San Jose public artist Marta Thoma invites us to see her new environmentally conscious work in the form of recycled glass, at Saturday, April 25th from 1-6 pm and visit the gallery along with another 13 sites within a fourblack area of Yerba Buena. (Between Howard and Folsom)

Santa Clara University Professor ÔªøSusan Felter shows her Circus Photographs from the 1960’s at Room for Painting, Room for Paper Gallery at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco. Come to the reception on Thursday, April 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30.

Giancarlo Paolozzi tells us of his frenetic exhibiton schedule, showing at Kaleid gallery, Cafe Trieste, Ann and Mark’s Art Party, and Gallery 10Ten in April/May and culminating in an opening on June 3, 2009 in Hayward California at the Sun Gallery.

Wendy Crockett, Michelle Liccardo and Pantea Karimi , graduate students at San Jose State, have been chosen to have their work shown as part of the de Young Museum’s Warhol College night on May 8th—-for details and info see Ms. Karimi has been nominated for the Joan Mitchell award for 2009.

Remembering Betty Bates: an event to celebrate the life and artistic contributions of Betty at the Triton Museum of Art, on June 20, 4-6pm.

Lawrence Thoo sends this invitation to participate in an international event!
Dear Colleagues:
The Celebration of Shanghai is a Bay Area-wide initiative scheduled for 2010, the year that Shanghai will hold a World Expo. It is organized in conjunction with the Asian Art Museum’s presentation of Shanghai, a major exhibition February‚ÄìSeptember 2010 that will examine the visual culture of China‚Äôs most cosmopolitan city.
The celebration seeks to honor the long-standing relationship the Bay Area has shared with Shanghai and provides a common platform from which diverse organizations can cross-promote programs and activities united under a shared theme.
On behalf of the Asian Art Museum, we are reaching out to arts and cultural organizations in San Jose to see if you might be interested in taking part in the 2010 celebration through your programming or activities developed specifically for the purpose.
Please reply to this e-mail within a couple of days if you’re interested in learning more about participating in the Celebration of Shanghai. There are important and growing business and people links between Silicon Valley and Shanghai, and it would be terrific if San Jose were well represented in the celebration of the region’s connections.
Click here for a PDF about the Asian Art Museum’s “Shanghai” exhibition or point your Web browser to
Lawrence Thoo
Arts Program Director | Office of Cultural Affairs | City of San Jose
408.277.5144 x28 vm | 408.277.3160 fax

With sadness, ARTSHIFT notes the passing of Betty Bates, a San Jose artist whose humorous figures satirized the human condition and delighted viewers. Betty was a pioneering figure in computer imagery and an accomplished printmaker. Many in the art community rallied to help her in struggle with diabetes, in the hopes that she could enjoy creativity through her last months. She succumbed on March 17th.

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood announces:UNDOCUMENTED TORTILLA HAPPENING
One quiet evening in the cocina,
loud knocking ensues….
“IT’S LA MIGRA*”!!!! RUN!!! In this case, FLY!!!!
*Immigration raid

Undocumented Tortilla Happening is currently showing at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, NM in the LAS HOCICONAS Chicana Badgirls exhibition, curated by Dr. Laura Perez.

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