Archive for March 2009

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Remnants–an Installation by photographer Margo Jones, March 22-28, 2009

WORKS/San Jose is pleased to present Remnants a window installation by Bay Area Photographer Margo Jones.

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We all have pictures we cherish: ones that represent our childhood, our ancestors, our best times. These photos become valuable objects to us; they stand as proof for what we’ve accomplished and documents to pass on to future generations. When I came across a box of old photos in an antique store, I began to question photography’s role as a transmitter of the events of our lives, and how these objects, that are at one time so meaningful, can become invaluable as soon as the memory is detached. My work aims to explore the mnemonic value of familial photographs, and question the role photography plays in the formation of self. –Margo Jones, Remnants

“1 IN 3”-Exhibition Honoring One in Three Women Subjected to Violence

Join us for a Celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day! Amnesty International San Jose Group 35 and Works/ San José community art and performance center, have teamed up to tell the stories of women facing and overcoming violence worldwide through the works of local and international artists.

Four guest speakers open the exhibition on Saturday, Mar. 14, 2009, 6:00 to 9:00 pm to discuss the worldwide problem of one in every three women subject to violence: Ann Simonton, former top fashion model and now an international authority on the media’s role in reinforcing violence against women; Amnesty International’s Elsie De Laere, who will share her role as a specialist on violence against women in Afghanistan with the organization; Artist Angel Daniels, who will discuss art as a medium for creating awareness about violence towards women, and Guest musician Marilee Buster.

WHAT: “1 IN 3”-Exhibition Honoring One in Three Women Subjected to Violence
WHEN:March 14-March 21, 2009; Opening Reception will be 6-9pm on Saturday March 14th! ($10 donation suggested)
WHERE: WORKS/San Jose at 451 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Gallery admission for opening night suggests a minimum donation of $10, and is free the rest of the week. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit: Cardea Center for Women, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Kavosh Women’s Organization and the Santa Clara County Council of Churches.

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