Music as muse

Sacramento Temporary Contemporary presents a music-themed group show

“Opened Maze 3” (detail) by Chuck Seerey, oil on canvas, 2013.

“Opened Maze 3” (detail) by Chuck Seerey, oil on canvas, 2013.

Where: Sacramento Temporary Contemporary, 1616 Del Paso Boulevard; (916) 921-1224;

Second Saturday reception: December 14, 6 to 9 p.m. Through December 22.

Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.; or by appointment.

Visual art goes hand in hand with music. The physical representation of sonic artistry often rounds out a music-listening experience, such as with album art. And the reverse is true, too. Music is frequent companion or muse to painters and sculptors, and the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary's December exhibition showcases work that has been inspired by or carries the theme of music by an extensive roster of artists—more than 35—in Make Your Own Kind of Music, featuring Dawn Blanchfield, Laura Caron, Margarita Chaplinska, Laurelin Gilmore, Maureen Hood, David Mayhew and a few dozen more.