FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

JUne 2nd, 7 PM-9:30 PM 

 EXPLORE THE MUSEUM'S GALLERIES FREE OF CHARGE.

enjoy two mycelium chandelier Grow workshops, one from 2 pm to 4:00 PM, and the second workshop from 7 pm to 9pm. 

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE MAKER SPACE with artist in residence, laurie shapiro. 

This will be laurie shapiro's last first friday open studio at sjmqt. 

free admission.

Mycelium Chandelier Grow Workshop. june 2nd: 2-4 PM and 7- 9PM

In this four hour drop in workshop, participants will press fungus seeded bark into 3D printed chandelier molds. Workshop participants will also be able to decorate and design their own illuminated mycelium mini lamp shades that are baked and prepared by Takara prior to the workshops. Workshop participants will be able to decorate and add circuitry to these smaller creations and take them home with them. A 3D printer loaned by Octave Systems will also be part of the workshop and visitors to the space will be able to see how the 3D printed molds are designed and created. The public is welcome to this free workshop. Children 5 and up can participate with the guidance of a parent or supervising adult. Free of charge.

The Mycelium Chandelier Grow Project creatively engages the public in an exploration blending the fiber arts with biology and engineering. It will invite people to look to nature for renewable resource solutions in surprising places and to experience a hands-on art journey with a new material. As we look to create sustainability solutions, it is important that we invite more of the public into dialogs about bio science.  Read more here. 

Photo by Octavio Martinez

Photo by Octavio Martinez

Join Laurie on Friday evening! 

Join Laurie on Friday evening! 

A one-on-one open studio with artist in residence, laurie shapiro, is an opportunity you don't want to miss.

This will be laurie shapiro's last first friday open studio at sjmqt. 

"Meet" Laurie by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fibershots Champagne Gala

July 22, 6-9 PM

Join the FiberShots 4th Annual Community Challenge and Sale, an important fundraiser for San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Artists are encouraged to use their preferred fiber art medium to translate their inspiration into a 10” x 10” piece. Submission due date is July 1st. All traditional and contemporary fiber mediums are encouraged. Click here for the submission form.

A Fibershot of the past! Yes, this is Jack Sparrow with tiny crocheted eggplants. Get creative! 

A Fibershot of the past! Yes, this is Jack Sparrow with tiny crocheted eggplants. Get creative! 

Those chosen will be on display from July 22nd to September 3rd. The Challenge will culminate in a Champagne gala on July 22nd! Donated work will be sold for $125, with all proceeds dedicated to funding fiber art programs. Now is your chance to support an organization that advocates for fiber art and artists!

Click here to find out how to submit your artwork, if you are an interested artist or if you know of artists. Make sure to attend the Gala to support SJMQT. Your contribution of artwork to FiberShots and your purchase of the Fibershots at the Gala is an important investment in the Museum’s future and promotes fiber art collection and appreciation.

The exhibition and sale is on view July 22nd (6 PM)- September 3rd, 2017 in FiberSpace, which a community gallery at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. See you at the Gala!

BUY YOUR FUNDRAISER TICKETS HERE. 

$30.00 in advance and $40.00 at the door. 

 

 

 

First Friday, August 4th, 7 PM-9:30 PM

Maya Songbird will perform on First Friday, May 5th. 

Maya Songbird will perform on First Friday, May 5th. 

Maya Songbird will perform! 

Songbird mixes Disco, Electro, Pop, and Funk to make her own out of this world sound influenced by being raised in the colorful and historic Castro District in SF. Themes of liberation, self-love, feminism, and empowerment permeate the artist’s extensive and diverse discography. 

 


Debuting her first single to the world in 2011, “Lust” touched the hearts and dancefloors of many. With three dance remixes, it was quickly downloaded over 60,000 times

 

Don't forget to shop in our popular gift shop; and inquire about Museum Membership. Now is the time, more than ever, to support the arts. Proceeds from the gift shop go to both the local artisan who handmade the item and to us, your local Museum and nonprofit.

This monthly art stroll is a community favorite and great way to get inspired! Make sure to check out ALL the participating galleries and museums in the SoFA District.