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.

Black & Brown 10 Year Anniversary Fashion Show

Black & Brown 10 Year Anniversary Fashion Show
The Ritz 400 South First Street
Saturday May 2nd, Doors @ 8pm. Show @ 9:30pm

Hair : Bigsby House
Makeup: Adela De La Cerda + Team
Music: Cutso & Basura
Tickets $12
Event page here.

March 15, 2015

TWO BUCK Tuesday March 17th at KALEID Gallery

Join us at KALEID Gallery for this upcoming TWO BUCK Tuesday, March 17th, 7pm-10pm!

Come enjoy an inspired evening of performances, live painting, $2 art, drop-in sketching table & quirky people get together! It’s open to all ages and free!

Participating Artists include:
Dancer Zenna Weigant will model for a 2 hour still life drawing session, hosted by the infamous David Mejia! Paper and pencils will be provided if you don't already have your own.

Legendary Al Preciado will be doing an all ages demo of his sculptures on a stick. "Can I sculpt a hummingbird?" YES! Hummingbirds, Angels, superheroes and MORE!

Remember when you wanted to learn two dimensional concepts, but couldn't find the time or the right teacher? Well, our very own rock star James Pollard will be in house doing just that!

Thomas Morrow will be here freezing time with his camera and marking our place in history. So make sure to bring your best smiles!

"Man! I wish i could melt minds with super intricate mandala sharpie sketches like my hero Jojo Perea!" You're in luck, because Jojo will be spreading his knowledge of his mind melting techniques.

After seeing all this amazing art, you're probably gonna need to heal your now blown mind. Well luckily for you Jessica Neideffer will be on sight repairing mind, body, and soul with her sound healing bowls.

Alfred Preciado and Friends
Michael Borja
Steve Borelli
Jojo Perea
Gary Singh

TWO BUCK Tuesday is March 17th, 7pm-10pm!

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaleidgallery

KALEID Gallery
88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA 95112

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm
Free admission

Frances Marin Wins the Cinequest x Phantom Galleries Live Art Contest

Congratulations to Frances Marin for winning the most audience votes for the Cinequest x Phantom Galleries Live Art Contest this year!

MIke Borja

Denis Korkh

We'd like to thank all three artists: Michael Borja, Denis Korkh and Frances Marin for their exceptional creativity and talent during this year's event: and a special thank you to Cinequest for once again including us in their amazing film festival!

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