Up and coming
Catch the visual arts crème de la crème from the Natomas Charter School Performing and Fine Arts Academy and Natomas High School in the 10th annual juried Creative Self-Expression Show. Up until April 7 at The Great Frame Up, located at 1590 Howe Avenue, the show demonstrates an amazing scope of artistic vision and a mastery of medium born under teenage hands. Allen Freeny’s “Photographic Attitude” freeze-frames his heart and soul in a neon orange, stylized self-portrait. A Warholian close-up, with his third eye (a camera) on his face like a natural appendage, reveals his artistic drive. Tierney Daniels collages pen-and-ink cutouts on an atmospheric watercolor background in “Culture Among Us.” Combined, the pieces enhance an African woman’s portrait and emphasize her cultural dress. But the woman holds a ball that imprisons an upside-down, modern-day female, reflecting a powerful commentary on women’s role in today’s world, regardless of color. Call (916) 929-9044 for more information.