Find Your Muse at the Eclectic & Quirky TWO BUCK Tuesday this Tuesday, July 20th, 7-10pm.

A bodypainter creates timely work about our relationship to oceans, A production company stays in San Jose instead of moving to LA, A performer dances for peace, and a local professor rediscovers artistic inspiration at KALEID Gallery’s monthly Two Buck Tuesday event.

TWO BUCK Tuesdays is an inspired event hosted by a crew of very dedicated artists at KALEID Gallery on the Third Tuesday of the month. Artists and audience alike are invited to attend, contribute and share in this unique event all free of charge.

The Two Buck Tuesday Crew organizes artistic, creative speakers, live demos, performances and live music jammed into three hours for a hyper shot of inspiration that you’ll carry with you all month long until the next one.

“One thing all these speakers and performers have in common is passion and inspiration. They’ve all found their muse and want to share it,” says July curator Trina Merry.

On July 20th from 7-10pm the public can see and speak with many amazing artists, performers and musicians and purchase $2 art (starting at noon.)

The speaker series has garnered a cult following. Similar to the idea of TED Talks, each speaker gets 10 minutes (or less) to speak and answer questions.

This month’s speaker series line-up includes:

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Sandy Sanjurjo will do a walk-through talk about her feature “SeaSkin” Exhibition at KALEID Gallery.

“SeaSkin was born from the notion that we are, as humans, directly connected with our environment. We are a part of the air we breathe, the earth we derive nourishment from and tread on, the water we play in and consume,” says Sanjuro.

“Initially we wanted to donate to Oceana for their ‘Save the Sharks’ project, but of course, with the devastation in the gulf it only makes sense for the money to go towards the clean-up effort. We will leave it in Oceana’s capable hands to determine where they can best use the funds. The message of this show rings even more true now, that we are physically connected with the health of our planet, and this terrible oil slick will harm us in ways we cannot yet predict. It will leave a very deep scar on our skin.”

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Kevin Powers, local professor, will talk about Inspiration, how it relates to the art making process, and tips on getting re-inspired.

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Element 151 Films, a San Jose-based production company, will screen some of their music videos & share why they’re here instead of LA.

Performance by Khalilah Ramirez who will share her “Dance of Peace”. “The purpose of the Dance of Peace is to help foster peace in people’s hearts. It makes people smile. It makes dogs bark. It gets people talking to each other. It turns the conversation towards peace. It is fun and silly. It takes people’s minds away from their everyday worries,” says Kalilah Ramirez.

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Daniel Gaines Photography will help artists whip their websites into shape by shooting web-ready jpgs of artwork for only $2. Please limit to 5 works that are 36″x48″ or smaller. http://danielgainescreative.com

Classical Guitar performance by Trent Endsley.

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Model Sadya Senior will pose for sketchers at the TBT sketch table! Drawing supplies are provided courtesy of KALEID Gallery.

Live art by featured local artists:
Devon Holzworth, Ivan Gonzalez and MSFT DTC KYT

TWO BUCK Tuesday- July 20th, 7-10pm
FREE and open to the public.

KALEID Gallery

88 South 4th Street

San Jose, CA 95112

http://www.KALEIDgallery.com

(408) 947-1785

About KALEID Gallery:
Borne out of the Phantom Galleries project (art exhibitions in vacant storefronts), KALEID Gallery exhibits and sells the work of over 60 artists in a 6000 sq ft raw space with regular gallery hours and special monthly events. A catalyst for emerging artists and collectors, nowhere else in San Jose can you see so many talented artists in one venue.