Join us for South First Friday–March 6, 2009, 7pm-late

Its Paulette Peterson Installation Space presents freshly created works from a YFAC (youth and family art connection) workshop led by local artist Nancy Ann Rice. and the hope that endures despite heartbreak and grief, to love, lose and love again.

Works/San José continues to exhibit the paintings of Christian Midjo and Tarmo Pasto in Through Scandinavian Eyes: A Look at the Midjo-Pasto Collection. Its Paulette Peterson Installation Space presents freshly created works from a YFAC (youth and family art connection) workshop led by local artist Nancy Ann Rice. The artist-in-residence installation entitled, sub specie aeternitatis, by artist and Works Board member, Brande Barrett, can be seen in the Market Street window. The installation deals with loss and loves lost; the uniquely human desire to love and be loved; and the hope that endures despite heartbreak and grief, to love, lose and love again. The night will also feature four acoustic performances from 7-9pm featuring Manigator, Kid Nothing, Dan Potthast, and Hanalei. The event is free and open to the public.

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YFAC Painting Workshop, February 21, 2009 –Photo by Cynthia Thomet

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YFAC: Fun with Ephemera!

# # # Media Contact: Cynthia Thomet, pr@workssanjose.org, About YFAC (youth and family art connection): yfac fosters appreciation for and understanding of art by giving local children (ages 7 to 14) and their families new and different ways to express themselves through art in a no-mistakes environment that supports the application of creative problem-solving and risk-taking beyond the visual arts.

350Coming Saturday, February, 14, 2009, from 12 – 2 pm, Works/San Jose will host another Youth & Family Art Connection, called “Fun with Ephemera”.

“Ephemera is a beautiful word for those things that you manage to collect–like old tickets to your favorite show–and they make great media for art projects. Valentine’s day seemed to be a good day to explore how to incorporate ephemera into your art,” says local art teacher and Works Board member, Brande Barrett. “This fun family activity is free, where you can make and take your own fine art home with you.” Continue reading “YFAC: Fun with Ephemera!”