Feb 25


T-shirt it up! 1 PM-2PM. Our Artist in Residence, Cristina Velazquez, will run a creative & exciting workshop to deconstruct an object that needs to be revitalized. In this case, it is unworn, old t-shirts will be transformed into new, wearable pieces of art. Join us for a hands-on workshop and some much-needed creative time inside the Museum. Bring your old t-shirts and your desire to make fashion in an afternoon of fun group art. Fee: $10.00 plus Museum admission for non-members, $10.00 for members, no admission fee. Materials: Bring your own T-shirt(s)
All ages welcome. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by and adult. Facebook event here. 

Feb 22, 25, 26

Cristina Velazquez will have Open Studios every Wednesday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM, and every Saturday and Sunday 11: 00 AM to  2: 30 PM. This is your chance to talk to Cristina, learn about her art processes, artistic experimentation and methods, and to ask her questions. Cristina often has opportunities for adults, young adults, and children to participate. Cristina works on more than one project at a time, so this is your chance to ask her about all of them. Take the time to learn about fiber art through both listening and through hands-on activities. Or, simply  meet, observe, and better understand the life and inspirations of a local, working artist.  Watch a video by the Mercury News about Cristina here!

Next month:

March 4th 

11 AM-1PM 

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National Women's Month Feminism Roundtable is coming up soon! This is a rare opportunity to actively listen and speak on issues that are vital to art, women (and men),  all genders, and people of all backgrounds and viewpoints. We are thrilled to welcome six leading panelists (see flyer above), including the incredible, world-famous duo: Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. Some of the topics that will be addressed are: What does feminist art look like today? What makes you a feminist? What is feminism? What are some of the concerns that feminists today explore? What are some of the issues that feminists of color are addressing? All are welcome at this Roundtable. We are looking to foster dialogue, not necessarily agreement among those present. Come with an open mind. As long as we are respectful of each other and deliver our views respectfully, all are welcome to participate.  SJMQT is a safe space for all to share their thoughts. 

 A sneak peek into the not-so-distant future...

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Don't forget about our one-time screening of Yarn: The Movie on March 31st. Less than 25 seats available. Watch the trailer here.