Anansi’s Web opened to the public on September 8, 2018! Anansi’s Web represents the West African folktales of Anansi the spider, the keeper of all stories and wisdom. He’s also a trickster who obtains his goals through various ruses. The new set features three vertical climbing webs between four posts featuring characters from an Anansi tale: a leopard clinging to a tree trunk, a python wrapped around another tree with a hornet’s nest, a turtle, and a monkey. A sculpture of Anansi will sit in the center of the exhibit.
About the Artist
Anansi’s Web was designed, created, and installed by artist Garr Ugalde. Garr is an accomplished Sacramento sculptor who has exhibited widely in Sacramento and across the country. He attended art school at the University of Nebraska Omaha before moving to California in 1979 to attend San Jose State University, where he studied printmaking and sculpture. Since moving to the Sacramento region in 1993, he set up a sculpture studio and has been actively involved in the arts community. He also has completed several public commissions throughout the Sacramento region. His most recent public installation is a series of three sculptures called Agora’s Lights, which was installed in December 2016 at American River College.
In the News
- The Sacramento Bee featured Anansi’s Web and the opening festivities on September 8.
- KCRA highlighted Anansi’s Web on September 8.
- Good Day Sacramento featured Anansi’s Web and the Opening Celebration on September 8.
- The Sacramento Bee highlighted Anansi’s Web on August 25.