September 7, 2012 — South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk + STREET MRKT

JOIN US for the next South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk on SEPTEMBER 7th
featuring STREET MRKT from 7–11pm.

The South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances. In addition to the monthly art walk, September 7th features the nighttime urban faire, STREET MRKT, with 40 artists, creative vendors a live music stage out on South First Street (between San Carlos and San Salvador) and Cielo Vertical Arts performance on the side of 300 S 1st Street.

It all kicks off at 7pm! All art venues and the STREET MRKT are FREE and open to the public.

  • STREET MRKT is a nighttime DIY urban faire that brings together local artists, creative indie vendors and a live music stage with performances by Ferocious Few, Drop Dead Sixty and Dirty Pillows out on South First Street between San Carlos and San Salvador streets. Free and open to the public.

    Cielo Vertical Arts returns South 1st Street to bring our Summer outdoor season to close. Don’t miss their performance high above on the walls of 300 S 1st Street where they’ll turn the vertical into the seemingly horizontal. Performance time coming shortly. Stay tuned!

    Participating artists / creatives:
    17jewels, 57-33 Clothing, Anointed Apparel, Becca’s Studio, Betwixt, Sandi Billingsley, Blue Dream Project, Boombotix, Mchael Borja, Bugs & Monsters, Keith Bunnell, Buttons by Maria, David Canavese, Cielo Vertical Arts, Crossroads Trading, Death Before Dishonor, Devil Rose Vintage, Michael Foley, Francisco Franco, Galactic Romance Clothing, Emo Gonzales, GoodLifeRoots, Ike Greca, Cynthia Gonzales, Andre Hart, Jumbo Jibbles, Matt Lopez, Luna Chalk Arts Fest, Frances Marin, Mejia Arts, LAuruS Myth, Jose Nunez, Old Souls Clothing, Out of Print Vintage, Poetry Center San Jose, Al Preciado, Steven Reece, Rock N The Trend, Matthew Bailey Seigel SLG/Art Boutiki, Social Villains, Tacti Design-Montana Shrader, TechShop SJ, Visual Confections, Wadl and Zatoon Clothing

    In addition to wonderful restaurants and cafés in the SoFA district, the Grilled Cheese Bandits, MoGo BBQ, O Mi Ninja, Quick Dog, Scoopy SJ and the WoW Truck will be on site in the parking lot next to Anno Domini Gallery.

  • Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design – 366 South First St. map

    This Snow Rising Faring Purth solo exhibition

    Faring Purth moves from the open air canvas of the streets to gallery exhibition at Anno Domini for her debut solo show. Her hard upbringing, aggressive youth and her years of work in caring for the dying is permeated through the layers of meaning in her loose figurative visual imagery. The initial reaction upon viewing Purth’s paintings may be to think it grotesque in nature but that feeling quickly washes away as the beauty and dignity of these subjects surface when looking into their soulful eyes.

    Featuring live music by Shovelman.

    Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn-shovel turned slide-guitar, Shovelman plays ol’ fashioned folktronica-grooves looped straight out of the ground. The sounds of Mississippi deltablues from the electro-psychedelic future, collide with the antiquated rubble of lyrical one-man-band hoboetry.

  • Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery – 499 South Market St. map

    art work by Jonathan Huang

    “Higher Learning II” – Higher Fire presents its 2nd Annual MFA Exhibit with work by emerging clay artists from San Jose State’s MFA program. Participating artists include Jonathan Huang, Malia Landis, Avery Palmer, Wesley Wright, Kat MacKinnon, Elise Putnam, Demetra Messoloras and others. Join us September 7th, 7-11pm, for a reception for all the artists plus an evening of pottery wheel demonstrations and interactive clay activities inside the clay space.

