If you find yourself in Midtown Sacramento over the next few days, swing by 28th Street between R and S streets to check out the mural being painted by Sacramento State alumnus Bryan Valenzuela.
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Valenzuela is painting the mural as part of the Wide Open Walls festival, running through Aug. 20, celebrating street art and transforming public spaces throughout the city. His mural is part of his decade-long work to create images using handwritten text; you can read more about his work on his bio via the Wide Open Walls website and at bryanvalenzuela.com. If you look closely, you can start to see how the hand Valenzuela is painting is made up of lines of text.
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You also can find Valenzuela’s work at the Golden 1 Center. His “Multitudes Converge” is a large suspended glass sculpture that presents an abstract interpretation of the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers, one of several Sac State connections the new downtown arena boasts.