Showing posts with label downtown san jose gallery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label downtown san jose gallery. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sacred Art presents Illuminate

At the SubZERO Festival last weekend, I stopped by a booth promoting this year's Sacred Art event. This is an annual immersive art and music show that is free to attend, but requires registration. This year's event will be at Forager, and the theme for Illuminate will focus on technology, spirituality, and the South African food crisis. Eat, drink, and enjoy the designs and installations!

Here's a video from the previous event to give you an idea of what to expect:



The event will be on Saturday, June 30 at 7pm, and will go until 1am the next day. The location is Forager. You can register for tickets here and learn more about the event here.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

"Fountain Gallery Alley" 2-Day Pop-Up Art Gallery in Downtown San Jose

 
SAN JOSE - Local artists, residents, and nonprofits come together to host a 2-day pop-up art gallery, “Fountain Gallery Alley” at Fountain Alley, a neglected alleyway in downtown San Jose. On Friday November 11 (12pm-8pm) and Saturday November 12 (2pm-8pm), Fountain Alley will be filled with live painting, community mural, music, performances, games, artwork, and interactive installations for a whimsical experience day to night. The goal off the event is to harness the power of local art, talent, and energy to re-envision the alley as a downtown gem and beautiful public space.

Fountain Alley lies between 1st and 2nd Street, just south of Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose. It is the alley that connects the downtown Santa Clara VTA station/Transit Mall.

Fountain Alley lies in the heart of the historic district of downtown San Jose, California. While next to downtown's most iconic building - the Bank of America tower, and surrounded by popular restaurants and nightlife destinations, the alleyway mostly sits empty and is plagued with poor public perception.

"I live near Fountain Alley and walk through it every day. I believe the space can do so much more for the community than what it is right now," said Rosalyn Lum, downtown resident and member of the Fountain Gallery Alley team.

Local artists and community members have yearned for change for many years and wish to see the space be an open, safe, and welcoming space for everyone.

The objective of "Fountain Gallery Alley" is to turn Fountain Alley to a greater community asset through a pop-up gallery showcasing local artists.  By making incremental yet impactful changes, and creating an environment that is open, inviting, and beautiful, the community aims to change the perception and connection people of the alley. "There is so much creative and dedicated talent in San Jose and when pulled together we can accomplish so much" says Erin Salazar, Director of the Exhibition District.

This project is supported by the Knight Foundation and 8 80 Cities through the Emerging City Champions Fellowship, and the San Jose Downtown Association.  For more information please visit www.opengalleryalley.com.

Friday, June 3, 2016

SubZERO 2016 kicks off tonight and continues tomorrow!

One of my favorite arts festivals in the Bay Area kicks off tonight and continues all the way to tomorrow night in Downtown San Jose's SoFA District. Below is the description straight from the SubZERO website:

"Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown on June 3rd & 4th to San Jose's SoFA District from 6pm 'til midnight for an inspired evening of arts & culture. In addition to the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk you'll find outdoor stages of entertainment plus artists, performers & musicians celebrating the indie creative spirit!"

There are hundreds of art exhibits and live performances spanning multiple blocks, all of them free. Three different stages will be playing live music. Food Trucks will keep you nourished and a beer garden focusing on local craft beers will help your brain absorb all of that art and culture.

Hope to see you guys there! To see the full list of galleries, artists, vendors, and musicians, head over to the SubZERO website! 


Friday, August 7, 2015

South FIRST FRIDAYS Tonight!

Tonight is a great day to visit SoFA! 20 venues will be participating in South FIRST FRIDAYS, a self-guided evening art walk that runs from 7-11pm. However, since the weather is amazing this month there will also be a Street Market with dozens of vendors and live music courtesy of the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. To see the full lineup and a preview of the art being featured, head over to the South FIRST FRIDAYS website.


Friday, June 5, 2015

The SubZERO Festival Kicks off Tonight!!!

One of the best Arts Festivals in the Bay Area kicks off tonight and continues all the way to tomorrow night in Downtown San Jose's SoFA District. Below is the description straight from the SubZERO website:

Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown on June 5th & 6th to San Jose's SoFA District from 6pm 'til midnight for an inspired evening of arts & culture. In addition to the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk you'll find outdoor stages of entertainment plus artists, performers & musicians celebrating the indie creative spirit!

