Exhibitions: 2009-2011
Fall 2010 - Winter 2011
Learn to Play, followed by Learn to Play Too
10/4-11/24/10, 1/4-2/24/11

Artists include Andrew Y Ames, Jim Babb of Socks Inc., April Banks, Brenda Brathwaite, Yunan Cao, Terry Cavanagh, Joe DeLappe, David Elliott, Jake Elliott, Mark Essen, Catherine Herdlick, Rod Humble, Stephen Lavelle, Molleindustria, Francisco Ortega-Grimaldo, Jason Rohrer, Susana Ruiz of Take Action Games, Adam Saltsman, Kelly Santiago and Jenova Chen of thatgamecompany, Jonatan Söderström, Superbrothers, La Mar Williams II, Robert Yang, the City of Cupertino, and more.

Curated by James Morgan and John Bruneau, with Jan Rindfleisch
Partners: ZER01, CADRE Laboratory for New Media
For additional information, visit ZER01's Learn To Play page.
For a full description, including images, see Euphrat Past Highlights and scroll down for Winter 2011.

Visit the Learn to Play site

A timeless challenge: When life is a game, how do you learn to play? Games, an expression of art and life, can bridge the gaps between cultures, and be a common language that brings communities together. LTP combined collaborations with key organizations looking to the future of Silicon Valley, with the challenging intersection of games, the arts, technology, commerce, and education.

Game makers tell compelling stories about their lives or the world. Learn to Play included video, board and social games by indy game designers, poetic and artful games, from quick play to epic. The characteristics of these games echo human nature, teaching us who and what we are, or can be, so we can explore life directions driven by our choice and conscience. The games selected range from personal growth to those used for socially conscious purposes. For example Brenda Braithwaite's provocative games, such as Train, challenge academic learning/knowing about difficult histories, periods such as the holocaust, middle passage, trail of tears, and the Irish experience. In Help find Zoe, Susana Ruiz and Take Action Games (TAG) address abusive dating relationships and gender stereotyping in a game for youth, ages 8-14. The core TAG team met while graduate students at the University of Southern California's Interactive Media Division. TAG specializes in casual games for change, a new approach to issues, traversing the intersections of computational art, narrative, journalism, activism, ethics, history and documentary.

Take Action Games: Interview with Co-Founder Susana Ruiz from SV De-Bug on Vimeo.

It was good to connect art, education, business, and social consciousness with these unusual women out front. In December 2012, Brenda Braithwaite Romero became the first game designer in residence at UC Santa Cruz. She gave a TED talk "Gaming for Understanding," November 2011.

LTP art included Andrew Y Ames's Last Resort, modified chess to reflect modern warfare, with a goal to protect civilians and territory, plus classics like Passage by Jason Rohrer, and Flower for PlayStation3 by Kelly Santiago and Jenova Chen of thatgamecompany, also connected with USC's Interactive Media Division.

Update on one of the artists:


Fall 2009 - Winter 2010
In Between: The Tension and Attraction of Difference
9/29/09-4/15/10, evolving exhibition

Artists include: Marlene Angeja, Mei-chu Chang, Sam Hernandez, Bu Hua, Ken Lo, Abraham Menor, Minette Lee Mangahas, Penny Nii, Ricardo Richey, Lucy Sargeant, Imin Yeh, Xudong Yu, and more. Curatorial consultants included the artists along with Nancy Hom, Abby Chen, Robin Treen, Jianhua Shu, and others. Collaboration with the Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco.

For a full description, including images, see Euphrat Past Highlights and scroll down for Winter 2010.

In Between: The Tension and Attraction of Difference

In Between, the second inaugural exhibition in the new museum, was a gathering of artists who embrace "difference," do or see things in a fresh way, and change the game. Contemporary art practice, open-ended paintings of San Jose State University faculty Lucy Sargeant and Marlene Angeja, was combined with street art, technology, animation, music, and more. Longtime Santa Clara University Professor Sam Hernandez's large wall sculpture Dichos y Bichos includes a long list of folk wisdom in old instructive Palmer script, but in Spanish with no translation. Imin Yeh's traditional woodcut prints and installations open dialog on cultural and generational understanding, playing with subjects such as "good imports" and "student loans." Hawaiian-born Minette Lee Mangahas's Calligraffiti project exquisitely combines traditional (Zen) calligraphy with graffiti, at one point involving graffiti artists from around the country. Collaborator Ricardo Richey created a complementary front window painting. Abraham Menor photographs document hidden Bay Area and range from honoring community history and Filipino WWII veterans to catching a B Boy competition (The Art of War, 2009, Bboys presenting their skills at San José's largest bboy/bgirl event).

Collaboration with the Chinese Culture Center introduced art by two artists in China, part of the Center's Present Tense: Chinese Character exhibition: Bejing animator Bu Hua's short animation, Anxiety, and Yu Xudong's One Person's Parade, taking on China's "Parade law" and restrictions on free speech with a few simple signs.

A Special Projects area connected artists, college, and community to address the current education crisis in California, including youth activists who want healing, unity, and "schools not prisons," and the Euphrat Community Arts Mentorship Initiative (2009-10): Working with At-Risk Youth, collaborators/funders including Columbia Neighborhood Center, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Arts Council Silicon Valley.

Update on one of the artists, Penny Nii:



Winter 2009
In 2009 the Euphrat Museum opened its doors to a brand new exhibition space, part of a new Visual and Performing Arts complex.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead
2/17-4/24/09

Artists include: Paul Pei-Jen Hau, Agnes Pelton, Thai Bui, Rene Yung, Angela Buenning Filo, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Charisse Domingo, Mike Arcega, Shorty Fatz, Samuel Rodriguez, Matthew Rodriguez, and more. Curatorial consultants include the artists along with Nancy Hom, Tom Izu, Jianhua Shu, and others. Collaborators include Silicon Valley DeBug, California History Center, and De Anza instructional divisions joined by Euphrat Advisory Council and community organizing committees.

For a full description, including images, see Euphrat Past Highlights and scroll down for Winter 2009.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

The inaugural exhibition in the new museum, honored our past and looked to the future as it wove together the stories of artists and Silicon Valley residents and groups. We honored world-renowned painter Paul Pei-Jen Hau (then 92), who has a museum named after him in eastern China, and has taught locally for over 55 years. Hau's bold watercolor and ink paintings bridge cultures of East and West. The Euphrat collection of paintings by Agnes Pelton (1881-1961, a "Poet of Nature,") connected Euphrat history with the current resurgence of Pelton's art, including the 2009 major show of Pelton's art at the Orange County Museum of Art. Her mystical landscapes also suggest a world where East meets West. LBLA artists, arts leaders then, continue to impact Silicon Valley art, with Angela Buenning Filo, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, and Rene Yung having major exhibitions in 2012 and 2013. The more youthful contingent included two artists opening up new directions for Silicon Valley arts. Photographer Charisse Domingo with Silicon Valley De-Bug unites photography with social justice and journalism, e.g. powerfully documenting the faces and words of mothers who encounter family problems with the criminal justice system. Custom bike specialists Shorty Fatz are another forward-looking hybrid, building an art company with their signature bikes, handling large public art commissions, and reaching out to youth with graphics and bike workshops.

Student involvement in our Come on Down! project space included major installations, The Mapping Project and Picturing Our Communities. Culmination of the exhibition was a Euphrat Participatory Session in the California Studies Conference: Debugging the Silicon Dream: Real Life in a Virtual World. We presented "Euphrat Museum of Art: Art and Leadership, Perspectives on Silicon Valley".

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, HoeDown
Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, HoeDown. Underwood's contemporary fiber art reflects her unique life: "I find myself still navigating between three cultures on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border."

Update on one of the artists: Cupertino 2011 Artist of the Year Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Professor Emeritus of Textile Art at San Jose State University, exhibits internationally. In 2012, she was featured in the fourth season of "Craft in America," a Peabody Award-winning series on PBS.


Full List
For the list, images, and details see Euphrat Past Highlights and scroll down for earlier years.


Exhibitions: 2007-2008
The 2007-2008 exhibitions were in the original exhibition space, near the Flint Center. In September 2006, the museum moved back into this space, "renovated" as a smart classroom and used as an interim museum for 2007-2008.

Spring 2008
Graphic Storytelling as Activism
2/11-4/17/08

Artists include Seyed Alavi, Oliver Chin, Charisse Domingo and De-Bug, Sharon Hing, Keith Knight, Lingshan, America Meredith, Favianna Rodriguez, Shorty Fatz.

Curatorial concept: Keith Knight. Curated by Jan Rindfleisch with community consultants: Nancy Hom, Jianhua Shu.

For a full description, including images, see Euphrat Past Highlights and scroll down for Spring 2008.

Graphic Storytelling as Activism

Graphic Storytelling as Activism presented art forms including cartoons, political posters, digital art, book art, and more to explore imagery with an activist bent. It began with graphic storyteller Keith Knight who exhibited work from three series and the book Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts, which features graphic stories about artists, educators, and activists across the U.S. Cartoonist, rapper, and Hip-Hop musician Knight also spent a day giving presentations, including a multi-media show of his nationally syndicated comic strips. Favianna Rodriguez exhibited colorful silkscreens, political posters and personal art. Her art tells a history of social justice. Rodriguez gave presentations about national and international grassroots struggles, inviting students to consider how art can encourage civic dialog and participation, and to construct small artworks for the Building Together collaborative art fence project on the construction site of the new Euphrat. Charisse Domingo exhibited a photographic series on East Palo Alto and Gila River revealing a major untold story about toxic waste in Silicon Valley. This was one of a number of series Domingo has done for Silicon Valley De-Bug magazine. America Meredith's paintings featured less known historical events involving Native Americans. Her spokes-cards for bicycle wheels focus on the preservation of the Cherokee language.


Fall 2007
Moving Cultures (…all over the map)
10/2-11/21/07

Artists include Michael Arcega, Vic De La Rosa, Kent Manske and Nanette Wylde, Eugene Rodriguez, Marta Sanchez with Norma Cantú, Christine Wong Yap.

Curated by Jan Rindfleisch with community consultants: Nancy Hom, Consuelo Underwood, Christine Wong Yap. Collaboration with the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement, Filipino American Historical Society (Santa Clara Valley Chapter), and California History Center.

For a full description, including images, see Euphrat Past Highlights and scroll down for Fall 2007.

Moving Cultures

Moving Cultures was an exhibition of art related to moving cultures, whether from one location to another, changing/shifting over time, or changing interpretations. Art ranged from landscapes and poetry to interventions, actions, satire, and cultural Meaning Makers. Artist Marta Sanchez and author/poet Norma Cantú exhibited a series of collaborative prints that addressed the history and beauty of Texas railroad culture. Cantú, a major force in Chicana/o studies for more than 30 years, spent a day speaking with students about the collaboration. Interdisciplinary artist Michael Arcega exhibited work from his El Conquistadork series, a humorous critique on issues of colonialism and cultural exchange, including maquettes for his 10' Manila galleon, made primarily of Manila folders. On a campus visit, Arcega used humor with language to discuss subjects such as globalization. Kent Manske and Nanette Wylde created a Meaning Maker installation with pamphlets to make sense of our changing culture(s). What began with a migration story grew to reflect today's cultural complexities and questions of communication, meaning, and values.


Spring 2007
Material Culture
3/7-4/19/07

Artists include Reneé Billingslea, Hector Dio Mendoza, Corinne Okada, Nazanin Shenasa, Kerry Vander Meer.

Curated by Jan Rindfleisch with Nazanin Shenasa. Artist community collaborators include Chike Nwoffiah, Oriki Theater.

For a full description, including images, see Euphrat Past Highlights and scroll down for Spring 2007.

Material Culture

Material Culture connected a focus on textiles, traditional and contemporary, with a focus on our culture of materials/materialism. Playing off different title interpretations, the exhibition featured artists with content relevant to the times and community. Artist/instructor Reneé Billingslea, Santa Clara University, used clothing in her installation Fabric of Race: Lynching in America. Here clothing/textiles drew one into an important but rarely discussed part of U.S. history. Artist Corinne Okada exhibited wearable art from recycled candy wrappers from other cultures, providing cultural links for different generations. Chike Nwoffiah, Director of Oriki Theater in Mountain View, presented traditional wearable art from the Igbos in southeast Nigeria. Artist Kerry Vander Meer built art installations from women's stretch garments. Hector Dio Mendoza's community-inspired artwork reflected various meanings to material culture. His generational installation, Atomic Landscape, included solid sculptures made of crocheted doilies dipped in liquid concrete. For an Art, Leadership, and Cultural Citizenship presentation, Mendoza spoke of his public art projects and addressed specifically an Emerging Latina/o Leadership class. Nazanin Shenasa exhibited a handmade silk costume, Layla's Shroud, about being separated from your dreams.


