While the grounds of Villa Montalvo are always a beautiful and intriguing place to be, during the tail end of this summer Montalvo offers a unique treasure trove of modern sculpture pieces, from Yoko Ono’s inspiring “Imagine Peace” Wish Tree to Sudhu Tewari’s innovative and fun work click, click, click. Most of the sculptures are temporary and [...]
Meet WindSync, a quirky group of classical musicians from Houston, Texas who get a kick out of making classical instruments fun.
Bernie Lubell's room-sized interactive wooden machines regularly fill gallery spaces with both furrowed brows and gigantic smiles. Find out what's behind the lumber, latex, and bolts.
Robin Lasser Tackles Social Issues with A Smile and Wink In this joint interview with 10ten Magazine (Japan), we interview Robin Lasser, an Oakland, CA, USA ...
As night drew upon Silicon Valley this Sunday, hundreds of children were parading around the grassy mall at San Jose State University, still infused with the musical themes from Little Mermaid, Harry Potter, and a surprisingly soulful rendition of Ghostbusters featuring singer Ralph Cato. Or perhaps they were just infused with some of the free ice cream [...]
Biblical Beards Adorn San Jose Museum of Art Patrons R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis came to life this past Thursday at the San Jose Museum of Art’s night time Art Rage event, albeit in slightly altered form. With local trio Good Hustle providing a full night of well- received musical entertainment, hundreds of guests wandered the galleries. [...]
I was very fortunate to have stumbled upon a beautiful little gallery in the Samchong-dong neighborhood of Seoul called Gallery Biim. Initially drawn in by the half-funny, half-haunting puppet figures hanging in the entry way, I spoke to the gallery curator who mentioned they were hosting an opening performance later that night of Japanese Butoh dance [...]
The members of Teol (터얼) at Yongsei University rehearse once a week for 4 hours, performing in a circle, playing off one another to create one-of-a-kind displays of drumming and dancing which are both a reflection of tradition, personal expression, and the chemistry of the group.
Although the San Jose Museum of Art isn’t likely to provide its visitors with S & M gear — as Mapplethorpe’s subjects are famous for — they have set up an interactive portrait studio as part of their current exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits. The museum invites you to bring in your own “props” and apparently some have even hauled [...]
Gallery Throws Last Hurrah Before Moving to New Home A long-time staple of the San Jose arts scene, Works/San Jose is saying farewell to its South First Street location with a benefit auction. Over 100 artists have donated works to the auction which will take place on March 19 at 7pm at Works Gallery’s current [...]
Actor/Director Kicks off 13 Days of Film in San Jose John Turturro’s film Passione was screened tonight at the California Theater in San Jose to a standing ovation. The film is a story, essentially of the people and place of Naples, Italy, told through the vehicle of music over the centuries. After the film, Turturro accepted [...]
A topic of constant study is how our moods are affected by the weather; Winter is traditionally thought of as bringing on a melancholic disposition. It is also suggested, however, that this frame of mind just so happens to make us downright introspective beings, helping deal with and properly manage those “deeper” thoughts that we [...]
This past Saturday night in San Francisco’s Height Ashbury neighborhood, while many bay area denizens were still recovering from turkey coma — or wild-turkey hangover — local artist Suzie Ferras was delicately painting at Club Deluxe to the sometimes controlled, sometimes wild, but most assuredly pleasing sounds of local jazz outfit, Portrait. The jazz group [...]
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Yoko Ono Imagines Peace at Villa Montalvo
While the grounds of Villa Montalvo are always a beautiful and intriguing place [...]
Second Week of Target Summer Pops at SJSU
As night drew upon Silicon Valley this Sunday, hundreds of children were parading [...]
Jesus, Joseph and Mary… with Beards
Biblical Beards Adorn San Jose Museum of Art Patrons R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis came [...]
Butoh Dance and Puppet Shows
I was very fortunate to have stumbled upon a beautiful little gallery in [...]
Be Mapplethorpe for a Day in San Jose
Although the San Jose Museum of Art isn’t likely to provide its visitors [...]
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