March 2006 Archives
PLEASE NOTE: performance will be held next door in the SoFA Lounge
372 South First Street, San Jose
Some of you recall the first time Devon Sproule came through AD with Davy Rothbart and Found Magazine's "We are Nighttime Travelers" tour in 2003. He referred to her then as "his best find yet!" We couldn't have agreed more. (Ask him to tell you the story sometime.) Later that year Devon popped up in Rolling Stone's Top 10 Critics, Top 10 Picks for her album "Upstate Songs."
Admission is free, but bring a few dollars so you can walk away with their cds!
Perpetual Motion Roadshow #32
Thursday, March 23rd features...
singer/songwriter/spoken word sensation
TROY CURTIS from San Jose
opens the show!
folk singer gone bad
from San Francisco!
wood-chopping performance artist
PRAWNS from Vancouver!
LAURA BOO MACDONALD
Thursday, March 23rd, 8 p.m.
366 South First Street
in San Jose's SoFA district downtown
Admission: Free and open to the public!
Jack Fischer (of the Mercury News) visits AD's new location and shares his insight in his art blog here.
Recent days have brought dizzying change to the San Jose Mercury News. In quick succession, the Mercury's owner, Knight Ridder, was sold to the McClatchy Co. which has announced it intends to sell the Mercury News.
The pending resale puts the paper's ability to cover the community at risk. An owner more interested in increasing profits than in fulfilling the paper's responsibility to the community likely would impose severe cutbacks in news coverage.
Please join the employees of the Mercury News and voice your support for preserving this vital civic institution.
Artists Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall stand before their recent creation at AD. The site-specific mural is the second installment of our new "on the stage" series. The mural will be on view through May 2006.
Be sure to view the mural in progress photoset by astrogirl.
Kala Art Institute is accepting applications for the 2006 Kala Fellowship Award Competition. Eight artists will each receive a Fellowship consisting of:
$3000 cash award
Six month consecutive free studio residency at Kala Art Institute
24/7 access to Kala's printmaking workshop and electronic media center
Exhibition of artwork created during residency presented in the Kala Gallery
KFJC's Psychotronix Film Festival shows only 16mm films, an archaic medium that brings us wondrous images of a near forgotten time. Antiquated commercials, neglected cartoons, previews from old movies, various short subjects which may have been intentionally educational then that are now just unintentionally funny. These films are the vox populi, not the master's voice, made by people looking for a paycheck, not immortality. The Psychotronix wants you to experience something not old enough to be precious nor young enough to be contemporary. A black and white world of irradiated, enormous insects, big hair, large cars, and happy people satisfied by the mild, mild, mild taste of tobacco. When the only worrisome foreign ownership was the prevalence of Canada Dry soft drinks.
Special thanks to the djs, vinyl dealers and everyone that came out to make the first Dig Dug event a great night. See you next month!
A new monthly listening party and record swap at AD hosted by Nate "Ennui" LeBlanc.
Each installment features a plethora of talent behind the decks who have been encouraged to play what they want, utilizing those forgotten corners of the collection that don't fit at clubs, bars, or parties. We've also invited some of the deepest collectors in the area to bring a few crates of gems to sell or swap.
Trinity Sessions is off to a great start. Thanks to the performers and everyone that came out for the debut of the showcase... Be sure to save the date for a new line-up every Third Friday of each month beginning in April. See you downtown!
Trinity Sessions debuts this Friday night, March 10th at Anno Domini.
Your host, Troy Curtis has seen to a full bill that includes the amazing spoken word of Mighty Mike Mcgee as well as the 10 person improv extravaganza of sight and sound "dud". Last but not least, Troy will also performing as well as dropping his 5 song Ep If you died yesterday, is this how you would live today.
Doors: 7:30 p.m.
(performance begins at 8 p.m.)
Admission: Free and open to the public
Location: 366 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Note: beginning in April, Trinity Sessions will be held every third Friday of the month.
Al Preciado, a local artist and member of the Phantom Galleries, combines his love of visual arts and poetry to present a series of once-a-month events at his house/cottage/studio now referred to as "The Overpass Gallery". Each month's event will feature both a local visual artist and a local poet. This month's featured artist will be Tim Cottingim and poet Barbara Simmons.
Sat., March 11th, 3-9pm, free
859 West Hedding, San Jose
for more Info: 408-393-3567
We went out to Cindy Chavez's campaign kickoff celebration yesterday. It was inspiring to see the incredible support from such an amazingly diverse community (our neighbors that we seldom see) in attendance. Councilwoman Chavez speaks from the heart, and enters the race with a background of doing-ness that echoes louder than any political jargon you'll hear in the coming months. Most of all, for us, she has been one of the most vocal evangelists regarding the importance of arts and culture in San Jose (or any city that desires greatness) for years.
To all of us that live, work and play in the city of San Jose, choosing our next mayor is truly one of the most important political decisions we'll make this year. We encourage you to take the city's future in your own hands and arm yourself with knowledge so you can make a decision you'll be proud of when we all look back on our great city and remember this time in the years to come... The time when we all chose to change the world from our own little corner of the globe. We should desire nothing less.
Mayoral Debate on March 30, 2006
Ars Virtua Gallery and New Media Center is looking for works for our inaugural show. The theme of this show is "The Real" and will be exhibited on the grounds of Ars Virtua which is located on the border of Butler and Dowden in Second Life.
They are looking for 2D media, video and sculpture (including scripts) produced within the 3D engine. All representable media will be accepted for consideration but artists are cautioned to be economical with the number of prims used in sculpture.
It's that time again....South FIRST FRIDAYS is this Friday, March 3rd. Thanks to all for the support and enthusiastic encouragement from the last one. We'd like to welcome Green Rice Gallery to the mix, and encourage you to check out their current exhibit. ICA, MACLA and SJ Museum of Quilts will all be open with current exhibits and/or special programming for the night. Anno Domini has an artist's reception for Misha Bittleston's Residency with an art sound duo from L.A.
South FIRST FRIDAYS
South First Street (between San Carlos and E. Reed streets)
Downtown San Jose
8pm til late - free and open to the public!