San Jose Students & Teachers Explore Hopes & Fears at Works

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 […]

Works/San Jose, 451 S. First St.

Works/San Jose, 451 S. First St.

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.

“Students/Teachers; Hopes/Fears”

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.

Fanny Retsek

Fanny Retsek

“Casualty”

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, pr@workssanjose.org

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