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Calendar 2013

Crocker Art Museum

August 1, Friday open from 12 – 9pm
Pay what you can 12 – 7pm and free 7pm – 9pm

South First Fridays are an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA arts district, centered on South First Street. Held on the first Friday of every month, the Museum is open from 12-9pm and offers free admission from 7-9pm. It's a lively scene attended by arts-lovers of all ages.

Meet & Make Fiber Salon: String Art with Kathryn Hedges

$5 will be collected at the door.

Thread your needles and explore the intersections between art, technology, and traditional craft as we create string art illustrations with local maker Kathryn Hedges. Kathryn has designed a variety of fun laser-cut patterns for workshop participants to choose from, including geometric and natural forms. The finished products would work well as greeting cards or for other decorative purposes. All workshop materials are included with the $5 fee collected at the door. Kathryn Hedges is the owner of Splendid Colors. A member of the SF Etsy Team and TechShop San Jose, Kathryn creates a variety of laser-cut and etched artworks and jewelry designs. She is inspired by steampunk, natural, and historical themes in her whimsical creations. To see more of her work, visit her Etsy shop:

While you’re at the museum, be sure to visit the International TECHstyle Art Biennial 3 (ITAB) exhibit, which also celebrates the interplay between fiber media and new technologies.

South First Fridays Website

Basics of Hand Sewing

July 30, Wednesday and also August 7, Wednesday
11am – 1:30pm
Lunch is from 12-1pm, Walkthrough from 1:30-2:30pm

Art to Table

Art to inspire and food to taste! Join us for a docent-led walkthrough of ITAB 3: International TECHstyle Art Biennial and whimsical quilts by American artist Vel Garrick. Finish the afternoon with a made from-scratch, two-course American lunch at First to Market, just down the street from the Museum (includes salad/sandwich, dessert, and a drink). Enjoy an afternoon with your friends and fellow fiber art enthusiasts! Your ticket includes one admission to the museum and a tasty lunch (tax and tip included).

Price: $30
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First course (Choose one):
Soup and Grilled Cheese
Strawberry Salad
Juju's Kale Salad
Veggie sandwich

Second course (Choose one):
House-made S'mores
Selection of Pie of the Day

Beverages (Choose one):
Black Iced Tea
Hot Tea
Chromatic Drip Coffee
Fresh Lemonade
Bottled Sodas
Fountain Soda

These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.