Tag Archives: Susan Laird

St. Francis High, Sacramento arts communities mourn loss of artist, teacher Kathy Carlisle

With 2,000 handmade origami cranes, tributes of art and testimony and the powerful sounds of Taiko drums, hundreds of mourners from the St. Francis High School and Sacramento arts communities celebrated the life of the late Kathryn M. Carlisle on

Sacramento’s Michael Neumann to conduct ‘Of Joy & Fate’ holiday concert

Curtis Park resident Michael Neumann is a deep gentleman of many talents. Neumann is the artistic director and conductor for both the Sacramento Youth Symphony and the Folsom Symphony. For the past nine years, the latter symphony has grown in

Wildlife Art Festival features unique American art form

America is famously known as a “melting pot” – where all peoples bring the richness of their culture to the table and the nation embraces those gifts as its own. However, there is an art form that is unique to

East Sac Rotarians gift dictionaries to Phoebe Hearst Elementary School third graders

When you are in the first and second grades, you are learning to read. When you are in the third grade, you are reading to learn. With this thought firmly in mind, the Rotary Club of East Sacramento presented every

‘Young at Art 2012’ opens vista of possibilities to region’s middle school students

Art is a path for the exploration of beauty…a door to an infinite number of possibilities. It is not intended to be enjoyed – or created – only by the cultured or the elite. It is for all people, and

Sac Opera, Sac Philharmonic open 2011–2012 season with ‘Pagliacci’

“All the world’s a stage,” said William Shakespeare in “As You Like It.” “And all the men and women merely players/They have their exits and their entrances…” This is certainly true of Sacramento Opera’s production of “Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

A celebration of freedom on Veterans Day at Merrill Gardens

Residents, staff and some special guests celebrated Veterans Day at Merrill Gardens Retirement Community on Nov. 11. In attendance were some 25 veterans (including the oldest WAVE in the nation), a recruiter for the Navy, new Navy recruits and members

Folsom Symphony presents a ‘Light Out of the Darkness’

As the days grow shorter, the Folsom Symphony opens its eighth season with an evening of unusual works by three masters, dedicated to bringing “Light Out of the Darkness.” Under the baton of Maestro Michael Neumann, the members of the

Carmichael’s 102nd Founders’ Day Sept. 24

Saturday, Sept. 24 will mark Carmichael’s 102nd Founders’ Day Celebration. As it does every year, the Carmichael Recreation and Park District is putting together a party you won’t want to miss. It’s hard to see how they manage it, but

Art photography of Stephen Crowley, Oct. 3 – Nov. 5

When Stephen Crowley left a lucrative career in software sales in the Bay Area in 2006, he knew he was ready for something that would bring more joy and meaning to his life. The dog-eat-dog world of Silicon Valley, frankly,