April 19, 2015

TWO BUCK Tuesday April 21st

Join us at KALEID Gallery for TWO BUCK Tuesday, April 21st, 7pm-10pm!
Free and great for all ages.

Enjoy an excellent evening of live painting, live model drawing, a drop-in sketch table, small workshops, and as always, $2 art! It's where awesome and quirky people gel together to make amazing things happen.

Participating Artists include:
Captain America's best friend, David Mejia will be hosting a live model drawing workshop, free to the public. Pencil and paper will be supplied if you forgot your own.

The man who steals the creatures of your dreams and makes them a reality; Dug Stanat will be onsite merging dreams and reality with his mixed media sculptures.

Elizabeth Turcotte will be here with her dazzling hand crafted Jewelry.

Ralph Davis, Jr will show you a world only seen through his eyes with his magical box of capturing time!

The bodacious John Hageman Jr will be here to promote his new book The Wooland Welfare Manifesto.

Local historian James Pollard is going to be giving a brief discussion on the background of the Renaissance and one point perspective.

Alfred Preciado
Nicolas Caesar
Mark Martinez
Force Onetwonine

Gianfranco Paolozzi will be charming us through the night with the smoooooooth sounds from deep within his heart.

And if you haven't seen our featured exhibitions for April by Shannon Amidon (pictured), and PeeMonster, this event is a great opportunity to spend some time with these inspired works.

TWO BUCK Tuesday April 21st, 7pm-10pm!

KALEID Gallery
88 S. First St.
San Jose, CA 95112

Arte nella Piazza April 26th

Come enjoy the art and music in this quaint setting. Meet some artists, talk to the musicians, take some tango lessons. Who knows what you will find at one of these mini art festivals this summer.

Sunday, April 26
th, 1:00pm -7:00pm

Bel Bacio - Italian Cafe
350 W Julian St Bldg 4
San Jose, California 95110

Resilence Group Exhibition May 2nd

Resilience: The ability to recover readily from illness, adversity, or the like. Curated by artist William Halleck and featuring; Chelsi Whiting, Miguel Machuca, Brande Barrett, Brandon Anderton, Masha Schultz, Bob Knight expressing through the adversity in their lives.

Saturday, May 2
nd at 7:30pm

Studio Bongiorno
500 Lincoln St,
Santa Clara, California 95050

April 9, 2015

2nd Friday Art Walk Japantown April 10th

Petite Galleria features new work by Michael Mastre for tonight's artwalk in Japantown.

Read all about Petite Galleria on KQED Arts here.

Petite Galleria
205B Jackson Street
San Jose

Also on view tonight is "Alone Together" group photography show at Empire Seven.

These images explore the myriad ways we are isolated while in the midst of society. These images also examine the sometimes tenuous and fleeting connections that occur despite our isolation.

Solitude is an abiding fact of human existence; one could even say that our self-awareness and consciousness create isolation. To be self-aware is to understand the self-in relation to the world, as separate. Connection is also a defining human characteristic; as social animals we crave and rely on connection above all other conditions.

Isolation and separation have multiple dimensions. Social boundaries and rules divide us; we can be inches from another person on a bus or train but be separated by conventions of interaction. Class, color, and creed also establish or maintain barriers.

Connection permeates our lives; despite our need for occasional respite we require interaction and intimacy more. We are now intertwined by electronic means even as we are also crowded together in busy offices, factories, and streets. Even when we are alone memories of interaction, images, and digital linkages persist.

These photographs explore the duality and contradiction of our isolation and connection.

Joe Aguirre, Mike Aviña, Emilio Bañuelos, Troy Holden and Ben Molina

Friday April 10th 7–10pm

Empire Seven
525 N 7th St,
San Jose, CA

Making New Art from Old Books with Shannon Amidon April 11th

In conjunction with her featured exhibition "In the End We All Return to the Earth" at KALEID Gallery, Shannon Amidon is offering a unique book arts workshop.

Making New Art from Old Books
Saturday April 11th
1:00-4:00pm (3 hour class)
Cost: $40 (includes materials)
Ages: 12 to adult

Give discarded books a new life in this altered books workshop. Projects are designed to show off your love of books and make use (or re-use) of their shape, format and content. We will be creating a variety of unique pieces including: A hanging bookmobile, book page envelopes, paper feathers, flowers and more.

In addition several other “Repurposed” book projects will be shown and discussed so you’ll go home with plenty of ideas.

For more information and to register, please visit the event page here.

KALEID Gallery
88 S 4th St
San Jose, CA

APE–POP ends Saturday April 11th

Artwork by James Turner (courtesy of SLG Publishing)

The Alternative Press Expo returns to San Jose, CA for the first time in 15 years when the 2015 edition of the event opens its doors on October 3-4 in downtown San Jose.

