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Calendar 2011
Kids Create

October 2, 2011, Sunday
11am – 12:30pm

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: $7.50. Must pay program fee in advance to confirm reservation. Fee may be paid online or at 408.971.0323 x14. Walk-ins accepted only if there is room at the session.

Theme this month:
Spectacular Welcome: Torans

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October 7, 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.

South First Fridays website

Join us for a Recycled Fashion Show featuring the work of Darcy Fowkes, Jill Pilot, and many other well known Bay Area recycled clothing designers! Models will be stationed in Museum galleries from 8 to 10 p.m., to answer any questions about their garments including what they were before their redesign, as well as how they were re-constructed.

Art of Collecting Symposium

October 22, 2011, Saturday
1pm – 4:30pm

The Art of Collecting Symposium

A unique opportunity for a conversation about art and art collecting with internationally renowned art educators and collectors.

Chere Mah studied art and design at University of California, Berkeley, under the direction of noted fiber artist Ed Rossbach, which led to her pivotal role at Fiberworks in Berkeley. She has had a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and her unique collection of Chinese costume has been exhibited at University of California, Davis, and was featured in the film The Joy Luck Club.

Jo Ann C. Stabb is Senior Lecturer Emerita from University of California, Davis, where she taught textile and clothing design for 34 years. She exhibits her wearable art internationally and has curated exhibitions in both the United States and England. She is widely published in leading craft and design journals, and recently completed her term as President of the Costume Society of America-Western Region.

Deborah Valoma is Associate Professor of textiles at California College of the Arts, where she researches the cultural history of textiles as a global aesthetic practice. Also an artist, Deborah explores the material, conceptual, and poetic nuances of the medium through a hybrid practice incorporating digital weaving technologies, hand processes, and installation.

Museum Members $40, Non-members $50
Register Online

Attendees at the symposium are invited to attend the VIP preview reception.

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Art of Collecting

October 23, 2011, Sunday
9am – 6pm

The Art of Collecting Tour

A rare opportunity to view exceptional Bay Area art collections in their natural habitats—the homes of the collectors and other distinctive venues.

Venues will include:
• Diane and Dr. Harry Greenberg welcome us into their beautiful Palo Alto home, filled with an array of textiles and rugs collected during their extensive travels throughout the world.

• Joan and Glenn Vinson of San Francisco have been collectors of Southeast and South Asian Textiles for thirty years, focusing on those made in or for the Indonesian market. Their elegant home offers a rare glimpse of a very special collection.

• Angelina DeAntonis, designer and artisan dyer of Ocelot Clothing, will share the worlds of Itajime dyeing and high fashion with a San Francisco Mission district showroom and house tour. She will share her interest in Japanese dyeing techniques and her passion for color and movement that she finds through the use of natural fibers and dyes.

Tour includes a fun brunch at B Star Bar, the sister restaurant of Bay Area favorite Burmese Superstar. We’ll enjoy Asian-inspired signature dishes or brunch standards, then we'll make a short stop at Temple Emanu El to receive a docent tour of the beautiful Mark Adams designed stained glass windows and tapestry upholstery woven by the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop. Our Museum will feature a retrospective of Mark Adams' work in tapestry in May 2012.

Space is limited.
Museum Members $110, Non-members $125

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