Eye on India is an annual literary and cultural festival that presents the best of traditional and contemporary Indian art, literary, and cultural forms to audiences in the United States. The afternoon will feature presentations by Sandhya Bordewekar Gajjar and Vamsee Jhuluri.
Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at this festive family event with live performances, cultural demonstrations, and artmaking experiences for all ages.
For years designers were handed a bundle of more-or-less technical components with the instruction, “make it pretty.” The best of them did so. But today, visual appeal is only a small part of the experience of a product. Barry Katz, consulting professor, Design Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California and professor of industrial and interaction design, California College of the Arts, San Francisco will explore today’s complex, multifaceted approach to the designer’s age-old task of giving form to function.
Are you interested in art? Do you enjoy sharing your passion about art with children and school groups? Consider becoming a Let’s Look at Art Docent.
This annual event for pre-K–eighthgrade teachers demonstrates the importance of integrating the arts into the classroom. The conference is co-sponsored by the Connie Lurie College of Education at San José State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. It brings students, teachers, and parents together with local artists and arts organizations to share the joys and benefits of teaching through the arts.
Rory Padeken, associate curator, will share his insights on the exhibition he curated and discuss artists’ approaches to environmental issues in the exhibition Indestructible Wonder.
Artist Evan Holm (whose work is included in the exhibition Indestructible Wonder) brings a new dimension to the word “DJ”: in his performance piece Submerged Turntables, he plays records underwater. Holm says “tone, melody and ultimately song is pulled back out of the pool, past the veil of the subconscious, out from under the crush of time, and back into a living and breathing realm.” Holm will spin the soundtrack for an evening of cocktails and creative fun inspired by the fall exhibitions.
In conjunction with the exhibition Beauty, join SJMA for a hands-on examination of textile design. Learn to use design principles and experiment with composition, repetition, and color to create your own textile pattern.
Re-examine traditional ideas about beauty and artistic materials as you repurpose drinking straws to create geometric forms. Design unique hanging decorations to keep or give away this holiday season during this drop-in workshop.
SJMA is the only West Coast venue for the prestigious design triennial organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Join Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Susan Sayre Batton for highlights of this showcase of cutting-edge design
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