 4/18/18 @ 1:15 p.m.

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