Community Day: Maker Day
Our innovative neighbors and community partners make Silicon Valley thrive. SJMA celebrates San Jose’s vibrant maker community with a day of live performance, gallery tours, and art-making activities. Highlights include a blacksmithing demonstration from the School of Visual Philosophy and an original piece by comedian and storyteller Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. Inspired by the exhibition Your Mind, This Moment, Lakshminarayanan’s performance is based on her “monkey-mind adventures” at a silent meditation retreat in Marin County. That’s right: a comedian who must remain quiet.
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Advanced registration will end 24 hours prior to event date, but tickets will be available at the door!
Schedule of Events
11 AM – 4:30 PM: Hands-on artmaking for all ages
- Doodle-Bot Activity: Create an art-making robot using a simple motor and plastic cup. Experiment with and decorate your robot then play with the spiral patterns it can design as part of a collaborative, visitor made installation.
- Shrink Art Pin-Making Activity: Explore the fun process of shrink art and create a personalized, wearable pin.
- Suncatcher Activity: Design a suncatcher using geometric shapes to create a unique pattern. Experiment with transparent and opaque materials to achieve various light-catching colors.
11 AM – 1 PM: Blacksmithing Demonstration by the School of Visual Philosophy
Watch a live demonstration involving multiple blacksmithing techniques with School of Visual Philosophy founder, Yori Seeger.
12 – 4 PM: Public Drop-In Tours
1:30 – 2 PM: Performance by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
Inspired by the exhibition Your Mind, This Moment, Lakshminarayanan’s performance is based on her “monkey-mind adventures” at a silent meditation retreat in Marin County.