Winter 2007
Changing Still Life
1/22-2/15/07

Artists include DeWitt Cheng, Susan Danis.

Curated by Jan Rindfleisch with artist, campus and community collaborators including Nazanin Shenasa. Artist community collaborators include Janet Leong Malan, Connie Young Yu, Tom Izu (California History Center), Annie Presler and Jose Marte (Biological, Health, and Environmental Sciences Division).

For a full description, including images, see Euphrat Past Highlights and scroll down for Winter 2007.

Changing Still Life was an interactive exhibition comprised of "still lifes" from which viewers could draw. Viewfinders and basic sketch materials were provided. The still lifes encompassed objects reflecting different cultures and histories, found/recycled objects, objects related to different academic disciplines, and some artworks. The objects came from artists and sources on campus and in the community. Historian Connie Young Yu and artist Janet Leong Malan loaned artifacts related to early Chinese-American history in the area. Campus input included College architectural elements salvaged by the California History Center (CHC), specimens and models from the Sciences Division, and native plants related to the Environmental Studies Center. Artists Susan Danis and DeWitt Cheng displayed art and objects from their studios. Danis's sculptures referred to consumerism, the environment. Cheng's paintings had science specimens morphing into unique creatures.


Full List
For the list, images, and details see Euphrat Past Highlights and scroll down for earlier years.


These exhibitions were the last ones in the original Euphrat space adjacent to Flint Center for the Performing Arts.


Exhibitions: Pre-2006
The following exhibitions were almost all curated by Jan Rindfleisch with various collaborators. In the future, additional documents such as press releases will be made available that will give more information about the art, artists, collaborators, and development of ideas.

In September 2006 the museum moved back into the "renovated" Euphrat (A9) building. Then we renovated further to turn the smart classroom into an interim museum.

Fall 2005, Winter 2006
Change 2005/2006, Artists as Catalysts for Change, Revisioning the Museum
10/4-11/23/05 and 1/23-2/23/06

Artists include Richard Godinez, Juliana Kang, Nancy Hom, Tony May, Moto Ohtake, and others.

Changes 2005/2006

Change 2005/2006 consisted of a fluid rotating exhibition with lecture/discussions exploring change in the arts and academic community, the Euphrat Museum of Art's move to a different campus location, its new building design, and its expanding relationship with other campus entities and the outer community. Different sections explored themes: Artists as Catalysts for Change, Designing a New Building on Campus, Activating a Campus/Community Cultural Space, and Art and Civic Engagement Education. Reflecting art department changes, new faculty/staff members Juliana Kang, Moto Ohtake, and Tony McCann exhibited paintings, artist books, and a sculpture. A major focus was the work of Nancy Hom, a catalyst for change - a multifaceted artist, writer, organizer and arts administrator. She exhibited art she created for numerous political, social, and community events in San Francisco. Highlighted also was art from Richard Godinez who participated in Hom's Kearny Street Workshop exhibition War and Silence. In Godinez's large painting Disciples, images of monks meditating are juxtaposed with a military training exercise. Artist Tony May, another long-time catalyst, taught an Art in the Community class at San José State University for many years and has decades of community involvement. He exhibited models and drawings from a collaborative public art project with students and recent graduates, a memorial to San Jose community activist and spiritual leader Father Mateo Sheedy. Also on display were May's public art models commemorating the agricultural history of Silicon Valley.

A prime example of Art and Civic Engagement Education was art from the California College of the Arts' Center for Art and Public Life project, 100 Families Oakland. Materials relating to the new civic engagement initiative on campus were shown in conjunction with a related lecture. Preliminary plans for the new museum building (consultant Mark Cavagnero and others) and new De Anza entries and signage were shown as part of Designing a New Building on Campus and Activating a Campus/Community Cultural Space. Artist Panel, Art and Civic Engagement, Nancy Hom and Sonia Manjon (Director, Center for Art and Public Life, California College of Arts), co-sponsors DASB, Visiting Speakers Series, 1/24/06 Artist Panel, Creativity and Community, artists/activists Consuelo Jimenez Underwood and Tony May, co-sponsors DASB, Creative Arts Div, Social Science/Humanities Div, 3/1/06 Artist Panel, Exchange/Change; Initiating Creative Exchange on the International Level, artists Flo Oy Wong, Lenore Chinn, and Nina Koepke, historian Connie Young Yu, Arts Council member Joyce Iwasaki, co-sponsors: DASB, Visiting Speakers Series, California History Center, Intercultural/International Studies and Creative Arts Divisions, Women's History Month, 3/7/06


Spring 2005
Shared Passions
2/14-4/15/05

Artists include Jody Alexander, Ali Dadgar, Bella Feldman, Penny Nii, Saïd Nuseibeh, Lisa Reinertson, Peng Peng Wang, Nanette Wylde.

Artist co-curators and collaborators included Melissa Harmon (Northern Chapter of the Women's Caucus for the Arts), Kent Manske (Bay Area Book Arts), Linda Mau (various ceramics groups), Nazanin Shenasa (curating an exhibition on Muslim artists).

Shared Passions

The exhibition was derived from collaborating with four artists who worked with art groups, whether organized or loosely affiliated. We discussed directions and decided on different methods to focus on their particular area of interest. Highlights included a focus on book arts, a section for Lisa Reinertson's work in large-scale ceramic figures and public art (maquettes of public sculptures of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez and St. Ignatius), and a section for two artists addressing their Middle Eastern heritage. Working with the Northern Chapter of the Women's Caucus for the Arts, we honored Bella Feldman, long-time sculpture professor at California College of Arts (1965-2001), for her lifetime achievements. She exhibited several large steel sculptures. Four artists from Bay Area Book Arts presented work reflecting a broad definition of book arts: a Peng Peng Wang shirt "book" embroidered with words commenting on Silicon Valley lifestyles; a Hisako Penny Nii eclipse book, built in two ways, presenting history, science, and poetic interpretation; a Nanette Wylde's Storyland "book" on an iMac computer; and Jody Alexander sculptures with books stuck closed or stuck in the box, presumably from age or neglect, with the content all locked away. Regarding Middle Eastern heritage, Ali Dadger's series of painting/silkscreens entitled Recent Antiquities touched on Iranian history and culture, and Saïd Nuseibeh's series of photographs of the Dome of the Rock took us to a Muslim holy site with significance also to Christians and Jews. Artist Presentations with Women's History Month Committee, Naz Shenasa, 3/3/05, and Bella Feldman, 3/9/05.


Fall 2004
Edges
9/27-11/24/04

Artists include Lucy Arai, Diana Pumpelly Bates, Julián Cardona, Nancy Mizuno Elliott, Titus Kaphar, Saaba MBB Lutzeler, David Maisel, Consuelo Underwood.

Edges

Edges highlighted formal solutions (for example, the way a painter handled the edge of a form) and also explored edges with respect to timely content, whether on a personal, regional, or global level. In his Visual Quotations series, Titus Kaphar worked from selected 19th century paintings but only painted the African Americans. He worked in oils on dry-erase whiteboards with all the surrounding area left white. A hard edge separated the two. Diana Pumpelly Bates' bronze sculptures focused on the edge between physical and spiritual worlds. Photographer Julián Cardona's works documented the violent entry of Mexico to globalization and probed inside the maquiladora world alongside the border. His series, Dying Slowly showed difficult edges: the border between life and death, death in life. In another series, THE TRUTH, Evidence of a Failure, he documented family members searching for the bodies of their daughters in the desert. Maisel's aerial photographs of Lake Owens documented edges between natural landscapes and landscapes degraded by human actions. Lucy Arai created soft and hard edges by applying sumi ink in washes on handmade paper and then employing sashiko, traditional Japanese running-stitch embroidery, in concentric circles and fluid patterns. Consuelo Underwood drew directly on the wall, included wrapped shaman sticks, and created an unusual red leather grid that looked like barbed wire. It referred to the ten sites where the U.S. government has constructed a 14' steel wall to secure the Mexico/U.S. border. TV: Open access cable program with artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, co-sponsored with De Anza MECHA club 11/17/04.

Reception for Toni Morrison, 12/2/04.
Book Club with Ulysses Pinchon, 1/ 24/05.


Spring 2004
City Life
2/25-4/16/04

City Life

City Life presented art related to the urban experience. It highlighted urban transportation, work, architecture (buildings, landscape, and interiors), public art, neighborhoods, and life styles. Lewis Watts showed photographs of urban life in Oakland, selections from his series Evidence: The Oakland Cultural Landscape Project. Jessica Dunne created paintings of urban night scenes, including parking lots and freeways. Seyed Alavi photographed numerous people on Market Street in San Francisco and layered their facial images, six at a time, to create composite images displayed as large kiosk posters. Harriete Estel Berman's nine-foot-square sculpture of "grass" constructed from recycled tin consumer products called attention to the rampant consumerism in our city malls. Large photographs of Tokyo subway scenes by Kim Yasuda explored ideas of personal and public space in Japanese cities. Katherine Aoki created something new, an active urban world populated with women who provoke us to challenge gender-related expectations. Artist Presentations: Katherina Aoki, with Women's History Month Committee, 3/10/04, Lewis Watts, 4/8/04.

Katherine Aoki, Lawyer
Katherine Aoki, Lawyer, 2000. Using cartoon styles, Aoki's active urban world is populated with women challenging gender-related expectations. One series is about women superheroes, such as the urban lawyer, who are just really good at their jobs.

Fundraising Event in Los Altos Hills, with Art Exhibition of five artists, 5/19/04. Honoring Margaret and Hsing Kung and Jerry Hiura and artists: Diana Pumpelly Bates, Sharon Chinen, Nina Koepcke, Dawn Nakanishi, Flo Oy Wong.


Winter 2004
Closing The Distance
1/5-2/5/04

Artists include Binh Danh, Jim Gensheimer, Chen-Ju Pan, Soffia Saemundsdottir, Nazanin Shenasa.

Closing The Distance

Closing the Distance presented sculpture, photography, and mixed media installation about moving between one continent and another, about connections between the two locales, and how these connections change. It began with a project of two photographers, Binh Danh and Jim Gensheimer, entitled The Journey of Vietnamese Boat People. Danh presented photos of an abandoned Vietnamese refugee camp in Malaysia where he had lived. Gensheimer, a Mercury News photographer, presented photos from the South China Sea (1987) and from Vietnam (1989-2000). Nazanin Shenasa, a textile artist, created an installation related to the changes she saw in Iran, so different from what her parents had told her and what she had read about. Sculptor Chen-Ju Pan, originally from Taiwan, hung her 8'x14'x17' steel, poplar and fabric art kayak from the ceiling - a fantasy boat to escape traditional gender roles and explore new areas. Also on a very large scale were the 9'x13' charcoal drawings of Soffia Saemundsdottir from Iceland whose works were a journey in a landscape more symbolic than real. Artist Presentation Naz Shenasa, 2/3/04.


Fall 2003
Daily Dramas: Currents and Undercurrents
9/30-11/26/03

Artists include Mel Adamson, May Chan, Richard Godinez, Wayne Jiang, Linden Keiffer, George Rivera.

Daily Dramas

Daily Dramas featured the work of six artists who depicted people or implied human presence in various dramas of our day - some chosen freely, other imposed by systems or regimes. Wayne Jiang presented detailed paintings, life scenes of an extended Chinese American family. Mel Adamson, an art professor from San Jose State University, exhibited large paintings of generational differences, intimacy and distance. George Rivera, a painter who is also the Director of the Triton Museum, painted emotional states behind the roles he had to play. Painter Richard Godinez juxtaposed realities, such as a Norman Rockwell's Thanksgiving dinner and a family looking for food in a garbage dump. Using articles of clothing to stand in for people and the drama of our lives, May Chan's sculptural installation addressed maintaining and developing connections across the Pacific Ocean. Also several painting installations by Linden Keiffer, similar to stage sets with actors and props, constructed a world beyond the indignities of daily racism. Keiffer is the director of The You in Me organization in Oakland dedicated to multicultural and multiracial education. Artist presentation, Wayne Jiang, 10/23/03.


