Silver Ochre Live, November 19!

AC Villa and Thollem transform the mundane into the exotic in a mesmerizing sonic and visual environment.

“intense and virtuosic…” -TimeOut NY

Silver Ochre Live takes the audience into sonic and visual environments, passing between elegant lines and questionable borders, through diffused stories and striking beauty. This visual/sonic combination transforms the mundane into the exotic and reveals the familiar in the strange. Thollem and ACVilla’s collaboration reflect their decade of perpetual touring. ACVilla’s experimental videography and Thollem’s spontaneous compositions reveal the curiosity and ease with which they surf the extremes that travel inevitably presents.

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ACVilla has been nomadic since 2008 working as an artist’s facilitator, grant writer and photo-videographer. Her interest in, and study of, lines is evident in the ways she accentuates them, erases them and crosses them in every aspect of her life. A summer nomad since her second decade, she had become a perpetual peripatetic traveler by her fourth. After living in a log cabin in the California coastal redwood forest and helping rebuild a 100-year old adobe abode in the high desert of Northern New Mexico, she found herself receiving mail in Mexico City, Prague and Thessaloniki, among other places. She has seeded ideas and plants, penned thoughts, shaped clay and wire, and witnessed the sunsets over both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, all the while seeing and listening to Life in new and unique ways.

Thollem is a peripatetic pianist/keyboardist, composer, improviser, singer-songwriter, author and educator. His compositions and performances range from the sub-genres of post-classical, free jazz, noise, punk rock and ecclecticism. He has been touring perpetually throughout North America and Europe since 2006, performing solo works as well as collaborating with an array of musicians, dancers and filmmakers including ACVilla, Martha Colburn and Manucinema (Tuia Cherici). The music for Silver Ochre is inspired and influenced by the incredible array of music heard in this multi-cultural country including but not limited to: Corridos, Gamelan, Taiko, Free Jazz, Noise, Post-Classical, Arabic, Blues, Circus music and more, all filtered through the lens of an experimental piano player.

“ACVilla’s vibrant footage is expertly matched to Thollem’s strangely nuanced sonic output.” – Live Eye TV

“An intense and virtuosic keyboardist” (TimeOut NY) with “fluid keys pulverization” (Spin Magazine), Thollem possesses “an attractively extreme viewpoint” (LA Times).

http://silverochre.com/live.html

Music, Poetry, and Creative Events at Works:

Haptic Synapses

Haptic Synapses

Saturday, September 28, 8:30pm

$5 general; Free for Works members and C2SV attendees

presented as part of the C2SV Music festival

Join the event on Facebook!

Haptic Synapses is a group of electronic musicians and artists based in the heart of Silicon Valley who join together to improvise long sets of music and visuals. Preparation is minimal, so what you see and hear is a realtime expression of their collective aesthetic. HS’ style bridges between techno and house, with elements of swing, abstract polyrhythms, generative algorithms, and patterns. HS are musicians, engineers, builders, makers, technicians who interpret the heartbeat of Silicon Valley.

Well-RED Reading Series

Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7:00pm, doors open 6:30

Featured poets: John Espinoza, Kirk Glazer

$2 suggested donation, no one turned away

presented in collaboration with Poetry Center San José

Flash Fiction Forum

Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:00pm

The Flash Fiction Forum is a San Jose Event featuring selected flash fiction writers whose work is chosen for reading aloud at Works/San José. Generally, we convene every other month, the second Wednesday from 7 to 9pm. You can get more information and submit work through the website: www.flashfictionforum.com.

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Words Drawing Music

Thursday, October 10, 7 to 9pm

A fun, friendly environment where artists and others can enjoy inspirational poetry and music while exploring artistic creativity. we provide paper and drawing materials or feel free to bring your own (no paints please). An open mic is open to all! We invite all artists, poets, musicians, comedians, etc. Show your talents at Works! Admission Free.

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Check out the results of the electronic music event that happened in the gallery last night!

Check out the results of the electronic music event that happened in the gallery last night!

some sounds we like » san jose techno jam session #1.

December 2008 Board Meeting

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on December 10th, 2008 at ~6:30pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have.

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on December 10th, 2008 at ~6:30pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have. Thanks! Hope to see you there.

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Jane Przybysz

Erin Goodwin-Guerrero writes: Hello Silicon Valley Art Community, Jane Przybysz, Director of San Jose’s Museum of Quilts and Textiles, was in a head-on collision in Napa this week end. Jane and her staff are saying that Jane’s fundraising efforts are going to be greatly curtailed as a result of this setback, so they would love people to send donations to the Museum of Quilts and Textiles, instead of flowers.