Even that might be underselling it. There are hundreds of art exhibits and live performances spanning multiple blocks, all of them free. Three different stages will be playing live music. 13 Food Trucks will keep you nourished and a beer garden focusing on local craft beers will help your brain absorb all of that art and culture.

Hope to see you guys there! To see the full list of galleries, artists, vendors, musicians, food trucks, and craft brewers head over to the SubZERO website! 


Friday, January 23, 2015

KALEID Gallery Kicks Off 10th Year With New Works

The South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk kicks off its 10th year on February 6th. KALEID Gallery will have two new solo exhibitions of all new work by Michael Borja, and Fernando Amaro, Jr.
Come out from 7–11pm and meet the artists, enjoy live music and check out all the venues downtown San Jose.
KALEID Gallery
88 So. First St.
San Jose, CA
www.KALEIDGallery.com

Friday, April 18, 2014

Great Forbes Article on Anno Domini

Silicon Valley's secret subculture is becoming less of a secret with each passing year. Forbes has just put out a great interview with Cherri Lakey and Brian Eder, the two founders of Anno Domini in SoFA. Their gallery is often ranked one of the best in the US and is a key anchor for the arts movement in Downtown San Jose. Not only did they start and continue to participate in South FIRST FRIDAYS, but they also throw the awesome SubZERO Festival each year.

Check out the interview over here. It's well worth your time, especially since you don't see an article on the San Jose art scene on a national publication like Forbes very frequently.

Source: Forbes, Hat tip to our friend Dan De La O


Friday, April 4, 2014

South FIRST FRIDAY Tonight!

It's going to be a huge FIRST FRIDAY this month, rain or shine.  Check out an in depth list of the artists being featured and participating venues below:

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JOIN US for the next South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk on April 4th from 7–11pm. RSVP
The South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances.

NEW EXHIBITS…

  • Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design – 366 South First St. map

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    Artist’s Reception: Millions of Colors in the Shadow by Joe Kowalczyk (CA)
    Kowalczyk’s ceramic sculptures are the celebration of the irrational; a celebration of ideas, impulses, and desires that spring from the darker side of the subconscious. When the quiet thought: “Why did I think something so strange?” arises, Kowalczyk celebrates it and turn it into a drawing or translates it into a sculpture rather than pushing the thought aside.
    “Much of my sculpture explores aspects of the human shadow; those which we deem improper, primitive and ultimately “unfit” for modern society. These are aspects of ourselves we’ve learned to restrain in our youth, and continue to intentionally suppress as adults in order to create a more “ideal” person,” says Kowalczyk. “I highlight these aspects and put them into the physical world; to give them a face and a set of eyes, so we can confront and better understand them. As a result I better understand myself.”
    Joe Kowalczyk is an award winning sculptor, painter, and illustrator that has been creating in the California Bay Area since he received his BFA in ceramics from California College of Arts and Crafts in 2006. Along with his studio practice, Joe fixes kilns, teaches ceramics, and cofounded a fine art gallery within the Oakland Art Murmur district.
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    On View: We’s Gone Be Fine by Jeremiah Maddock (OR)
    On view in galleryTWO: We’s Gone Be Fine by Jeremiah Maddock (OR)
    “because I have said that verbally more times this year than ever before…and we are always gone some place rolling the dice. It’s been a nice vagabonding period.” ~Jeremiah Maddock
    All new works from our favorite hyper obsessive nomadic artist from the Pacific Northwest (this time.)
  • Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery – 499 South Market St. map

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    Melvin by Lisa LaRocca
    Higher Fire Gallery presents: Spring Mud-Fling
    Spring brings good mud-gazing! Feast your eyes on sculptural flowers, ceramic bird houses, totems, bird baths, bird feeders, Easter eggs, clay baskets, garden art, flower pots, fountains, planters, ice tea sets and oh so much more. We’re featuring cool clay items to make, take (and hopefully not break) at the Higher Fire Gallery this April.
  • KALEID gallery – 88 South Fourth St. map

