Tue, Feb 27|
Sacramento City College
Sacramento City College, 1926 – 1946 Aviation, Art Balls, Nursing & More…
An unforgettable conversation with Bruce Marwick, the Preservation Chair of the Sacramento Art Deco Society, will be exploring Sacramento City College’s history during its first 20 years at its Freeport Boulevard campus.
Time & Location
Feb 27, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sacramento City College , 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA
About the Event
Bruce Marwick, the Preservation Chair of the Sacramento Art Deco Society, will be exploring
Sacramento City College’s history during its first 20 years at its Freeport Boulevard campus.
City College, previously Sacramento Junior College (SJC), excelled at establishing academic
and professional programs that were not readily available to American students in the 1920s
and 1930s. City College was one of the first junior colleges in the nation to offer associate
degrees in aeronautics, engineering, commercial art and nursing.
The presentation will highlight professors and students that helped make City College a special
environment. One such individual was John Mathew, an art professor, who established two
important organizations at SJC: the Art Students’ League and the annual Art Balls. The Art
Students League helped to raise thousands of dollars through its Art Balls ticket sales. The
proceeds of the Art Balls were given back to SJC students in the form of grants and
Bruce Marwick is a board member of the Sacramento History Alliance. His interest in
Sacramento City College came about while researching Bernyce Polifka, a noted commercial
and fine artist who graduated from SJC in 1933. Bruce has also written many articles about
early 20 th Century Sacramento artists and architects, including Alfred Eichler, designer of the
Tower Bridge and Carlo Taliabue, a noted Gladding McBean sculptor.