This year marks the 20th anniversary of the closing of Folsom’s legendary Candy Store Art Gallery. While it was open, it was written about in travel guides as one of three must visit places in California, along with Mt. Shasta and Yosemite. Now our guest, local documentary filmmaker Laurence Campling, is making a feature-length film telling the story of how former Utah Cattle Queen Adeliza McHugh created an influential and vibrant avant –garde art venue in the Sacramento area, championing the early works of some of the major figures in what came to be known as the Funk Art movement, including Robert Arneson, David Gilhooly, Clayton Bailey and Maija Peeples-Bright.
But Laurence isn’t just about Funk Art. In this lively conversation, he also shares his insights into Sacramento’s wild west past, and a secret about the airport’s Red Rabbit that you will only hear here. And if you ever wanted to experience Hamlet in less than five minutes, check out his production here - but be warned, you may get that damned song stuck in your head.
The guys also discuss the recently approved City Charter Commission and what that will mean in the November Election.
This weeks opening music track is “Baby” by The Ventilaters, Th’ Losin’ Streaks take us out with their song “Leaving here”.