Life coaching and personal coaching are interchangeable terms...



Life coaching and personal coaching are interchangeable terms - they mean the same. Life coaching aims to draws out a person’s potential rather than puts in aims and knowledge from outside. It develops rather than imposes. It reflects rather than directs. Effective life coaching or personal coaching is a form of change facilitation - it enables people, rather than trains them. Life coaching is reactive and flexible - it allows for personal transition on an individual basis. Coaching of this sort makes no assumptions - it’s not judgmental, nor is it prescriptive or instructional. Empathy is central to the coaching process. Good personal coaching seeks to help the other person’s understanding of himself or herself.

Join @thebrickhouseartgallery-blog, Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm for the book signing of “Finding Your Bliss In the Midst of Your Pain” by Dr. Camelia Straughn.   Visit our website: www.thebrickhouseartgallery.com or call 916-475-1240.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:13:05 -0500

Book Signing by Dr. Camelia A. Straughn: “Finding Your Bliss In...



Book Signing by Dr. Camelia A. Straughn: “Finding Your Bliss In the Midst of Pain, Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 2:00pm-5:00pm!  For more information visit our website: www.thebrickhouseartgallery.com


”Life coaching and personal coaching are interchangeable terms - they mean the same. Life coaching aims to draws out a person’s potential rather than puts in aims and knowledge from outside. It develops rather than imposes. It reflects rather than directs. Effective life coaching or personal coaching is a form of change facilitation - it enables people, rather than trains them. Life coaching is reactive and flexible - it allows for personal transition on an individual basis. Coaching of this sort makes no assumptions - it’s not judgmental, nor is it prescriptive or instructional. Empathy is central to the coaching process. Good personal coaching seeks to help the other person’s understanding of himself or herself. 

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:04:06 -0500

Convergence II is almost here @thebrickhouseartgallery-blog!...



Convergence II is almost here @thebrickhouseartgallery-blog! Mark your calendars for this epic showing documenting “Historic Oak Park!” 

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:39:12 -0500

The Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Sighted Eyes/Healing Heart...



The Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Sighted Eyes/Healing Heart viewing IS CANCELLED for Thursday, February 15th! We appreciate your UNDERSTANDNG!

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:06:13 -0500

It’s Black History Month at @thebrickhouseartgallery-blog.we...



It’s Black History Month at @thebrickhouseartgallery-blog.we This month, we’re bringing you Oak Park First Fridays with our Opening Art Reception, featuring Tavarus Blackmonster, with his Art Exhibition “Formal Delinquent.” We’ll also have Poetry, and Films to celebrate Black History Month at the gallery. Visit our website: www.thebrickhouseartgallery.com

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:50:50 -0500

“Standing Up Straight” by Tavarus Blackmonster Showing...



“Standing Up Straight” by Tavarus Blackmonster Showing @thebrickhouseartgallery-blog now through Friday, February 23, 2018

Thurs-Fri Noon until 6pm    Saturday’s Noon until 7pm  

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:39:55 -0500

Convergence II

MôD Artists–Maquette Kuper, flute, Omari Tau, baritone voice, and Deborah Pittman, clarinet, and friends–will present the premiere of Convergence II on Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the Brickhouse Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento.  The Sacramento Region Community Foundation awarded a “Transforming the Creative Economy” grant to the non-profit group VITA Academy, which enlisted MôD to oversee the project.  Convergence II is an artistic, socially dynamic, event-based project that reveals the history of Oak Park through original music, art, dance, oral histories, and film. MôD Artists and film director Mark Herzig will present three events, each depicting a different era in Oak Park.  Each event will include a short documentary film as well as live music. This first event, Genesis, depicts the origins of the neighborhood from the 1860s to the 1950s

MôD Artists, a group of musicians based in Sacramento and Davis, wrote and recorded original music inspired by the history of one of the capital city’s most fascinating neighborhoods, Oak Park. It was Sacramento’s first suburb before it was annexed in 1911. It has the kind of history that has inspired celebration and study. At the turn of the 20th century, it’s a spirited, growing place, in flux, shifting in the rapid waters of social and economic change, boasting a boom of an integrated, solid middle-class neighborhood. “White flight” of the ‘60s and ‘70s left a ghetto behind.  It is once again shifting rapidly, in a current renaissance through urban renewal. It has provoked consternation and controversy.  Just as its map depicts roads that cut and arrive at odd angles, its varied stories collide, weaving a tale that must be told.

Future events will be The Spirit, on April 8 at the Brickhouse Gallery, and Convergence/Hello on June 3 at the Guild Theater.  Oral histories captured by Mark Herzig tell the stories and offer eyewitness accounts. MôD’s music, both recorded and live, will capture the moods of the times.

Events are open to the public. Suggested donation, $10.00, at the door. (916) 475-1240

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:07:27 -0500

Making art that is exciting, challenging and thoughtful is the...





Making art that is exciting, challenging and thoughtful is the basis for Tavarus Blackmonster’s practice. In combining the methodologies of painter’s Peter Saul and Robert Colescott, Blackmonster creates detailed paintings and installations with a process practice and surreal and imaginative figuration. Delving and divvying the personal, political and proto-psychological, his work is a visual appeal to the challenges of saturating a public, democratic visual space. His concern is not in the potential meanings or rather, explanations regarding the visual relationships in his work but instead, the potential for multiple and open-ended conversations concerning the possibility within each composition.

Formal Delinquent represents two years of the artist’s practice. Since graduating the MA, Studio Art program at Sacramento State, in 2015 Tavarus Blackmonster has been placing the sicklysweet and colorfully grotesque in a counterpoint relationship. This exhibit represents both of these sensibilities under the guise of seductive imagery and over-saturation.

Make sure you join us for “Oak Park First Fridays” and the Opening Art Reception for Tavarus Blackmonster , Friday, February 2nd, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at The Brickhouse!  Wine, Music & Refreshments…..

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:25:50 -0500

Talent show auditions happening the Oak Park Community Center,...



Talent show auditions happening the Oak Park Community Center, our partners with the Sacramento Black Book Fair. All ages are welcome to participate in these auditions. Selected participants compete in our Talent Show Contest, June 2, 2018. Mark your calendars and share with friends and family.  See you soon!

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:05:20 -0500

It’s our 5th Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair, and doing...



It’s our 5th Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair, and doing a “Vendor Call” for our vendor market June 1st & June 2nd, in Historic Oak Park. We have an Early Bird Discount before March 31, 2018. You can register online now. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 01:54:45 -0500