Sapient: Indie Rap Hustle Kingpin

Sapient: Indie Rap Hustle Kingpin By Tyler OneWerd Webb Staff Writer I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been a big fan of Sapient’s (Sandpeople) work for a minute. I’ve always gravitated toward artists that I perceive to be truly “independent.” For me, it means that when I purchase a CD, bump a track or attend a show, all of the pieces of that product are directly … Continue reading Sapient: Indie Rap Hustle Kingpin

Space-Rainbow King: Ricky Watts Wreckin’ It Hard

Space-Rainbow King: Ricky Watts Wreckin’ It Hard By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Ricky Watts comes from a creative family, being raised in Petaluma, CA after being born in San Francisco to his mother, a journalist and father who has always had his artistic side. “I don’t feel like I’m walking in their footsteps but I do feel like there’s something in my genes that’s been … Continue reading Space-Rainbow King: Ricky Watts Wreckin’ It Hard

Art Hotel: Local Art Community Comes Together For Final Hurrah Before Demolition

Art Hotel: Local Art Community Comes Together For Final Hurrah Before Demolition Story & Photos By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Built in the ’20s and once housing families and single unit apartments, The Jade apartment building now houses what is being called the Art Hotel (#ArtHotel916) at 1122 7th Street, located in the heart of the business district of Downtown Sacramento, right in the epicenter … Continue reading Art Hotel: Local Art Community Comes Together For Final Hurrah Before Demolition

Submit Your Top 10 A.K.A.: #YourNameX10

Your Top 10 A.K.A. #YourNameX10 A Call Out To Bloggers By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief #X10 Contest Created By Kim Possible Staff Writer/Blogger/Creative Manager UBO MAG wants your participation. We are looking for your favorite Top-10’s. These lists need to be relevant to UBO MAG’s demographics and subject matter. If you are already familiar with our little e-zine, then it will be simple to throw … Continue reading Submit Your Top 10 A.K.A.: #YourNameX10

“I Just Wanna Paint;” A Tribute Story to Legendary Milton Bowens

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Milton Bowens, currently a ten-year resident of Sacramento, CA grew up in a military family, living in East Oakland, CA near Lake Merritt, tagging along five brothers and five sisters in Oakland has been a long time avid visual artist and writer. His expertise falls in urban mix-collage or as Bowens likes to say, “Fine Art.” “Do you rap or … Continue reading “I Just Wanna Paint;” A Tribute Story to Legendary Milton Bowens

ArtIsMobilUs: A Creative Mobile Community Experience

ArtIsMobilUs A Creative Mobile Community Experience By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Felix, a mixed media visual artist, photographer and exhibitionist has been a lifelong evangelist in urban revitalization and transformation of art in communities for some time, when the idea of housing an art gallery on the inside and outside of an old bus came to mind from a colleague, he jumped to the notion. … Continue reading ArtIsMobilUs: A Creative Mobile Community Experience

May 29, ’11: Last Workshop at Beatnik Studios

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief We arrived at 3 pm and there was not a soul in the building for the workshop, Memorial Day Weekend was in our midst.  Just a few people showed up for the workshop but that was okay.  There was a nice food spread to celebrate the last workshop at Beatnik, hoping that it will not be the last ever. The ambiance … Continue reading May 29, ’11: Last Workshop at Beatnik Studios

May 22, ’09: Screen Printing Workshop Number Two in Affect!

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief By this time, students have heard what is up or are returning for yet another session of screen printing at Beatnik.  This time it is May 22 and the workshop is full with people of all ages, youngsters in elementary school, middle school, college aged as well as people in their 30s and 40s. Instructor, Leon Willis AKA AycRock used this … Continue reading May 22, ’09: Screen Printing Workshop Number Two in Affect!

Screen Printing Workshop at Beatnik Studios a Success

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Sunday, April 17, 2011 – UBOHAMMER Presents Screen Printing Workshops in Sacramento, CA.  The teacher, Leon Willis A.K.A. AycRock shows locals the complexity to what many think is a simple skill. AycRock goes step-by-step, first by showing students how to create a stencil and then the layers of that stencil for each color of their print.  Finally, students get to drop some … Continue reading Screen Printing Workshop at Beatnik Studios a Success

Screen Printing with AycRock

UBOHAMMER SledgeHammer Graffix Presents Screen Printing with AycRock At Beatnik Studios Resuming Sundays, May 15-29, 3-5 pm $20 to Participate and Take Something Home! By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Sundays, May 15-29, 2011 – Come out to Beatnik Studios at 2421 17th St. from 3-5 pm and get taught a lesson in the techniques of screen printing.  Learn why AycRock, who owns and operates SledgeHammer … Continue reading Screen Printing with AycRock