Spring 2003
Rethinking Nature
2/20-4/19/03

Artists include Mari Andrews, Irene Chan, Sharon Chinen, Cynthia Handel, Joyce Hsu, Daniel McCormick, and members of California Indian Basketweavers Association, including Ollie Foeside and Tamie Lopez.

ReThinking Nature

ReThinking Nature presented art based on nature, made from natural materials, or related to changes in the natural world. Included were Daniel McCormick sculptures designed to restore damaged creek environments, a Mari Andrews sculptural installation of leaves, stones, and seeds, and Joyce Hsu's kinetic sculptures called Naboons (Dragonflies). The California Indian Basketweavers Association provided baskets for an installation along with background information and news of current issues, such as access to sites for collecting natural materials and responsible use of herbicides and pesticides. Sharon Chinen sculptures (Agave, Calla Lilies, Flagellum, Summer, Autumn) concern survival, cycles of growth and decay, freedom and constraint between the individual and society, and reverence for the mystery of life. During the last two weeks, the exhibition incorporated a collaborative public artwork about nature created by hundreds of local elementary-school students working through the Euphrat's Arts & Schools Program. It was inspired by the sculptures of Mari Andrews and referenced local flora and fauna. Artist presentation, Sharon Chinen, Women's History Month Committee, 3/12/03. During ReThinking Nature exhibition, purchased two videos from the California Indian Basketweavers Association for the multicultural art-history slide/video collection. In conjunction with Women's History Month Committee. Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery, Nature: A Mood, A Space, A Companion, 12/14-5/3/03. Shari Arai DeBoer, Wynne Hayakawa, Joyce Hsu.


Fall 2002
Picking Up the Pieces
10/1-11/27/02

Artists include Magi Amma, Gregory Burns, Serene Flax, Leonard Gerstein, Ben Kashkooli, Keba Konte, Chere Lai Mah, Donna Keiko Ozawa, Remi Rubel.

Picking Up The Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces was an exhibition that began with creating art from scrap materials and caring for the environment, but expanded to picking up the pieces of one's life and picking up the pieces of a society after some devastation. It included reference to rebuilding the body (because of age or trauma) and to our response to September 11 one year later. Donna Keiko Ozawa and Remi Rubel had been part of the artist in residence program at the NORCAL Sanitary Landfill Company in San Francisco. Rubel's stunning wedding dress with 8-foot train made of reused bottle caps reexamines cultural habits, biases, assumptions, and presumptions. Ozawa's art, often with a hand-cranking component, sometimes quirky, combines social relevance and imagination. Through the illusion of physical interaction with the sculpture, she poses questions about collective responsibility. Serene Flax and Magi Amma addressed responses to violence and were part of a Women's Caucus for Art project. Gregory Burns and Leonard Gerstein were drawn from a project of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons regarding orthopedics in art. With photographic images on old found wood, Keba Konte finds beauty in people's resilience in a world of much despair, whether in Cuba, Soweto, or New Orleans. Chere Lai Mah's sculptures from the broken pots, and art about Chinese women's clothing over generations, correlated with events in China and with Westernization. She picks up pieces of family, cultural, and economic history, putting them together to make personal and societal meaning for today. The exhibition was dedicated to Ben Kashkooli (1954-2002), one-time De Anza art student and former instructor at De Anza. It included an installation of his video regarding Agent Orange, and photography and sculpture about peace. Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery: Cycles, Recycles, 11/1-12/21/02, Leticia Garcia, Debra Koppman, Keiko Ozawa.


Spring 2002
Magician's Day Off and Other Stories
2/26-4/18/02

Artists include Pilar Aguero, Doris Bittar, Ricardo Gil, Paul Pratchenko, Joan Schulze, Lydia Tjioe, Linda Watson, Christine Wong.

Magician's Day Off presented narrative art by a selection of contemporary artists in California, working in a variety of media: painting, photography, sculpture, quilts, printmaking, jewelry, and mixed media. Eight artists participated, including professors at San Francisco State and UC San Diego. Some stories were personal, others addressed issues ranging from Arab-Israeli relations to disability culture. During the last two weeks, the exhibition incorporated Teraqua's Journey, a collaborative public artwork about storytelling created by hundreds of local elementary-school students working through the Euphrat's Arts & Schools Program. Telemundo interview of Ricardo Gil, Sin Fronteras, interview 2/26, for airing 3/02. Presentation on art and disability by Ricardo Gil and Diana Argabrite to kindergarten class 3/15. Companion exhibitions for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery: Something Becoming Extraordinary, 1/18-3/2/02, Frances Paragon Arias, Masako Miki, Carlo Ricafort; Life Size: Ricardo Gil, Cynthia Handel, 3/15-5/4/02. Announcement photos include: Paul Pratchenko, Volcanization, 1998 Acrylic on canvas, 33" x 39". Ricardo Gil, Public Restroom, 1999. Silver gelatin print, 7"x10.25". Christine Wong, Everyone is a Storyteller, 1998. Woodcut print, 11"x15".


Winter 2002
Between Disciplines: Art, Music, Language
1/8-2/7/02

Artists include Djerassi Resident Artists Program (including Kim Anno, Squeak Carnwath, Carmen Lomas Garza, Joyce Kozloff, Dan Kwong, Joe Sam., Kotoka Suzuhi, and William Wareham), Prentiss Cole, Keay Edwards, Dawn Nakanishi, Brian Ransom, Herb Tam.

Between Disciplines showcased art that touches different and related disciplines. It ranged from art produced in a multi-disciplinary residency program (visual art, choreography, music, poetry) to unique clay sculptures that serve as musical instruments, from paintings inspired by music to mixed-media installations with sound and music. Five artists participated in addition to the numerous artists from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, which was featured.


Fall 2001
Memory and History of Place
10/2-11/21/01, extended to 12/3 for events

Artists include Enrique Andrade, Libby Black, Mario Lemos, Janet Leong Malan, Carol A. Marschner, Maria Park, Peter Tonningsen, David Yamamoto, Jean Yi.
Curatorial consultant Consuelo Underwood. Concept present first by David Yamamoto and later independently by Tom Izu, Director of the California History Center

This exhibition about "a sense of place" ranged from photography to public monuments, paintings to installations. A sense of place is part of a person's emotional life and also part of a healthy community, because people who connect with their historical or physical environment are more likely to connect with civic and political life. Included Peter Tonningsen, an East Bay artist who addressed the conversion of the Alameda Naval Air Station, and David Yamamoto, a Los Angeles artist whose work referred to WWII internment camps and Watts Riot sites. Included local history, such as a 1986 Carol Marschner ink drawing of "Cali Bro." (Stevens Creek Boulevard at Highway 9, Cupertino) and attention to what came before Silicon Valley, important to an area with many newcomers and rapid change. Companion exhibition for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery, Shaping Memory Shaping Us, 11/2-11/22/01, Victoria May, Marci Tolomei. Announcement photos: Peter Tonningsen, Cleansuit: NAS, Building #5, 2000, Gelatin silver print. From the series On the Inside, photographs of the disestablished Alameda Naval Air Station. David Yamamoto, Manzanar Revisited, 2001. Photo on wood-panel folding screen, 7' x 14'. Carol A. Marschner, Stevens Creek Boulevard at Highway 9, Cupertino, 1986. Ink on paper, l'x4'. Janet Leong Malan, Conversations in the Garden, 2001. Mixed media installation, 7' x 8' x 8'. Image is "Chrysanthemums, c. 1984." Installation pertains to the Leong flower farm in Cupertino. "Our front yard is now Highway 85."
Collaboration with California History Center on Walking History Tour map of De Anza College including sites from Euphrat estate. Summer, fall 2001.


Spring 2001
Angel Island and Immigration Stories of the 20th and 21st Centuries: Drama, Contradictions, New Neighbors, Coalitions
2/22-4/19/01

Artists include José Arenas, Edith Argabrite, Alma Lopez, Rick Rocamura, Flo Oy Wong.

Angel Island presented installation, artwork, and stories with roots in the 20th century and ramifications in the 21st century, particularly in light of the New California, the New Economy. The art revealed human drama. Contradictions arose, for example the contrast between the beautiful setting of Angel Island and what happened there. Viewers saw how new neighbors interacted and built community. Flo Oy Wong's major installation, made in usa: Angel Island Shhh, explored the identity secrets of Chinese immigrants detained and interrogated in the U.S. Both of Wong's parents entered the U.S via the Angel Island Immigration Station and were interrogated under the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Edith Argabrite and her family fled Eastern Europe during the Holocaust and found refuge in Shanghai until they could find it in the U.S. Now she creates paintings, sculpture, and poetry about all that has transpired, life's larger journey, the bad times and the good. With Jose Arenas's moving back and forth between Mexico and the United States, he feels a dual identity, a conflict between the two, the "changing into something else." When he paints a ship alone on a watery globe, with ribbon-like routes crossing over and curling back, we see the magnitude and uncertainty of the journey. Alma Lopez exhibited digital prints that deal with Mexican Americans in the U.S. landscape. California Fashion Slaves focuses on garment industry workers; Juan Soldado on the unofficial patron saint of undocumented immigrants, an "illegal saint of 'illegal' immigrants." During the last two weeks, the exhibition incorporated Mapping the New California, a collaborative public artwork on immigration created by hundreds of local elementary-school students working through the Euphrat's Arts & Schools Program.

made in USA: Angel Island Shhh
Flo Oy Wong, Flag 13: Gee Theo Quee, 1933. Mixed media (rice sack, beads, sequins, stenciled text). From the installation made in usa: Angel Island Shhh, which explores identity secrets of Chinese immigrants detained and interrogated in the U.S.


Publication made in usa: Angel Island Shhh - A Youth Tour. History of Angel Island and related artwork by Flo Oy Wong, accompanied by suggested activities. Essay written by William Wong and activities developed by Diana Argabrite. Publication was developed with Kearny Street Workshop in San Francisco, distributed by Euphrat Museum of Art, Kearny Street Workshop, Evergreen College. Information in KSW News, Kearny Street Workshop Newsletter. Panel Discussion: "Women and Immigration, a cross-cultural panel discussion." Alicia Cortez, Samrah Khan, Rowena Tomaneng Matsunari, Esther Lomothey, and Fernanda Castelo. Reception followed. Cosponsored Panel Discussion: "Stories from Angel Island and Other Histories of Chinese Immigration" in Hinson Campus Center. Video was produced. Lecture by Flo Oy Wong cosponsored by Cupertino Historical Society, Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association, and California History Center. 4/17. Pilot education initiative for City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, an AmeriCorps program uniting young leaders in a leadership program. 20 corps members. "Immigrants and Refugees: Changing California." 3/9/01. Companion exhibitions curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery, Looking, Watching, 1/12-3/3/01, Diana Pumpelly Bates, Carol Turner. Between Two Trees, 3/15-5/5/01, Enrique Andrade, José Arenas, Jimmy Ho.


Fall 2001
Animals
10/3-11/22/00

Artists include Jerry Ross Barrish, Anders Barth, Jancy Chang, Carmen Leon, Roberta Loach, Hifumi Ogawa, Calixto Robles, Carol Selter, Ama Torrance, Artists from Creativity Explored of San Francisco.
Curatorial consultants Enrique Andrade, Nancy Hom, and Flo Oy Wong.

Animals presented aspects of the animal world and its interface with humans. With a variety of media, the works included three-dimensional animals, animal portraits, animals from Chinese astrology, animals in biology, and more abstract or poetic animals. Animals had fun elements to appeal to children. It included different cultural perspectives, along with ideas and issues that challenge societies. For a Chester Yochida children's book (colored pencil and ink illustrations), all twelve zodiac animals of the Chinese New Year sit down for a New Year's banquet. Ama Torrance's animal sculptures resonate with human feeling. A group of almost life-size sheep is made from polyurethane foam with PVC legs covered with a thick aluminum foil. The epitome of a technological world gone berserk, these plastic foam creatures are lovable and noxious. Some come with their own plastic "shadows" on the floor, while others "don't need shadows." Twelve artists participated, including three from Creativity Explored of San Francisco. Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery, Animal Stories, 11/2-12/22/00. Jancy Chang, Leslie Frierman Grunditz, Nina Koepke, Carmen León, Roberta Loach, Hideo C. Yoshida.
Exhibition: Euphrat Visits WORKS. Selection of art from Euphrat's Extended Year Program at Kennedy Middle School. Exhibited at WORKS Gallery, San Jose. 7/18-20/2000.


