JOIN US for the next South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk on NOVEMBER 2nd
from 7–11pm. RSVP
The South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances.
Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design – 366 South First St. map
Selections from Anno Domini’s private collection of art that started with a rumor and a cross country trip to Pennville, Georgia to meet the legendary Reverend Howard Finster. Twenty-one years later the passion to collect art by some of the most important voices of our time continues and here we exhibit some of the highlights of that collection.
Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery – 499 South Market St. map
Join us for an evening of clay plus a reception for the artists from 7-11pm. New works by Bob and Sandy Kinzie, the dynamic clay duo from Santa Cruz, resonate in our gallery this November. Bob Kinzie has been a professional potter since the 60’s. Over a decade ago, Sandy became interested in clay and now works alongside Bob in their studio.
Their work is often a collaboration of Bob’s wheel generated textured slabs and Sandy’s hand-built teapots, vases, and drinking vessels. The Kinzies teach workshops and have been published in books and international magazines. Their work is in museums and private collections worldwide.
The Kinzie’s will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss their current work beginning at 7:30pm, Friday, Nov 2nd! Don’t miss exciting new work in our Holiday Gift Shop made by members, faculty, staff, and local ceramic superstars!”.
KALEID gallery – 88 South Fourth St. map
Opening Reception for two new feature exhibitions by KALEID Gallery artists Michele Guieu, and Karen Carlo Salinger
Let’s Fight Till Six And Then Have Dinner new drawings and video by Michele Guieu
This installation of drawings and videos is about childhood and its fleeting moments. Everything passes, hence the title, which also refers to the fact that the show opens just a few days before presidential election day. It puts the urge to argue and the hunger for peace in (a childish) perspective.
The drawings hung on the backdrop of the giant leaf are made from pages of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. I see the world Alice visits – and creates at the same time – as a response to the complicated world we live in. In the series of short videos, I watch my two boys as they grow: the way they see the world, the creatures and the monsters they imagine.
Creature Comforts drawings and sculpture by Karen Carlo Salinger
Suspended animation, medical curiosities, scientific illustrations and biological specimens. Improbable creatures in impossible situations. These are some of the ideas that I incorporate into my drawings, sculpture, and other artwork. I call them my creatures, because that is what they are – unknown organisms that take shape in my mind, the roots of which come from a lifelong interest in strange biology, microscopic life, the human body, and basically anything else ooey, gooey, creepy, strange or unusual.
Join MACLA for an evening of art and community! In MACLA’s Gallery: Power in Numbers an exhibition that explores immigration routes and political movements that are currently building a new America. Recent work by Betty A. Davis, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Julio Cesar Morales, Dulce Pizon and Julio Salgado.
Phantom Galleries – art exhibits in vacant storefronts and alternative spaces
Human Motorcycle—Sport Bike
95 South Market St:ART ALIVE GALLERY
Bodypainted human canvas installation and live bodypainting.
San Jose Jazz at Pagoda Restaurant & Bamboo Lounge – 170 South Market St. map
Fairmont Hotel, S 1st Street side, at the Hotel’s back entrance
8:30pm Free Admission
Mads Tolling — A Tribute to Jean-Luc Ponty
France’s own Jean-Luc Ponty has been at the forefront of jazz violin for decades. He has singlehandedly brought the electric violin and the European tradition of great jazz-violin playing to the U.S. Ponty met Danish violinist Mads Tolling at Berklee College of Music and recommended Mads to Stanley Clarke, where Mads has been a five-year member in the Stanley Clarke Band. Tolling and Ponty remain in contact with a mutual goal: The Evolution Of The Violin In Modern Music. The Mads Tolling Quartet will present a musical journey in jazz, jazz fusion and progressive rock. This tribute to Jean-Luc Ponty will include fresh takes on Ponty’s recordings from Enigmatic Ocean to Imaginary Voyage.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles – 520 South First St. map
Last days of the High Fiber Benefit Art Exhibition & Sale
See the 5th Annual High Fiber Benefit Art Exhibition and Sale (ends 11/4)! Purchase fiber art under $500 to support both textile artists and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Creative activity: “From the Heart: Fun Fabric Ornaments”
South Bay Circus Arts Collective at San Jose Stage Company Courtyard – 490 South First St. map
South Bay Circus Arts Collective is dedicated to spreading the love of circus arts throughout the South Bay. We host outdoor circus jams and skill shares where people can come play, learn, and exchange circus skills. We include people of all skill levels from the newest beginners to seasoned performers, and they will perform fire dancing, eating and other circus acts in the courtyard of San Jose Stage company, starting at 7 pm!
SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery – 577 South Market St. map
Art Boutiki Presents The World of Genevieve Santos
Cute is the new cute, or at least we say it is (and we mean cute with a Capital “C”). Nothing cuter than the a world occupied by artist Genevieve Santos. Showing a ixture of originals and prints, Santo’s has a way of touching the inner warm-and-fuzzy in all of us. Live music courtesy of Grooveyard Shift and plenty of free comic books for all.
Works San Jose – 365 South Market St. map
Works, the South Bay area’s most inclusive and eclectic visual arts organization, celebrates 35 years of surviving and thriving in San José with the non-juried member exhibition “Optimism, Pessimism, Nihilism, Works!” Ranging from the most established area artists to the newest of newcomers, this exhibition will display the intense range of our art community.
Caffé Frascati – 315 South First St. map
Caffé Frascati presents an evening with San Jose’s very finest singer/songwriters, including Adira Shark, Chris Landon and Cado, with special guest Ben Henderson in his final Bay Area performance before his East Coast tour!
Downtown Yoga Shala – 450 South First St. map
The Ghosts of Storytellers by Megan Eckman
Megan Eckman, a quirky illustrator, shows off a new collection of pen and ink portraits that depicts some of the most famous storytellers. From Scheherazade to Sarah Bernhardt, these illustrations combine ink, acrylic paint, and found book pages. These portraits celebrate the power of stories and the human imagination.
Good Karma Vegan Café – 37 South First St. map
Phantom Galleries presents Lonesome Town new works by Kori Thompson at Good Karma Vegan Cafe.
Everyone has a story. A story of why they are the way are. Every story leads up to when you cross paths or interact with that person. Whether its a person you talk to for a few minutes or a life long friend you see everyday. Our biggest contribution to one another is inspiration. It’s something that is not fake or phony, it can not be bought or sold. It’s a real feeling. These paintings represent the impression people I’ve met have left on me. ~Kori Thompson
LGBTQ Youth Space – 452 South First St. map
New to the SoFA District and the South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk, the LGBTQ Youth Space is a Non-Profit Drop-in center and mental health program for local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally-Youth ages 13-25 living in Santa Clara County.
Our gallery displays works of local creative enthusiast Muckers G. Mooderf, a young aspiring artist who’s style reflects a sub-conscious dream state in which the mind is free to roam in every depth of reality. Acrylics with vibrant colors that stimulates the eyes to keep on looking. All the works of art are recycled on cardboard, reused canvases, particle board…and much more.
The Metro Gallery – 550 South First St. map
A Retrospective Of an Underground Artist
Paintings by Joseph Demaree (1991-2012)
Artist to perform acoustic set and project film for opening night.
Phantom Galleries presents Writhing Against Environment new works by Andrew Wallace at Pho69.
Andrew uses common materials such as ballpoint pen, marker, spray paint, oil paint, polyurethane and plywood medium . Inspired form early 19th century prints and photographs, Wallace, seeks a period free from the current or mainstream. Figures writhing against their environment, growing and expanding beyond themselves, or breaking down and dissolving into the surrounding space. Portrayed figures are in perpetual jeopardy yet capable of withstanding constant dismemberment, reorganization and reconstitution of their parts. His work strives to uncover the hidden human instinct and the wilder side of human behavior which dwells just below the surface of our everyday façade. His work is in the act of reclaiming images, transferring them transparently as to see the underlying natural wood grain.
Psycho Donuts – 288 South Second St. map
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!
Studio Climbing Gym – 396 South First St. map
Dimensions by award winning landscape and nature photographer Michael R. Reynolds
What is it that makes a compelling landscape? Is it the sheer scale of the scene, or the grandeur of the colors of natural formations that attract the eye? Perhaps its in the little details we find in a close up of an unexpected natural scene. When I began assembling images for this show, I found myself drawn to scenes that varied from dramatic rock formations in Yosemite, to colorful sandstone textures in the slot canyons of Utah. Yet each image had a common inspiration: contrasting shapes and size that make up the elusive details of an intimate landscape.
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
The More the Merrier III
This Salon-Style Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale showcases the work of 48 bay area artists. The show is intended to dazzle the eyes and stimulate sales. All work priced under $200. Opening Art Reception Friday, Nov. 2 from 6-9pm with live music by David Lowe.