Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Events for this weekend at E7S...

E7S will have a table at SJ Bike Party kickoff!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Erin Goodwin-Guerrero at Triton Museum of Art

Caught Between Heaven and Earth by Erin Goodwin-Guerrero at Triton Museum of Art June 19-September 19, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, June 18th, 7-9pm
from Triton Museum's website: The art of Erin Goodwin-Guerrero is the product of a curious and questioning mind, a restless hand, and the need to be heard, as much as seen. Most of her painting is loaded with content that is accessible to the patient viewer. The recent work is charged with aggressive color, yet the complex symbolism and layers of related imagery require attention and reflection to extract bits of sensible information. Over the years, a number of themes recur in her art: boxing as a metaphor for struggle of the underdog, death as an eternal actor in human drama, the sexual/sensual undercurrent of most human ritual, the search for and abuse of the truth. The current work revisits many of these themes with myth-making narratives and guest appearances by legendary figures from art and cultural history.

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday: closed
Triton Museum of Art 1505 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95050 Phone: (408) 247-3754

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Empire Seven Studios will be at the subZero Festival

Join us for the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk & the 3rd Annual SubZERO Festival!
June 4th, 6pm 'til MIDNIGHT In the SoFA District

(on So. First Street between San Carlos and E. Reed streets & beyond!)
In addition to the South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk, So. First St. in the SoFA District will be shut down 6pm-midnight for the 3rd Annual SubZERO Festival a diy, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. This highly anticipated event is the only of its kind in the region featuring 100 artists, performers and musicians of the subculture genre that thrives in Silicon Valley.
For more information on all the art projects, indie creative vendors and live music on the outdoor stage, visit You can also follow on Twitter for instant updates @SubZEROfestival
Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design - 366 South First Street
My Only Desire by Joey Syta (Brooklyn, NY)
My Only Desire is a one third scale sculpture adaptation of a 15th century tapestry from The Lady and the Unicorn series made from approximately 55,000 Lite-Brite pegs affixed to 36 pegboards and glue (a two year endeavor). The original tapestry hangs along with it's five counterparts at le Musee de Cluny in Paris which are popularly regarded as representing the five basic senses along with the sixth sense of love.
Live performances in the gallery: SubZERO’s Looping Lounge hosted by Rick Walker of the Y2K-X International Live Looping Festival. Featured sound and/or video looper’s include: Nadia Shihab, Jhameel, Tim Thompson, David Tristram and Rick Walker. Performances begin at 8pm.
Art Glass Center of San Jose - 465 South First Street
The Art Glass Center is currently closed but will resume its regular gallery hours (Monday-Friday 1:00 pm -9:00 pm, Sat/urday and Sunday 11am-5pm) on June 10, 2010.
KALEID Gallery - 88 South Fourth Street (at San Fernando)
7pm–9pm Opening Reception: Featured Exhibitions by Murphy Adams, Charis DeRemer
art by Murphy Adams
see here by Murphy Adams
see here: an exhibition of mixed media paintings, sculpture, clay and mosaic. See here, it’s about the things your think about but never say, what your actions say and not your words, it’s about what you said but wish you hadn’t. See here, a look inside, outside of your senses.
art by Charis DeRemer
Darndest Daydreams an exhibition of paintings by Charis DeRemer that asks the viewer to make up the story behind each in his or her own mind. The paintings are of dreamers, both literal and figurative, captured in ephemeral moments of human emotion and inspiration.
Brown and Proud, Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza
screenprint, 2010
MACLA - 510 South First Street
Opening Reception: The Art of Politics: Three Generations of Political Printmaking in the Bay Area
Juan Fuentes, Melanie Cervantes, Jesus Barraza, Leslie Lopez and Natalia Garcia Pasmanick

The Art of Politics explores the tradition of printmaking as a political and artistic movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. Three generations of printmakers demonstrate the powerful and engaging nature of printmaking. Community, immigration, social activism and international issues are explored in this group exhibition.
Phantom Galleries - art exhibitions in vacant storefronts
photography by Abe Menor
386 South First Street: STREET SWAG Photos by Abe Menor
Abraham Menor is a community organizer/worker and photographer based in San Jose, California. When he is not working as a “at-risk” youth case manager, he is armed with his camera, ready to capture the next fleeting moment. With a background in sociology and a love for photography, Menor realized that he can combine the two together. The result is photography that analyzes and examines human social behavior and society. This exhibition features portraits of festival goers shot on location at the 2nd Annual SubZERO Festival (2009) in his Street Swag Photo Booth.
Skull by Paolo Fachinetti
388 South First Street:The Skull Series (part of the Timbri Collection) by Paolo Fachinetti (Italy)
The explosion, the division, the breaking of the figure and of the human being is symbolic of the fragility of Man, of our being and not being a part of the cosmos. Man is seen not as something singular, but as made up of many small uncertainties, doubts and anguish. Images from the Timbri (Stamps) series can be recognized as impressionism works.
When observed at a close distance, monochromatic black seems to explode from white. From a farther distance, the image takes shape and acquires an identity, definition. The image isn’t there. The subject is created by the eye of the observer by compensating for what isn’t there.
Tahitian Girl Dress by Alfred Shahee
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles - 520 South First Street
On view in the main galleries is Hawaii's Alfred Shaheen: Fabric to Fashion, an exhibit that celebrates the legacy of the textile and fashion designer credited with popularizing the Hawaiian print and the 'fusion fashion' aesthetic it spawned. The galleries are filled with examples of his Hawaiian and Asian-inspired fashions and fabrics from the 1940s-1980s.
Also on view: Wendeanne Ke'aka Stitt: Contemporary Kapa, a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Hawaiian textile form and Grand Appliqué: Hawaiian Quilts, a selection of outstanding quilts in the familiar Hawaiian style by master quilter Carol Kamaile and her students.