Spring 2000
Maestrapeace Art Works
2/15-4/6/00

Artists include Juana Alicia, Miranda Bergman, Edythe Boone, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Perez.

Maestrapeace Art Works

Maestrapeace spotlighted the work of seven muralists, all women, who designed and painted the internationally acclaimed monumental mural Maestrapeace on the San Francisco Women's Building. The mural is a testament to cultural diversity, inclusion, community involvement, and artistic collaboration. The show highlighted their processes, art, and activism. During the last two weeks, the exhibition incorporated Homage to Maestrapeace fabric panels, a collaborative public artwork created by hundreds of local elmentary school students through the Arts & Schools Program. Photo: 12,000 square feet. Acrylic mural on San Francisco Women's Building, 3543 18th Street. Maestrapeace honors famous and unsung women, highlights political activism, artistic and scientific achievements, and proclaims the healing power of women's wisdom. The figuration spans centuries through the combination of ancient spiritual icons with modern portraiture of women and girls in all stages of life. Maestrapeace Art Works is a prestigious team of seven artists from different cultures and generations. The exhibition presents the mural and the process of creating it, along with artworks by the individual artists and current projects. The mural is the first of its kind, a mural devoted to women's history, and it is relevant to anyone who has wanted to see their dreams and visions recognized on a monumental scale. A tribute to the often hidden history of women's contributions to societies worldwide, Maestrapeace conveys cultural diversity and inclusion through portraiture, icons, fabric patterns, and 500 calligraphed names of women. In 2000, the Maestrapeace artists are celebrating the sixth anniversary of finishing the mural, the organization of Maestrapeace Art Works to continue their collaborative work together, and a "rebirth" of the mural with new sections to be unveiled in conjunction with building changes in 2000. Their process is a testament to community involvement and artistic collaboration. The exhibition and written material touch upon how to build community participation in a professionally painted mural, what assistance or lessons the community mural process can give to community organizing, and how the dynamic tension between individual and collective work can heighten both processes. Maestrapeace artists' slide lecture, 3/7. Cosponsors De Anza Visiting Speakers Committee, Women's History Month Committee, DASB, other committees. Video was produced. Lecture on art and feminism given by Director as part of Women's History Month activities, 3/8/00.


Winter 2000
Passing (Why is it people feel the need to pass for something they are not?)
11/23/99-1/27/00

Artists include Candi Farlice, Daniel Harris, Kay Kang, Lisa Kokin, Gayle Tanaka, Cynthia Tom, Timothy Taylor, Flo Oy Wong.

Passing

Passing grew from an idea of artist co-curator Candi Farlice. When she was a child, she asked her mother, "Why does Hollis only come over at night?" The answer: "Because he's passing." While this instance was racial passing, the show addressed multiple forms and reasons - some people passing for advancement, others for survival. Artists and educators participated in the show's development. The exhibition Passing focused on the activity of passing for something else, on what is gained and what is lost. Immigrants often drop part of their surname or change it completely. Others pass for other cultures or races, perhaps for advancement, perhaps for survival. Most of us pass at one time or another. Demographics change when people are "in the closet." On the personal level, not being the person you are, your life can become a "lie." From another angle, passing can be connected with becoming - for example by way of surgery, education, or accumulation of wealth. The art of passing can be a positive life skill. The Passing exhibition examined this activity from a variety of viewpoints, such as race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation.


Fall 1999
A Good Read, Selections from the Book Arts
9/28-11/9/99

Artists include Etel Adnan, Francisco X. Alarcon, Enrique Chagoya, Julie Chen, Robert Chiarito, Gabriel A. Ella, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Ghada Jamal, Jeffrey Kao, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Bita Kavehzadeh, Lisa Kokin, Marlene Larson, Debra J. Lewis, Tobie Lurie, Jone Manoogian, Kent Mansky, Nance O'Banion, Bonnie O'Connell, Felicia Rice, Ray Rice, Elba Rosario Sanchez, Carla Trefethen Saunders, Karen Sjoholm, Nanette Wylde.
Curatorial assistance from Michael Day, Julian E. Gómez, Kent Manske, Karen Sjoholm, Flo Oy Wong.

A Good Read

A Good Read presented books as a growing art form, including diverse artists' conceptions today, traditional examples, different cultural perspectives, and interactive forms, such as electronic books. We worked with book groups (e.g. the South Bay Chapter Women's Caucus for Art (SBWCA)), small book presses (e.g. Moving Parts Press, Santa Cruz), and academic book arts programs (at JFK University, CCAC, U. of Nebraska, Indiana U., etc.). Codex Espangliensis from Columbus to the Border Patrol, with text by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, imagery by Enrique Chagoya, and bookwork by Felicia Rice tells a story of cultural hybrids and political collisions through a montage of contemporary text, cartoons, and pre-hispanic drawings. Carla Trefethen Saunders constructed one book from an old wine crate, one from a painting that folds up, another from a roll of film. Collaboration with Foothill faculty member Kent Manske and student Michael Kaluzhinsky, who created a research website for the Euphrat's A Good Read exhibition. The website presented vocabulary, resources, and current exhibitions relating to book arts. South Bay Area Women's Caucus for Art newsletter, 10/99. Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery, Artists' Books, Art from Books, Sketchbooks, 11/2-12/11/99, Kay Kang, Catie O'Leary, and selected members of the South Bay Bookies, a subgroup of the South Bay Area Chapter Women's Caucus for Art: Sandra Beard, Diane Cassidy, Constance Guidotti, Judith Hoffman, Jone Manoogian, Kent Manske, Trudy Myrrh, M. J. Orcutt, Nanette Wylde.


Spring 1999
To Your Health!
2/9-4/13/99

Artists include Robin Lasser and Kathryn Sylva, Kaleo Ching and Elise Dirlam-Ching, Shirley Fisher, Sylvia Giblin, Dori Grace U. Lemeh, Gabriel Navar, Younhee Paik, Judy Schavrien, Sharon Siskin.

To Your Health
Robin Lasser and Kathryn Sylva, Secret Appetites installation, exhibition announcement detail.

To Your Health! contained a variety of work - installations, painting, photography, sculpture - addressing specific aspects of healing ranging through medical, psychological, and social realms. Parts related to maintaining health, cultural perspectives, art therapy, and the relationship to spirituality. The exhibition included a major installation by Robin Lasser and Kathryn Sylva entitled, Secret Appetites, part of a larger project Eating Disorders in a Disordered Culture, dealing with survivors of anorexia and bulimia. During the month of April, the exhibition incorporated To Your Health!, a collaborative public artwork created by hundreds of local elmentary school students through the Arts & Schools Program.


Fall 1998
Art & Education
11/18/98-1/21/99

Artists include Yvonne Browne, Pok chi Lau, Candi Farlice, Cozetta Guinn, Judy Hiramoto, Woody Johnson, Hector Dio Mendoza, Joel Monture, Lucy I. Sargeant, Amelia Kroll Solomon, Carlos Villa, and students at California State University Monterey Bay working with Patricia Rodriguez.
Students: Guillermo Ceja-Zapien Jr., Salvador Chavarin, Maria Jacobo, Tamora Schoeneberg, Mariela Vargas, Brock Essick, Patricia Fernandez, Diana Ferreira, Wes Maas, Pedro Jejinez.

Art & Education focused on art, artists, and educational processes, with specific works in installation, sculpture, photography, painting, and mixed media. It involved educators working with institutions of higher learning, schools, and alternative approaches to education. Included were a variety of perspectives and participation. The processes ranged from providing a helping hand for emerging artists, to collaborating with a community, to creating challenging organizations, programs, or environments.
Announcement photos: Amelia Kroll Solomon, Out of the Ashes, 1995-1997. Bronze, 84"x21"x18". The bronze books (Solomon made molds first, did not burn the books) include The Diary of Anne Frank and Roots, over which is an ark with symbols of persecution in life. On top, three birds soar in freedom. La Fruta del Diablo, 1997. Digital mural, 8'x9', on pesticide dangers. Produced by art students at California State University Monterey Bay/Visual and Public Art Institute working with artist Patricia Rodriguez. The project is part of a rural/urban visual arts curriculum in service of community.
Exhibition curated for California History Center: Amelia Kroll Solomon: a walk through a lifetime of dreams, curated in conjunction with Art and Education, 11/2-25/98. Exhibition-related publication Amelia Kroll Solomon
Companion exhibitions curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery.
Flo Oy Wong, Honoring, 10/29-12/12/98. Exhibition-related publication Flo Oy Wong, Honoring. In a Sea of Eternal Plastic Flowers: the Education of Four Artists, Pok Chi Lau, Lucy I. Cain Sargeant, Maxine Solomon, 1/8-2/27/99


Spring 1998
Watersheds, Waterwebs
3/3-4/16/98

Artists and organizations include Mark Abrahamson, ARTSHIP Foundation, Aquatic Outreach Institute, Christine Arle Baeumler and Rhoda London, Coastal Advocates, Mary Jane Dean, Augusto Ferriols, Erica L. Fielder, Jo Hanson, Lynne Hull, Robin Lasser, Leza Lidow, Katherine Westerhout Mann.

A focus on watersheds from the vantage points of art, ecology, and community building. "After all we are water too…": Jo Hanson. In collaboration with ARTSHIP Foundation, Watersheds included works by visual artists, ecology groups, and school children illuminating the local/regional, wild/cultivated, rural/urban, life-gathering phenomenon of watershed ranging over the simplicity-in-complexity of the subject. During the month of April, the exhibition incorporated Our Watershed, a collaborative public artwork created by hundreds of local elementary school students through the Arts & Schools Program. The exhibition conveys expressions from the subjective and evocative to the scientific and concrete. Some works illustrate the physical qualities of watersheds and the many communities and "habitat" styles within our Bay Area, or more distant watersheds. "Rain falls on a mountain ridge. Rivulets merge and rush below as creeks, then become streams, and farther down rivers. Life clusters. Forests, pastures, fields. Cities. Everywhere waters are directed, carving land forms, attracting particular plant, animal, and human communities, inviting exchange. Watersheds. Water webs." Announcement photos: Jo Hanson, Watershed in My Backyard!, 1998 installation, 10'x7'x14'. Robin Lasser, Dirty Diapers, 1996. Chromogenic print, 22"xl8". Erica: t. Fielder, The Document, handmade book, part of Salmon Skin Cape, 1998, mixed media installation. Lynne Hull, Scatter Hydroglyph. a water-cache basin for desert wildlife, stone, 4'x3'x3", 1985. Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery: Watersheds, Water Ways, with Bear and Watershed Chorus, 3/13-5/2/98, Brad Bussey, Beth Craven, Nanci Kahn, Maryly Snow, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Pamela Zoline.

An expanded Watersheds exhibition ultimately became the first exhibition on the ARTSHIP. The ship's title had been recently transferred by legislation to ARTSHIP Foundation, which was in the process of bringing this historic vessel to the Oakland waterfront. As an arts, culture, and education center, ARTSHIP represented the transformation for peaceful use of the T/S Golden Bear, once a 1930s cargo and passenger ship, then a troop carrier in WWII, later a training vessel. Rooms of the ship would become exhibition spaces. Curatorial team with Slobodan Dan Paich, Artistic Director, ARTSHIP Foundation, and Victor Faessel, Environmental Literacy Coordinator.


Winter 1998
Connections
1/6-2/12/98

Exhibition in two parts. One part, curated by art history instructor Elizabeth Mjelde, focused on works by Lucretia Van Horn, an artist trained within the European academic tradition, and examined different seasons in her career in relation to systems of mutual influence and support. The other part referred to eight contemporary artists, of South Asian origin, who had recently connected by way of the research of artist Soumya Sitaraman.

Reconsidering the Retrospective: Lucretia Van Horn (1882-1970). Spanning several decades, works by Lucretia Van Horn offer a revealing look at formal tendencies in twentieth-century art prior to the period of postmodernism. The particular story presented by this retrospective underscores the importance of support systems for artists, recalling Van Horn's connections with individuals and institutions such as I'Academie Julian in Paris, the San Francisco Art Association, and, ultimately, a small artist colony in Palo Alto where the artist lived for nearly thirty years. The exhibition coincides with the new course "Women, Society, and the Visual Arts" offered jointly by the Art History and Womens Studies programs at De Anza College. "Reconsidering the Retrospective" is sponsored in part by the Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation.

