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Mary White, Wisdom Wall 1992-2012 (series)
Reverse glass painting
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

May 2 – July 5, 2015
Textile Conversations in Glass
FiberSpace

Artistic cross-currents are evident everywhere. How does glass, a hard material known for its clarity and shine, relate to soft, malleable textiles? Whether it is through design, texture, process or more, the commonalities become obvious in Textile Conversations in Glass.

The show includes work from six California artists working in glass: Elin Christopherson, Susan Longini, Michelle Murillo, Demetra Theofanous, Pamina Traylor, and Mary White, along with six textiles from the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles collection.

This exhibition is concurrent with the Glass Art Society’s international conference - Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology, in downtown San Jose June 5-7.

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Flag, 1960-1990
Origin unknown
Cotton, blends
Machine and hand pieced

July 11 – November 1, 2015
Found/Made
Guest Curated by Roderick Kiracofe

Found includes vintage quilts from Roderick Kiracofe’s collection as well as pieces from Julie Silber and Marjorie Childress’ Collections. Made includes contemporary quilts often constructed with found materials as well as contemporary art based on quilt themes. Artists include Ben Venom, Luke Haynes, Joe Cunningham, Clay Lohmann, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Sarah Nishiura, Dana Hart Stone, among others.

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Dress designed by Jill Pillot

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

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 six California artists, using slow fashion methodologies. Come and celebrate the work of designers and artists Darcy Fowkes, Margot Silk Forrest, Destiny Carter, Jill Pillot, Angela Elsey, and Marirose Jelicich, and enjoy their unique creations.

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Colors of Hope

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

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.

 

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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