Monthly Archives: May 2016

Memories on Journals by Gianfranco Paolozzi

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Memories on Journals by Gianfranco Paolozzi

KALEID Gallery presents Memories on Journals a new feature exhibition for the month of May by Gianfranco Paolozzi. Memories on Journals by Gianfranco Paolozzi These pieces are considered “journals” because they are never finished until they are sold. In this way, Paolozzi’s work is ever-evolving… until it is yours; once you have it, it is completely evolved…or…back in the studio they go where they continue to be added to or edited. The works also have no “correct” top, bottom or sides when it comes to hanging the work. Paolozzi designed the frame with hardware so the collector can hang a piece in any orientation they’d like. Use your imagination. Artist Reception: May 6th, 7pm–11pm part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown San Jose. Free & open to the public. Exhibition dates: May 6 – May 27, 2016 88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando) San Jose, CA…

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Lifetime Memories by Luis Jorge Mieses

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Lifetime Memories by Luis Jorge Mieses

KALEID Gallery presents Lifetime Memories a new feature exhibition for the month of May by Luis Jorge Mieses. Lifetime Memories by Luis Jorge Mieses a collection of Lifecasting Sculptures portraying diverse human beings at different ages through life. Luis Jorge Mieses was born in Peru where he grew up, graduated and worked as an Industrial Engineer for 21 years. Since his move to California in 2001, Mieses has devoted his time to sculpture and taxidermy. Because of the taxidermy work–which required molds preparation, shaping and molding parts for mounting different animals–he discovered the fascinating world of sculpture. Since then, he has devoted his time to make life-size sculptures capturing hands, faces, feet, and various parts of the human body. Many of his works are now in private collections. Artist Reception: May 6th, 7pm–11pm part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown San Jose. Free & open to the…

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Golden Paints Demo and Lecture with Judy Gittelsohn 6/18/2016

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Golden Paints Demo and Lecture with Judy Gittelsohn 6/18/2016

Golden Paints Demo and Lecture  KALEID Gallery – 88 S 4th St, San Jose, CA – (408)-947-1785 Presented by, Judy Gittelsohn, Certified Golden Paints Working Artist Saturday June 18, 2016 – 1:00pm-2:30PM Free and Open to the Public Space is limited, you must register to participate. Register at: https://goldendemo.eventbrite.com The Golden lecture/demo is a one and one half-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated. You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints…

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Introduction to Encaustic Workshop with Shannon Amidon 6/25/2016

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Introduction to Encaustic Workshop with Shannon Amidon 6/25/2016

Introduction to Encaustic Workshop Saturday June 25th 1:00pm – 4:30pm KALEID Gallery 88 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112 $75.00 includes all materials Register at:  https://encausticintro.eventbrite.com Encaustic is the art of painting with hot bees wax. This hands-on workshop is a great introduction to encaustic painting. Learn the basic techniques of encaustic painting including the history of the media, materials/safety concerns, heating tools and fusing techniques, layering, masking, stenciling and other techniques to create beautiful works of art. All materials will be provided and students will go home with a sample technique board, resource list, instructional handouts and product samples. Class is limited to 6 students, age a About Instructor: Shannon Amidon is an award winning artist from San Jose, CA. She creates mixed media artwork primarily concentrating on the ancient medium of encaustic painting. She incorporates natural, upcycled and repurposed materials into her artwork, breathing new life into…

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