Cooperative Gaming Co-op through October 20

The arcade is dead! Long live the arcade!

Curators James Morgan and John Bruneau have brought together local to international video game designers to create a multilayered, challenging community “play” space built around the arcade cabinet as platform for interactive and interpersonal experiences. The arcade has been an important social gathering space and a place to experience new technologies through games. Games on topics from the Occupy movement to ambulance chasing and sports challenges populate individually curated cabinets. Presented by Works as part of the ZERO1 biennial.

exhibition events:
(e)MERGE ZERO1 Street Festival: Friday, September 14, 6 to 11pm
curators and artists opening reception: Saturday, September 15, 7 to 9pm
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, October 5, 7 to 10pm 

more events: game swaps, and artist/curator talk to come!

exhibition on view: September 13 through October 20
Special Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, noon to 9pm!

more at:
http://gamingcoop.wordpress.com/about/

Works Benefit Auction 2012 – Saturday, August 18

The art auction for everyone! Dozens of established and emerging regional artists have donated to Works’ Benefit Auction. Now it’s your turn to support Works by building your own art collection in the region’s most accessible, eclectic, and exciting art auction—don’t miss out!

Preview Exhibition–Thursday, Friday, Saturday: August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Auction: Saturday, August 18, final preview opens 5pm, live auction at 7pm
admission FREE, bidder registration just $15; members $10

join the event on Facebook!

Benefit Auction preview is online at flickr. See all the artists, images of pieces, titles of work, retail values and starting bids. Click on any photo to start your tour.

Victoria MayKen MatsumotoLydia Rae BlackDavid LippenbergerGina KaiperBrooke Scudder
H. James ParadisJames H. PollardRuby RutledgeKaren Carlo SalingerManli ChaoRichard Arredondo
Laura Collin BennettAlayne YellumMichael FoleyClayton MoragaPaulette PetersonJesse N. Molina
Nanette WyldeKent ManskeAmanda QuentalTimothy TsunBette LindermanEamon Burke

Works Benefit Auction 2012, a set on Flickr.

 

Benefit Auction Exhibition opens First Friday! Auction: Aug 18

A fantastic range of regional artists have donated to Works’ Benefit Auction. Now it’s your turn to support Works by building your own art collection in the region’s most accessible, eclectic, and exciting art auction. This is the auction where the staffs of other arts organizations come to bid—don’t miss out!

Opening Reception: First Friday, August 3, 7 to 10pm
Preview Exhibition days: August 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Auction: Saturday, August 18, final preview opens 5pm, live auction at 7pm

Auction Artists (preview links to come):
Richard James Arredondo
Tessie Barrera-Scharaga
Brande Barrett
Laura Callin Bennett
Lydia Rae Black
Lacey Bryant
Antonio Castro
Jason Challas
Steve Cooley
Tulio Flores
Michael Foley
Bill Gould
Patrick “WäDL” Hofmeister
Donnasue Jacobi
Anna Koster
Charlotte Kruk
John Kurtyka
David Lippenberger
Patrick Lydon
Miguel Machuca
Trinh Mai
Kent Manske
Frances Marin
Michael Martin
Javier Martinez
Kimy Martinez
Ken Matsumoto
Therese May
Tony May
Victoria May
Stephanie Metz
Joe Miller
Jesse N. Molina
Clayton Moraga
Angelica Muro
J Paradis
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Carlos Pérez
Anabella Piñon
James Pollard
Alfred Preciado
Grace Purpura
Valerie Andriola Purpura
Fred Roessler
Karen Carlo Salinger
Brooke Scudder
Ema Sintamarian
Jean Skamra
Shana Sundstrom
Donna Thompson
Gary Tolomei
Timothy Tsun
Consuelo Jiménez Underwood
Nanette Wylde
and donations of  the work of:
Tim Cottenjim
Paulette Peterson

Artists: please donate to the Benefit Auction!