Erin Goodwin-Guerrero writes:

Hello Silicon Valley Art Community,

Jane Przybysz, Director of San Jose’s Museum of Quilts and Textiles,
was in a head-on collision in Napa this week end. A driver took a sudden left turn in front of her car, tried to correct at the last minute, and ended up hitting Jane and her husband directly. Their car is totaled, Mark has broken foot and Jane is in the hospital with three chipped vertebrae.

Today, Wednesday, Jane is being fitted for a back brace. Tomorrow she will be released to come back to San Jose.

Many people have asked ARTSHIFT where they can send flowers. Jane and her staff are saying that Jane’s fundraising efforts are going to be greatly curtailed as a result of this setback, so they would love people to send donations to the Museum of Quilts and Textiles, instead of flowers. This is an excellent idea, because, let’s face it, our arts institutions are usually cash-strapped and balancing precariously. In these economic times, some cash contributions to the Museum’s fundraising would be most welcome and lift everyone’s spirits!

As you come by the Museum of Quilts and textiles this First Friday, please leave a substantial contribution. Neither flowers nor art are cheap!

Thank you,
Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Editor

<www.artshiftsanjose.com>

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Jane and her husband! When you come down for first friday, please do stop by our neighbor, the Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and give generously if you can.

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Music at Works, Saturday September 20th, 2008

* The Albert Square (San Jose) * Phantom Float (San Francisco) * Pteradon, (San Jose) formerly known as “November Trials” is currently signed on to Campbell record label Asian Man Records.Click here to get all of the details!

The Albert Square and other indie rock bay area bands are performing this Saturday, 9/20 at Works/San Jose

* You Can Do It, Old Boy! (Livermore), formerly called the “Altamont Union”.
* The Albert Square (San Jose)
* Phantom Float (San Francisco)
* Pteradon, (San Jose) formerly known as “November Trials” is currently signed on to Campbell record label Asian Man Records.

Click here to get all of the details!

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September 2008 Board Meeting

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on September 10th, 2008 at ~6:30pm in the gallery. Technorati Tags: art, development, opportunity, performance, san jose, San Jos, sanjose, volunteer, works, workssanjose

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on September 10th, 2008 at ~6:30pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have. Thanks! Hope to see you there.

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August 2008 Board Meeting

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on August 14th, 2008 at ~6:00pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have.

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on August 14th, 2008 at ~6:00pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have. Thanks! Hope to see you there.

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Members' Exhibit 2008 opening night photos

Even adjusting for people re-entering the gallery after leaving for a while, this is still a record high turnout for a members’ exhibit opening night. Join our Flickr pool here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/408969@N20/ Technorati Tags: san jose, San Jos, sanjose, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

We had an amazing opening! Thanks to everyone who participated! At the end of the night, we counted over 800 people having walked through the door. Even adjusting for people re-entering the gallery after leaving for a while, this is still a record high turnout for a members’ exhibit opening night. Thank you again! Please continue to bring your friends out to the gallery to see this amazing collection of community art.

Here are some photos from the opening. If you have more, email webmaster@workssanjose.org for instructions on how to make them available to be seen on our website.

Steve Cooley took these:

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Andrew Ho took these photos:

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

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Children's art workshop December 2007

We’re sorry to announce the children’s art workshop originally scheduled for December 8th, 2007 has been cancelled.

We’re sorry to announce the children’s art workshop originally scheduled for December 8th, 2007 has been cancelled. Subscribe to our RSS feed to keep in touch with us for announcements on upcoming events for kids in 2008!

South First Friday – December 2007

in august, 2007, a residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand, included San Jos State faculty artists Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Tony May, and David Middlebrook, who were invited to participate as part of a larger exchange with several California universities.

Don’t let a little rain cheat you out of experiencing some awesome culture! Come on down to South First Friday at Works/San Jose this friday:

Opening Reception: California to Bangkok and Back: an ongoing artistic and cultural exchange of faculty artists. in august, 2007, a residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand, included San José State faculty artists Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Tony May, and David Middlebrook, who were invited to participate as part of a larger exchange with several California universities. The artists were directed to address the theme of world environment, and the conclusion of the bangkok portion of the exchange was a major exhibition showing the results of this effort. The exhibition at Works/San José presents new work from the California portion of this ongoing exchange.

Opening in the Paulette Peterson installation space: Marina Shterenberg: video installation Infinite Desire explores relationships between organic and geometric symmetry, between the human body and euclidean space, and between physical and imagined environments.

On view: WORXX: twenty years of design by Joe Miller, a sampling of the dynamic, award winning, and sometimes controversial graphic design for Works/San José from 1987 to 2007.