Under One Roof; Artists of South Asian Origin in the Bay Area, Romilla Batra, Meera Desai, Pertrii K. Gill, Zarina, Anjana Joshi, Swati Kapoor, Soumya Sitaraman. Researcher/artist Soumya Sitaraman states: "It is the first attempt to bring these artists together under one roof." With a diversity of expression in painting, sculpture, furniture, and installation, these artists of South Asian descent have charted a course in the U.S. art world. Many have built substantial reputations. They participate in various art-world organizations, some pan-Asian, but none solely related to South Asia. The artists are learning of each other's art and ideas. The exhibition provides a look at artwork from a previously unseen facet of our society, and a glimpse of a process of discovery. Under One Roof, publication, 2 pages, writing and image for each artist. Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery, Connections, 1/9-2/28/98, Susan Mathews, Paintings, Josefina Bates, Installation. Reading 1/29/98, Chitra Divakaruni, author of Mistress of Spices.


Fall 1997
Life Clusters
10/7-11/27/97

Artists and organizations include SBC-WCA,, Yeung Ha, Nina Koepcke, Nancy Tector; WCA Women of Color in Art Slide Resource Series, Bernice Bing, Elizabeth Gomez, Stephanie Johnson; YLEM, Barbara Plowman, Kit Monroe Pravda, Sonya Rapoport; Folsom Street Interchange, Eugene Rodriguez, Pamela Shields, Olivia Armas, Al Lujan.

A focus on artwork in relation to art organizations. The artwork (painting, photography, sculpture and installations) was created by artists connected with the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) and its South Bay Chapter (SBC-WCA), the organization YLEM, which connects art, science, and technology, and the small organization Folsom Street Interchange, located in San Francisco's Mission District. Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery: Life Clusters, Honoring One Another, 10/24-12/13/97, Dawn E. Nakanishi and Terry Acebo Davis, Bob Hsiang, Nancy Hom, Irene Poon.


Spring 1997
Land Values
2/25-4/24/97

Artists and organizations include Susan Leibovitz Steinman working with students, Mari Andrews, Antonio Castro, Jun Maeda, Guillermo Pulido, Karen Sjoholm, Marta Thoma, Brian Tripp, Tricia Ward, Kehinde Wiley, ARTScorpsLA, ARTSHIP Foundation.

A look at the values we place on land, and how these values relate to labor, history, culture, the environment, and our inner lives. Painting, sculpture, installations. Included Looking for the Creek on Stevens Creek Boulevard, a large outdoor installation by Susan Leibovitz Steinman working with students and instructors from different disciplines at De Anza College. Less than twenty years ago, land and farm labor were highly visible in Silicon Valley. Today the vital and historical connections of land to food to labor are hidden, as development takes over even in the Central Valley of California and farm labor camps are often placed out of sight, far from the road. Instead we pave over the land and fight to preserve some open space here, some access there. In our bigger cities, we try to reclaim parks from disuse and abuse, to recover derelict land, or plant a community garden for a little green, a little life, an "organic" vegetable, or a place for contemplating, connecting. The artists in Land Values shed light on these ideas through art and processes. With representative works by Mynor King and Rebecca Palmer, who exhibited in a companion show of Land Values in Sunnyvale. In April, the exhibition incorporated New Growth, a collaborative public artwork created by hundreds of local elementary school students through the Arts & Schools Program. Lecture by Susan Leibovitz Steinman regarding her work and Planning Sessions with students regarding her installation, 1/22. Then several weeks of Collaborative Outdoor Installation of Looking For the Creek on Stevens Creek Boulevard, in, around and on top of the Euphrat Museum. Collaboration with Duane Kubo, Warren Lucas, Elizabeth Mjelde regarding class presentation, installation, and performance in conjunction with Susan Leibovitz Steinman's installation for Land Values. Indoor Installation included writings from Kubo's Asian American Studies class. Lucas and his dance students created and performed a dance piece around some of the symbolic elements in Steinman's installation: automobile tires, shopping carts, and endangered river
Photos: Susan Leibovitz Steinman works with recycled materials, such as old car tires and shopping carts, in a manner that includes environmental and cultural awareness. (During a Euphrat performance a cart repossession agent actually tried to reclaim the shopping carts.) Jun Maeda, basket mural prepared for amphitheater renovation at Arroyo Viejo Park, Oakland, with plant materials from park, 11' diameter, 1996. Antonio Castro, Hoe Man, chalk pastel on burlap, 56"x62", 1995.
Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery, Land Values, 1/10-3/8/97. Two parts. Spring Leaves and Mountain Journeys, photographs by Rebecca Palmer; Taiwan Land and Heritage, drawings by Mynor King.
Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery: Perceptions, 3/21-5/10/97. Sculpture by Patricia L. Jauch and Mari Andrews.


Fall 1996
Families: Rebuilding, Reinventing, Recreating
11/21/96-1/30/97

Artists include Lenore Chinn, Johnny Coleman, Terry Acebo Davis, DIWA Arts, Jacqueline Yuke Lan Ford, Joe Bastida Rodriguez, Sara Leith-Tanous, Flo Oy Wong and Edward K. Wong, Art Family / Dinner Party installation artists Kim Anno, Lenore Chinn, Terry Acebo Davis, Jacqueline Ford, Eugenia Haney, Lissa Jones, Swati Kapoor, Yvonne Littleton, Laura Parker, Jan Rindfleisch, Anna Wong, Flo Oy Wong.

Families
Terry Acebo Davis, Dahil sa Yo (“Because of you” in Tagalog), an installation about support from family, friends, and one’s adopted communities.

With representative works by Lucy Arai and Mary Chabiel, who exhibited in the companion exhibition Families, Stories and Practice. Curated with Flo Oy Wong and connections with Asian American Women Artists Association.

A focus on the value of family ties - so important, that we human beings come up with unique ways to rebuild, reinvent, and recreate families and ourselves - with kinship or without. Constructed families can include people whom we consider more than friends, who may be drawn from our work lives or spiritual lives. In addition to the presence of important people in our lives, there is also living with absence, separation. Painting, photography, sculpture, installations. Included installation Art Family/Dinner Party, created with Flo Oy Wong, with participation from artists at an "art family" dinner party organized in June. Artist Gatherings related to Art Family/Dinner Party installation in Families exhibition, organized with artist Flo Oy Wong. Dinner parties with slide presentations, discussions, held 6/1/96, 2/1/97 Announcement photos: Joe Bastida Rodriguez, In The Name of My Father, 1995. Mixed media installation, 8'x9'xl0'. Johnny Coleman, Homeschoolf Story teller: For Beulah's Youngest. Mixed media installation with canning jars, newspapers, book (Among the Missing), punctured inner tube, 8'x5'x3'. Flo Oy Wong, Baby Jack Rice Story, 1993. Mixed media installation with silk-screened images on rice sacks. Companion exhibition curated for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery: Families: Stories and Practice, 11/7-12/21/96. Lucy Arai, mixed media with sashiko, traditional Japanese running-stitch embroidery, learned through a master-apprentice relationship with her mother. Mary Chabiel, paintings to illustrate Las Leyendas del Barrio, a storybook that Chabiel was creating with her daughter.


Spring 1996
Heartwork: Creating Something Together
2/6-4/17/96

Curatorial collaboration with Slobodan Dan Paich, Diana Argabrite, and organizations Artship Foundation, Augustino Dance Theater, Indian Canyon Ranch/ Costanoan Indian Research, Inc.
Artists and Collaborators include Ellen Bepp, Cara Brewer, Jeannette Des Boine, Augusto Ferriols, Curtis Fukuda, Russell Imrie, Sally Greaves Lord, Lucia Grossberger Morales, Dennis Jennings, Dianne Jones, Lissa Jones, L. Tomi Kobara, Maria McVarish, Norine Nishimura, Slobodan Dan Paich, Oden Santiago, Ann-Marie Sayers, Katie Wolf, Zhunwang Zhao.

Heartwork presented art resulting from artists working with others, in some way reaching out to a community on a special project that drew from deeply felt experiences. The media included props for community theatrical productions, a CD-ROM, paintings, installation, sculpture, and documentation. Interdisciplinary, intercultural, combining fun and fervor, this project nurtures hope for art forms that draw individuals and communities together in new ways. In April, the exhibition incorporated Drawing Together, a collaborative public artwork created by hundreds of local elementary school students through the Arts & Schools Program. Book: Heartwork: Creating Something Together,1996. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch in conjunction with the Euphrat exhibition. 15 pages, 17 illlustrations. See PUBLICATIONS. Public Reception for Heartwork: Creating Something Together, with "Flag and Gong" performance by Augustino Dance Theater, storytelling by Marijo, presentations by exhibiting artists. 3/14


Fall 1995
Youth Art/Changing Lives
10/12/95-1/18/96

Curatorial lead: The Institute for Urban Arts - Juana Alicia, Mat Schwarzman, and Maria Luisa Mendoza.
Participating organizations include Berkeley-Oakland Support Services; Community Arts Apprenticeship Program, Oakland; East Oakland Youth Development Center; East Oakland Boxing Association; Ethnic Trip, San Francisco; Electric Mercado, Santa Cruz; San Francisco Digital Media Center (D* Lab); White Hawk/Xuicoatl Arts, Watsonville.

Youth Art/Changing Lives

With a focus on youth-art programs from the Greater Bay Area, wove together images, words, sounds, and experiences of young people and the artists who work with them. These programs work mainly with youth designated as being at-risk because of their socio-economic situation, academic standing or home life. Murals, paintings, drawings, CD-ROMS, videos, text, photo-documentation, and participatory events for young people and adults, for example Internet access to new Web sites. Environmental, interdisciplinary, and interactive, the exhibition challenged visitors to consider their own attitudes toward youth, adulthood, and art.
Booklet: Youth Art/Changing Lives, 1996. Curators Juana Alicia and Matt Schwarzman with Jan Rindfleisch, in conjunction with the Euphrat exhibition, 16 pages. See PUBLICATIONS. Public Reception for Youth Art/Changing Lives, featuring ceremony with White Hawk Dancers, CD-ROM and Internet demonstration, and presentations by young artists, 10/24. Symposium, "Changing Lives: Youth, Art, and Democracy," exhibition participants, policy makers, and community participants, including Juana Alicia and Mat Schwarzman, with introductory video by Maria Luisa Mendonza. Videotaped for classroom use. 11/7, Election Day. Artwork for yearlong Visiting Speakers Series Committee. Detail of Puente de la Paz, Bridge of Peace, by Juana Alicia (artist in Youth Arts show and symposium) served as strong visual background for entire series of posters for the college.


Spring 1995
Changing Threads: Creating Traditions and Memories
3/1-4/19/95

Artists include Norine K. Nishimura, Timothy Berry, Virginia Harris.

Exhibition of quilts, paintings, and installations drawing from diverse cultural traditions and memories, and which, through the artistic process, led to the invention of new traditions. During April, the exhibition incorporated a collaborative bas-relief mural created by over 600 local elementary school students through the Arts & Schools Program; the mural depicted narratives of their family and cultural traditions.


Winter 1995
image Electronic, works by nine artists who use electronic media and computer-assisted technology to create art.
1/11-2/12/95

Artists include David Bacigalupi, Eric Johnson, Char Davies, Helen Golden, Diane Fenster, Marius Johnston, Michael Tolson, Annette Weintraub, Michael Maggid, Wade Kimball, Max Hein, John Hersey.

Curated by Michael Cole, De Anza graphic design instructor: "From Char Davies' digital light boxes produced on a Silicon Graphics workstation, to Max Hein's word and image object lessons created on an Apple Macintosh…"


Fall 1994
Coming Across, Art By Recent Immigrants, Part 2
9/27-12/8/94

Artists include Seyed Alavi, Cambodia Contemporary Arts Project (KylV, Tho Soh IV, LukKan, Rath Kan, Leang Ngin, Sith Ouch), Enrique Chagoya, Su-Chen Hung, Gigi Janchang, Wosene Kosrof, Sandra Sunnyo Lee, Elena Lokshina, Vi Ly, Long Nguyen, Geoffrey Iheanyi Nwogu, Joanna Salska, Canan Tolon, Jose Meza Velasquez.

