Sol Collective now has an open art gallery open to the public until September for anyone to view. Many of the pieces are for sale and have a mix of artists from California and Mexico.
Every Wednesday evening at the Sol Collective, the Art and Activism School meets for presentations and hands-on workshops to strengthen and expand the Sacramento art and activist communities. With no cost, no experience required and free pizza, the Art and Activist School is the perfect place for aspiring activists and artists looking to get involved in hands-on activist projects and to join the community.
Wednesday evenings, 6 – 9pm
2574 21st Street
Sol Collective held a screening of “13th” and Paul Willis, the facilitator of the event, talked about what he hoped would come from the knowledge. Time will tell if what he hopes for come true.
Sol Collective is hosting a local art gallery this month called Adversus by YK La Familia. Sol Collective is an amazing hub for the community and creative mind near the state’s capital. Adversus is a show about celebrating diversity and raising awareness through the many opposite ideologies and concepts this world has to offer. The exhibit will be on display until July 31st.
Five million dollars is more money than most of us will see in a lifetime. However, six youths from Sacramento attempted to answer one simple question: “What would you do if you had five million dollars?”
Through the use of photography, video, audio, and relief prints, these youths reflected how they view Sacramento and how they would invest in the city to make it better.
The artwork is currently displayed at the Sol Collective, an art and culture center, through May 4th. The youths involved in this exhibition are Juanito Aguilar, Inderpal Benipal, Elena Calvillo, Bianca Solis, See Thao, and Quan Team. These youths are interns from Hiram Johnson High School and Health Professionals and their exhibit is entitled Youth Life: Youth in Action Multimedia Exhibition.
“The main inspiration for this work is Project Y, which is a measure for the (taxation) of marijuana (production) and what that money from the production could be used for,” says Inderpal Benipal, one of the youths participating in the multimedia exhibition.
Measure Y was voted by the City Council to be put on the ballot just this past February. Measure Y will not raise taxes but instead put a 5% tax on the manufacturing and cultivation of legal marijuana operations. If passed the money would go towards community based health, after-school, youth employment and recreation programs.
The opening reception for this multimedia exhibition was held on April 30th and two of youth interns, See Thao and Inderpal Benipal were present at the event.
“This work gave me insight into what other youths deal with. Especially as a high school senior it what as good experience,” said See Thao, another youth participating in the exhibition.
The event will continue until May 4th and can be viewed from 6-9pm to the general public. This event is also free and welcome to all.
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Sol Collective, a center which offers many programs and services to the youth and surrounding community of Sacramento, is marking its ten-year anniversary this summer. Sol Collective hosts art exhibits, music shows and workshops for area youth. The center also provides a large open space for other community gatherings such as poetry nights and community meetings.
“Whether it’s Brunch and Beats, the Global Hood Music Series, or the Sol Life record label, the aim is always to promote positivity and community building through the arts and cultural exploration,” says Andrew Bell, Marketing Director for Sol Collective. “Brunch and beats is a way for us to further connect with the community we serve.”
Sol Collective is currently featuring an art exhibit by the Trust Your Struggle collective titled “Of Love and Riots.” There are many art pieces that make this large exhibit. Along side this the center is holding the second annual Global Local Festival in September. The festival will include activism, art and culture.
“(Our) mission is to empower the community we serve through artistic expression and cultural celebration while providing a safe, creative space for youth and creators of all ages,” says Bell.
In addition to the events mentioned above and positive actions Sol Collective is arranging, the center is home to many activities and is a great place to express oneself and experience art and culture all in a protected space.
Anyone interested in Sol Collective and any future events they are holding, their Facebook can be found at their Sol Collective Art Culture and Activism page.
Furthermore, Sol Collective is hosting Global Local Music Series presents: Live Afro-beat w/Zongo Junction on Wednesday, August 5th at 8:30pm and also Global Local Music Series presents La Misa Negra on Friday, August 7th at 8:30pm.
The Sol Collective Center hosted an event “Brunch and Beats” on Sunday, July 26th. The even featured live music, food and an art exhibit entitled “Of Love & Riots” by the Trust Your Struggle artist collective.
