Join us for South FIRST FRIDAYS – AUG 1st!
8PM ’til LATE – ART WALK venues are open late & are free
The SoFA District is So. First Street between San Carlos and E. Reed streets
Works San Jose – 451 South First Street
After months of mostly darkness, a dedicated band of artists and patrons are excited to reopen Works with Works re: group, the 2008 member exhibition. This annual salon style show is the South Bay’s most inclusive and eclectic. Works is your community art and performance center and is completely volunteer-run, so come to see the exhibition and find out how you can participate!
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Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design – 366 South First Street
Artist’s Reception: Bruno 9Li (São Paulo) returns to A.D. for his second solo exhibit in the United States entitled META – the body of work, like its title, is a reflection on its Greek origin relating to the concept of “beyond.” Bruno continues his exploration of themes inspired by spiritism, metaphysics, ovnis (UFOs) and exotic, aquatic plants and animals. Music by Panthelion.
7pm-10pm STREET MRKT an indie DIY urban market beneath the murals of A.D. with a performance by Tribal Moon Belly Dance and live music by The New Centuries and The Bug Pedals on the stage, and artist vendors PLSTK Shoes, Chuck Clark, Linda Ritter, Athena Lorente, Andrea Velazquez, Gladys White & Diane Lierman. Live painting by Christine Benjamin, Lacey Bryant, Lara Sophia Lenta and Michael Foley.
MACLA – 510 South First Street
On view: El Laboratorio: This exhibition features new work co-commissioned by MACLA and ZERO1 as part of the 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge. The projects include High n’ Low Rider by Rubén Ortiz Torres and American Dream by Favianna Rodriguez. Featuring music by MACLA resident selector Chatos 1013 of UNGrammar and special guests.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art -560 South First Street
In the Main Gallery: Opening reception for Eureka! Featuring work of the 2005-2007 recipients of the Eureka Fellowship, one of the most prestigious prizes for artists in the Bay Area. Artists include: Chester Arnold, Thomas Chang, Amy Franceschini, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Josh Lazcano, Mads Lynnerup, Lourdes Portillo, Rigo 23, Clare Rojas, Philip Ross and Chris Sollars. In the Focus Gallery: Crater Bay Area, a lunar drawing contest conceived of by artist duo Ligorano/Reese. Award Ceremony Friday, August 1, from 7-8 pm. NIGHT MOVES: A series featuring window installations visible only after dark at the ICA present Jessica Miller: Polarity Convergence.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles -520 South First Street
On View: Beyond Knitting: Uncharted Stitches is an awakening to the brave new world of sculptural knitting with work by 11 of the best known knit artists nationally and internationally; In Javanese Moonlight: Sha Sha Higby features three of the monumental sculptural forms that Higby wears in performance set in the context of the traditional Indonesian batiks that inspired them; Pun Intended: The Appliquéd Wit of Dorothy Vance features fourteen humorous quilts juxtaposing folk art, politics and pop culture; Crocheted Reef and Anemone Garden is an installation of sea life created by the 7th grade class at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto, California.
Space47 – 47 E. William Street (between 1st & 2nd streets)
Opening Reception: Space 47’s Mentorship Program, featuring artist-in-residence Jaime Sanchez. The purpose of this residency program is to foster professional development and enhance the recognized strengths of emerging artists under the mentorship of established arts professionals.
Phantom Galleries – various vacant storefronts in the SoFA District
455 South First Street- Jai Tanju, Bigger Moments-excerpts from the with a camera from marc book. Jai will be hosting a sidewalk reception from 8pm – 9pm with a new zine called Frida Por Vida and live music by RS2 Solid Sound.
460 Market Street – Yumiko Kayukawa, photographic exhibit
386 South First Street- Jeremiah Kille, mixed media exhibit
Over on South Fourth Street (at San Fernando):
7-9pm KALEID gallery – 88 South Fourth Street (street level of Fourth Street Garage)
Featured Artists’ Reception: Into The Void – a cosmic/futuristic/pre-and-post-apocalyptic themed exhibit, featuring 60+ new paintings and ink renderings by Andy Gouveia and Pellet. Live music by Benjamin Henderson.
For full listing of events and information, please visit www.SouthFirstFridays.com or call 408-271-5155
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