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    Artist Reception: The Key to Technological and Spiritual Renaissance­ new artworks by Joe Perea
    Nature’s organizing power is infinite and we are apart of nature. Our creativity and analytical urges exist in our society as separate entities. But according to the Ancients and Quantum Physics this is a mirage. All the great thinkers in the likes of Jung, Einstein and Tesla retained both beautiful sides. Let us open ourselves to our highest potential and Combine our two infinite sides.
    Perea’s personal Mythology is channeled information, regurgitated knowledge from every single soul he meets. “There’s a mythological formula to creativity and the key to open it is our passion. We’re all masters, use The Key.” ~Joe Perea
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    Artist Reception: CONNECTIONS mixed media work by Valerie Runningwolf
    Being human is to reach out and find connections. To link with other people, to attach ourselves with things, and join together within common beliefs. Our lives are a series of connections. Each one helps to shape who we are and define all the parts and pieces that construct our individuality and uniqueness. “As an artist I explore and create what I feel, see, and experience, always reaching out to others through artistic expression in hopes of evoking a sense of connectedness.” ~ Valerie Runningwolf
    To create this series, Runningwolf looked into the layers of connections and asked many questions, such as:
    What pieces fit together in our lives and what connects us to others and events?
    How do we stay connected ?
    Who do we feel bound to and linked together in our hearts and souls?
    What connections are visible and which ones are hidden and concealed?
  • Seeing Things Gallery – 30 North Third St. map

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    MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES works by Lance Cyril Mountain
    What is force? Driving human emotions? Love. Change. Fear. Achievement. Recognition. Challenge. Excellence. Responsibility / Contribution & Passion
    All these are driving forces for Lance. With an unorthodox upbringing, one only has to have a single conversation with this artist, to see his passions & goals are much greater than your average 28 year old living in Southern California. Being well travelled & well educated may contribute to his longing for more substance & disdain for modern complacency (i.e. stucco buildings & strip mall business greed). With the ability to detach himself from an average way of living that has become acceptable to a generation, he is truly unique. With a generous heart & a burning contempt for lazy conformists, not much has changed in the world of Lance since he was a child.
    Often misunderstood, like all great artists, Lance showcases his passion & attention to detail in all the works he involves himself in. Whether its painting, photography, writing or screen printing, all these emotions show through. All the viewer has to do is open their eyes and be willing to see its all there…Thought Informed By Passion & Conditioned By Knowledge
  • Silicon Valley Music Festival at Sliding Door Company – 355 South First St. map

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    Pianist Nichole Boaz will be featured at The Sliding Door Company this month at part of the Silicon Valley Music Festival South FIRST FRIDAY Art Walk! Performance Series. She is a distinguished Jazz musician and alumni of San Jose State University.
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    One Thousand Thousand Project by Jason McHenry
    The Silicon Valley Music Festival (SVMF) invites you to attend this month’s performance as we continue our theme of musically inspired visual artwork. Jason McHenry has been working with the Silicon Valley Music Festival over the past few months, creating works inspired by the South FIRST FRIDAY SVMF performances. In February audiences were captivated by the flawless beauty of harpist, Anna Maria-Mendieta and in March charmed by the solo guitarist, Antoniy Kakamakov. This month Jason will be on sight once again capturing the colors of jazz pianist Nichole Boaz. We invite you to participate in this drawing project along with Jason. This series is part of Jason McHenry’s One Thousand Thousand Project, an ongoing and frequently collaborative effort to produce an edition of one million hand-made, original works on paper. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to contribute in such an epic artistic endeavour, please join us! .
  • Works San Jose – 365 South Market St. map

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    Works / San JosĂ© presents Shelter
    25 South Bay artists explore their views of shelter in a wide range of medium and installations. Curated by Alfred Preciado, the work takes a worldly yet often sublime view of the very universal concept of shelter, making political, cultural, issue oriented, poster-like, text, video, and other statements.
  • Art Ark Gallery – 1035 South Sixth St. map

