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Christine Benjamin and Cari Ferraro First Friday Oct. 5th

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Christine Benjamin and Cari Ferraro First Friday Oct. 5th

Please join us First Friday October 5th at KALEID gallery for two new featured artists exhibitions by Christine Benjamin and Cari Ferraro. Christine Benjamin debuts all new work featuring whimiscal characters of a cosmic nature. Cari Ferraro will exhibit work from the past 13 years all inspired by the art of lettering. Also on view are 70 San Jose artists showcasing their fine art and sculpture, limited editions and unique gift items. Friday, October 5th, 7pm – 9pm, free and open to the public KALEID gallery 88 South Fourth Street (at San Fernando) Downtown San Jose…

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Lucy Liew and Shannon Amidon First Friday Sept.

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Lucy Liew and Shannon Amidon First Friday Sept.

Please join us First Friday September 7th at KALEID gallery for two new featured artists exhibitions by Shannon Amidon and Lucy Liew. Introspections is a series of acrylic on canvas artworks by Lucy Liew that were inspired by a series of personal events that led to her introspection into both the past and present when faced with life’s challenges and emerging as a stronger and more complete person. Into Pieces is a mixed media series of insect portrait puzzles by Shannon Amidon, an exploration into the world of insects and what it means to relate aesthetically with these terrestrial creatures that both inspire and repel us. Also on view are 70 San Jose artists showcasing their fine art and sculpture, limited editions and unique gift items. Friday, Sept 7th, 7pm – 9pm, free and open to the public Live music by Astronout performing live downtempo and minimal techno. KALEID gallery…

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Sushanta Bhandarkar to exhibit at Hally K Ono

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Sushanta Bhandarkar to exhibit at Hally K Ono

KALEID artist Sushanta Bhandarkar will be the inaugrual exhibit of rotating artworks at the Hally K Ono cafe with a 7-9pm reception on First Friday August 3, 2007. Sushanta’s exhibit of “women forms and girlfriends,” will be up for three months. Sushanta’s rich colors and flowing lines will fit in perfectly with the excellent food and homey atmosphere of this renovated Vicotorian house. Hally K Ono Restaurant 312 South Third Street (@ San Carlos) Downtown San Jose…

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KALEID Featured Exhibits for Aug. 3, 2007

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KALEID Featured Exhibits for Aug. 3, 2007

KALEID gallery is proud to present photographer Joe Claus, and painter Mary Medrano as the two featured exhibits for the First Friday August 3rd gallery walk. Joe Claus, My Neighbors: A photographic tribute to the smaller side of Silicon Valley business. (UPDATE: Joe’s image of Ryan of Good Karma (above) will be published by JPG Magazine which can be found at Borders and Barnes and Noble. Congrats Joe!) Mary Medrano, About Face: acrylic figurative series. My paintings come from my imagination and they represent feelings and emotions. The solitary figure represents many things for me. Having lost my mother last year, I felt a profound sense of being alone in the world, so in some respects the women are me. The men are loosely based on my brothers who after my Mom’s passing for a variety of reasons stopped speaking to each other. Being an optimist, I am hopeful. I…

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Art & The Spoken Word June 21st

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You are cordially invited to Thursday Gig on Thursday, June 21st, from 5-9pm. This is an outdoor event featuring Visual Art, Potluck, Memoir Reading with an Open Mic following (memoir, fiction excerpts, poetry). Featured Artist: KALEID artist – John Kurtyka – Paintings and Ceramic Sculpture (with ceramic sculptor Bea Garth and painter Elizabeth Parashis) Featured Readers: Jeane Emerson’s Memoir Writing Group: Jean & Bill Emerson, Roxy Sax, Doris Tuck, Eva Turner, Shirley Clyde, Joane Maser 5:00 PM greet old friends and meet new ones. 6:00 PM pot luck, BYOB and pop 7:00 PM memoir reading open mic follows (usually around 8:00 PM) 42 Central Ave., Los Gatos CA 95030 in the Florentine Village estate. (Click for map here.) The brick patio and gazebos decorated with flowers and Italian looking garden sculpture makes a beautiful setting to share a Pot-luck, Art, Memoirs and Poetry. This is a Pot-luck event — so…

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No FIRST FRIDAY July

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Just a reminder that there will not be a First Friday JULY (including South FIRST FRIDAYS on SoFA) due to the Fourth of July holiday. See you on August 3rd with featured exhibits by painter Mary Medrano and photographer Joe Claus.…

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KALEID on KQED Spark

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KALEID gallery will be a feature segment on KQED’s SPARK arts and culture program on Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 7:30 pm and Fri, Jun 29, 2007 — 11:30 pm The crew spoke with Charlotte Kruk and Ema Sintamarian, the featured artists in April 2007. Sign up for an email reminder here.…

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