Make Music San Jose: Performance by Quigs at SJMQT
Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

Make Music San Jose: Performance by Quigs at SJMQT

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Sometimes poetic, sometimes ironic, but always something for the rock connoisseur!


Hailing from the South San Francisco Bay’s underground music scene, Quigs Music, interweaves melancholy harmonies with eclectic songwriting.  The songs presented in the 90s rock style are crafted to confound and mystify fans and casual listeners alike. 

MUSIC VIDEO:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgt4_9DAEVc
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Quigs-539393452880760
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quigsmusic/
Website:    http://quigsmusic.com/
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/quigsmusic
Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/Mrbungles
Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/quigsmusic/my-feelin
Reverbnation:  https://www.reverbnation.com/quig
Bandcamp:  https://quigs.bandcamp.com/track/my-feeling

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Bang! Bang! Discussing America's Second Amendment
Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

Bang! Bang! Discussing America's Second Amendment

TURNER GALLERY

SUNDAY, JULY 15
3 - 5 PM

Fee: $15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members

As a supporting program of the exhibition, Guns: Loaded Conversations, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is pleased to present Bang! Bang! Discussing America’s Second Amendment in collaboration with Stanford University Law Professor, John J. Donohue III.  Join us for an informative presentation and Q&A to discuss guns, their history and their cultural and social significance.  

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Stitching As Drawing: Stitch and Repeat with Liz Harvey
Jun
10
11:30 AM11:30

Stitching As Drawing: Stitch and Repeat with Liz Harvey

Sunday, June 10
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Fee: $15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members
(Fee includes admission to the museum)

Workshop Type: Embroidery
Instructors:  Liz Harvey
Experience level: No experience required, age 12 to adult
Spots available: 25

Curious about backstitch, running stitch, chain stitch and those textured, fancy-looking knots - French knots and bullion knots? Inspired by 18th-century needlework samplers, this workshop explores learning these fun, basic embroidery stitches through starting a stitch-and-repeat design to take home. While practicing your stitches, you’re also creating an art piece drawn in thread. Use one of the modern needlework samplers/artwork on hand designed by the artist featuring endangered plants and their stories, or create a sampler/artwork all your own.

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Social Justice Sewing Academy Workshop
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Social Justice Sewing Academy Workshop

SATURDAY, JUNE 9
12 - 1:30 PM

Fee$15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members
(Fee includes admission to the museum)

Workshop Type: Textile
InstructorsSJSA
Experience level: No experience required, age 12 to adult
Spots available: 25

Founded in 2016, the Social Justice Sewing Academy is a critical education program that bridges artistic expression with activism. By using textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion SJSA empowers participants to become agents of social change. In SJSA workshops, participants design 15x15 inch quilt squares that reflect their anger, sadness or passion about the social justice issue of their choice. Using art as an organized methodology, we promote a model that actively engages in conversations with our surrounding community through the lens of contemporary art. To learn more about SJSA please check out @sjsacademyand www.sjsacademy.com.

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Liz Harvey: New Work Opening & the lost ones Performance
Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

Liz Harvey: New Work Opening & the lost ones Performance

JUNE 1, 2018

6:30 - 7:00pm the lost ones wanders through downtown
7:00 - 8:30pm Drop-in performance, the lost ones
8:30 - 10:00pm Opening Reception, New Work

Walk with us as the lost ones wanders along the Guadalupe River and through downtown San Jose. Meet to begin our short walk at the elephant sculpture behind the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum at 6:30pm. We will arrive at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles at 7:00pm. Lauren Baines performing.

Residency Hours and New Work on view:
Wed. & Thurs. 11am - 3:30pm and Sun. 11am - 2:30pm

Fri., June 1 Schedule

6:30 - 7:00pm the lost ones begins a short walk along the Guadalupe River to the SJMQT; Lauren Baines performs
Meadow behind the Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way, San Jose

7:00 - 8:30pm the lost ones continues; Lauren Baines performs
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 S. 1st St., San Jose

8:30 - 10:00pm Opening reception for New Work
Foyer and Maker Space at museum


the lost ones: come watch, and stitch, as this embroidered sculpture continues to grow incrementally. 