It’s been a huge year for Works, with the move to 365 South Market, a buildout with fantastic ‘barn raising’ volunteers, a wide range of exhibitions, and ongoing KidWorks and WordsDrawingMusic events. Works also hosted performances by Cardboard Box Theatre Project and the new WellRED reading series with Poetry Center San José. There is a lot more to do in lighting, signage, and programming, and we need your help to move forward.

Our most important fundraiser is the Benefit Auction—please download the Call and donate a piece if you can—it will make a huge difference.

key dates:
Artists deliver art: July 21, 22, and 28, noon to 4pm each day
Opening Reception: First Friday, August 3, 7 to 10pm
Auction Night: Saturday, August 18, preview 5pm, bidding 7pm

EMAIL auction@workssanjose.org to confirm participation with your name, your email address, phone number, and a web page if you’d like to be linked from ours.

Right Click to DOWNLOAD PDF CALL and instructions

Right Click to DOWNLOAD PDF DONATION FORM (we’ll have copies at Works)

Please participate and encourage others you know to do the same!

Auction artists so far include:
Richard James Arredondo
Tessie Barrera-Scharaga
Brande Barrett
Laura Callin Bennett
Lydia Rae Black
Lacey Bryant
Antonio Castro
Jason Challas
Steve Cooley
Tulio Flores
Michael Foley
Bill Gould
Patrick “WäDL” Hofmeister
Donnasue Jacobi
Anna Koster
John Kurtyka
David Lippenberger
Patrick Lydon
Miguel Machuca
Kent Manske
Frances Marin
Michael Martin
Javier Martinez
Kimy Martinez
Ken Matsumoto
Therese May
Tony May
Victoria May
Stephanie Metz
Joe Miller
Jesse N. Molina
Clayton Moraga
Angelica Muro
J Paradis
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Carlos Pérez
Anabella Piñon
James Pollard
Alfred Preciado
Grace Purpura
Valerie Andriola Purpura
Fred Roessler
Karen Carlo Salinger
Brooke Scudder
Ema Sintamarian
Jean Skamra
Shana Sundstrom
Donna Thompson
Timothy Tsun
Consuelo Jiménez Underwood
Nanette Wylde

Out of State 2012 continues through June 23

Out of State
2012 BFA Pictorial Art graduates of San José State University

SJSU Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, 7pm
Public Reception: First Friday, June 1, 7 to 10pm
more on SubZero Festival and RSVP on Facebook
exhibition continues through June 23

Works presents the annual exhibition of BFA graduates in Pictorial Art from San José State University. Discover a wide range of approaches with surprising connections from its newest graduates as SJSU’s Department of Art and Art History celebrates 101 years. The exhibition includes works from:
Chris Carmitros
Kathy Cavaglia
Miranda Fry
Debbie Griest
Mary Gustafson
Terry Hart
Kathleen McDonald
Heather Orr
Magdalena Reiter
Charese Rios
Briana Romero
Ann Ryals
Drew Stromquist

Curated by Gale Antokal, Robert Chiarito, and Patrick Surgalski.

Well-RED Tuesday May 8 with Kim Addonizio


Poetry Center San José and Works/San José present the Well-RED reading series
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 7:00pm
doors open 6:30pm
Featuring poet Kim Addonizio
along with MFA writers:
Mallory Bass of St. Mary’s College
Daniel Scarpa of San Jose State University
Brittany Billmeyer-Finn of Mills College
365 South Market Street in downtown San José
$1 suggested donation, no one turned away

now on view: Outlast

Outlast
positive identity through the milestones of change
artists: Theresa Because, Patty Botello, Becca Cuellar, Sarah Joy Cabana, Genevieve Hastings

opening reception: First Friday, April 6, 7 to 10pm
second reception: First Friday, May 4, 7 to 10pm
both part of South First Fridays Art Walk

exhibition continues through through May 12

Outlast explores a woman’s self esteem and body image as affected by pregnancy, parenthood, and aging. Inherent in these transitions is the rivalry of biology against serenity and the ensuing pitfalls of insecurity and guilt. To outlast is to overcome, and to offer a heritage beyond the confines of self. Curated by Sarah Joy Cabana

KidWorks Spring Program on third Sundays!