Founded in 1994 by SLG Publishing owner Dan Vado, The Alternative Press Expo (or APE as it is more commonly known) began life as a comics convention that spotlighted and celebrated independent publishers, cartoonists and creators. The spotlight widened soon after to include publishers of any size doing non-mainstream (superhero) comics. After the event moved to San Francisco, APE widened its scope yet again to include artists who were not necessarily producing comics.

APE-POP is a series of Pop-Up shops, gallery events and happenings that kicked off at Anno Domini during the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk on April 3rd.

We are honored that artists Mark Badger (Doctor Strange, Excalibur), Crab Scrambly (Everything Can Be Beaten, Your Skeleton is Showing), John Hageman Jr (Woodland Welfare Manifesto), Donny Foley, Michael Foley, and Jef Bambas (Model: A) will be showcasing their artwork along with having books and prints of their work available for purchase.

Exhibition ends Saturday April 11th at 5pm.

Anno Domini
366 So. 1st St.
downtown San Jose
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday Noon–7pm, Saturday Noon–5pm

Kitchen Session v. 4 _ “Wander” Or “Wonder”

If you read about Mike McGee & Benjamin Henderson's Kitchen Session events on KQED Arts last month, now's your chance to attend one in person! (And if you missed it, you can read it here)

Kitchen Session: “Wander” Or “Wonder”

Saturday Aprill 1th, 8pm

• Doors at 7pm. Show at 8:05 sharp!
• Admission: $3
• Bring a homemade dish and beverage to share. Beer & wine’s fine. No hard booze.
• Bring a friend, but RSVP with their name in the comments.
• Want to perform? Sign-up in person with McGee between 7pm and 7:45 the day of Kitchen Session. Sign-ups after this time will go on the "MAYBE LIST."

Musicality: Annelyse Gelman (Bay Area)
Annelyse is a California Arts Scholar, the inaugural poet-in-residence at UCSD’s Brain Observatory, and recipient of the 2013 Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize and New Paci"c Studio’s 2013 Lavinia Winter Fellowship. Find her at http://www.annelysegelman.com/

Wordsmithery: Jon Sands (Brooklyn)
Jon Sands is a writer known for electric readings, and the author of The New Clean (2011, Write Bloody Publishing). His work has been featured in The New York Times, published widely in various journals, and anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2014. He starred in the award winning web-series Verse: A Murder Mystery from Rattapallax Films http://www.jonsands.com/

Tatyana Brown (Bay Area)

Must RSVP for address here.

EYE TEA Exhibit at the Citadel April 11th

Studio 1039 and AtreyArt present “EYE TEA,” a lively art exhibition on Saturday April 11th, 2015 from 7-11:00 p.m. at the Citadel Gallery in San Jose, CA . The one night pop-up event is free and open to the public. Come view this amazing show featuring over 40 artists reflecting on the effect of social media in the modern world here in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Live music will be performed by: Chris Reed, Sweet Hayah, and MC-Dj Mandiesl

Co-curated by Erica Atreya and Thérèsa Merchant, the EYE TEA exhibition showcases work across a variety of mediums, including photography, painting and installation. From utilizing social media to share work, to confronting the possibility of theft or plagiarism, social media has specific consequences for artists. EYE TEA (as in I.T.) originally refers to Information Technology used to create, develop and support computers and the Internet. The artwork reflects both positive and negative responses that have arisen out of using these now ubiquitous machines and information technology. Not only does Information Technology (I.T.) help us organize and do various tasks far more easily, it also gives us the power to connect information and people from both across the street and across the world. What we are facing is a growing revolution in our social structures as a result

Saturday, April 11th, 7–11pm

More information and artist list here.

The Citadel Gallery

199 Martha Street
San Jose, California 95112

San Jose Poetry Festival Sunday April 12th

A day long poetry event featuring three halls of readings, workshops, small press books and open mics.

Check out our schedule here.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 9:00am–5:00pm
Tickets: Adults $20. / Students $5.

Le Petit Trianon
72 N. 5th Street
San Jose, CA

Amphibian Love: an artbook for the frogs by Leah Jay

Help artist Leah Jay get her beautiful book "Amphibian Love: an artbook for the frogs" printed.

It will be a hardbound, landscape format book full of beautiful watercolor art. Each illustration will feature a realistic frog, salamander, newt, or toad in richly detailed color, with a matching rhyme painted artfully into each picture. Opposite the art will be basic information about the animal you see, including scientific name, habitat, and endangered status. (And the book itself is eco-friendly utilizing recycled paper with soy-based inks.)

Visit & support her fund raising campaign here.

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