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KALEID Gallery New Location Celebration

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KALEID Gallery New Location Celebration

We are so grateful to all of you who helped us make KALEID Gallery at 88 S. 4th St. a wonderful art community over the past 12 years. We truly appreciate the City of San José and the San Jose Downtown Association for their belief and support that enabled San Jose area artists to build a platform for exhibiting and selling their work in a professional setting from December 2006 through October 2019. Our 88 S. 4th Street location is now closed and we are moving into our NEW LOCATION at 320 S. 1st in the SoFA District thanks to the wonderful team at Urban Community. With their support and understanding of the value of the arts in aiming towards a truly vibrant and successful city, KALEID Gallery will continue to be a home for incredibly talented and dedicated artists with a physical space for collectors, local residents, tourists and…

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Supernova: a new series of paintings by Zack Salerno

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Supernova: a new series of paintings by Zack Salerno

KALEID Gallery is proud to present:Supernovaa new series of paintings by resident artist Zack SalernoZack Salerno quit his commercial real estate job in November of 2017 to take a three month break to work on his longtime passion for art and reassess his career. The break turned into two years.Supernova tells the story of him coming to the decision to quit his job and how he put the pieces of his life back together. The series of acrylic paintings is composed of portraits, nebulae, geometric patterns and skulls. They attempt to answer questions planted in his head by tucked-in dress shirts, data stewarding, felt cubicle walls, “Can you mute, please?”, consultant syncs, team huddles, “happy” hours, Lenovo laptops and pings on Skype:What would happen if he set fire to his corporate safety net? What would happen if he went Supernova?Exhibition dates: March 6–April 18, 2020The gallery is open BY APPOINTMENT…

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“We had rain, sun, and clouds.” Recent Journals by Gianfranco Paolozzi Exhibition

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“We had rain, sun, and clouds.” Recent Journals by Gianfranco Paolozzi Exhibition

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “We had rain, sun, and clouds.” Recent Journals by resident artist Gianfranco Paolozzi A few years ago Paolozzi officially switched the titles of all his art pieces–past and present–to “Journals” because they are forever evolving until they are sold (unsold works go back to the studio where they continue to be added to, or edited). For the past three years he has continued to be prolific with his “Journals” series; this exhibition features the latest iterations of his work. Gianfranco was born in a small Italian village in 1952. He has always been an artist and musician; he remembers drawing and creating art from as early as preschool and received his prized accordion at the age of 9 which he continues to play while performing with his Paolozzi Tango Trio. Gianfranco has exhibited his work widely throughout the area including a 40 year retrospective…

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Liquid Color by Teresa Beyer February Feature Exhibition

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Liquid Color by Teresa Beyer February Feature Exhibition

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: Liquid Color new works by Teresa Beyer Artist Reception: First Friday, February 7, 2020 7pm–11pmFree admission and all ages. Part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJ.“This is my mask”What do you see?Whatever I wantBut it is not me.I am a woman,A daughter, a wifeI was a girl once,But now I’ve lived life.We all wear masks, for different audiences.Our romantic mask, our caring mask, our feminine mask, our warrior mask, our sad mask, our joyful mask. Masks have always fascinated me, the ability to hide one’s true feelings under a façade – instant bravery in a scary world. Put on clown make-up, and it’s no longer you with your anxieties, you are transformed and freed! I build my masks in the classic water color style, building up luminous layers over layers and using the unpainted paper as negative space. I especially love the…

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Stay for Tea by Kyle Harter February Feature Exhibition

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Stay for Tea by Kyle Harter February Feature Exhibition

KALEID Gallery is proud to present:Stay for Tea new drawings by Kyle HarterArtist Reception: First Friday February 7, 2020 7pm–11pmFree admission and all ages. Part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJ. Stay For Tea is inspired by the warmth, calm, and intimacy of sharing tea with a friend. Take a break from day-to-day busyness; find both peace and playfulness in these minimalist paintings and drawings. Please view slowly – just like you would sip a cup of hot tea.Kyle Harter is an illustrator from San Jose, California. Kyle’s techniques and mediums range from minimalist black and white pen and ink line drawings to prints, paintings, murals, comics, and art books. Embodying themes like humor, self-care, and empowerment — it’s clear that Kyle’s goal is to inform, encourage, and cultivate happiness with his audience. Harter’s work can been seen in Content Magazine, KALEID Gallery, and many more galleries and…

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PHASES by Dean Levita in the Project Room

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PHASES by Dean Levita in the Project Room