Visit SouthFirstFridays.com for more info on what else is going on!

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poetry first!

featured poets followed by an open mic First Tuesdays at Works, presented by Poetry Center San Jos with the San Jos State University Creative Writing Department free and open to the public this month’s featured poets: Peter Malae Elline Lipkin Nigel Funge read more about the poets at www.pcsj.org Technorati Tags: workssanjose, works

7:30pm tuesday, november 6

featured poets followed by an open mic
First Tuesdays at Works, presented by Poetry Center San José
with the San José State University Creative Writing Department
free and open to the public

this month’s featured poets:
Peter Malae
Elline Lipkin
Nigel Funge

read more about the poets at www.pcsj.org

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South First Friday – November 2007

Come on down to South First Friday at Works/San Jose this friday and experience this fine events: Opening Reception: WORXX: twenty years of design by joe miller A sampling of the dynamic, award winning, and sometimes controversial graphic design for Works/San Jos from 1987 to 2007.

Come on down to South First Friday at Works/San Jose this friday and experience this fine events:

Opening Reception: WORXX: twenty years of design by joe miller
A sampling of the dynamic, award winning, and sometimes controversial graphic design for Works/San José from 1987 to 2007. Installation in the front window and back community wall.

Live electronic music performances by Chlorophil and Derek Scott.

on view in the main exhibition space:
Feel the Difference: Cultural Branding Remix
Artists Jano Cortijo, Binh Danh, Ala Ebtekar, Amir H. Fallah, Juan Luna-Avin, and Angelica Muro remix the commercialization of culture and ethnicity.

on view in the Paulette Peterson Installation Space:
Chris Elliman An interactive installation on social stereotypes.

Visit SouthFirstFridays.com for more info on what else is going on!

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WORXX: twenty years of design by joe miller

A sampling of the dynamic, award winning, and sometimes controversial graphic design for Works/San Jos from 1987 to 2007. For more about Joe’s work in design and performance visit www.joemillersco.com Technorati Tags: joe miller, works, workssanjose



A sampling of the dynamic, award winning, and sometimes controversial graphic design for Works/San José from 1987 to 2007. An installation at the front window and the hall community space. Opening Reception: First Friday November 2, 8pm to 10pm. Exhibition continues through December 22. For more about Joe’s work in design and performance visit www.joemillersco.com

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Curatorial Workshop – October 2007

getting it all together: submitting curatorial proposals october 20th 2007 at 10am suggested donation: $10 (to cover cost of handouts) this workshop will help you prepare a professional and cohesive exhibition proposal to submit to works/san jose and other galleries and museums.

getting it all together: submitting curatorial proposals
october 20th 2007 at 10am
suggested donation: $10 (to cover cost of handouts)

this workshop will help you prepare a professional and cohesive exhibition proposal to submit to works/san jose and other galleries and museums.
reservations: call 408-286-6800 or email gallery@workssanjose.org

SIDESCROLLER ][ : Art + Games + Techno + Beer

Thursday, October 11, 2007 @ ~7:30pm Come join us for a night of retro and not-retro games in the genre of the futuristic side scrolling shooter, accompanied by a dj mixed soundtrack to match.

Sidescroller][ Hires

Thursday, October 11, 2007 @ ~7:30pm

Come join us for a night of retro and not-retro games in the genre of the futuristic side scrolling shooter, accompanied by a dj mixed soundtrack to match. $5 donation is requested so we can help pay the rent and electricity bill at Works/San Jose. $10 will get you a custom embroidered patch! OMGWTF?! Sidescroller is t3h awesome!1!

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Photos from New Music and Performance Night, september 2007

I have posted photos from last month’s event on my blog. Thanks very much to all who came out, and especially to Chachi Jones, QORSER, and Joe Miller! Technorati Tags: new music and performance night, san jose, works, workssanjose

I have posted photos from last month’s event on my blog. Thanks very much to all who came out, and especially to Chachi Jones, QORSER, and Joe Miller! Excellent performances by all.

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South First Friday—October 5, 2007

Opening Reception, 7pm till late: Feel the Difference: Cultural Branding Remix Artists Jano Cortijo, Binh Danh, Ala Ebtekar, Amir H. Paulette Peterson Installation Space rededication: Chris Elliman An interactive installation on social stereotypes.

Opening Reception, 7pm till late:

Feel the Difference: Cultural Branding Remix
Artists Jano Cortijo, Binh Danh, Ala Ebtekar, Amir H. Fallah, Juan Luna-Avin, and Angelica Muro remix the commercialization of culture and ethnicity.

