Sahc Sacramento Arts History Consortium

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 201 Pacific St. Roseville CA 95678 USA

Mission: To provide services that stimulate cross cultural dialogues and cultivate new ideas about art in Sacramento
Results: We have increased our programs and reached double of our audiences. We have expanded on our services online and our following.
Target demographics: students and young professionals between the ages of 11-30 of all races.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500
Geographic areas served: Sacramento Metropolitan Area

The project, Exploring the Power of Art, examines the impact art has in reconstructing

societies which have been subjugated to different forms of violence and marginalization

(e.g. segregation and discrimination). The project consists of three phases, which will

investigate the different roles art can play in re-developing communities. These phases

are: a symposium, a workshop and a photography exhibition.

Phase One: An engaging and interactive symposium, History Talks: Reconstructing

Societies and Developing Identities, is being organized in conjunction with the Art

History Club at California State University, Sacramento and will be held at CSUS

Saturday, April 9, 2011. Speakers specializing in the topic will be coming from

Colombia, Japan, New York, Southern California, Texas, and other regions to participate

in the discussion.

● Through the symposium directed at the targeted audience, experts and the

audience will discuss the role of art in the process of social repair and review

moments in history where art has been utilized for such purposes.

Phase Two: An interactive workshop, Me/We: Empowering Youth Through Art, will be

held at Capitol Heights Academy, an Aspire Public School, from September 12-15, 2011.

The workshop involves children (ages 8-10) creating a public mural with a well-known

Sacramento muralist, Shane Grammer.

● As an artistic exercise, the workshop uses art to empower under-served youth

by creating recognition of their work and skill. This acknowledgment serves

to motivate the students towards pursuing higher ambitions and education,

which is the philosophy of Capitol Heights Academy, “College For Certain.”

Phase Three: An eye-opening exhibition, Latin American Photography: The Realities of

Poverty and Social Identity, will be held at the Blue Line Gallery from November 2011 to

January 2012. The exhibition will display photographs of Latin America by artists and


● The exhibition will engage the public with a culturally and socioeconomically

distinct show that demonstrates art as an educational tool for bridging

suburban communities with those who are ignored or forgotten by society.

The show will reach a culturally diverse youth and family audience.

● The exhibition will display poverty as a lifestyle in Latin America with the

hope of spreading awareness and understanding of how marginalization

perpetuates poverty. We offer a new perspective on the impoverishment of

South America by conveying the spirit, attitude, and courage of the Latino

who characteristically manages to endure, regardless of limitations.

In line with our mission statement and our belief in art, Exploring the Power of Art will

create an understanding on how art is essential to the social, political, and cultural

development of societies.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My involvement in SAHC has tremendously impacted my professional and personal development, while allowing me to explore, design, and execute projects I could have never done without the support and commitment of the SAHC members. SAHC's mission is that of becoming the premiere source of art history for the region. An ambitious yet solid goal that is slowly and steadily growing and gaining strength as more projects are created, and more people are getting involved and participating. SAHC is a great organization for a young, creative professional who is committed to art and wants to expand his/her experience, skills in arts administration, and project execution.

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The Sacramento Art History Consortium has been having a true impact in our community. Besides providing a wide range of services to young professionals, the energy and creativity of its members has provided relevant and interesting projects. The latest project "Wear the Attitude Against Bullying" was a total success encouraging over a 100 kids at the John D. Sloat Elementary School to share their feelings and ideas about bullying and translating those into a visual design that could speak for its self on how these kids stand against bullying. The design now worn by the children has truly made an impact in the school life and the daily interactions.

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