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June 1, Friday open from 10am – 5pm and again from 7 – 11pm
Museum admission free all day

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 arts venues on South First Street are all open from 7 until 11pm and offer free admission and a wide variety of live entertainment. It's a lively scene attended by arts-lovers of all ages.

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Kids Create

June 10, 2012, Sunday
1pm – 2:30pm
Class is Canceled

Kids Create

Get ready to explore the many cultures in our community with this popular program. Join us each month as we celebrate a different tradition through story and a hands-on art project. Kids Create is a multicultural arts program for children aged 5-10.
Program fee: $5.00. Must pay program fee in advance to confirm reservation. Fee may be paid online or email Walk-ins accepted only if there is room at the session.

Theme this month:

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Poppies by Tricia Goldberg
Poppies (detail)
by Tricia Goldberg

June 21, 22, 23, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10am – 4:30pm

Tapestry Weaving and the Language of Color
Workshop with Tricia Goldberg

Begin by looking at woven samples and images of how artists use color, and to what effect. Enhance your designs and your intuitive color sense and learn how to choose and blend solid and multiple colors with special techniques like hatchings and hachures, half-pass, varied patterns, and eccentric weaving.

All tapestry weaving levels are welcome. All equipment and materials are included in the $10 fee (payable to the instructor).

Tricia Goldberg has taught tapestry weaving for over twenty-five years. She teaches at her studio in Berkeley and travels to teach workshops. She weaves commissioned tapestries as well as her own work, which has been widely exhibited. Tricia’s work appears in various collections and in publications including Fiberarts Design Book 3, 4, and 7; and The Tapestry Handbook by Carol Russell. Tricia studied at the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop and is a member of Tapestry Weavers West, the American Tapestry Alliance, and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

Non-Members: $275. Members: $245
$10 material fee payable to instructor
Minimum 5 students – maximum 12 students
Space is limited!!
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Anna Bennett, Phoebe McAfee (weaver), and Mark Adams sitting
in front of the finished tapestry
Lilith. (1991) Tapestry from the collection of Jessie Jonas.
(Photo courtesy of McAfee.)

June 24, Sunday
1pm – 4:30pm

Mark Adams: His Tapestry and Collaborators

In conjunction with the Mark Adams exhibition, a symposium, Mark Adams: His Tapestry and Collaborators brings together some of Adams’ key collaborators in the tapestry process, contemporary tapestry artists, as well as the leading essayist from the soon to be published catalogue raisonné on his work, Mark Adams.

The symposium will delve into Mark Adams' deep connection with the tapestry medium and give unique insight into his design process and extensive body of work, directly from the people who knew and collaborated with him.

Presenters include:
Melissa Leventon - former curator of Costume & Textiles at the De Young Museum of San Francisco, Principal of Curatrix, (a museum consulting firm), and essayist for the Mark Adams catalog.

Jean Pierre Larochette – tapestry weaver, instructor, director and co-founder of the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop

Phoebe McAfee – co-founder of the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop and principal weaver of Mark Adams tapestries.

Rudi Richardson – principal weaver of Mark Adams tapestries and currently a primary weaver for the tapestry project creating a new set of “The Hunt of the Unicorn” tapestries (seen at the Cloisters, MET, NYC) at Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland.

Constance Hunt – artist weaver, who studied at the SFTW, and will speak about her close mentor relationship with Mark Adams.

$40 nonmembers /$30 members /$20 student fee
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