the lost ones is a multi-year embroidery project and performance by Liz Harvey that occupies the intersection of craft, performance, and botany. Performers wear and embroider a Victorian-style dress made by the artist, and visitors are invited join the performer in embroidering the dress during each performance. Covering the dress are over twenty plant images featuring highly endangered plants from across the globe, creating an allover botanical design made from the accumulation of small stitches. In the last two years, over 150 visitors have embroidered on the dress alongside eight performers. The dress will be exhibited as a sculptural object when the multiple plant images are completely embroidered. The project, now in its third year, is slated to last five years.
the lost ones is a member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection for the Arts provides Bay Area based artists and arts organizations with resources, community and cultural space in order to develop sustainable practices. Visit www.theintersection.org.

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May First Friday
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

May First Friday

Stop by SJMQT this May 4 First Friday and see our new exhibitions!

GUNS: LOADED CONVERSATIONS

APRIL 22, 2018 - JULY 15, 2018

TURNER, GILLILAND AND FINLAYSON GALLERIES

An enormous divide exists between people who cherish their heritage of gun ownership and others who are concerned that guns contribute to the rising tide of gun violence. The pieces presented in this exhibition spark conversations relating to this important societal issue.

The work explores heritage and current cultural norms reflected in gun ownership and consider how people's personal experience with guns may influence their opinions. The exhibition plans to engage those of differing opinions to listen to each other in a thoughtful manner; and to investigate and encourage community initiatives that may inspire action in seeking solutions.

This Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) exhibition plans to engage those of differing opinions to listen to each other in a thoughtful manner; and to investigate and encourage community initiatives that may inspire action in seeking solutions.

GENERATION OF CHANGE: A MOVEMENT, NOT A MOMENT

APRIL 22, 2018 - JULY 15, 2018

Social Justice Sewing Academy’s mission is to inspire students to be aware of social injustices and turn them into leaders and organizers who believe that change can happen when they try and take action. By learning a strong foundation in sewing and textile art expression, SJSA's goal is to prepare students to solve the issues in their communities by their innovative thinking. Each quilt on display is an act of social justice, created by a teen, revealing that equality is a concern, regardless of age.

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SJSA Workshop at SJMQT

COLOR PERCEPTION: PILAR AGÜERO-ESPARZA

APRIL 22 - JUNE 3, 2018

PORCELLA GALLERY

In her recent body of work, Pilar Agüero-Esparza presents the viewer with abstractions created using the skin tone palette of the Color Your World: Crayola Multicultural Crayons set. Referencing Joseph Albers’ color theory in the title of the exhibition, Agüero-Esparza’s leather, fabric and paper works explore the idea of a “racialized abstraction” connecting her mixed media works to colorism and the personal experience and representation of one’s color.

Originally from Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, Agüero-Esparza received her BA in painting and printmaking from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA in sculpture from San Jose State University. She is a local artist and art educator and has exhibited her work widely throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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NoonArts & Lecture Series: Classical Guitar Among the Quilts
May
4
12:10 PM12:10

NoonArts & Lecture Series: Classical Guitar Among the Quilts

NoonArts & Lectures Series and South Bay Guitar Society present: Classical Guitar Among the Quilts

A pre-concert “Meet the Artist” talk & demo
Suggested $5 door donation

Guitarist Christopher Mann introduces and performs samples of works by Giuliani, Fannarelli, Regondi, Coste & Mompou.

www.NoonArtsAndLectures.org

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"the lost ones" Stitch-In
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

"the lost ones" Stitch-In

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SUNDAY, APRIL 29
11 - 2:30 PM

Admission fees apply.

Drop by the studio for stitching time on the dress for “the lost ones” while it is worn by a volunteer stitcher. Join in conversation about the plants and their stories with artist in residence Liz Harvey, and learn and share stitch how-to’s. This “stitch-in” holds a place for seeing and honoring our kinship with plants through the act of embroidery.

“the lost ones” is a five-year durational embroidery project by Liz Harvey that draws upon fashion, botany, performance and craft to explore how we regard species extinction, biodiversity, memorializing, loss and our relationship to plants. The project includes durational performances and stitch-ins welcoming participants to sew on a garment featuring dozens of endangered plants from around the world.

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