When I was living in Downtown, Sacramento in 2012, I always admired a small mural of red poppies by J. Jerde outside Bloem, a great florist in Sacramento on 10th street. While browsing Chicwish recently, something I probably do too often, I stumbled upon their “Dreaming Of Hana Printed Prom Dress” which is remarkably similar to the mural! In this look I’ve paired the beautiful dress with my favorite pair of Stuart Weitzman sandals for an elegant look!
Right now our local art community is a buzz over Art Hotel, a temporary art space that occupies an abandoned apartment building at 7th and L Streets in Sacramento, CA. I was lucky enough to make a morning of viewing the space with my gal pal, The Lipstick Giraffe, who also kindly took my picture. Of course I had to at least attempt to match something!
The project’s website describes it this: “Throughout the month of January, two months before its scheduled demise, 30 artists from around the world will transform the building, and its 14 rooms, kitchens, hallways and restrooms into an immersive, temporary, multi-discipline art exhibit.”
Some of my favorite contributing artists included Shaun Burner, Jose Di Gregorio, Gioia Fonda, Annakatrin Kraus, Franceska Gomez and Navid Dehghan. Due to time limitations it was difficult to spend time looking at everything, but collectively the project was incredibly successful, as it accomplished its mission: To bring artists together. To inspire others to do the same.
The last day to view Art Hotel is February 13th – better get there fast because the lines are long and the clock is ticking!
This is my first match with a piece of public art! I’ve had my eye on this mural by Sacramento artist, BAMR, for awhile now. It’s located at 1018 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 and honestly, it’s the best thing that has happened to that block of J Street in at least the past 10 years. Compositionally the piece draws you in, the palette is bright, cheerful, and vivid – especially when contrasted with the building’s surrounding brick facade. This dress by Charlie Jade is the perfect match; the overall patterning emulates BAMR’s use of the continuous line while creating visual interest through juxtaposed geometric motifs. Plus, for the first time in several months, it felt like 85 degrees outside, so a maxi dress in February was totally appropriate!
FYI the dress is 40% off at Nordstrom right now!
Here’s a little bit of information I found about the mural on Our Promise’s website:
Designed specifically for Our Promise, this mural embodies the spirit of generosity by the state workers of California.There is one hand representing the whole body of donors, both past and present. While it honors all who contributed in the past, it encourages future donors to realize the struggles of communities and reach out in their time of need.
The hand is placing a golden square which represents a donation of the individual into the larger part of the blue square which symbolizes Our Promise of prosperity, positivity and change. Each of the golden squares in the trail of the hand represents another donation to be given.
This mural is a reminder to those who have participated, to recognize all of the efforts of all who have contributed and to encourage everyone who will be able to be a part of Our Promise in the future.
To read more about BAMR and his amazing work, head to his website!