In its new exhibition entitled “Students/Teachers; Hopes/Fears,” Works/San Jose will showcase the talents of local Intermediate and High School students beginning First Friday, October 3, 2008 at 7 pm at 451 S. First St., San Jose, Calif. Join us for a reception for the artists and their teachers on opening night.
Archive for September 2008
New Exhibition Launches on First Friday, October 3 at 7 pm!
In its new exhibition entitled “Students/Teachers; Hopes/Fears,” Works/San Jose will showcase the talents of local Intermediate and High School students beginning First Friday, October 3, 2008 at 7 pm at 451 S. First St., San Jose, Calif. Works will hold a reception for the artists and their teachers on opening night.
The installation explores hope and fear through the artistic lens of today’s and tomorrow’s artists expressing their views through a variety of media.
Conceived and coordinated by local art teacher Brande Barrett, the exhibition intends to provide a window to the depth of insight held by youth often marginalized in their schools and communities.
“With high-stakes testing and tight budgets, arts classes are the first to go, yet studies have shown time and again how the arts enhance children’s learning,” says Barrett.
Works’ artist in residence, Fanny Retsek continues to work on her “printstallation” available for public viewing anytime on the Market Street-side window of the Works’ gallery location at 451 S. First Street, San Jose.
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About Works/San Jose
Works/San Jose is Silicon Valley’s community art and performance center—a non-profit creative laboratory dedicated to providing an environment where artists, audience, and ideas interact to expand the scope of cultural and artistic experience. To become a member or for more information, please visit: www.workssanjose.org.
Media Contact: Cynthia Thomet, (808) 344-0958, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Albert Square and other indie rock bay area bands are performing this Saturday, 9/20 at Works/San Jose
* You Can Do It, Old Boy! (Livermore), formerly called the “Altamont Union”.
* The Albert Square (San Jose)
* Phantom Float (San Francisco)
* Pteradon, (San Jose) formerly known as “November Trials” is currently signed on to Campbell record label Asian Man Records.
The Albert Square and other indie rock bay area bands are performing this Saturday, 9/20 at Works/San Jose–”the” place for the South Bay community to experiment, exhibit and engage located at 451 South First Street. (The free event is expected to be the first of monthly musical performances. Donations are encouraged!)
- You Can Do It, Old Boy! (Livermore), formerly called the “Altamont Union”.
- The Albert Square (San Jose)
- Phantom Float (San Francisco)
- Pteradon, (San Jose) formerly known as “November Trials” is currently signed on to Campbell record label Asian Man Records.
WHERE: 451 S. First Street, San Jose, CA (just in case you missed it the first time around!)
SHOW DATE & TIME: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at 6:30 pm
(Oh, and you’ve probably noticed the flyers inaccurately call us “[CENSORED]“. We considered extreme measures for this flagrant act of careless creativity, but remembered that art only comes to those who “do”. Based on that rationale, the artists among us at Works/San Jose realized that “extreme measures” was likely a huge “don’t” and figured we’d simply ask promoters, performers and supporters to remember that their patronage at 451 S. First Street on Sat. Sept. 20 shows support for “Works/San Jose”.)
See you this weekend!
Hey, just a reminder that if you have a piece in the current Member Show “re:group”, you need to come in this weekend between 12pm and 4pm and pick up your artwork. Thanks very much for your participation!
Eric Predoehl wrote to us tonight:
Subject: video from WORKS, circa 1985
This performance is from a special event produced by KFJC Radio and I.B.S. at the Works Gallery in San Jose on November 22, 1985.
So, for your instant gratification:
The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on September 10th, 2008 at ~6:30pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have. Thanks! Hope to see you there.
You can bet we were tickled to open The Mercury News today and see Sal Pizarro’s column about Works/ San Jose’s main designer and dedicated volunteer Board member, Joe Miller. We are honored that he will be opening his typography and poetry exhibition at Space 47 tonight, while Works inaugurates printmaker Fanny Retsek’s residency and showcases the musical talents of Benjamin Brackett.
Support your community artists tonight, First Friday, September 5, 2008 at:
Works/San Jose – 451 South First Street, 7 pm – ?
Studio 47 – 47 E. William Street, 7 pm – ?
THIS FRIDAY NIGHT – Artist In Residence exhibit, Live Music, Members’ Exhibit
Works/San Jose will showcase the talents of two local artists along with its ongoing member exhibition works re:group. Printmaker Fanny Retsek’s art giveaway special, called Keep this Slip for Reference and a don’t miss one-night-only Benjamin Brackett performance! 7pm till Late-o’clock.