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Alive & Kicking TV
Live Wire is coming back to you this week with another great event thrown by the Sol Collective in Sacramento, the Codex making workshop on July 28th. Also coming to Live Wire is info on a locally produced music show called “Alive and Kicking TV,” run by Jim Bailey and Jerry Perry.
Established in 2003, Sol Collective is a community based partnership whose unique mission is to use art, education, and technology as a didactic medium to create mobilization and community empowerment.
Sol Collective a 3,200 square foot community space located in Sacramento hosting art exhibitions, multimedia workshops, apprentice/mentorship programs, and community forums.
In addition, the space is available for local organizations that provide service and advocacy within the fields of social justice and youth development.
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Alive & Kicking TV’s goal is to become the premiere video showcase for the vast array of musical talent in the Sacramento music scene. By shooting the show live at Harlow’s, they allow the artists a great opportunity to display the energy and passion of live music in a venue that sounds and looks fantastic for television.
With the broadcasts on Access Sacramento, available on cable in Sacramento County, and worldwide through Access Sacramento’s website and YouTube page, they give their amazing artists a way to reach their fans anywhere in the world.
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Tune in to Live Wire! at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 on Access Sacramento channel 17. You can also watch the simulcast online at the same time it airs at AccessSacramento.org The encore presentation airs Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Sol Collective is a community center that aims to give the youth an open place to create art. Sol Collective gives the youth an area to express themselves. Check out the video below to learn what Sol Collective is all about.
On November 28th, Sol Collective hosted a concert, from 8pm-11:30pm. This concert promoted unity and community improvement. The performers who headline the event included: Dre-T, Luke Tailor, Harleen Singh, Just Kristopher, Native Children and Humble The Poet.
The concert started off with different artists coming together performing a griot. A griot is a West African tradition, which the storytellers would come together and tell the village’s story. The artist would take different places around the room. Then, each artist would perform a piece for thirty seconds to a minute. Every time a performer would finish their piece, before the crowd could clap, another artist would rush to perform their piece. They did to keep the crowd’s attention all around the room.
The first performer was Dre-T, he is poet, emcee, and mentor. He performed different songs of his EP called Sacramentality. He performed No Religion, which made the crowd go wild, he also, performed You Can Do It Too, which gives listeners a positive message of no matter what goes on in their life, they can do it too. If you would like to check out more of the music that Dre-T performed, listen here: https://soundcloud.com/dreis9eleven
The second performer was Harleen Singh, she is singer and performing artist. She infused her culture with her music, being Punjabi, she sung in her native tongue. You may not have been able to understand, but when the bass dropped and she began to singing. You couldn’t help, but dance. If you would hear more of her music, click here: https://twitter.com/harleensmusic
The third performer was Luke Tailor, he is a emcee and poet. He performed songs off his EP he just dropped. The song included Sallie Mae Blues, which speaks about his struggle being in debt to the student loan institution, Sallie Mae. Many people in the crowd understood the pain he went through. If you would like to hear more of his music, click here :https://soundcloud.com/luke-tailor
The next performers were a group called Native Children, a collaboration between Wisechild, a producer, and Salvin, a poet and emcee. They made the crowd go wild with the different verses, various beats, and familiar samples they provided in their music. They spoke out different social issues that were going on in the world like “ if you’re black or brown, your local P.D might not give you a chance”. If you would like to hear more music, click here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbZeIVKW49hnS9Wtz9z-lEw https://soundcloud.com/iniwisechild
The next performer was Just Kristopher, he was a singer and emcee. He performed songs of his EP called Just Play. The songs included, Started Alone, this song talked his time when he was on journey as an artist before he was getting the buzz he is getting right now. He livened up the crowd as he danced on the stage and the crowd sung the words. If you would like to hear more from Just Kristopher, click here:https://soundcloud.com/justplayjk
Finally, the last performer was Humble The Poet, he is a poet, writer, and emcee. He performed different song of his project, which revealed the pain the some people endure in their life. He performed songs which included Baggi Music, which in Punjabi mean rebel music. He also gave the crowd interesting inspirational speeches about life and how to receive what you need to out of life.