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2013 Schedule of Exhibitions
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July 11 – November 1, 2015
Guest Curated by Roderick Kiracofe

Found includes vintage quilts from Roderick Kiracofe's collection as well as pieces from the collection of Marjorie Childress, Julie Silber, and Allison Smith. Made includes contemporary quilts often constructed with found materials as well as contemporary art based on quilt themes. Artists include Joe Cunningham, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Dana Hart-Stone, Luke Haynes, Clay Lohmann, Therese May, Sarah Nishiura, Jonathan Parker, Amy Trachtenberg, and Ben Venom.

Colors of Hope

September 12 – November 1, 2015
Transformation: Art From Within

Transformation: Art From Within is an illuminating exhibit that affirms how art enables incarcerated men and women in Santa Clara County to tap into their humanity, their spirit and their gifts. Workshops conducted by volunteers, under the auspices of CIC Ministries (Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy) at Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, California, provide an opportunity for the inmates to create unique and visually stunning, reflective, and thought-provoking works that can touch the very soul of the viewer.

Darcy Fowkes, outfit
Margot Silk Forrest and Destiny Carter, purse

July 11 – September 6, 2015
Recycled, Up-Cycled, Re-Purposed Clothing Design: A Slow Fashion Movement

Fast fashion, while its economic value is powerful, pollutes the environment with toxic wastes as well as mountains of discarded clothing, and fosters unsafe and unethical manufacturing practices. This exhibit illustrates an alternative to fast fashion. It showcases a collaborative collection of clothing and accessories produced locally by seven California artists, using slow fashion methodologies. Come and celebrate the work of designers and artists Darcy Fowkes, Michelle Paganini, Margot Silk Forrest, Destiny Carter, Jill Pillot, Angela Elsey, and Marirose Jelicich, and enjoy their unique creations.


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.

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