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    Opening Reception 6-9pm: Silicon Valley Open Studio Preview Exhibit at Art Ark Gallery. An art exhibition featuring the work of local artists participating in this year’s SVOS in the central San Jose area on May 17th and 18th 2014.
    Silicon Valley Open Studios is an organization of artists in the bay area that are fluent in all mediums of art from painters to photographers to 3D. This group of artists are innovative and emerging on the scene with fresh new ideas and wonderful new works to share. This preview is an opportunity to see some of their art and meet the artists prior to the Open Studios beginning the first week of May. Live music performed by Freya Seeburger
    Participating Artists: Susan Babbel, Debbie Bakker, David Braunstein, Jennifer Carrier, James Derieg, Liz Fennell, Rachel Greenberg, Rose Hagan, Inge Infante, Elaine Jek, Bharati Kshirsagar, James Lee, Lynn Elliott Letterman, Alyssa Levitan, Oleg Lobykin, Kenneth Mahar, Andrew Muonio, Nassim Nouri, Christine Oliver, Abbas Orumchian, Mary Paquet, Jim Paradis, JoAnne Perez Robinson, Marina Povalishina, Mohana Pradhan, Sally Rayn, Cynthia Riordan, Masha Schultz, Sue Serrone, Arena Shawn, Joan Sparks, Pooja Subramanya, Karin Taber, Rachel Tirosh, Valerie J.A. Vandermotten, Mishel Vanderten, Shweta Vijayaraghavan, Bill Voight, Cathy Zander, Carrie Zeidman
  • Discover San Jose – 150 South First St., Suite 103 map

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    DSJ proudly presents the work of Jim Watkins in April. His interest in photography began on the streets of Paris in 1991. Armed with 11 disposable cameras, he explored the City of Light to document his lifelong dream of visiting the city. Two years later, he revisited Paris with a real camera – and he was hooked. Jim’s focus is now on landscapes, cityscapes and street photography. He has been published in magazines, newspapers, books and travel guides. Jim will be on hand during South First Fridays to autograph his works for collectors.
  • Downtown Yoga Shala – 450 South First St. map

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    Opening Reception: Jonathan and Joella Kermit are back at Downtown Yoga Shala, with their exhibit Light + Wire + Thread. This time, they incorporate LED lighting into their wire and paper assemblages and textile hangings. The effect creates a sense of depth and serenity in the eye and mind of the viewer. Join us after our 5:30-6:45pm Yoga Pilates Fusion class with Deepa, as we open our doors to the Art patrons and downtown SJ community to host the creative and collaborative work of husband and wife team of Joella and Jonathan Kermit. See you at the Shala!
  • First to Market Restaurant – 399 South First St. map

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    Portraits of Things by Samantha Yee
    An exploration of character, perception, and humanity through painted portraits of people and other inanimate objects. Classic examples of the portrait genre from the Renaissance through the age of Napoleon inspired the re-imagining of our modern selves and our spaces out of the skyscraper and back to the manor house.
  • Street Eats & Live Beats at Parque De Los Pobladores – South First St. at William St. map

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    South FIRST FRIDAYS presents: STREET EATS & LIVE BEATS!
    Streaming live from Parque De Los Pobladores in the SoFA District El Otto Munro (EOM) on Common Ground- Radio feauturing DJs El Gato, Jswizza, Paul Leath & Notorious PI.G.. Also featuring great street eats provided by: MoGo BBQ, Quick Dog, MoBowl, Paddy Wagon Sliders and Twisted Chill.
  • The Soundtrack of Cinequest at South First Billiards – 420 South First St. map

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    Meshy sans Fleshy: Guitron, with a splash of Paeste. Chilled. Mario Guitron Solo exhibit, Also, the South First Billiards Dee Jae Paeste permanent collection.
    Live Music 9:30pm by Love Stoned (Top 40 Cover Band for your dancing pleasure)
  • Studio Climbing Gym – 396 South First St. map

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    World of Color by Joe Decker (Rockslide Photography)
    Navigating the colors of air, water and earth in locations from around the globe. Joe has explored both polar regions and the western United States in search of the incredible beautify and variety of nature. He’s been awarded artist residencies by the National Park Service, Gullkistan (an arts organization in Iceland), and Hurtigruten (a cruise line based in Norway). Joe is also the author of “The Tuesday Composition”, a best-selling photographic ebook on the topic of composition in photography.
  • TechShop San Jose – 300 South Second St. map

