A New Spin on Vinyl
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A New Spin on Vinyl brings vintage nostalgia to local art gallery

By: Bridgett Rexford, YoloArts Exhibitions Manager

YoloArts and The Barn Gallery present: A New Spin on Vinyl

YoloArts’ The Barn Gallery is delighted to present A New Spin on Vinyl. This exciting exhibition boasts elements of modernism, nostalgia, and reuse of a unique material. Co-curated by Dwight Head, Barbetta Lockart, and Cynthia Lou, select regional artists have created artworks incorporating records.

Started by Dwight Head, Sacramento artist, in 2018 to honor Russ Solomon the first “New Spin on Vinyl Show” (aka “The Record Show”) was born, showcasing records not only giving us hours of listening pleasure, but also endless inspiration as fine art. 

Sacramento was Russ Solomon’s stomping ground. He loved music and records, starting the world-renowned Tower Records that brought tunes of all sorts to the area and around the globe. He loved art and making art as a photographer. A big supporter of the arts in California, his art collection included works by many regional artists. 

Since the success of the first exhibition, there have been yearly exhibits, involving more artists, and artworks in a variety of mediums. Even as the show has expanded, the core theme remains; all artists incorporate records into their work.

The artists and curators will be in attendance at the exhibition’s opening, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday June 20.  The reception will also feature music by Harold Sexton and hands-on art making with YoloArts’ Educators. Light refreshments and Yolo County wines will be available.

Programming around the exhibit includes:

Saturday June 22 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Come out to a free record painting event for all ages. Participants will be able to paint a record to take home while listening to a DJ and enjoying snacks. Artists from the A New Spin On Vinyl exhibition will also be attending.

Saturday July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artists/instructors Dwight Head and Barbetta Lockart will be conducting a workshop where you will create works of art using paint, glue, paper, and mixed media on old phonograph records as your art surface. The workshop fee is $120, all materials provided. For more information or to register for the workshop go to yoloarts.org.

The exhibition runs through Saturday, Aug 17, 2024.

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