Featured Image

Visit Sacramento Mural

The Sacramento art scene has been booming, after artists at the core, like Shaun Burner, David Garibaldi, and too many others to name, invested decades pushing the movement for more appreciation of the arts. Collectively, these influencers in the creative world brought districts full of crime, addiction, and poverty to up and coming neighborhoods and culture-filled… Read more »

Featured Image

Wide Open Walls Sac Mural Jam 2017

The solid brick Sacramento Bee parking structure on 21st and Q streets in Midtown, Sacramento has been a familiar part of the local architecture for longer than I’ve been on this planet. When it’s demolition was announced to create room for new housing, David Sobon of Wide Open Walls decided it was also an opportunity… Read more »

Featured Image

Jennifer Roderick Memorial

I started this a couple weeks ago for @roderickjennifer and finally got to complete it. In high school, when I was struggling with my own family, she and her son @sdlifecoach welcomed me into their home for as long as i needed. She did my hair, gossiped, girl talked, and gave me insightful advice about… Read more »

Featured Image

Controversial City Mural

In April of 2015 on the corner of 28th and U streets in Sacramento, California, Jenn Ponci noticed some pretty terrible graffiti on the building across the street from Side Show Studios. Tattoo clients, art patrons, and artists who came into the space all had something to say about the pictures that appeared on the grey wall…. Read more »

Featured Image

THE TRAIN NEVER STOPS

This event was hosted by America Hustle Clothing   CAWZLOS This event took place one week after the passing of father, community artist, sign painter, graffiti writer, and DJ Daniel “Whores” Osterhoff.  The wall built for the event was painted exclusively with tributes to honor his legacy. Edan Foster Primera on the left Cawzlos and Rachel… Read more »

Featured Image

FLYFEST 2017 SSPCA + DANIEL WHORES BENEFIT

  On April 8, 2017 Shannon Marlin and Michael Sylvestre, owners of Spanish Fly Hair Garage, Maverique Style House, and Crushed VLVT Bumble and Bumble salons, hosted a Hip-Hop fundraiser for the Sacramento SPCA. The event was a collaborative effort between Marlin and Sylvestre, music and runway organizer Jake Desrochers, fashion show director Shayla Wynne, and art curator Jenn Ponci,… Read more »

Featured Image

All Lives Matter

     “Thank God for technology. Maybe it’s finally helping us crack the blue code of silence” said Rev. Ira Acree, pastor at Greater St. John Bible Church in Chicago. There, Officer Jason Van Dyke was facing first-degree murder charges for killing Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old who was walking down the middle of the street… Read more »

Featured Image

We Are Womyn

     It was sometime in July when radio DJ and event coordinator Sara Eley approached Jenn Ponci about the We Are Womyn benefit show, and their need for female muralists. Assembled by artist and curator, Emily Jones, the event was packed with comedians, art, and music. On August 20th, 2016, street vendors lined the roll up doors alongside the… Read more »

Featured Image

American Traditional vs. Progressive Tattoos

  In the 1990’s, we didn’t have reality shows portraying tattooing as an art-form. Few women would enter a shop, let alone request custom designs with watercolor splashes and infinity symbols. The permanent body art you would see in the United States fell primarily into a handful of limited categories. Some artists properly executed Japanese… Read more »