Join Us for South First Friday —
7pm till late, all venues and events FREE.
Then take part in our art auction the next night, Saturday December 6th!
Works San Jose – 451 South First Street
This friday night, preview our exciting auction!
Preview the 2008 Benefit Auction featuring 100 established to emerging regional artists, including Binh Danh, Kathryn Dunlevie, Bill Gould, Karen Haas, Brenda Jamrus, Diane Levinson, Tony May, Stephanie Metz, Angelica Muro, Fanny Retsek, Glen Rogers, and 90 more!
Auction date is Sat., Dec. 6, with a final preview at 5 pm and bidding at 7 pm. Or stake your claim early, find your favorites online and get your bid on!
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.
Also happening on Friday night on First Street:
Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design – 366 South First Street
FRESH PRODUCE 8th Annual Invitational Group Exhibit and Art Sale!
Fresh Produce is the highly anticipated invitational group show and sale featuring hundreds of original works of art priced $250 and under. Establishing themselves in the urban contemporary genre through their fearless vision, notable talent and perseverance, we are proud to present 40 artists for this year’s 8th annual event.
Christmas cheer spun up by DJ Nate Nothing.
MACLA – 510 South First Street
On view: Urban Veritas features new work by artists from MACLA’s Youth Photography & Video Workshops who explore self expression, identity and sub-culture in the forms of photography, videos and digital work. New voices meet time honored traditions as local youth poets collaborate with Jaliya’s West African Drummers ‘Guardians of the Word’ to fuse the rhythm of words with the poetics of the beat. Join us for an evening of bilingual poetry, including local favorite “Mextape,” and music as we bridge a proud tradition with a brave new voice.
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
On view in the main galleries: Solo exhibitions by four masters of contemporary fiber art: weavers Polly Barton and Mary Zicafoose and quilt artists Eleanor McCain and Mary Anne Jordan. Also on view: Shifting Focus: Ikat Textiles from the Collection which showcases examples of ikat-dyed textiles from the Museum’s collection, including a Japanese kimono, Turkistan robes, and many others from around the world. Also, more High Fiber Under Five art is for sale at 20% off just in time for the holidays. Come to hear the holiday melodies of the barbershop quartet Motley Queue
SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery -577 South Market Street
This will be a Grand Opening event and will feature a display of art by several cartoonists pubiished by SLG publishing, including Evan Waldinger, S. Eddy Bell, James Turner and more. S. Eddy Bell, the author of the new graphic novel Lulu & Mitzy, Best Laid Plans, will be on hand to sign copies of his book.
Space47 – 47 E. William Street (between 1st & 2nd streets)
Binta Ayofem: 68/08, phase II, 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 from 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 in the mezzanine gallery featuring work by Tamsinn Cowart. Tamsinn’s work is autobiographical, using collage as the perfect medium to layer thoughts and images upon which to build her story. Also featuring: Artists Alexandra Cowell, Soprano, Heather Curry, Mezzo-Soprano and Simona Snitkovskya, accompanist from Opera San José 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 Music. Live Painting. (This is a 21+ venue)
Phantom Galleries – various vacant storefronts in the SoFA District
Sidewalk Reception from 8pm – 10pm at 386, 388 South First Street – Mixed media exhibition by Evergreen Valley College Advanced Painting students: John Barrick, Felisha Caruso, Emma Rose Laughlin, John Salomon and Monica Valdez, who have been working on developing unified bodies of work that expresses their personal visions.
Also on view:
455 South First Street–
Switch[ed] by Anhony West Patane is a project about the duality between the printed material as we normally see it and as viewed when backlit.
460 Market Street –
Yumiko Kayukawa, photographic exhibit, Rhys Sanchez, stencil exhibit
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: More than 30 glass artists from the San Jose Glass Artist Alliance (SJGAA) will exhibit their one-of-a-kind glass ornaments in a mammoth art installation at the 1st Annual Glass Ornament Show held at Kaleid Gallery. Hundreds of delicate, hand blown glass ornaments arrayed in every color, shape, and size will be available for purchase by the public. Ornaments are priced between $10-$75. This opening night reception will feature holiday tunes sung by selected quartets and small groups from the internationally acclaimed Mission Valley Chorus and Bay Area Showcase.
For full listing of events and information, please visit www.SouthFirstFridays.com or call 408-271-5155
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