Archive for June, 2007

SJSU at Annual Ceramics Conference, Davis California

Posted by erin on June 16th, 2007

SJSU SHINES AT CCACA

By Erin Goodwin-Guerrero

Spring, 2007

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Bryan Yerian: Stack

In its 18th year, the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art in Sacramento has an interesting history. A production of the John Natsoulas Gallery, the conference brings together the clay-as-high-art-medium sensibilities which artists like co-founder Robert Arneson brought to the Northern California art scene in the 60’s and 70’s, and the legacies of U.C. Davis and U.C. Berkeley, as the art centers where Bay Area Funk met ceramics in that same period. An increasing number of California art schools, students and artists that work with clay participate every year. The schools occupy galleries and storefronts throughout the town of Davis for their own exhibitions. Other galleries as well, including the multistory Natsoulas Gallery, dedicate their entire space to ceramic art. Three days of lectures, conferences, demonstrations, and social events, many on the University campus, create an energized atmosphere of professional networking.

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SPRING EXHIBITION AT BILL GOULD DESIGN

Posted by erin on June 16th, 2007

Six San Jose Artists Exhibit at Bill Gould Design
By Erin Goodwin-Guerrero

Spring 2007

 

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Architect, Bill Gould

 

Bill Gould Design, relocated from Los Gatos to San Jose, has brought his stimulating mix of architecture, design, music and art to Umbarger Road – an unexpected and out of the way site for such an intersection. Still, art aficionados flock to the openings of new shows at the site to fete local artists, musicians and Gould’s own architectural works-in-progress on such institutions the San Jose ICA, Works Gallery or local schools. In his warehouse-workshop Gould’s sculptural forms for site-specific public art or an installation planned for Burning Man may also be seen.

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