KidWorks family art workshops are FREE fun filled and informative explorations of basic art concepts and techniques. KidWorks is open to all grade school-age kids accompanied by an adult. KidWorks fosters appreciation for art by giving local children and their families new ways to express themselves through art in a no-mistakes environment right in the gallery at Works!

KidWorks Spring Program:

Sunday, March 18, 1pm
Hand Puppets! making creative characters from papier-mache, no-fire clay, cloth, and other fun materials and accessories.

Sunday, April 15, 1pm
Designing a Dream House! imagine a dream house and create an image of it with pastels. we will learn how to use pastel on paper, along with techniques for blending color, form, and line.

Sunday, May 20, 1pm
Flower Fun! celebrating spring by making flower wreaths, bouquets, and arrangements from paper and other materials.

Femme Fatale through March 17; artist’s talk and benefit bake sale March 11

exhibition: February 3 to March 17, 2012
opening reception: Friday, February 3, from 7 to 10pm
and join us for another First Friday reception: March 2, from 7 to 10pm

panel discussion with the artists and curator: Sunday, March 11, 2pm
The curator and all artists will be present, admission free, with bake sale to benefit Works/San José

Femme Fatale is a seductive and haunting exhibition exploring the complexities of femininity. Featuring the work of Bay Area artists Jody Alexander, Connie Begg, Victoria May, Stephanie Metz, and Sylvia Min, Femme Fatale is both a subtle homage and commentary of domesticity, social constructs, and the feminine experience.

Jody Alexander references domesticity and “values” through an installation of found objects carefully wrapped in fabric.  Fascinated by history and feminine iconography, Connie Begg illuminates the tension of capturing a frightening yet beautiful object through historical photographic processes. Victoria May’s organza and steel based forms reflect her interest in domesticity, tension, and dichotomy, and allude to the fundamental struggles inherent in the human condition. Utilizing wool fibers and textiles, Stephanie Metz attempts to “distill the essence of a creature” and acknowledges our mammalian roots in her mysterious sculptures. Emphasizing light and shadow, Sylvia Min examines the iconic image of the bride through her paintings.

The artwork, while diverse in form, resonates with overlapping proclivities towards detail, concept, and tone. Monochromatic sculptures, installations, paintings, and photographs seduce and disturb through layers of inherent tensions, enigmatic contrasts, and meticulous handwork.

Femme Fatale is curated by Sylvia Min.

“3 Woman, 1 Woman Show (with three women)” with The Cardboard Box Theatre Project

Works presents The Cardboard Box Theatre Project in an evening of Femor!

Friday and Saturday, January 13 and 14, 2012
shows at 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)

The Cardboard Box Theatre Project will present all-new, original comedic evenings on January 13 and 14, 2012 at Works/San Jose. Doors open half an hour before showtime (Show 8PM Friday; 8PM Saturday). (Concessions available) Tickets: Pay what you can.

The Cardboard Box Theatre Project’s 3 Woman, 1 Woman Show (with three women) offers an evening of theatre celebrating female humor. Comprised of multiple scenes and sketches written by the company, 3 Woman features three Cardboard Box favorites: Hayley Lovgren, Maren Lovgren and Kristin Schmitz. These three amazingly talented and extremely funny women guide the audience through a whirlwind tour of “womanhood” that explores everything from budding sexuality to gender roles to downright competition. Their one-woman show (with three women) will leave you laughing as you are introduced to the many facets of Femor (female humor). Much more than a night of stand-up, 3 Woman offers audiences a chance to delight in a fast paced theatre piece that will introduce you to new Cardboard Box characters including venerable actress Kitty Parade, Sister Regina who struggles to teach young women about their…well, you know…, and a new muse shepherding the creative output of today’s social media.

The evening will begin with several opening acts of music, dance, and theatre presented by other Cardboard Box Theatre Project actors.

Join us as we explore & celebrate Femor!

 

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