December First Friday and AUCTION

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.

Join Us for South First Friday —

December 5th

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.

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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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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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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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on view for 01 in the 1st street windows:

Whitney Aiken The biggest most influential thing that has ever happened to me presented under the mentorship of Space 47 as part of 01SJ Adobe Global Youth Voices Project and The Second Biennial 01SJGlobal Festival of Art on the Edge with exhibition space provided by Works/San Jos This work, originally installed at TheTechs New Venture Hall, was deemed too mature in subject matter by the museum and was removed from the exhibition.

Whitney Aiken
The biggest most influential thing that has ever happened to me
presented under the mentorship of
Space 47
as part of
01SJ Adobe Global Youth Voices Project
and
The Second Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge
with exhibition space provided by
Works/San José 

This work, originally installed at TheTech’s New Venture Hall, was deemed too mature in subject matter by the museum and was removed from the exhibition. Works/San José has provided this space so that the work can be seen as part of 01SJ.

Whitney Aiken’s, The biggest most influential thing that has ever happened to me, features two life-size portraits side-by-side, one of Aiken and the other of her mother. A companion video piece features an intimate conversation between the two. During the spring of 2008, Aiken posted private journal entries on a public Internet blog every day for six weeks. The entries conveyed her six-year relationship to cancer, with sentiments ranging from resentment to empowerment.

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.

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