KALEID Gallery is proud to present:PHASES a video installation by Dean Levita. Artist reception: First Friday, February 7, 2020 7pm–11pmFree admission and all ages. Part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJ. Dean Levita’s installation “Phases” is a non-narrative film that is experimental in form. During a gathering in San Francisco, a group of individuals share their creativity/practices. Levita filmed participants with no directions. The effects of grouping and mirroring became ways of self-reflection. Another layer is added when viewers associate and adopt their own opinion to the subject matter. The result is a film that focuses on the constant changes on how we view our own identity and that of others. Dean Levita’s work is guided largely by intuition and by finding a sublime through the repetition of shapes and colors in a deceptively simple way. Despite–or precisely because of–their simplicity, Levita’s paintings, installations, and photography embody a…

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HARK! Annual Show & Sale opens First Friday Dec. 6th

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HARK! Annual Show & Sale opens First Friday Dec. 6th

“Krampus” by resident artist David Mejia All are welcome to join us on First Friday December 6th for the opening of HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale. KALEID resident artists have created multiple works of art at affordable gift giving prices for this festive holiday show and sale. One of a kind paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and jewelry will be available beginning at 7pm during the DEC. 6th South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalkSJ. First come, first served–all works may be taken home at the time of purchase. Participating artists: Ed Attanasio, Maria Astadjov, Mariana Barnes, Sandi Billingsley, Steven Borelli, Jeff Bramschreiber, Karen Carlo-Salinger, Jennifer Carrier, Houyee Chow, Dotti Cichon, Gabriel Coke, Jonathan Crow, Jemal Diamond, Force 129, Katie Gutierrez, Kyle Harter, Matty Heimgartner, Patrick Hobbie, Leah Jay, Jonathan Kermit, Joe Mandrick, David Mejia, Julie Meridian, Jorge Miesses, Lourde Morante-Miesses, Masha Noir, Brittni Paul, Gianfranco Paolozzi, John Paulson, Jonathan Perea, Zlata Rabinovich,…

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KALEID Gallery move article by Sal Pizarro Mercury News

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KALEID Gallery move article by Sal Pizarro Mercury News

Thank you Sal! “Downtown San Jose art gallery KALEID which has been a fantastic place to view and buy work by Santa Clara County artists since it opened nearly 13 years ago, had always been a bit of an outlier for the popular monthly South First Fridays art walk because of its location on Fourth Street.” -Sal Pizarro Read the rest of the story here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/31/downtown-san-jose-gallerys-move-boosts-south-first-fridays/ The gallery is now open with regular hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12pm–7pm.…

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“Moon Landing and the Summer Breeze” by Jemal Diamond feature exhibit Nov. 2019

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“Moon Landing and the Summer Breeze” by Jemal Diamond feature exhibit Nov. 2019

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Moon Landing and the Summer Breeze”New drawings & paintings by Jemal Diamond Artist Reception: First Friday November 1st 7pm–11pm in our NEW LOCATION: 320 S. 1st. St (in SoFA District) Moon Landing and the Summer Breeze is a mediation on the power of art therapy. This very personal collection of work was created while I’ve been recovering from Bell’s Palsy, a temporary facial paralysis resulting from inflammation of the seventh cranial nerve. Included in the collection are intuitive, improvisational meditations and experiments in ink, acrylics, and digital limited-edition prints. #TitleMeAll titles for this work are given by viewers like you, including “Moon Landing and the Summer Breeze” title by Liz F. What are YOUR titles? #TitleMe Jemal Diamond is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA studio arts program and lives in the South Bay with his beautiful wife,…

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“Specks of Yellow” by Masha Noir feature exhibit Nov. 2019

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“Specks of Yellow” by Masha Noir feature exhibit Nov. 2019

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Specks of Yellow” by Masha Noir Dedicated to the life of Alexander Bolshakov Artist Reception: Friday, November 1st 7pm–11pmNEW LOCATION: 320 S. 1st St. (in SoFA District) The light of a daughter’s love shines in increasing brightness within the long shadows of a father’s goodbye. Yellow Specks bring a vision of hope that may expand to radiate as the beauty of love and remembrance of her papa Alexander. Masha Noir has painted the light that endures life’s dark times, losses and lessons. Her brush strokes paint the beauty of everything her father shared in their time together. ~ In loving memory from Masha. Artist Reception: Friday, November 1st 7pm–11pmpart of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJFree and all ages welcome. Exhibition Dates: November 1–29, 2019 KALEID galleryNEW LOCATION: 320 S. 1st St. (at San Carlos)downtown San Joseinfo@kaleidgallery.com…

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