Archive for August 2007

heart of chaos sidewalk chalk event august 25, 2007

Heart of Chaos had a great sidewalk chalk event today at the Camden Community Center in san jose. This is the piece I did:

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Here are my photos from the event: Click here

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Yes Men on Bill Moyers

grantseeking basics for artists

7pm tuesday, august 21, 2007

presented by the Foundation Center; 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:

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

KQED gallery Crawl @ works

kqed’s gallery crawl @ works/san josé!

each month kqed interactive visits a number of northern california art galleries
to check out what’s up in the local art scene. Last month they paid a
visit to Works/San Jose…

In the news

check out works/san josé in the mercury news!!!

Summer 2007 upcoming events

august 11th from noon to 2pm: children’s art workshop
august 21st at 7pm: grantseeking basics for individuals in the arts
august 23rd at 7pm: artist critique group
see calendar page for more…


happening every month at works . . .
children’s art classes - 2nd saturday of every month and always free
artist critique group - 4th thursday of every month
for more on going and up coming events and exhibitions - see our calendar


on view now through september 22nd…
curator: jesse houlding
artists: jesse houlding, marina shretenberg, charlene tan, annie vought
on view in the main gallery august 2nd through september 22nd

august 2nd at 6pm - artists/curator exhibition tour
august 3rd at 7pm - free public reception

there is a transformation that takes place that is central to our various practices. the act of cutting alters the materials into something unexpected, revealing hidden qualities and creating new possibilities. it is an essentially reductive act, emphasizing the structure that remains at the end of the process. in this accumulation of marks, in the reduction of the whole, there is an inherent understanding of the process that is clear to the viewer; an acknowledgement of the concentration involved, the evidence of the artists’ hand that imbues the work with a significance that stands in contrast with the simplicity of the material.


sidescroller 8/29

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.

Dancing. Robot. Party.

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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.

Kicking into high gear

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.