Celebrate San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles's 45th Birthday this Saturday in the SofA District!
They will be hosting in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, Veggielution, San Jose Public Library and local artists. 11 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to explore the galleries and enjoy family-friendly activities inspired by our spring exhibitions.
Kids Out and About named the as one of the must-sees on a family day trip around San Jose!
We’re proud to be listed alongside local organizations like Mission San Jose and Museum, Raging Waters San Jose, and the Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose
We 💟 the South Bay community!
See the full list of their recommendations here: https://bit.ly/3F1U42O
📸 : Bobby Chin
to the sets I created for a site-specific video installation produced for Institute of Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose
I constructed two different scale models of the ICA San José lobby and documented the process as the model rooms underwent dramatic transformations, including flooding and crystals growing up the walls.
In 2013, I projected one of the time-lapse videos, at a large scale, back onto the ICA gallery walls for the “Parallax Views” exhibition. The shifts in scale rendered the scene otherworldly and disorienting. (Full disclosure- the first pic isn’t exactly what the projection looked like in reality… it is how I would have liked it to look, but it wasn’t quite possible given our resources at the time. It was a learning experience for sure! It still looked awesome, but this is how I like to remember it.)
The Parallax Views show was the brainchild of Kathryn Dunlevie / , which I helped organize. We worked on that for years, and then beautifully, Donna Napper / , Cathy Krayer Kimball / , and the ICA SJ brought it to reality.
Four years later, in 2017, the set itself was shown in the “Detritius” show at the ICA SJ. That was such an amazing show to participate in, guest curated by Kevin B. Chen / , Lisa Ellsworth and Lordy Rodriguez / .
Liz Hickok Art 1890 Bryant Street Studios
The Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose announces James G. Leventhal as the new Executive Director. Leventhal will begin his new role on January 17, 2022.
“James’ arrival times perfectly with our current needs,” says Board President Gordon Yamate. “The ICA is coming off a year of growth and change, and we need to focus strategically to build upon this momentum. The Board sought an Executive
Director with vision, experience, and a strong desire to serve various communities within San José and the Greater Bay Area, including collaboration with various local cultural organizations. I look forward to seeing all that the ICA can accomplish under James’ leadership.”
Leventhal sees incredible potential for the ICA as an incubator for new art and ideas. He believes the ICA can serve as a destination for inspiration and a laboratory of experience: a space for civic dialog and action–both onsite and online, to engage new and existing audiences in the San José area and beyond.
We're excited to see what's next for the ICA! Following current COVID protocols, the ICA is open Thursday-Sunday, 12-5pm. For more information www.icasanjose.org/visit/.
FREE Art Class for the Community!
Join the African American Community Service Agency, Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, and Quiet Giant Design for Piece of Mind: Art Night this Friday night at 6:30pm! 🖌 More Details Below!
Register Here to Participate: https://bit.ly/aacsaartnight
🎨Piece of Mind: Art Night
When: December 17, 2021; 6:30pm
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose
560 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Bring the whole family out for a creative experience! All materials will be provided. Register Quickly, spots are limited!
Piece of Mind: Art Night is a program and class that focuses on methods of art and creative expression. The series is educational and engages various methods of art, illustration, and graphic design. The series also features conversations on the expression of art and symbolism in creativity. 👩🏿🏭 The class is lead by Professional Artist Ian Young!
It’s and here are some of our nonprofit partners to help support!
Our Sí Se Puede Collective partners: Amigos de Guadalupe, Grail Family Services, School of Arts & Culture , and Somos Mayfair.
Our Urban Agriculutural Partners: Valley Verde, Garden To Table Silicon Valley, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, and San Jose Parks Foundation
Our SoFA Pocket Park Partners: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, City Lights Theater Company, and San Jose Stage Company.
Visit the Farmers' Market this Friday for a special event presented by Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose and SVCreates! The Vaccine Vial Project: Courage During COVID-19 by artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari is a meaningful and impactful project that celebrates and honors healthcare professionals and shares the enduring stories of patients during the pandemic. Take part in an interactive workshop where you can share your story about navigating through the pandemic and take home a free hand-screen printed poster.
Repost from Diane Jonte-Pace ----
The San Jose Metro has a lovely story this week on the David Pace exhibition, "Speaking Through Images," at the Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose. Many thanks to Metro journalist Amani Hamed for the excellent review. Embedded in the article is a link to the 2016 LensCulture interview conducted by Walker Dawson focusing on David's work in Burkina Faso in West Africa. https://activate.metroactive.com/.../david-paces.../
Thank you Hamed! Pace Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Awesome San Jose's summer grant winner was an event hosted by Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose in as part of an ongoing collaboration with The LGBTQ Youth Space.
FIRST FRIDAY: Express Yourself w/ The LGBTQ Youth Space took place last month as part of the monthly First Friday Art Walk and Street Mrkt in downtown San Jose, in celebration of San Jose Pride. The Awesome San Jose grant funded supplies for the event, which included a drag show, drag makeup demonstration, hands-on art projects, and a photo booth.
Zoë Latzer and Christine Koppes from the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art joined us at our August board meeting for the virtual "hand-off" of the grant. Event photos courtesy sjica
What parts of yourself or your life would you want to express through art? Quest students explored these ideas during our San Jose Museum Hopping Field Trip. Check out the photos below!
I highly recommend visiting the San Jose ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose) Museum for Ebony Patterson's exhibit on Jamaican culture before it ends Sept 5th and San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for their incredible tapestry collections and current exhibition on American identity through quilting.
Our next field trip will be in November: The Interactive Van Gogh exhibit in San Jose (San Jose Convention Center). Stay tuned for details! https://vangoghsanjose.com/
This Friday, August 6, the Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose is celebrating the opening of the David Pace Gallery and exhibition.
David Pace '91 SJSU College of Humanities and the Arts, was a renowned photographer and artist. Learn more about the exhibit and his amazing work.
This Friday, August 6th, please join Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose to celebrate the opening of the David Pace Gallery and the inaugural exhibition honoring photographer, filmmaker, educator, and curator David Pace (1951-2020). “David Pace: Speaking Through Images” will be on view August 6th, 2021 to February 22nd, 2022. The event is FREE and open to the public, RSVP required - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-pace-gallery-dedication-opening-reception-of-david-pace-exhibition-tickets-161541664467.
On the photo: David Pace in Zurich, Switzerland in 1973, from “Where the Time Goes”, a book on youth, aging, love, and change.