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    Scrap Yard Printing by Colin Drake Jaramillo
    Colin Drake Jaramillo has been photographing since 12 years of age and continues to try and intertwine his work across the different fields he works in. Starting with aspirations to be a National Geographic photographer, straight photography has fallen by the wayside as the focus is on completing a degree in Anthropology. Rather than taking photos, experimenting and concentrating on existing images to create something greater has been occupying Colin’s time for the past two years, such as his work of Ecuador where he has photographed the people and the street art of the region. This series of photographs on metal is one way that this trend has manifested itself, combing work conducted at TechShop with various other photographic projects.

    CONTINUED EXHIBITS…

    • MACLA Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana – 510 South First St.map

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      Samuel Rodriguez, Notes, 2013. Spray paint and ink on wood. 13 x 36 inches.
      LATINO ART NOW! 16TH Annual Art Auction + Exhibition
      View and buy work from established and emerging artists from the Bay Area and beyond! Stop by the gallery to buy directly or participate in our auction on April 26. Auction supports MACLA’s programs. These and other artists have generously donated selections from their current work, including paintings, light installations, sculpture, collage, mixed-media work, and photography, reflecting the breadth of visual arts media for which MACLA is known.
      Paolozzi Tango Trio
      8-9:30 pm Music performance by PAOLOZZI TANGO TRIO. Feel the passion as this Bay Area trio performs original and traditional tangos.

    • Phantom Galleries – 95 South Market St. map

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      art work by Dee Dee Torre
      FRPArt (Functional Restoration Program Art) uses the creation of art as a catalyst for physical, spiritual, and cognitive rehabilitation from various injuries and afflictions. In conjunction with releasing stress and anxiety through the mindful process of creation, promoting an overall sense of positivity and well being.
      Featured artists: Brandon Anderton, Carla Bolden, Betsy Braun-Kernaghan, Anthony Campisi, Liz Conklin, Chasity Washam Finney, Dyanne Hofstad, Sedara Olker, Laela Ramos, Michele Rice, Michelle Rourke, Dee Dee Torre, and Ann Wilcox.
    • ZERO1 Garage – 439 South First St. map

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      Featuring: Cecilia Galiena, Simon Geilfus (ANTIVJ), Paula Levine, Daniela Steinsapir
      Tapping a new source for disruption and recognizing the inherent innovative power of the artistic process, ZERO1 launched its Fellowship Program one year ago. The inaugural class of Fellows was presented with individual innovation challenges and have spent the past year researching, prototyping and producing outcomes in response to their respective challenge. From a cooperative urban experience, to a new messaging app; from a web platform facilitating social practice art to an unveiled presence of public network connections, ZERO1 is proud to present the results of these Fellow’s year-long journey. Come down to the ZERO1 Garage and discover each of the Fellows’ unique responses to their innovation challenges.
    • Cafe Stritch – 374 South First St. map


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    • CaffĂ© Frascati – 315 South First St. map


      First Fridays is Caffe Frascati Opera Night presented by First Street Singers, with the Bay Area’s finest opera singers performing your very favorite classical arias and duets live in the cafe!
    • Pho69 – 321 South First St. map

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      Phantom Galleries presents JOURNALS by Gianfranco Paolozzi
      Marking on surfaces moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day.
    • Psycho Donuts – 288 South Second St. map

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      Art by Valery Milovic
      Psycho Donuts in downtown San Jose is a quirky donut shop and art gallery. The gallery displays top local artists and has an ongoing exhibit featuring the work of John Renzel, Lacey Bryant, Nicolas Caesar, Murphy Adams, Christine Benjamin, Michael Foley, Michael Borja, Valery Milovic, Carlos Villez, Eric Joyner, Laura Callin Bennett, John Hageman and Robert McColley!

Monday, February 17, 2014

TWO BUCK Tuesday Tomorrow at Kaleid

The best value in the Silicon Valley art world has to be Two Buck Tuesdays at Kaleid on 4th Street. Get hand-made artwork for $2, watch artists create new art, and of course listen to live music. The event itself is free and runs from 7-10pm tomorrow.

