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Art students’ work fills giant screens at new Golden 1 Center

Golden 1 art The capital’s new downtown landmark has a distinctly Sacramento State flair, thanks in part to innovative multimedia art created for the Golden 1 Center by students from the classes of Professor Rachel Clarke.

The exhibit of 20 artworks selected to rotate on 25-foot-tall video screens flanking the arena’s six-story glass hangar door is just part of the public art contribution being made to the center by Sac State students, faculty, and alumni.

Clarke and Shelly Willis, executive director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, welcomed the crowd at the December unveiling of the exhibit, and students who worked all summer on the animated art were on hand to witness the first screening of their works. “The LED screen venue … (is) a very large and very rare site, and I’m proud that we launched this program in partnership with Sacramento State, Rachel Clarke, and her students,” says Willis. “It illustrates the caliber of the University’s art programs.”

The new exhibit joins many other Sac State-related art projects at the center, which include a large-scale suspended glass sculpture called “Multitudes Converge” by alumnus Bryan Valenzuela that presents an abstract interpretation of the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers.
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