Born and raised in South Sacramento, artist Dan Ligaya was raised by Filipino-immigrant parents who migrated to Sacramento in the 1980s. After being inspired by the artistic abilities of people in his family, Ligaya began composing abstract art during his sophomore year of high school. Eventually he transitioned into landscape and impressionistic art, before delving into political work and developing an interest in portraits. Today, Ligaya sees his artistic portfolio as an integration of photography, videography, and investigative journalism. Ligaya shared his original paintings, his photography from his trip to Kenya, and a short documentary of his trip to Africa at our show on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
On August 23, 2014, Joseph offered a special presentation combining different expressions: artwork, poetry, and kung fu. Joseph was an open mic performer at our very first show in April 2014, and was gracious enough to come back out for a memorable show. He presented a kind of layering of language for us – intricate and detailed art and thoughtful and introspective poetry – all deepened by the accompaniment of kung fu presentations by Christine Galinato.