Works in various media by artists who recently immigrated to the U.S. and now live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Part 2 focused on social, political, and historical issues and on how the artists synthesized ideas from the different cultures they have experienced. Their countries of origin include Cambodia, Ethiopia, Iran, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, the former USSR, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam. Woven throughout is the concept of immigration as representative of the common human experiences of continual and rapid change, shifting identities, and loss of a secure place called home. The exhibition is about cultural identity, about "home," literally and figuratively, and about recent history as the artists have lived it. The artists offer observations and commentaries about social, political, and historical issues, synthesizing and building upon ideas drawn from the different cultures they have experienced. Part 2 asks viewers to examine the works of art in light of two questions "What do you have to say?" and "How have you developed a way to be here?" Project funding: Rockefeller Foundation, Apple Computer, Inc. Also Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Arts Council of Santa Clara County, The Metropolitan Life Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Pacific Bell, Tandem Computers.
BOOK: Coming Across: Art by Recent Immigrants, 1994. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Project development by Jan Rindfleisch with Patricia Albers and Judy Goddess. Developed with the Bronx Museum of the Arts, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and the NEA. 65 pages, 31 illustrations, perfect bound. Published in conjunction with the Euphrat two-part exhibition: Coming Across, 2/3-4/20/94, 9/27-12/8/94. Presents art by San Francisco Bay Area artists who have recently immigrated to the United States. See PUBLICATIONS. Public Reception for Coming Across, Part 2, roundtable discussion with the artists led by artist Long Nguyen, 10/13. Presentations with De Anza Visiting Artists and Speakers Series: Cathi Tactaquin, Immigration and the Future of an Open Society, 10/5; Film Director Lee Mun Wan, screening and discussion, The Color of Fear, 11/1. Companion exhibition for Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery: Speaking Volumes: Photographs by Misako and Ken Akimoto, Portraits by Yong Mao, 11/8-12/23/94.


Spring 1994
Coming Across, Art By Recent Immigrants, Part 1
2/1-4/20/94

Artists include Seyed Alavi, Enrique Chagoya, Rahel Fikre-Selassie, Taraneh Hemami, Su-Chen Hung, Gigi Janchang, Wosene Kosrof, Sandra Sunnyo Lee, Saiman Li, Vi Ly, Rudjen Roldan, Joanna Salska, Tamcanchan (Fidelina Aguilar-Pena, Claudia Bemardi, Prospero Callejas, Carlos Cartagena, Victor Cartagena, Manuel De Paz, Joaquin Dominguez-Perada, Martivon Galindo, Ricardo Portillo, Benedicto Zavala, Carmelo Zavala, Daniel Zavala, Jose Antonio Zavala, Reinaldo Zavala), Canan Tolon, Victor Mario Zaballa.
Curatorial team for larger project: Jan Rindfleisch and Patricia Albers, Euphrat Museum of Art, and Betti-Sue Hertz at the Bronz Museum of the Arts. The Bronx exhibition, entitled Beyond Borders, Art by Recent Immigrants took place February to June 1994.

Exhibition of work by artists who have immigrated to the U.S. and now live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their countries of origin include Argentina, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Iran, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam. The exhibition investigates contemporary immigrant experience and explores esthetic, cultural, and social hybrids, linked to immigration, which are informing U.S. culture. Part 1 asks viewers to examine some works of art in light of the question "How do you relate to your country of origin?" and others, in light of the question "Who are you now?" In its final month, the exhibition incorporated art by Cupertino Union, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale School District elementary school students, many of them immigrants, including The Welcome Arch project. Coming Across was developed in cooperation with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, which presented concurrently Beyond the Borders, an exhibition examining art by recent immigrants who live in the greater New York area. Funding for this project: Metropolitan Life Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation. Local sponsorship: Apple Computer, Inc. Announcement cover: Su-Chen Hung and Gigi Janchang, Silent Voice (I Have Something to Say), 1993. Poster, 6'x4'. From a special project of San Francisco Art Commission Market Street Art in Transit Program. Panel Discussion: Artistic Expression and Community Identity in collaboration with Coalition for Asian Advocacy. Artists Long Nguyen and Vi Ly, San Jose Mercury News writer De Tran, with student and community members, and Creative Arts Division Dean, Duane Kubo, moderating, 5/22.

Benefit for Art Education honoring Joan Barram for her commitment to the arts, advocacy for children and youth. Featuring artists in Coming Across: Art by Recent Immigrants, included slide show, art. Event held in the home of David K. and Eppie Lam, Los Altos Hills, 1/27.


Fall 1993
Public and Private Journeys
10/12/93-1/13/94

Artists include David Izu, Jung Ran Kim, and Rene Yung.
Artist collaborator Betty Kano

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, these artists present work that draws freely on different places, cultures, and times. One of David Izu's series, Journeys, was a public art project chronicling the journeys of some of San Francisco's inhabitants. The mixed-media images were made into posters for bus shelters in the city. The large ceramic sculptures of Jung Ran Kim address life journeys and time; in The End of Journey, a man sits next to a bent clock. Rene Yung's Moral Tales presents journeys in a personal and social context, looking at Chinese culture through notions about fate/destiny, the Confucian work-ethic, and precepts of propriety. Announcement cover: David Izu, Journeys - Haruno's Passport, 1992. Mixed media, 21.75"x15". Inside: Rene Yung, Moral Tales (detail), 1992. Mixed media, installation c. 1200 sq. ft. Public reception for Public and Private Journeys, with short talks by artists David Izu, Jung Ran Kim, Rene Yung, and artist/activist Betty Kano, 9/27. Betty Kano slide lecture, including AAWAA information, organized by Euphrat and Intercultural Studies Department, 11/3.


Spring 1993
Reconstructing Nature
April 6-22

Sculpture installations by art-world artists Mineko Grimmer and Francisco Perez and Building a Rainforest installation by students from local elementary schools (Cupertino Union, Sunnyvale and Los Altos Districts), working in part with artists Diana Argabrite, Marie Franklin, Vi Ly. Radio interview with artists and students involved in Reconstructing Nature show. KQED FM, interview by Peter Jon Shuler. Earth Day, 4/22.


Winter 1993
World of Difference: Art, Tourism and Cultural Dialogues
2/9-3/25

Artists and collections include Ellen Bepp, Dr. Daniel Crowley and Pearl Ramcharan-Crowley Collection, Ed Grazda, Morris Keyonzo, Thomas K. Seligman Collection, Elena Siff, Jeffrey Vallance, Jin-me Yoon, and a section curated by Dr. Julian Gomez.
Curatorial lead Patricia Albers

Tourists participate in numerous visual decisions rich in cultural implications. This exhibition examined issues of art tourism and cultural dialogues through works from within and outside the art world. Tourism is not only one of several approaches to travel but also the world's number one industry. In 1989, nearly 15 million U.S. citizens traveled abroad, many as tourists. From the travel brochures and maps they examine, to the postcards they send, to the souvenirs they purchase, tourists participate in numerous visual decisions rich in cultural implications. For example, tourists' large-scale purchase of some forms of traditional art - aboriginal paintings from Australia, adire cloth from Nigeria-has empowered the artists' communities both economically and politically. Expanded (6-page) announcement for World of Difference, with quotes about art and tourism.


Fall 1992
TREASURE: The Community College Enriching Our Lives, Focus De Anza
11/3/92-1/21/93

Artists, collectors, participants include Ann Anger, SDiane Bogus, Doug Cheeseman, Jose Coleman, Michael Cooper, Holly Crawford, City of Cupertino, Tai Dang, Dan O'Donnell, Norma Dove, Educational Diagnostic Center, Student Activity Club, Fred Euphrat, Claire Fejes, Sam Fejes, l-Ping Fu, Helen Golden, Lucia Grossberger, Sets Hirano. Jan Karlton, Ben Kashkooli, Ralph Munoz, Long Nguyen, Tony Nunes, Myrrh, Salvatore Pecoraro, Scott Peterson, Carl Pompei, Shen Yao-Ch'u, j-walker, Sally Wood.

Exploring the many facets of the community college's impact on the visual arts and culture of our region, our nation. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of De Anza College. Dedicated to Dr. A. Robert DeHart, founding President of De Anza College. Expanded (8-page) announcement for TREASURE, with interviews of a number of the artists.

Benefit for Art Education honoring State Senator Becky Morgan and County Supervisor Dianne McKenna for their commitment to the arts and their advocacy for children and youth. Featuring also artists Therese May, JoeSam., Sam Smidt, Becca Smidt. The event was held in the home of Kenneth and Caretha Coleman, Los Altos Hills, 2/5.


Spring 1992
The Fourth R: Art and the Needs of Children and Youth, (two parts)
1/7-4/23/92

Art, Artists, Art Programs in Part I include Juana Alicia, Santa Barraza, Willie Birch, Susan Cervantes, Children's Book Press, Nancy Hom, Jim Hubbard, Reagan Louie, Jane Ash Poitras, Prints in Progress, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., See Me, Share My World, Shooting Back, Art from Workshops: Ruth Asawa, Emmanuel Montoya, YA/YA.
In Part II include Juana Alicia, Tina Barney, Santa Barraza, Susan Cervantes, Shirley I. Fisher, Nancy Horn, Laotian Handcraft Center, Larkin Street Youth Center, Patrick Nagatani, Jane Ash Poitras, Nai Feo Saechao, Juan Sanchez, Lorraine Serena, Shooting Back, Luchita Ugalde, YA/YA.

The Fourth R is an evolving exhibition presenting art and art programs that help meet the needs of children, youth, and their families. It includes artwork by children and by emerging and nationally recognized artists and art programs. The exhibition informed the community of the need for art as a basic and integral part of the education process, involved the community in the planning and implementation phases, and served as an inspiration for art and art programs involving children and as a showcase for such work. fThe Family Room, installation included artworks of students from Cupertino Union School District schools, also from the Sunnyvale and Los Altos school districts, 4/1-4/23. Program funding from Tandem Computers, Inc., Community Foundation of Santa Clara County, and the City of Cupertino. Focus Groups, 7/31/91, 10/8/91, were held to discuss art, history and the needs of children and youth, with representatives from the De Anza community, education and government. Focus group members for project: Patricia Albers, Diana Argabrite, Gary Bacon, Dr. Laurel Bossen, Oksub Song Bridges, Jose Antonio Burciaga, Kathleen Burson, Wilfredo Castano, Dr. Michael Chang, Jill Chesler, Paul Chester, Carmen Gomez, Margarita Guzman, Doris Harry, Ben Menor, Ann Muto, James Paul, Kathy Peregrin, Mike Peregrin, Jan Rindfleisch, Dolores Sandoval, Margaret Simon, Barbara Waldman, Janellyn Whittier, Diane Williams, Jim Williams.
BOOK: The Fourth R: Art, 1982. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch and Patricia Albers in conjunction with the Euphrat exhibition. An accessible book that can be used to advocate for and develop successful, multifaceted programs for children and youth. See PUBLICATIONS. Also an eight-page publication on local unsung heroes in art education.

Panel Discussion, "Art Collaborations Benefiting Children and Youth," presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Fourth R: Art and the Needs of Children and Youth. Participants included Peter Carpou, Artist in Residence at Larkin Street Youth Center, San Francisco; Susan Cervantes, Muralist and Director of Precita Eyes Muralists, San Francisco; Mike Lopez, De Anza College Student, originator of program at Juvenile Hall, San Jose; Talala Mshuja, former Director of Nairobi Cultural Center, East Palo Alto; Dr. Michael Chang, De Anza College Instructor in Intercuitural and International Studies and Board Member of Cupertino Union School District; Jan Rindfleisch, 3/18.
Honoring Arts Providers: Helping Create Better School Environments
The Euphrat Awards/Benefit honored artist and art educator Ruth Asawa along with four un-sung heroes of art education in the community, Marie Franklin, Nancy Marston and the Los Altos Art Docents, Talala Mshuja, and Flo Wong, before a distinguished audience of corporate, government, academic, art world, and community leaders. It honored those who have volunteered and generated enthusiasm for art, and built school spirit as well. For many children art activities are an important part of bonding to the school environment - they are the only reasons some children stay in school. Held in the home of George and Judy Marcus, Los Altos Hills, 1/30.


