Recent SJSU MFA graduate PAULA PEREIRA announces the opening of Right Window Gallery at ATA, in the Mission in San Franciso. She is part of the collective of artists, writers and musicians that host this “tiny” space for individually or collectively curated events. Their current show is Strange Wrinkle.

San Jose State BFA graduate, TONY BELLAVER, who went on to receive a graduate degree at the San Francisco Art Institute, will show in the library at Cal State University in Area: Blurring the Lines, an exhibition that crosses the boundaries from public to private space.

San Jose artist EMA HARRIS-SINTAMARIAN has a solo exhibition at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco in San Francisco, in the month of September. She is also the Artist in Residence at the San Jose ICA’s printshop working with printer FANNY RETSEK.

LISA RAMIREZ, ELIZABETH GOMEZ, LISSA JONES and CURTIS FUKUDA are among the artists known to San Jose gallery goers and whose interpretations of rituals for Day of the Dead will be included in Ancient Roots/Urban Journeys, at the Oakland Museum. A free community celebration will be held in the Museum Gardens on Sunday, October 21, 12-5pm.

San Jose State Professor of Art, SHANNON WRIGHT spent a week in early September, in Rutland Vermont, installing her Feral Fence around a an inactive marble quarry, as part of the exhibition Nature and Transcendence, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Rutland Carving and Sculpture Center. Wright executed the chain link fence that metamorphoses into tree branches at the top with the help of Carving Studio interns and a CSU grant to enable fabrication of the project. Advice on the project came from colleagues DAVID ANDERSON, and RAND SCHILTZ, and former graduates JONATHAN BRILLIANT and BEN HUNT and Steel and Fence Supply on Terminal Avenue in San Jose.

San Jose State adjunct faculty, ERIK FRIEDMAN and EMA HARRIS-SINTAMARIAN showed their fascinating, intricate drawings in Swarm Gallery in Oakland in August, 2007.

San Jose State Professor GALE ANTOKAL shows her delicate and mysterious series of drawings The Messengers at Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles from September 8 through October 13, 2007.

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