South First Friday, November 6th 2008

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 &

Join Us for South First Friday —

November 7th!

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:

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2008 Art Auction participants list

Hey, we’ve created a webpage with the list of artists who have pledged a piece of art for our 2008 art auction! Technorati Tags: 2008, art, auction, san jose, san jose, San Jos, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

Hey, we’ve created a webpage with the list of artists who have pledged a piece of art for our 2008 art auction! Please go check it out, it’s looking like a fantastic show of support from our awesome community of artists. Until Saturday, November 8th at 4pm, there’s still time to join this amazing list! please email auction@workssanjose.org with your name, email, and phone number and we’ll get you into the program.

Click here for the event details

and Click here to download the auction participation form.

and THANK YOU! We’re very much looking forward to a great auction!

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First Friday October 2008: Hopes/Fears

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. Technorati Tags: san jose, San Jos, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

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. Join us for a reception for the artists and their teachers on opening night.

Click here to read more about what’s going on for First Friday.

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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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South First Friday, September 2008

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT – Artist In Residence exhibit, Live Music, Members’ Exhibit Works/San Jose will showcase the talents of two local artists along with its ongoing member exhibition works re:group. Click here to sign up for our announcement list Technorati Tags: art, music, performance, san jose, San Jos, sanjose, southfirstfriday, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT – Artist In Residence exhibit, Live Music, Members’ Exhibit
Works/San Jose will showcase the talents of two local artists along with its ongoing member exhibition works re:group. Printmaker Fanny Retsek’s art giveaway special, called Keep this Slip for Reference and a don’t miss one-night-only Benjamin Brackett performance! 7pm till Late-o’clock.

Click here to read what else is going on this friday night on south first!

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want to gallery sit for us?

Here’s a zoomed in view of the part you need to know: You will then be presented with a form to sign up for the date you selected: Here’s a zoomed in view of the two fields you need to fill in.

Helping us keep our doors open is an excellent way to give something back to your community. It’s easy to do and can be a lot of fun. Click through to learn the details on how to sign up!

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Works/San Jose Members' Exhibit 2008 – re:group – opens this friday night!

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.

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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2008 Members' Exhibit – call for art due this week

*VOLUNTEERING* volunteers are needed on the below dates: Art hanging – after work is received and layed out: day 1: July 28, hanging art day 2: July 29, hanging art day 3: July 30, hanging art and lighting the show Gallery prep/ cleanup: Thursday July 31 Gallery sitting/ hours: Friday August 1 : 3-5 volunteers for the opening August 1 to September 13: volunteers to keep the gallery open to the public.

Deliver your art to Works:
STARTING TODAY, thursday, july 24, 6 to 8pm
friday and saturday, july 25 and 26, noon to 4pm

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In the gallery: steve cooley

On display: “steve cooley : through the prism of San Jose” a temporary show in the windows of Works/San Jose while works is preparing for the upcoming member exhibit. My works on display are the result of riding the line between working with digital tools and techniques and the analog results.

On display: “steve cooley : through the prism of San Jose” a temporary show in the windows of Works/San Jose while works is preparing for the upcoming member exhibit.

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My major influences are Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque, circuit boards, and typography. I create digital works in addition to working with tradition mediums. I very much like the sensibilities of electronic art and music, but have been struggling with the issue of how to recognize their lack of scarcity. So, I continue to work in analog mediums until the world can figure out how to fully appreciate digital art without reservations. However, in many cases I will use digital tools for planning or sketching out concepts before going to the analog medium. My works on display are the result of riding the line between working with digital tools and techniques and the analog results.

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More on the Whitney Aiken installation

YOUTH DOCUMENTARY CENSORED In 01SJ Whitney Aiken, a lonely voice in the window of Works Gallery, by Erin Goodwin-Guerrero Space 47, a San Jose Gallery began a sociological investigation by mentoring a selected group of young people in the self-examination of behaviors on the internet.

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YOUTH DOCUMENTARY CENSORED In 01SJ

Whitney Aiken, a lonely voice in the window of Works Gallery,
by Erin Goodwin-Guerrero

Space 47, a San Jose Gallery began a sociological investigation by mentoring a selected group of young people in the self-examination of behaviors on the internet. Parents, schools and sociologists have become increasingly concerned over boundaries broken on the internet. What is the subtext of shameless engagement in topics, acts and revelations that in previous generations were considered to be private, personal, embarrassing or incriminating?

On such sites as Facebook, YouTube and Myspace, young people show themselves nude, in sexual postures, drunk and passed out and in many other ways that would have been anathema to their parents’ generation. Why does the current generation seems to have no need to maintain good face, avoid public shame, and conceal “issues”? Honesty, at times brutal, is embraced –perhaps as part of a youthful idealism, mixed with exhibitionism — that we all remember from our years under the age of thirty.

Whitney Aiken prepared The Biggest, Most Influential Thing that has Ever Happened to Me, as part of the Space 47 project. Daily, for six weeks, Aiken broadcast through word and pictures on the internet her grief over the death of her father, her mother’s breast cancer, and her own fears for inherited tendencies toward cancer.

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California to Bangkok and Back

This exhibition at Works/San Jose represents the California portion of the ongoing exchange of Thai and California artists which was begun a number of years ago by art faculty from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly.) It includes work from all of the artists who have participated in the latest exchanges.

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Works/San Jose is pleased to announce – California to Bangkok and Back, its next exhibition, opening December 4th, 2007, and on view through January 19th, 2008.

In August, 2007, a three-week residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University in Bangkok Thailand, included three San Jose State University faculty artists who were invited to participate as part of a larger group of artists from several California Universities. The artists worked in Bangkok, alongside faculty artists from Thailand in the production of a major exhibition which opened in September 2007 at the Art Centre at Silpakorn University.

This exhibition at Works/San Jose represents the California portion of the ongoing exchange of Thai and California artists which was begun a number of years ago by art faculty from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly.) It includes work from all of the artists who have participated in the latest exchanges. Four of these Thai artists have just recently completed residencies at San Jose State and at Cal Poly.

Exhibit Preview: Dec 6th, 2007 – 6:30pm, Works/San Jose

Public Reception: Dec 7th, 2007 – 7:00pm, Works/San Jose

Click here for the entire press release and more photos

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