  • KALEID gallery – 88 South Fourth St. map

    Photo by Deborah Mills Thackrey

    Artists’ Reception for the San Jose Creatives One Year Anniversary Group Exhibit

    San Jose Creatives celebrates their one year anniversary. Over the past year they have interviewed over 40 of San Jose’s most talented, including artists, musicians, writers, designers, filmmakers, and creative entrepreneurs. Live music performances by dream house, Paul Kimball, Toaster , and Troy Joseph Curtis

  • MACLA Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana – 510 South First St. map

    Cruce de Caminos (Crossroads), polychrome aluminum boxes with text
    on stainless steel post, 2010

    Join MACLA for an evening of art and performance! In MACLA’s Gallery: City Portraits: (Retratos De Cuidad) by Marcos Ramirez ERRE examines the social, economic and cultural borders within the Valley of Heart’s Delight (Silicon Valley). ERRE’s work encourages the audience to look closer at the dynamics and roots that have made Silicon Valley a successful epicenter.

  • Phantom Galleriesart exhibits in vacant storefronts and alternative spaces


    95 South Market St: Cambrian Artists League Group Exhibit

  • San Jose Jazz at Pagoda Restaurant & Bamboo Lounge – 170 South Market St. map

    Oscar Pangilinan for San Jose Jazz

    Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan is emerging as one of the youngest and in demand musicians in the South Bay. Oscar currently serves as the woodwind instructor for the Alum Rock Jazz Band in the Alum Rock Union School District. His style and approach to jazz is greatly influenced by legendary jazz artists Coleman Hawkins, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, and Sonny Rollins as well as contemporary artists Joshua Redman and John Ellis. His love for New Orleans Jazz, funk, and blues can also be heard in his playing as he draws in audiences with his smooth tone, lyrical lines, and complex rhythmic ideas.

  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles – 520 South First St. map

    Sea Foam Patterns by Dan Olfe 2011, 36″ x 59″

    2nd International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB) and AIDS Quilt Interactive: Touching 1.3 Million Square Miles

    With art that will appeal to both the traditional quilter, and the technophile alike, ITAB includes traditional hand-work as well as high-tech pieces of quilted binary code, QR code, and HTML; and many kinds of digital processing. AIDS Quilt Interactive is a 42-inch interactive touchscreen tabletop that allows users to search through and examine detailed individual images from the 1.3 million square feet of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The exhibition also includes three 12 X 12 hanging panels of the Aids Memorial Quilt. Visitors will also learn ‘Weaving with Recycled Materials” to create a trivet or coaster out of recycled fabrics and aluminum foil.

  • Tahira: The Pure Dance Theatre at San Jose Stage Company Courtyard – 490 South First St. map

    Tahira: The Pure Dance Theatre is a contemporary modern dance company located here in the San Jose Bay Area. Tahira PDT produces a wide variety of conscious art using dance as an avenue for education and awareness of injustices. Artistic Director, Imani Tahira Hopkins believes that art is a universal language. It shatters paradigms, transcends through culture and cuts right to the heart.

    Tahira PDT is not new to First Fridays. Making their debut at SubZero Festival 2011, Tahira PDT partnered with Trina Merry’s Art Alive Gallery. Since then, Tahira PDT has enjoyed the interconnected art community of San Jose while continuing to expound on new ideas and ventures. First Friday September, come by The Stage to get an exclusive preview of Tahira PDT’s upcoming new work ‘Ek’Ha(h) set to premiere early Winter.

  • SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery – 577 South Market St. map

    The Zombie invasion of downtown San Jose is over, who knew they just wanted to leave behind some art for us all to enjoy. This month come and see the Art From A Zombie Apocalypse Show features pieces inspired by zombies and other undead craziness.

    No First Friday would be complete without a healthy dose of live music and other fun and we have lots of that too as Grooveyard Shift, fresh off their performance at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest brings their table-infused jazz to our gallery once more.

    All that plus FREE comics…

  • Works San Jose – 365 South Market St. map

    photo by John Brunea

    Cooperative Gaming Co-op

    Curators James Morgan and John Bruneau have created a community “play” space built around the arcade cabinet as platform for interactive experiences. The arcade has been an important social gathering space and a place to experience new technologies through games. This exhibition brings together threads of community play, digital video game design and art, into a community arcade and lounge environment, serving as a platform and pivot point for dialog around the place of games in the lives of our communities, industries, artists, and designers. Organized in collaboration with CADRE laboratories at SJSU and presented by Works as part of the ZERO1 biennial.