Fall 1991
Freedom Views: 1991
2/26-4/11

Artists include Enrique Chagoya, Johnny Coleman, Deborah Kennedy, Emily Kiesel, Louise Lieber, Frances Paragon Arias, Juan Sanchez, Florence Wong.
Curated by Jan Rindfleisch with Patricia Albers, Brenda Bell Brown, Diana Argabrite, and a focus group of artists, community and campus people, including Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Jose Antonio Burciaga, Michael Chang, June LeGrand, Frances Paragon Arias. Concepts and additional assistance: David Coleman, Gallery Paule Anglim, Helen Jones, Deborah Kennedy, Peter Landsberger, Ulysses Pichon, Barbara Rogers, Lucy Cain Sargeant.

Freedom Views

An exhibition of work by eight contemporary American artists that encourages discussion about the concept of "freedom" and the other side of the coin, "responsibility." The exhibition concept was proposed by Deborah Kennedy, whose interactive installation, For Freedom, spans a gallery wall and addresses the four freedoms defined by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. In the Euphrat investigative style, queries and discussions brought up more freedoms, widely different meanings of freedom, and the sobering reality that a symbol of freedom to one person can often be a symbol of oppression to another. Some of the works were created with concepts of "freedom" in mind. Others brought insights to the word after their completion. Information session concerning the Beijing-TienAnMen Square confrontation co-sponsored with the Chinese Student Union; included a special viewing of the Goddess of Democracy replica on display in the gallery, 12/4. Focus group discussion for Freedom Views: 1991. Participants included Michael Chang, De Anza faculty; June LeGrand, community activist and lecturer on Native American affairs; Jose Antonio Burciaga, artist; Cecilia Burciaga, administrator, Stanford University; Frances Paragon-Arias, teacher/artist; and Euphrat staff, 12/17. Metro, Arts, "Expressions of Freedom", 4/4-4/10.
Some related events in final days of Freedom Views exhibition: Presented Poet and Feminist Union Activist Nellie Wong reading recent works including selections? from The Death of Long Steam Lady. Sponsors include Asian Pacific Heritage Month Planning Committee, Bilingual Center/IIS Division, Language Arts Division, 4/11.
Inaugural Reception introducing the De Anza Asian/Pacific American Association. Keynote Speaker, the Honorable Mike Honda, Santa Clara Board of Supervisors. Honda addressed "The Challenge of Change: Asian/Pacific Americans in Education". Inaugural Remarks by Dr. Allan Seid, Executive Director, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Dr. A. Robert DeHart, President, De Anza College, Leo Contreras, President, Foothill De Anza Minority Staff Association, and Susanne Chan, President, De Anza Asian/Pacific American Association. Cultural Performance by May Myint, Burmese National Dance Champion. 4/11.
Multi-media Artist Flo Wong. Wong discussed her artwork including a giant, still-growing, rice-sack collage. Later, she gave a slide lecture about contemporary Asian American women in the visual arts. Co-sponsors Asian Pacific Heritage Month Planning Committee, Intercultural/lnternational Studies Division, Creative Arts Division. 4/16.


Fall 1990
In the Public Eye: Beyond the Statue in the Park
10/2-12/6

Artists and organizations include Maria Alquilar; Anonymous; Mark A. Brest van Kempen; Center for Southern Folklore; Kevin Fang; Reiko Goto; Maren Hassinger; Edgar Heap of Birds; Maya Ying Lin; Thomas Marsh; Richard Misrach; Salvatore Pecoraro; Francisco Perez; The Power of Place; Public Art Works (Falkirk Cultural Center); the Ribbs family; Niki de Saint Phalle; Seattle Arts Commission; Elizabeth Sisco, Louis Hock, and David Avalos; Deborah Small and David Avalos with James Luna and William T. Weeks; George Smith; The Stuart Collection; Walker Art Center; Wendy Watriss; John Wilson.

In the Public Eye explores issues and ideas related to art in public places. Cities, developers, campuses, non-profit organizations, artists, and the viewing public are increasingly involved in decision-making regarding art in public places. Through art, models, and documentation (photographs, slides and written materials), In the Public Eye offers the opportunity to explore questions such as: How can an artwork reflect local history? What makes a public art program successful? How do some public artworks become living places or personified objects? This exhibition on public art, with local, national, and international participation, had particular relevance to the college because of a new district policy to purchase art for the campus. The show included a preview of faculty member Sal Pecoraro's model for the Sunken Garden in front of Flint Center. Slides, posters, and articles are available for viewing. Eight-page booklet.
Booklet art included Untitled, Wendy Watriss, 1987, photograph from Watriss's series on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C., by Maya Ying Lin. Watriss: "It has a life of its own. People stand and stare at it. They touch it. They run their fingers over and over the names of the dead. They lean against it. They trace the names and they cry. Men stand guard for the others who have died, and for those still missing." Art included replica of Goddess of Democracy, 1990, plaster, 9.5' tall, created by Thomas Marsh and Bay Area students who remain anonymous for security reasons.

Thomas Marsh, Replica of Goddess of Democracy, 1990
Replica of Goddess of Democracy, 1990. Plaster. 9.5' tall. Created by Thomas Marsh and students from the Bay Area who shall remain anonymous for reasons of security. Fashioned after original sculpture by Kevin Fang and students in China who remain anonymous for reasons of security. The original Goddess of Democracy stood in Tiananmen Square during the student demonstrations in Spring 1989. The replica has been used for Bay Area demonstrations related to the massacre that put an end to the demonstrations for major reforms.

Lecture by artist Edgar Heap of Birds (Professor, University of Oklahoma), co-sponsors w Intercultural/lnternational Studies Div, Creative Arts Div, 10/16. Videos: Edgar Heap of Birds lecture and focus group for In the Public Eye, both videotaped by TV Center. LIAISONS, COMMITTEES, AND FOCUS GROUPS The Campus Committee for the Euphrat helped facilitate integration of Euphrat programming with instruction and campus life. Focus group discussion for public art exhibition included key figures from the Bay Area and De Anza staff. Participants included: David Allen, San Jose Cultural Affairs Office; Jose Antonio Burciaga, artist; Dewey Crumpler, artist; Bob Hanamura; Sal Pecoraro, De Anza faculty; Ulysses Pichon, De Anza faculty; Rebecca Solnit, arts writer and activist; Barbara Solomon, landscape designer; Nora Villagran, San Jose Mercury News. 7/18.


Spring 1990
Room for Art: Works from Private Collections
3/13-4/12

Artists include Anonymous, Eddie Arning, Mary Bates, Romare Bearden, Vija Celmins, Kate Delos, Marita Dingus, Jacob Lawrence, Barbara Leventhal-Stern, John de Marchi, Ronna Neuenschwander, Deborah Oropallo, Nam June Paik, Sebastiao Salgado, Raymond Saunders, Randall Shiroma, Wolf von dem Bussche, and others.

Painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and works in fiber from private collections in Northern Califoma. The exhibition addressed different approaches to collecting, the kinds of study involved in developing collections, and connections between collectors and artists whose work they collect. Photo: Romare Bearden, Sunday Morning at Avila. 14"x18", Collection of Mary Parks Washington.
Public reception for Room for Art: Works from Private Collections, 4/5. Presentations by Barbara Leventhal-Stern and collector/artist/teacher Cozetta Guinn. Videos: Sixty-second spot of Room for Art: Work from Private Collections, production by Mark Gomez, aired on cable. As part of the Drawing from Experience exhibition, Artist Huellar Banks's interview appeared on the Channel 7 evening news, mid-January. The "Better Part," a video team from the Cupertino Senior Center, produced a half-hour program on the Drawing from Experience exhibition. Aired 5/29, 6/22, on Channel 30, additional cable channels. Half-hour video was composed from most recent spots.


Winter 1990
Drawing from Experience: Artists over Fifty
1/2-2/22

Artists include Herminia Albarran, Robert Arneson, Ruth Asawa, Huellar Banks, John Coplans, Ben Eisenstat, Jane Sperry Eisenstat, Elizabeth Layton, Dorothy Mayers, Yukiko Sorrell, Saul Steinberg, Wayne Thiebaud, Francisco Zuniga.

An exhibition presenting some 850 years of life experience, bringing together artists of different backgrounds and attitudes, and honoring changes that occur in artists' work as they age. The artists brought different cultural and geographic perspectives from their studios across the United States and Mexico.
BOOK: Drawing from Experience: Artists over Fifty, 1990. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch with Patricia Albers in conjunction with the Euphrat exhibition. Presents years of life experiences, bringing together artists of different backgrounds and attitudes. See PUBLICATIONS. Public reception for Drawing from Experience: Artists over Fifty, presentations by Ben and Jane Sperry Eisenstat, Dorothy Mayers, Yukiko Sorrell, Herminia Albarran, Huellar Banks. 1/21.
Workshop for seniors. Artist Mimi Chen Ting conducted an experimental workshop for a group of seniors. The finished art was incorporated into the Drawing from Experience exhibition. 1/31. Slide presentation by Ben and Jane Sperry Eisenstat. 2/11. Companion exhibition of works of Hueller Banks in the Learning Center as part of Black History Month.
Video: Sixty-second spot of Drawing from Experience: Artists over Fifty. Production by Mark Gomez. Aired on cable.


Fall 1989
PaintForum
10/10-11/30

Artists include Katherine Bazak, Harry Fonseca, Mildred Howard, Betty Kano, George Longfish, Jean Lowe, Judy North, Christopher L. Porter, Raymond Saunders, Mary Snowden, Paul Wonner.

A gathering of art reflecting diverse approaches to the medium of paint. The visual experiences, enhanced by the verbal, created a kind of dialog about paint for the viewer and participants. Betty Kano, New York, New York, 1986. Acrylic on canvas, 4'x8' diptych. Public reception for PaintForum with presentations by Christopher Porter, Katherine Bazak, Judy North, Betty Kano and Mildred Howard answering questions, 10/22. Companion exhibition: A portion of PaintForum was displayed at Apple Computer, Inc. Artists: Katherine Bazak, Harry Fonseca, and Mildred Howard. 1-3/90. Video: Sixty-second spot of PaintForum. Production by Mark Gomez. Aired on cable. Later, De Anza College Television Center received First place award in Public Service Announcement category from the International Television Association "Golden Vision Awards* for the one minute promotional video for PaintForum, directed by Mark Gomes, 12/7/90.

Fund-raiser/exhibition at board member James E. Jackson's house. Art by Randy Shiroma, Mimi Chen Ting, Anita Lappi, Therese May, Theresa Robinson, Diane Cassidy, Claude Ferguson. 9/28/89.


Spring 1989
Art for Peering, Pondering, Oohing-Ahing, and Interacting
3/14-4/30

Artists include Helen Cohen, Scott Donahue, Philip Dow, Claude Ferguson, Ruth Tunstall Grant, Gerald Heffernon, Hisako Hibi, Ras Lowe, Alan Rath, Steve Storz, Dana Zed.

An exhibition that called attention to viewer activity in a gallery. Visitors could peer into or around the art, could cause it to move-or could scratch their heads. One artwork requires a viewer to stoop and gaze through a small aperture. Another is activated only when the viewer moves in a certain way. Others draw the viewer in because they are visual treats or puzzles. This exhibition focuses attention on how artists involve viewers-and how viewers decide how much they want to be involved. Painting, sculpture, mixed media, computers. Art for Peering…reception with presentations by artists Ruth Tunstall Grant, Alan Rath, Ras Lowe and Helen Cohen, sponsor Capsco Sales Inc. 4/12. Videos: 30 second publicity spot of Art for Peering exhibit. 30 minute composite promotional video including publicity spots from Art for Peering, Genre, Clay etc. Works, Content: Contemporary Issues, Art of the Computer, Art Collectors and Art of the Refugee Experience.


Winter 1989
GENRE (sort of) People Doing Everyday Things
1/3-2/23

Artists include Judy Baca, Roger Brown, Donna Cehrs, Sidney Fischer, Red Grooms, Varnette Honeywood. Mark Leong, Carol A. Marschner, Therese May, Tony Natsoulas, Richard Obenchain, Lisa Reinertson, Saturnino Ramirez, Jean Sillman, Trung Vinh Phan, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie.