Paulette Peterson Installation Space rededication:
Chris Elliman An interactive installation on social stereotypes.

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Special Meeting of Membership

As Works celebrates its 30th year, the membership is being called upon to help define the destiny of the organization. Special Meeting of Membership 6:30pm, Friday, September 21, 2007 Works/San Jose, 451 South 1st Street Light refreshments will be available.

As Works celebrates its 30th year, the membership is being called upon to help define the destiny of the organization. Over the past several months the Board of Directors has striven to restart the strong programming of Works after the high costs of relocation and repairs; and to meet the fiscal obligations inherent to running a downtown art center in the Bay Area’s largest city.

A crucial meeting has been called at which the Board will present recommendations for change and invite input from members. Works has overcome many obstacles in the past, but these new challenges cannot be met without a true community effort. Works needs you now. Bring your bright ideas and positive energy to this meeting and help craft the future of Works/San Jose.

Special Meeting of Membership
6:30pm, Friday, September 21, 2007
Works/San Jose, 451 South 1st Street

Light refreshments will be available.

works access : eXact-O

Join us on Thursday, September 20th, at 6:30pm in the gallery for the first public screening of “artist process” followed by a panel discussion with artists jesse houlding, marina shretenberg, charlene tan, and annie vought in conjunction with their show “eXact-O” current on display.

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Join us on Thursday, September 20th, at 6:30pm in the gallery for the first public screening of “artist process” followed by a panel discussion with artists jesse houlding, marina shretenberg, charlene tan, and annie vought in conjunction with their show “eXact-O” current on display. This event is free and open to the public.

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Waltz in to Works!

Thursday, August 30th, 7:30 – 11:00pm Come join us at Works/San Jose gallery to enjoy a night of dancing for a good cause! $10 donation to Works for admission Technorati Tags: dance, dancing, works, workssanjose

Thursday, August 30th, 7:30 – 11:00pm

Come join us at Works/San Jose gallery to enjoy a night of dancing for a good cause!

Waltz, polka, swing, cha-cha, tango, and more–all in a wonderful atmosphere, surrounded by contemporary art. See the current show, “Exact-o!” and celebrate all forms of art & creativity at this event.

Waltz lesson will be given at 7:30, open dancing at 8:00. Dances for all will be taught throughout the night.

$10 donation to Works for admission

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SIDESCROLLER – Aug. 29th

On August 29th @ 8pm, Come out and play some retro and not-retro scrolling arcade games while listening to a futuristic dj-mixed soundtrack at Works! We’re in need of some cash money, so please donate a few bucks and buy a beer.

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On August 29th @ 8pm, Come out and play some retro and not-retro scrolling arcade games while listening to a futuristic dj-mixed soundtrack at Works! We’re in need of some cash money, so please donate a few bucks and buy a beer.

Please tell a friend about the event, too! 🙂 kthx.

grantseeking basics for artists

7pm tuesday, august 21, 2007 @ Works/San Jose presented by the Foundation Center @ Works/San Jose; admission is free but please register: http://foundationcenter.org/sanfrancisco/indartsf Download this information in a PDF: Works Grant Seeking Basics for Artists Flyer Technorati Tags: grants, san jose, San Jos, works, workssanjose

7pm tuesday, august 21, 2007 @ Works/San Jose

presented by the Foundation Center @ Works/San Jose; free!

for individuals involved in the arts and looking to fund any type of arts-related project, such as to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, or conduct research. participants will learn how to identify funders in the arts, explore fiscal sponsorship, and create a step-by-step plan to find funding for your needs as an individual grantseeker. this workshop is presented by the Foundation Center, the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. admission is free but please register:

http://foundationcenter.org/sanfrancisco/indartsf

Download this information in a PDF: Works Grant Seeking Basics for Artists Flyer

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New music night – july 27th, 2007

We had an awesome first music and performance night at our new space on first street! Here’s a video I made of the performances we had from, in order of appearance, Dajis, Polly Moller, and Kioku.

We had an awesome first music and performance night at our new space on first street! Here’s a video I made of the performances we had from, in order of appearance, Dajis, Polly Moller, and Kioku.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-5616396332700536255&hl=en

Kicking into high gear

So much change has happened for Works/San Jos in the last year. Along with a new physical location for the gallery, we’re continuing to modernize with a new website. Be sure to grab our RSS feed to plug into your RSS reader page or desktop app.

So much change has happened for Works/San José in the last year. Along with a new physical location for the gallery, we’re continuing to modernize with a new website.  Be sure to grab our RSS feed to plug into your RSS reader page or desktop app.