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Quantum Foundations by Andrew Irvine

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Quantum Foundations by Andrew Irvine

“Quantum Foundations” by Andrew Irvine Andrew Irvine is a ceramic artist, chemist and professional science educator who is inspired by the intersection of science and art. In “Quantum Foundations”, he showcases his recent experiments with lustre glaze techniques on wall sculpture forms inspired by the mysteries of modern physics. Each piece represents a concept from the development of science in the last century, a journey that has led humanity to the fringes of reality, existence and space-time. The refractive and reflective qualities of lustre glaze colors compliment this inspiration and come from metallic nano-layer deposited on the glaze surface, resulting in vibrant, elusive, otherworldly colors that burst to life when viewed in different light sources. These glazes requires expensive and exotic materials including compounds of bismuth, silver, neodymium, holmium, erbium and actual gold metal. These “glaze paintings” are truly emblematic of the modern evolution of ceramic art crossing over into…

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Everything Must Perish by Michael Foley

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Everything Must Perish by Michael Foley

“Everything Must Perish” by Michael Foley. A collection of happy work for depressed people, or is it depressing work for happy people? 
New original paintings, illustrations and a selection of recent works make up this latest feature. A show of the fantastic and of the macabre, it’s all merely fantasy of course. 
Depicting the fallacies of humanity and consumerism out of control. Its affect on our current world and how it is affecting humans and monsters alike……yep….”Fantasy”. Opening Reception: Friday Sept. 7th 7pm–11pm part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown San Jose Exhibition Dates: September 7–27, 2018 KALEID Gallery 88 So. 4th St., downtown San Jose 408-947-1785 • info@KALEIDGallery.com Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12–7pm. Free admission.…

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Lifecasting by Luis Jorge Mieses

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Lifecasting by Luis Jorge Mieses

Lifecasting by Luis Jorge Mieses a collection of Lifecasting Sculptures Luis Jorge Mieses was born in Peru, where he grew up, graduated, and worked as an Industrial Engineer. Mieses used to travel into the jungle frequently where he had the opportunity to preserve the animal bodies through taxidermy. Taxidermy became one of his main hobbies. It required preparation, shaping and molding parts for mounting different animals. Through taxidermy he discovered the fascinating world of sculpture. Since moving to California in 2001, Mieses has devoted his time to sculpture and taxidermy. Mieses conducted extensive research and studies on techniques for making molds and sculptures which led him to the human figure. Since then he has devoted his time to Lifecasting; capturing hands, faces, feet and various parts of the human body. Mieses is a distinguished professional in the preparation of life-size sculptures in the Bay Area. His works are owned by…

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Équilibre Divine by Jonathan Perea

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Équilibre Divine by Jonathan Perea

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: Équilibre Divine New drawings by Jonathan Perea “ I am compelled to create, to share with people another reality, opening an awareness of profound meaning without conventional boundaries. In my art exists the programming of a new metaphor that promotes healing, balance and equilibrium. The holographic, energetic, eternal patterns found in nature resonate with the source within each of us and frees the spirit to find its own path.The contrast of fear and love drive us towards growth as a conduit to nourish the mind and the heart and set the soul free. We are all on a journey of self discovery, but we have to learn to let go of old beliefs so the spirit can truly soar.”    ~ artist Jonathan Perea Artist Reception: Friday Aug. 3rd 7pm–11pm part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown San Jose Exhibition Dates: August…

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Earth, Wind & Fire by Jamila Rufano, and Dotti Cichon

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Earth, Wind & Fire by Jamila Rufano, and Dotti Cichon

Earth, Wind & Fire by Jamila Rufaro and Dotti Cichon Artists’ reception Tuesday July 17th 7pm–10pm (Also happening this evening is TWO BUCK Tuesday at KALEID with art demos, life figure drawing sessions and artists painting live. ) Free admission. Featured artists Jamila Rufaro and Dotti Cichon use elements of nature in their work. Their collaborative piece, Kimono Angel features two thirty-foot rolls of eco-dyed paper held by a weather-rusted angel. Fire is the main protaganist in eco-prints by Dotti depicting “Burning Man” and Jamila’s eco-dyed pieces use old books to portray imaginary marine life. Paintings portray storms and views of Earth from space showing the effects of global warming. There is an interactive sculpture with video depicting the origins of the Cosmos, a copper-leafed textile work that changes with different light and patinas over time, and silks that are not only wall-hangings, but can be worn as scarves. Exhibition…

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TWO BUCK Tuesday May 15, 2018

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TWO BUCK Tuesday May 15, 2018

  This month’s TWO BUCK Tuesday is a full line up of creativity, inspiration and how-tos that will keep your creative juices flowing. 7:30pm: Framing Basics by Jeff Bramschreiber KALEID resident artist and master framer Jeff Bramschreiber will give you all the information on finding the best way to frame a specific piece with a slant, things to consider in the design and color, estimated time needed and expected cost so artists can be adequately prepared and self reliant when preparing for an exhibit or upcoming festival (such as SubZERO. ) Steve Borelli drawing and telling Right Brain Rebel photo stories of his recent trip to Spain. Jemal Diamond work in progress digital painting about “Smart Cities ” “How do we communicate with the city of the future? How does it communicate with us, and what is it communicating about us? Abstract artist Jemal Diamond takes a colorful, improvisational look…

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Natural Conclusions by Julie Meridian

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Natural Conclusions by Julie Meridian

KALEID Galllery is proud to present: “Natural Conclusions” by Julie Meridian How does someone else see or respond to the same place? What is unique in each person’s perception and expression? How can we value an experience as it is presented and also be thoughtful about progressing beyond it? “Natural Conclusions” is a show of unexpected collaboration and second chances. Each painting was originally sourced from a local thrift store or flea market. Julie Meridian has chosen a portion of each to “complete” in her style, creating a study of contrasts in expressive power. Julie Meridian is a San José artist blending quiet realism with impressionist details to convey layers of meaning that reward a closer view. Through her paintings and illustrations she invokes the essence of people, places, and intangible presence. Artist Reception: March 2nd, 7pm–11pm Exhibition dates: March 2– March 30, 2018 part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS …

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Ethereal Sea by Jeff Bramschreiber

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Ethereal Sea by Jeff Bramschreiber

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Ethereal Sea” by Jeff Bramschreiber The idea for this series of paintings came to me early last year. I love the sea, and many of my “Two Buck Tuesday” (at KALEID) creations are related to the ocean in one way or another. Last year I was visiting Pajaro Dunes in Monterey a favorite place for recharging the gray cells, relaxing and getting re-focused and inspired. This visit though something was off; for the first time instead of a sense of calm and healing it felt like the coast needed my energy somehow. It really startled me, and then I started realizing that those exciting one on one encounters with wildlife at and in the sea were becoming far less frequent, that everyday a little more was lost. I got the idea that if I could capture those encounters using color in a way that…

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Intelligent Life Forms by Michelle Waters

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Intelligent Life Forms by Michelle Waters

“It has always seemed strange to me that we talk about finding intelligent life on other planets, when we have plenty of intelligent life forms right here on Earth that we should be focusing on saving. Nature and animals have been healing for me in this life, and the natural world is now under attack like never before. In response, I’m drawn to making art about all that is still beautiful in this world, and all that needs protection.” ~Michelle Waters

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Dada Charms by Jenifer Renzel

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Dada Charms by Jenifer Renzel

One definition of a charm is a verbal formula believed to have magical force. New paintings and assemblages by Jenifer Renzel explore the notion of a purely visual charm invoked by combining disparate images, parts, and mediums. If you are intrigued, confused, or disconcerted by a piece, the charm worked.

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