Join Us for South First Friday —
7pm till late, all venues and events FREE!
Works San Jose – 451 South First Street
This friday night, Works/San Jose has a great lineup of FREE entertainment and activities going on.
Throughout the night, there will be live music from these performers:
- Nate Kavanaugh (Cast Iron Songs)
- Mike Hugenor (Shinobu/Hard Girls)
- Sim Castro (The Albert Square)
Works/San Jose will continue its showcase the talents of local Intermediate and High School students in Hope & Fear. Come and see the artists of tomorrow as they learn to explore hope and fear through artistic expression. Also, Works’ current Artist in Residence.
Fanny Retsek, continues to work on her on-going “printstallation” entitled Casualty. View her progress anytime on the Market Street-side window of the Works’ gallery location.
Save the date: Benefit Art Auction, Saturday, December 6!
We will also be accepting artwork for our 2008 art auction. Click to see who’s participating so far! There’s still time to participate. If you are planning on bringing in a piece of art to donate during South First Friday, please download, print, and fill out the participation form from our website before you come in.
The following night at Works/San Jose (Saturday November 8th 6:00 pm+, all ages, $5 donation requested) is “SIDESCROLLER ]I[: Shmup Love“, a night of retro and not-retro video games.
Also happening on First Street:
Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design – 366 South First Street
Artist’s Reception: A Season in Hell debut solo exhibition by Maxwell Holyoke Hirsch. Embracing muses from the streets of experience to the mazes of subconsciousness, from the ruins of history to the traces of the future, the work of San Francisco artist Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsch is a bold articulation of human potential. Ambiguous toward boundaries and keen on variety, these works stand in the wake of an artisan’s constant and simultaneous tearing down, building up, and re-invention. Music by Basura.
MACLA – 510 South First Street
Opening Reception: Urban Veritas features new work by youth artists who explore self expression, identity and sub-culture in the forms of photography, videos and digital work. Featuring work by participants from MACLA’s Youth Photography & Video Workshops: Marcello Estrada, Ruby Gairaud, Efrain Huerta, Elizabeth Huerta, Arianna Osuna, Yasbeth Osuna, Melina Ramirez, Aranttza Sauza, Chris Cisneros, Ernesto Cortez,Andrew Garcia,Javier Hernandez, Justin Jaramillo, Maggie Martinez, Citlaly Negrete, Ruben Negrete, Vanessa Saenz, Brandon Soto, Oscar Trinh.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art -560 South First Street
In the Main Gallery: Manuel Neri: The Figure in Relief. Internationally acclaimed sculptor’s 25-year retrospective of figurative relief sculptures in exclusive Bay Area presentation. As one of the premier figurative sculptors living today, this solo exhibition highlights relief sculptures and related drawings by this living master. In the Focus Gallery: Chris Dorosz: The Painted Room. Playing with the physicality of paint and the pixilation of digital imagery, this life-size installation of a living room made of splotches of paint suspended on hanging monofilament is a visual treat.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles -520 South First Street
Are you getting enough fiber? Get all the fiber you need at the first High Fiber Under Five benefit art sale. The entire Museum will be filled with the work of over 90 invited artists from around the world, including some of the biggest names in the fiber arts. This unique art sale is an opportunity to admire and acquire world class fiber art, including wearable art, handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry, wall pieces and sculpture, all priced at $500 or less.
Space47 – 47 E. William Street (between 1st & 2nd streets)
Binta Ayofem: New Works Ayofemi is a visual artist working in large scale color photography, digital video projection, and sculptural installation. Winner of a National Advancement for the Arts Award and a Harvard Traveling Fellowship, she has exhibited in Boston and San Francisco. Her short film works have been recently exhibited in Prague. She received a MFA in Art Practice at Stanford University’s Dept of Art and Art History, and has a BA in Comparative Literature and Art History from Smith College.
Caffé Trieste – 315 South First Street
Artist’s Reception: Playful, energetic and rhythmic acrylic monotypes by printmaker Donna Ormé.
Also featuring: Artists from Opera San José will be singing your favorite arias beginning at 8:30pm.
South First Billiards Club & Lounge – 420 South First Street
UPROAR: No Longer Defined By Our Stripes. 2nd Annual Heart of Chaos Art Exhibit and Sale. Live painting by: Miguel Machuca, Michael Foley, Alfredo Preciado, Ivan Gonzalez, Mike Borja, Christine Benjamin, Lacey Bryant, AG Barrick, Athena Lorente, Jaclyn Alderete, Force 129, OP78, Rod Santos, Evan, Carlos Rodriguez, Ruben Espinoza, WADL. Music by: RELAPSE, The Blank Manuscript, Pacoe the Illiterate, Fasten, Tree House City, J-square & the Brain, Bay Area Sound Collective w/ DJ Knowledge & DJ EZ. Dance Performances by: Hybrid Crew, Sol Studio Belly Dance. Fashion installation by: Closet Innovators. Hosted by: 3rd Eye.
(This is a 21+ venue)
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.
460 Market Street –
Yumiko Kayukawa, photographic exhibit, Rhys Sanchez, stencil exhibit
386 South First Street–
GLevy, mixed media exhibit
388 South First Street–
Aaron Shinault, urban inspired paintings
South First Street between San Fernando & Post St –
six murals on an existing construction wall by Pellet, Lacey Bryant, Lara Sophia, Christine Benjamin, Andy Gouveia and Michael Foley, Each artist has created thoughtful expressions of their experiences and, in some cases, concerns of a rapidly growing urban center.
Over on South Fourth Street (at San Fernando):
KALEID gallery – 88 South Fourth Street (street level of Fourth Street Garage)
7-9pm Featured Artists’ Reception: Series: Backs©08 dedicated to all of those who live by an outstanding work ethic and still get no respect. by painter, sculptor Victoria Vaz. Also featuring: Vanishing Treasures of the World by painter Robin Wagar. Paintings of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Petra in Jordan, the Golden Domes a Ruaaian Kremlin, the Alhambra in Granada Spain, and shrines in Iraq and Jerusalem are among the sites that Robin has painted in her long and dedicated career. By painting these sites, Robin hopes to bring attention to them. And, by donating part of the proceeds from sales of her original paintings or her giclees to benefit the preservation of World Heritage sites, she hopes to help this effort.
Music: Classical guitar by Edgar.
For full listing of events and information, please visit www.SouthFirstFridays.com or call 408-271-5155
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