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From Phantom Galleries:

Join us for our monthly creative get together! Art demos, live painting, lots of live music plus $2 ART!
Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 7-10pm, FREE


Amy Street will be teaching us how to create celebrity portraits in glitter! “Because glitter is the new medium.”

LIVE ARTISTS:

Monstark Studios

Thomas Morrow photography
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Kori Thompson

Jesse Cupp

Al Preciado
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John Hageman

Luis Rivas

Nik Caesar
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David Mejia will draw your portrait while you wait!

Ryan & Natalie McBride

MUSIC:

Avery Burke

Jared Padovani: jaredpadovani.bandcamp.com

A Million Creatures/Molly Murphy

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88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA 95112
info@KALEIDGallery.com
408-947-1785
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm
Free admission

Friday, February 7, 2014

Rey Giese Tribute Exhibition @ Kaleid

A new exhibition honoring the late Rey Giese (1919-2013) is premiering today as part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk . Rey was the premier sign-painter of Silicon Valley and his work can still be seen throughout the area. He painted thousands and thousands of signs throughout the course of his life and worked all the way up into is his 90s.

The exhibition will showcase 75 years of his work. In addition to Rey Giese originals, a dozen contemporary sign painters will also be doing recreations of Giese designs. I would highly recommend making this your first stop on the art walk... this is pure Bay Area history and Rey Giese's work is well worth celebrating.

The exhibit and artist' reception runs from 7-11pm today at Kalied. You can RSVP (not required) right over here. His works will also be on display until the end of the month at the gallery.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SoFA Gets a $200k Grant for Pop-up Shops and Public Art!

Out of 254 applicants, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded MACLA a $200,000 grant to support the SoFA Creates & Connects program. 59 cities nationwide were awarded these types of grants, but most were around $50,000. Only San Jose and Houston claimed the top prize of $200,000.

The program will feature new public art installations and events. Some of the cool things you can expect are illuminated directional signs by French artists at Zero1, a new shade structure in the park adjacent to MACLA, an arts event series, and "Pop-up Tiendas (Shops)."

In addition to the new mini-SPSM, Cafe Stritch, several hundred new apartments, and a convention center expansion nearby, and a new weekly food truck event... it seems like SoFA is about to explode into a thriving district. We're on the right track!

Source: SVBJ

Friday, May 3, 2013

South FIRST Fridays Tonight!

The weather is going to be amazing tonight, so what better day to come out and enjoy Downtown's SoFA district? At least 22 venues will be participating in the art crawl today, including newcomer Umpqua Bank on Santa Clara Street. I have a feeling it will be a great event tonight! To see a preview of the art that will be featured, just head over here.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Guieu, Salinger Exhibitions at KALEID Gallery

from Phantom Galleries 

Two new exhibitions opened last Friday featuring Michele Guieu and Karen Carlo Salinger at KALEID Gallery. Exhibitions are on view through November 30th.


Let’s Fight Till Six and Then Have Dinner by Michele Guieu
This installation of drawings and videos is about childhood and its fleeting moments. Everything passes, hence the title, which also refers to the fact that the show opens just a few days before presidential election day. It puts the urge to argue and the hunger for peace in (a childish) perspective.
The drawings hung on the backdrop of the giant leaf are made from pages of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. I see the world Alice visits – and creates at the same time – as a response to the complicated world we live in. In the series of short videos, I watch my two boys as they grow: the way they see the world, the creatures and the monsters they imagine.




Creature Comforts ­­­­­by Karen Carlo Salinger
Suspended animation, medical curiosities, scientific illustrations and biological specimens. Improbable creatures in impossible situations. These are some of the ideas that I incorporate into my drawings, sculpture, and other artwork. I call them my creatures, because that is what they are – unknown organisms that take shape in my mind, the roots of which come from a lifelong interest in strange biology, microscopic life, the human body, and basically anything else ooey, gooey, creepy, strange or unusual.


88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA 95112
info@KALEIDGallery.com
408-947-1785
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm, free admission