Arts & Theater

Critic’s picks for Sacramento’s Second Saturday

'Keeping Balance' Richard Shaw 2013 Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers
'Keeping Balance' Richard Shaw 2013 Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers

Jay Jay

“Buddha Play Monk #9” is one of the jazzy abstractions in internationally known artist Peter Wayne Lewis’ show, up with sculptures by Dean DeCocker, at Jay Jay, 5520 Elvas Ave. (916) 453-2999.

Sacramento Temporary Contemporary

William Ishmael explores the effect of oxidation on materials in works with simple forms that have a wide range of colors and textures at Sacramento Temporary Contemporary, in one of several fine exhibitions for the gallery’s closing show, 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 921-1224.

b. sakata garo

“Keeping Balance” is one of the witty works in renowned ceramic sculptor Richard Shaw’s show at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St., Sacramento (916) 447-4276.

Alex Bult Gallery

Jeff Myers continues to explore the relationship between man and machines in “The Nature of Droids and Machines,” a show dedicated to the memory of his father, renowned photographer Tom Myers. It’s up at Alex Bult Gallery, 1114 21st St., Suite B, Sacramento. (916) 476-5540.

Verge Center for the Arts

William Haddad’s “View of a City” is one of the idiosyncratic works in “Many Happy Returns: Celebrating 35 Years of Short Center North Opening Reception” at Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St., Sacramento. (916) 448-2985.