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Pollinators by Rose Margaret _ Feature Exhibit March 2019

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Pollinators by Rose Margaret _ Feature Exhibit March 2019

KALEID gallery is proud to present new works by resident artist Rose Margaret in our main gallery for the month of March 2019. “Pollinators” new work by Rose Margaret I pay tribute to the Earthlings that keep us in balance—the beings who pollinate food, ideas, and abundance. May these artworks be a prayer for us to re-unify our fragmented ecosystem. May we act in Truth, and bloom. ~Rose Margaret KALEID Gallery 88 S. 4th St. downtown San Jose Gallery hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 12pm–7pm and first Fridays til 11pm. Free admission and all ages welcome.…

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Things Unsaid new work by Matthew Heimgartner _ Feature Exhibit March 2019

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Things Unsaid new work by Matthew Heimgartner _ Feature Exhibit March 2019

KALEID Gallery presents new works by resident artist Matty Heimgartner in our main gallery for the month of March, 2019. “Things Unsaid” by Matty Heimgartner

“Things Unsaid” is a visual narrative about the anxieties that we suppress by overconsumption of alcohol and drugs. It is a nostalgic tribute to the life that I lived, with watercolor and ink illustrations capturing feelings that I had and scenarios that I saw. Each painting is its own story, but together, they represent a lifestyle. Things Unsaid is a combination of biographical and autobiographical scenarios and situations, with hand-written text inside the paintings to speak the words that my anxious mind could not.

I started taking party drugs at eighteen years old and became dependent on alcohol at nineteen. Anytime that I had to deal with something even remotely stressful, I would drink until I no longer cared, or more so, remembered. Getting kicked…

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Delectable Dreamscapes by Steven Reece February 2019

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Delectable Dreamscapes by Steven Reece February 2019

KALEID gallery is proud to present: “Delectable Dreamscapes” by Steven Reece Artist reception: First Friday Feb. 1st 7pm–11pm (part of the FEB. 1st South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalkSJ ) free admission and all ages welcome A collection of endangered species portraits and surrealist landscapes inspired by architectural and environmental elements that survive from fragments of forgotten dreams. Artist Steven Reece creates compositions in multiple mediums often incorporating critically endangered species from all over the world. Mediums of presented works include pyrography, oil, acrylic, giclee print, and mixed media. Exhibition on view through February 22, 2019 KALEID Gallery 88 S. 4th St. downtown San Jose info@kaleidgallery.com Gallery hours: Tuesdays thru Saturdays 12pm–7pm First Fridays til 11pm…

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Missive Symbols by Amy Steinberg February 2019

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Missive Symbols by Amy Steinberg February 2019

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Missives in Symbols” by Amy Steinberg Artist reception: First Friday Feb. 1st 7pm–11pm (par of the FEB. 1st South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalkSJ ) Free admission and all ages welcome. A collection of paintings about the state of being and communicating to the world through personal symbols. Amy uses her own visual language to paint short missives from a dictionary of symbols she has created to express her inner thoughts. Exhibition on view through February 22, 2019. KALEID Gallery 88 S. 4th St. downtown San Jose info@kaleidgallery.com Gallery hours: Tuesdays thru Saturdays 12pm–7pm. First Fridays til 11pm.…

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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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