  • Caffé Frascati – 315 South First St. map

    Caffe Frascati Opera Night! presented by First Street Singers. All your favorite arias and duets performed live by some of the Bay Area’s best opera singers.

  • Downtown Yoga Shala – 450 South First St. map

    Join us after Candlelight Yoga (5:30-6:45pm) as we open our doors at 7pm to welcome the downtown community and art patrons of the South First Fridays Art Walk. We are proud to feature a local artist from Morgan Hill, Demi Bamber, with her exhibit “Serenity”. There will also be performances from a local San Jose dance troupe, Jewel of Opar, at 8pm, followed by a musical performance by our very own Sarah Jaye Quinley.

    Demi Bamber is a local Morgan Hill artist, originally from the Great Northwest. Growing up between the San Juan Islands and the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, art has been a passion since a very young age and her Grandmother Betty helped her to explore many forms of it. Eventually she found herself in acrylics on canvas with heavy mediums. Many of the mediums used are things collected from nature such as bark, sand, dried flowers, among others. Many inspirations drive her art, such as people, their reactions and emotions. Creating pieces that can alter or change a mood in a positive way is one of the motives behind her art. She is inspired by things that move with grace such as vines or fish. Always feeling a connection with nature and lifestyles of native tribes, the tribal women she typically paints are portrayals of what she felt or saw while dreaming. A way of bringing the art to life is by using metallics and textures to create a depth that changes in every light. Currently she has been expanding her skills with various custom pieces and is constantly taking on new projects and growing as an artist.

  • Good Karma Vegan Café – 37 South First St. map

    Phantom Galleries presents Haley Goodlett at Good Karma Vegan Cafe.

    Working in a variety of exploding color, Haley Goodlett brings you her most recent inspirations from the sea. From acrylic paintings to seashell jewelry, and decorative boxes, Haley’s art is all about texture. As a legally blind artist, she is always curiously excited about new tactile methods of expression. Don’t miss this chance to check out some good color at Good Karma.

  • METRO Photo Exhibit – 550 South First St. map

    Live and Loud by Aron Cooperman

    Everyday, all around us we hear things… some of it is talk, some is noise, some of it is music.

    Music has the ability to make us dance, scream, or sing along. It can has the power to go deep inside our emotions and break us down or build us up, songs of sadness can unite us, tell us “we are not alone.”

    In every song, there is a story and in every performance, there is a storyteller. In every image, that story and storyteller… their pain, their joy, it’s all captured… for all of us to see “Live and Loud.”

  • Pho69 – 321 South First St. map

    Phantom Galleries presents Year of the Dragon 2012 by Curt Schauer at Pho69.

    Dragons are powerful mythical creatures that symbolize strength, health, harmony, intellectuality and luck. In Year Of The Dragon. 2012 Curt explores Asian influences in his artwork. Monotype, contact print and calligraphic collage are the media represented in this exhibit, all based in Eastern philosophy, beliefs and current affairs.

  • Psycho Donuts – 288 South Second St. map

    Kori Thompson

    Psycho Donuts in downtown San Jose is a quirky donut shop and art gallery. The gallery displays top local artists and has an ongoing exhibit featuring the work of John Renzel, Lacey Bryant, Nicolas Caesar, Murphy Adams, Christine Benjamin, Michael Foley, Michael Borja, Valery Milovic, Carlos Villez, Eric Joyner, Laura Callin Bennett, Michelle Waters, John Hageman and Robert McColley!

  • TechShop San Jose – 300 South Second St. map

    Members will be bringing in projects that they have made at TechShop. Come check out what projects you can make at TechShop!

  • Art Ark Gallery – 1035 South Sixth St. map

    6–9pm From the Back Alleys to the Gallery an exhibition of art, music and poetry.

    From the Back Alleys to the Gallery presents a premiere install by Mick Trackside, creator of faded glory magazine which focuses primarily on a traditional form of graffiti known as box car art. The event features live poetry performances by many known and respected artists, poets, and musicians; with a special guest performance by the synth-pop indie icon Billy Sheen. Bringing the streets to the canvas!