Archive for December 2007

Action packed night – December 13, 2007

Tomorrow night, we have not one, but TWO events going on in the gallery.

First up at 7pm is the Artists’ Talk for the current show in the gallery:

in august, 2007, a residency and workshop hosted by silpakorn university, in bangkok, thailand, included three san josé state faculty artists who were invited to participate as part of a larger exchange with several california universities. the artists were directed to address the theme of world environment, and the conclusion of the bangkok portion of the exchange was a major exhibition showing the results of this effort. the exhibition here at works/san josé presents new work from the california portion of this ongoing exchange. learn more at a free Artists’ Talk 7pm, thursday, december 13

And following up promptly at 8pm is the inaugural Share – San Jose meetup and electronic music and visuals jam session:

SHARE is an organization dedicated to supporting collaboration and knowledge exchange in new media communities. Local SHARE groups hold free, open jams and workshops in their communities. Participants bring their portable equipment, plug into our system, improvise on each others’ signal and perform live audio and video. SHARE furnishes the amplification and projection. SHARE happens weekly to monthly in cities around the world, where interesting things happen. This site is dedicated to the San Jose chapter of SHARE. We hope to have monthly get-togethers and have a lot of fun. To be involved in SHARE events, please join:

The SHARE San Jose mailing list

Our next (first!) meeting is December 13, 8pm, at Works Gallery. More details on the Current_events page.

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Children’s art workshop December 2007

We’re sorry to announce the children’s art workshop originally scheduled for December 8th, 2007 has been cancelled. Subscribe to our RSS feed to keep in touch with us for announcements on upcoming events for kids in 2008!

Volunteer at Works

Interested in getting more involved in the arts community? Works sure is looking for you! We have several kinds of ways for you to volunteer your time and skills. Some ways we need help are:

* Sitting in the gallery during our normal hours of operation.
* Helping run the bar or the front door at one of our special events like South First Friday or an opening night reception
* Being an event coordinator for music and performances
* Being our gallery programming coordinator
* Being our volunteer coordinator
* Being on the Board of Directors

Contact us at volunteer@workssanjose.org to learn more!

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South First Friday – December 2007

Don’t let a little rain cheat you out of experiencing some awesome culture! Come on down to South First Friday at Works/San Jose this friday:

Opening Reception: California to Bangkok and Back: an ongoing artistic and cultural exchange of faculty artists. in august, 2007, a residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand, included San José State faculty artists Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Tony May, and David Middlebrook, who were invited to participate as part of a larger exchange with several California universities. The artists were directed to address the theme of world environment, and the conclusion of the bangkok portion of the exchange was a major exhibition showing the results of this effort. The exhibition at Works/San José presents new work from the California portion of this ongoing exchange.

Opening in the Paulette Peterson installation space: Marina Shterenberg: video installation Infinite Desire explores relationships between organic and geometric symmetry, between the human body and euclidean space, and between physical and imagined environments.

On view: WORXX: twenty years of design by Joe Miller, a sampling of the dynamic, award winning, and sometimes controversial graphic design for Works/San José from 1987 to 2007.

Visit SouthFirstFridays.com for more info on what else is going on!

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California to Bangkok and Back

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Works/San Jose is pleased to announce – California to Bangkok and Back, its next exhibition, opening December 4th, 2007, and on view through January 19th, 2008.

In August, 2007, a three-week residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University in Bangkok Thailand, included three San Jose State University faculty artists who were invited to participate as part of a larger group of artists from several California Universities. The artists worked in Bangkok, alongside faculty artists from Thailand in the production of a major exhibition which opened in September 2007 at the Art Centre at Silpakorn University.

This exhibition at Works/San Jose represents the California portion of the ongoing exchange of Thai and California artists which was begun a number of years ago by art faculty from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly.) It includes work from all of the artists who have participated in the latest exchanges. Four of these Thai artists have just recently completed residencies at San Jose State and at Cal Poly.

Exhibit Preview: Dec 6th, 2007 – 6:30pm, Works/San Jose

Public Reception: Dec 7th, 2007 – 7:00pm, Works/San Jose

Click here for the entire press release and more photos

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California to Bangkok and Back

Works/San Jose Opens New Exhibition
California to Bangkok and Back: An Ongoing Artistic & Cultural Exchange of Faculty Artists.

San Jose, November 30, 2007 — Works/San Jose is pleased to announce – California to Bangkok and Back, its next exhibition, opening December 4th, 2007, and on view through January 19th, 2008 at 451 South First Street, San Jose, Calif.


In August 2007, a three-week residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University in Bangkok Thailand, included three San Jose State University faculty artists who were invited to participate as part of a larger group of artists from several California Universities. The artists worked in Bangkok, alongside faculty artists from Thailand in the production of a major exhibition which opened in September 2007 at the Art Centre at Silpakorn University.

This exhibition at Works/San Jose represents the California portion of the ongoing exchange of Thai and California artists which was begun a number of years ago by art faculty from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly.) It includes work from all of the artists who have participated in the latest exchanges. Four of these Thai artists have just recently completed residencies at San Jose State and at Cal Poly.

Artists included are:
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
-Sky Bergman
-Tera Galanti
-George Jercich
-Michael Barton Miller

Cuesta College
-Tim Anderson

Loyola Marymount University
-Maggie Tennesen

Mahasarakham University
-Sakchai Uthitoe

San Jose State University
-Erin Goodwin-Guerrero
-Tony May
-David Middlebrook

Silpakorn University
-Pairoj Chamunee
-Thavorn Ko-Udomvit
-Vichoke Mukdamanee
-Sitthichai Pratchayaratikun
-Surasak Rodproabun
-Sone Simatrang
-Thongchai Srisukprasert
-Kamol Tassananchalee

Thaksin University
-Montri Sungmusikganon

Working in a wide variety of media, the artists have created an exhibit based on artistic and cultural exchange and addressing the theme of “world environment” as uniquely interpreted through the distinct minds and media of each of the nineteen artists. Works/San Jose is honored to be hosting the “exclusive, North American premiere” and engagement.

A Curatorial talk with Professors May, Middlebrook, and Goodwin-Guerrero will take place December 13th, 7:00pm at the Works/San Jose gallery located at 451 South First Street in San Jose. This discussion about the artists’ work and experiences in Thailand during the exchange is free and open to the public.
Exhibit Preview: Dec 6th, 2007 – 6:30pm, Works/San Jose
Public Reception: Dec 7th, 2007 – 7:00pm, Works/San Jose

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Contact: Susan Shoffstall
Works/San José
P: (408) 394-3347
susanshoffstall@yahoo.com

About Works/San José:
Works/San José is “the” place for the south bay community to experiment, exhibit, and engage. founded in 1977 by local artists, works “success is in the process” philosophy and unique range of opportunities allow artists, curators, and the community to take creative risks. works is an alternative non-profit art and performance center dedicated to providing a venue for artists, ideas, and images that expand the scope of cultural and artistic experience and challenge the boundaries of contemporary art.

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