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Search is on for Sac State artists of all kinds


The Library Gallery is looking for faculty and staff art that spans all disciplines.
From the math professor who builds robots to the groundskeeper who plays in a band and the geology professor who paints landscapes, Sacramento State is looking for faculty and staff who aren’t afraid to show their creative sides.

Sac State Has Talent is the Library Gallery’s spring show, running March 8 through May 18, 2012. It’s open to University faculty (excluding those from the Art and Design departments) and all staff who have any kind of talent. That includes, but is not limited to, painting, sculpting, quilting, welding, woodcarving; performing arts such as music, puppetry and dance; and creative endeavors such as film-making, writing and photography.

“It’s a way to connect the campus through the exploration and discovery of our creativity,” says Library Gallery Director Phil Hitchcock. He also sees the exhibit as a means to further enhance the four-day, spring Festival of the Arts, which involves all art disciplines.

The deadline to reserve participation in the exhibit is Dec. 1. Pieces would need to be delivered to the gallery in late February, and performing artists will be given a date for a concert at that time.

There will be one general opening night/reception for the exhibit, but Hitchcock also envisions a series of “opening nights” throughout the run for poetry readings, music and dance.

Hitchcock and his student curators were inspired to stage the exhibit after finding just how much talent was out there in the campus community.

“Everyone has a life outside work, and it’s fascinating to see what people enjoy to do in their spare time,” says Amber Hadley, one of the student curators.

Hitchcock is hoping for a good response and says he’ll make every effort to include everyone who applies.

For more information or for a submission form, contact or call the Library Gallery at 278-4189. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.