Special events:
Get involved in fusionwear sv by wearing garb that represents Silicon Valley to you (is it techie? ethnic? both? neither?) or by bringing objects that represent the Valley to you. We will be photographing the garb and objects to add to the Silicon Valley visual vocabulary we are creating.
Get creative with a free Digital Textile Design Lab with artist Corinne Okada Takara from 6:30-8:30pm. Have you ever wanted to design your own fabrics? For one evening, come play, be inspired and experiment in our digital textile design lab where we'll be using both computers and pen and paper to create textile designs.
SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery - 577 South Market Street
ROBOT ATTACK!! - Proving the old axiom that one man's junk is another man's cyborg Paul Loughridge returns to the SLG Art Boutiki with a showing of his robots made from common household items. Also in the Boutiki will be select pieces left over from several of our past shows, kind of a "best of" collection. Plus TIE DYE!!! Home made designs by our own tie dye artisans.
Live music will be provided by Bacchus Joint as they premiere songs from their new album.
art by Jeremiah Kille, Are More Birds What We Can Expect from You in the Future?, 2010
Works San Jose - 451 South First Street
On view: Out of State, the debut exhibition of San José State University's 2010 BFA graduates in pictorial art: Ginger Burrell, Matthew Campbell, Jose Estrada, Gloria Gardner, Onna Hui, Minal Jeswani, Jeremiah Kille, Colin King-Bailey, Gabriela Lujan, Craig Anthony Mele, William Muir, Kristin Shinoda, Kate Stewart, and Sebastian Vido. With a wide range of media and fresh points of view, this is the exciting first appearance of the Out of State collaboration between Works and SJSU since 2002!
Caffé Trieste - 315 South First Street
Opening Reception: Interior Shifts by Judy HurleyEach decade of my life was a radically different stage of metamorphisis. This series of paintings reflects and celebrates those evolutions.
First Fridays are Opera Night! at Caffe Trieste, with some of the Bay Area's best opera singers performing your favorite arias and duets.
Downtown Yoga Shala - 450 South First Street
Join us after Candlelight Yoga (6:15-7:45 pm) as we welcome Art Walk patrons and mingle with new yogi friends and the downtown community. For the month of June, Downtown Yoga Shala is proud to feature watercolor artist Made’ Sukerti Berg.
Made was born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, a place that has captured the imagination of people around the world based upon its beauty and exotic culture. From the time she was a young girl she was involved in the arts. She was a star dancer in her village, and continued to perform and teach dance in the United States for many years. In the early 1990’s she began taking art classes and painting watercolors. It is not surprising that her main subject matter from the outset has been flowers. In Bali flowers are considered holy, and people pray with flowers between their fingers. Made’ is also a serious gardener whose garden and home are filled with flowers.
Made’s background with Bali, the arts, and flowers all come together in this solo show of her watercolors. You see and feel her love and respect for the flowers she paints. The vibrant colors remind one of the tropics. Her perspective evokes the orient and the exotic. Many of the works were actually painted in Bali and others were conceived there. A portion of the proceeds of all sales will be donated to support educational opportunities for underprivileged Balinese children.
Good Karma Vegan Café - 37 South First Street
Opening Reception: Invisible Targets by Guy Brookshire

Invisible Targets are Book Art Collages made by destroying History, Science, and Art publications. They illustrate the writings of Guy Benjamin Brookshire, requiring no knowledge of his work to be enjoyed.
METRO Photo Exhibit- 550 South First Street
(τεχνολογία) the current state of humanity's knowledge is this month's photography theme presented by the First St. Photo Collective.
art by Michael Foley
South First Billiards Club & Lounge - 420 South First Street
In the realm of arts we are consistently challenged to evolve. Michael Foley's piece amplifies our ability to be taken by our Dark side and destroyed by our faults. This event is a symbolic means for expressing the inevitable break through from our shortcomings. Set loose by our raw energy we channel into a new freedom. Heart of Chaos introduces Cryptic Artistry.
All ages until 10pm / 21+ venue after 10pm
Art Ark - 1035 South Sixth Street
Art Ark Gallery location will be closed but will be out on South First Street participating in the SubZERO Festival.
For full listing of events and information: please visit or call 408-271-5155

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Amidst the Hype

Coming Second Friday, June 11th ABRAHAM MENOR
Please join us!
Come meet this talented photographer in person and enjoy an evening of
amazing work, music, food, friends and famiy.
"Abraham Menor is a community organizer/worker and photographer based in San Jose, California. Menor graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University at Hayward. When he is not working as a “at-risk” youth case manager, he is armed with his camera, ready to capture the next fleeting moment. His love for the camera began in the late 90’s. His subject matter was initially graffiti. Menor sought to document the culture surrounding such an art form. Shortly thereafter, he developed a passion to document his daily interactions with people, places, and things. Menor’s goal is to tell stories using his camera.

With a background in sociology and a love for photography, Menor realized that he can combine the two together. The result is photography that analyzes and examines human social behavior and society. In the past, he has documented various social and political movements such as the anti-war movement, the Filipino World War II Veterans Equity Movement, the Silence the Violence Day, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Train March. Menor also documents Hip Hop culture and the different sub-culture of the streets. These two cultures have greatly influenced the manner in which Menor captures and documents an image. As a participant and observer, Menor is able to capture moments that are fresh and raw yet honest and real."