There will be plenty of local art history featured this summer as Central Library hosts its first annual Art in August program series.
On August 13, Dr. Elaine O'Brien, professor of art history at Sacramento State University, will visit Central Library to deliver a fascinating free lecture on art of the Sacramento area during the tumultuous 60s and 70s. In her talk entitled "Glory Days: The Sacramento-Region Art World of the 1960s and 1970s," O'Brien will discuss regional art galleries; alternative spaces and art departments that accommodated a range of avant-garde practices like Funk; the politicized art of the Royal Chicano Air Force; and Native Northern California artists who radically redefined their traditions.
Art displays will also be on view in the Central Library lobby and Sacramento Room throughout the month. While the lobby will be a showcase for local artists, the Sacramento Room will be exhibiting rare books, historical bookplates, copper printing plates and other printing tools, striking botanical books and plates, early lithographs and art with the city of Sacramento as subject, and conceptual art of the library itself.
What: Glory Days: The Sacramento-Region Art World of the 1960s and 1970s
When: Tuesday, August 13, 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento
For more info: Visit www.saclibrary.org or call (916) 264-2920