Monthly Archives: January 2015

Art Supply Swap Meet

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Art Supply Swap Meet

  It’s time for some winter purging. Clean out your studio and head over to KALEID Gallery for a good old fashioned Art Supply Swap Meet! Who: Everyone is invited to sell, shop or barter.What: paint, paper, studio furniture, frames, tools, fabric, craft supplies, equipment, building materials, film, if an artist can use it then it’s fair game.Why: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Where: KALEID Gallery 88 South 4th Street San Jose, When: Saturday February 7th 1:00pm-6:00pm Open to the public admission free Space is limited; sign up by February 3rd to participate. For more information or to participate contact us at: Info@kaleidgallery.com or call us at (408) 947-1785 Info for participants: Space is limited, sign up by February 3rd to participate. You must provide your own table You are responsible for all sales Set up is from 12:00-1:00pm Break Down 6:00-7:00pm 88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando) San Jose, CA…

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Once Upon a Time… by Fernando Amaro Jr.

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Once Upon a Time… by Fernando Amaro Jr.

  “Once Upon a Time… “new works by Fernando Amaro Jr. Inspired by Amaro’s past & present surroundings, once upon a time… is a new body of work that features his signature narrative style applied to paintings, mixed media on wood panels, photography, character studies, recycled jars with succulents and a site specific installation. Amaro (aka“FORCE129”) currently lives & works in San Jose, CA as an artist & freelance designer. Artist’s reception: First Friday February 6th, 7pm–11pm Exhibition on view through February 27, 2015   88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando) San Jose, CA 95112 info@KALEIDGallery.com 408-947-1785 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm Free admission…

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Electric Constellations by Michael Borja

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Electric Constellations by Michael Borja

“Electric Constellations” new works by Michael Borja In 1917, Marcel Duchamp bought a porcelain urinal and submitted it to an exhibition organized by the Society of Independent Artists. Duchamp’s “Readymade” caused a lot of controversy over what is considered art. “He took an ordinary article of life, placed it so that its useful significance disappeared under the new title and point of view…created a new thought for that object.” (‘The Richard Mutt Case’, The Blind Man, New York, no.2, May 1917, p.5.)Mike Borja’s new body of work will consist of a readymade that most people are familiar with; the electric socket. To Borja, the socket is a symbol that represents the energetic world we live in. He hopes to awaken new thoughts and questions by using an object that almost everyone connects to: Are we all connected?Borja’s art is made in the energy grid of Silicon Valley. His art comes…

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