A contemporary exhibition of "genre," freely interpreted. Scenes from everyday life. With works in clay, paint, graphite, photography, and mixed media, drawn from national and international sources, the exhibit explored cultural differences and similarities while depicting such commonplace actions as the spilling of milk. Announcement photo: Red Grooms, The Discount Store, 1970. Mixed media. Genre (sort of) People Doing Everyday Things reception with presentations by artists Mark Leong, Carol Marschner, Jean Sillman and Sidney Fischer. Sponsor bas Homes. 2/25. Videos: 30 and 60 second publicity spots of Genre exhibition.


Fall 1988
CLAY etc. WORKS, On the Wall, Off the Wall
10/4-11/23

Artists include Lenda Barth, Bennett Bean. Norma Cativo, Scott Donahue, Jack Earl, James Esoimeme, Arthur Gonzales, Judy Hiramoto, Cam Quach, Lisa Reinertson, Richard and Graciela Rios, Adrian Saxe, Helen Stanley, Patty Warishina, Horace Washington, Stanley Wilson, and others.
Curated by Jan Rindfleisch with consultants Bill Geisinger, Marcia Chamberlain, Lucy Sargeant.

A primer and update on works in clay, sometimes accompanied by mixed media. The exhibit displayed a wide variety of approaches, traditional and contemporary: life-size figures coming out from the wall, fool-the-eye objects hanging from the wall, vessel-like sculptures on pedestals, clay-and-mixed-media creations, and environments including an altar and a wall of ceramic bricks. Works in the show are evidence that clay is the province of diverse heritages-age-old and contemporary. This show is for the beginner squeezing that first handful of clay, the dedicated artists checking out new ideas and techniques, and those who wish to mull over content or indulge in visual treats. Reception with presentations by artists Beverly Mayeri, Scott Donohue, and Judy Hiramoto. Sponsor Cupertino National Bank. 10/19. Videos: 60-second publicity spot taped by Mark Gomes of the De Anza Video Dept. 25 minute tape about Clay etc. Works. Interview with the director and Elliot Margolies of the TV Department. Produced by Sunnyvale-Cupertino AAUW, shown on Community Access Channel 30.

Additional exhibitions:
Juror for Artists' Vision: A World Without War, international traveling exhibition, 8/88; with 38 pieces exhibited at the State Capitol in Sacramento, 8/19-10/30, sponsored by Congressman John Vasconcellos; exhibit went to New Zealand, 1/89. Juror for Making Art 1989 History, the Tandem Employees' Fourth International Art exhibit, 4/89.


Spring 1988
ART OF THE COMPUTER
4/4-28/88

A juried and invitational exhibition, featured recent works from the broad spectrum of research, artistic and commercial computer graphics. From plotter drawings to CRAY renderings, this exhibit includes stereo images, color and black-and-white animations running on Macintoshes, a silk kimono, and an interactive aquatic environment running on an IRIS workstation This exhibition was curated by the Euphrat Gallery with Bay Area ACM/ SIGGRAPH, the local chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group for Graphics. Contributors of interactive computer displays included Tandem Computers, Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer and Silicon Graphics. Companion exhibition of a portion of Art of the Computer, featuring 36 artists and a variety of recent works from the broad spectrum of research, artistic and commercial computer graphics, at Apple Computer, Inc. (De Anza 2 building), 6-9/88.
Discussion: Computers and Esthetics, Bay Area ACM/SIGGRAPH, 4/12/88.
Gallery lunch presentations for Art of the Computer exhibition included Gaye Graves of Bay Area ACM/Siggraph and artist Peter Broadwell,4/15/88, sponsored by Steve Stern, bas Homes, Cupertino. Art of The Computer reception, a joint reception with Bay Area ACM/ SIGGRAPH, including interactive displays, special animations for the evening, 4/22/88.
VIDEO: Channel 11, Evening News, short feature Art of the Computer, 4/26/88.


Winter 1988
ART OF THE REFUGEE EXPERIENCE
1/26-3/24/88

Artists, Articles (include anonymous artists): Annie Albers, Gavin Jantjes, Catalina Parra, Andrzej Bossak, Somboun Sayasane, Juan Edgar Aparicio, Sonia Melnikova-Eichenwald, Re-creating the Homeland: Ethiopia, Long Nguyen, Refugee Camps in Thailand, Embroidery, Afghan Rugs, Children in Camps, Mao Sith, Singing Kites of Cambodia. Additional artists include: Luis Jimenez, Lisa Kokin, Young-Ae Kim, Thanh Tri, Par Dao Lee, and children from Lakewood School, Sunnyvale.
Collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the U.S. Committee for Refugees.

Focused on art by refugees and about refugees from around the world-displaying contemporary and historical examples in painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, and printmaking. There were over twelve million refugees worldwide in 1987. Works in the exhibition provide insight to the human story of expulsion: tales of the old country, the journey, and the new country. While the refugee experience is often harrowing, it is an integral and inescapable part of the life of many highly creative artists. Most of us are aware of the intellectual refugee migration from Europe around the time of World War II. Few know the extent of the recent migration of artists from South Africa, Vietnam, El Salvador and Poland.
BOOK: Art of the Refugee Experience, 1987. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch in conjunction with the Euphrat exhibition. Presents art and writings emanating from the wide range of refugee experience, yet points to common emotions and circumstances. See PUBLICATIONS.
VIDEO: Channel 11, Evening News, short feature Art of the Refugee Experience, 3/23/88. Art of the Refugee Experience reception featured food reminiscent of refugees' homelands and an introduction to some of the artists, including Long Nguyen who led everyone in singing a song from Vietnam. 2/24/88.


Fall 1987
BACK IN TOUCH
10/20-12/3/87

Artists include Anneliese Ammann, Mary J. Andrade, Doris Beccia, Doris Beezley, Michael Bishop, Tom Bonauro, Sharon Boysel, Maggie Brosnan, Carolyn Caddes, Steve Campbell, Diane Cassidy, Judy Content, Tai Dang, Shirley Fisher, Bryan Greene, Carole Greene, Nancy Hertert, Jeff Johnson, Judy Miller Johnson, Jan Karlton, Behnam Kashkooli, Christine T. Laffer, Janet Leong Malan, Tony McCann, Lenore McLoughlin, Jane Miller, Dawn Nakanishi, Theresa Robinson, Al Rutner, Susan Sagawa, Lucy Cain Sargeant, Merryl Saylan, Barbara J. Simms, Amelia K. Solomon, David Stohl, Susan Terry, Mathias Van Hesemans, Judy Walker, Florence Wong, Tom Wyatt, Jeri Yasukawa.

In conjunction with the twentieth anniversary of the art and photography departments of De Anza College, the Euphrat Gallery exhibited art of alumni. Back in Touch was a long deserved look at a substantial body of art arising from Cupertino, Sunnyvale and the surrounding area, a changing suburban environment. Most often art circles are described by their cities-the San Francisco or L. A. "scene." Now there are maturing Silicon Valley cities with their own art "scenes," replete with expanded artist studios, established galleries and city art commissions. In this growth process, college art departments, such as De Anza College's, have consistently provided the artistic boost, the essential nurturing environment and the critical forum for art.
MINI-CATALOG: The Back in Touch mini-catalog, 1987, which accompanied the exhibition, calls attention to the vitality and professionalism of the art community locally. See PUBLICATIONS.

Euphrat Gallery fundraiser/display held at home of Binnie Quist. Presentations by Joan Barram, Board Vice President, and Ruth Grant, artist. Other artists were Paul Pratchenko, Ron Covell, Sharon Boysel. Donations: Cupertino National Bank, Bonnie Doone Winery, Paul Fong's Flower Cottage, 5/19/88.


Spring 1987
The Power of Cloth; Political Quilts 1845 - 1986
3/3-4/19/87

Artists include Cornelia Dow, Abigail Scott Duniway, Artists unknown, Lizzie Forrester, Ann Kirby, Irene Preston Miller, Gen Pilgrim Guracar, Chris Wolf Edmonds, Cuesta Benberry, Helen Green, Sonya Lee Barrington, Boise Peace Quilt Project, Jean Ray Laury, Nancy Parmalee. Mimi Dietric, Faith Ringgold.

The Power of Cloth
The People's Bicentennial Quilt, group quilt coordinated by Gen Pilgrim Guracar, 1976. Appliqued and embroidered cotton and cotton blends, 6'x12'. Courtesy of Needle and Thread Arts Society. Artists: Olga Acar, Wilma Albrecht, Vivian Andreas, Jeanette Arakawa, Soozee Becker, Andrea Holman Burt, Shirley Cahn, Sharon Carlton, Evelyn Chaney, Karen Couzens, Cosette Dudley, Terri Esther, Lolly Font, Sandra Hamilton, Mary Hyman, Diane Giberson, Eileen Gray, Gen Pilgrim Guracar, Jodi Gordon, Vernell Halsell, Bea Keesey, Hattie Kelly, Connie Lillie, Karen Mae, Bonnie Mettler, Leona Miles, Marge Murphy, Miriam Nixon, Donna Ode, Trudy Reagan, Becky Sarah, Ann Sargeant, Connie Sidebottom.

An exhibition of works that voice the political convictions of quiltmakers over our nation's history. Nineteenth-century quilts on abolition, temperance and patriotism were displayed along with contemporary quilts treating feminism, peace and environmental protection. The Power of Cloth demonstrates the way in which quilting has expressed women's participation in the social and political issues of their day. The oldest quilt dated to before the Civil War. The artists are often unknown. Among contemporary group projects are the National Peace Quilt under which more than seventy United States senators have slept, and Afro-American Women and Quilts organized by quilt historian Cuesta Benberry. Quilt reception, 3/15, screening of film Quilts in Women's Lives, music by De Anza students, courtesy of Helen Lewis.
BOOK: THE POWER OF CLOTH: Political Quilts 1845-1986, 1987. Jane Benson and Nancy Olsen with Jan Rindfleisch. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch, in conjunction with the Euphrat exhibition. Points to the power of quilting as an art medium for political expression. See PUBLICATIONS. Video: Channel 3 AAUW Presents The Power of Cloth, 4/13, 4/20, and 4/30. Channel 11 Evening News 3/6/87. Channel 4 Back Roads 3/22/87. Channel 2B Creative Encounters with Ron Montana (half-hour special) "A Patchwork of History," Bettina Aptheker, lecture/tour, 3/6, sponsor with California History Center. At Hewlett Packard in Cupertino, a lecture/slide presentation on the Quilt show was given by the Director.


Winter 1987
California Society of Printmakers 71st Annual Membership exhibition
1/6-29/87

Prints included small hand-colored etchings, large-scale monoprints, serigraphs made using 70-80 screens. Printmakers reception presentations by Joe Price, Roberta Loach courtesy of Pacific Bell.
Video: Channel 3 AAUW Presents The California Society of Printmakers, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23.


Fall 1986
Out of the Darkroom. Art of the Darkroom
9/30-11/6/86 (extended to 11/20)

Artists include Suzanne Arms, Sharon Boysel, Carolyn Caddes, Marvin Collins, Jeff Divine, Peter Donaldson, Frank Espada, Garry Gay, Todd Gray, Chuck Henningsen, Lisa Kanemoto, Barbara Kasten, Barbara Kruger, Wayne Levin, David Levinthal, Ken Ligh,t Mary Ellen Mark, Tom Millea, Rebecca Palmer, Eugene Richards, Geno Rodriguez, Gary Ruble, Gail Skoff, Anne Turyn, Jerry Uelsmann, Mathias Van Hesemans, Anhthu Vu Le, Michele Wambaugh, Carrie Mae Weems, John Wimberley, Don Worth.

Introduced some spectacular photographs and gave an inkling of what it took to get them, for example traversing volcano cones, setting up elaborate lighting and props, spending days in the darkroom, or altering the final print in the studio. Darkroom reception presentations by Chuck Henningsen, Sharon Boysel, Michele Wambaugh, Carolyn Caddes, Gary Ruble, Rebecca Palmer, courtesy Pacific Bell. The Cupertino Rotary Club held September meeting at Euphrat before opening of the Darkroom show, with presentation by photographer Sharon Boysel. Poster for the Darkroom show with photograph by Chuck Henningsen (framed and un-framed posters). The Darkroom exhibition was accompanied by an 8-page exhibition booklet. Employee Days (Tandem Computer, Apple Computer, Hewlett Packard) for Darkroom exhibition. Out of the Darkroom exhibitions at Apple, Tandem, and HP. Companion exhibition: Mathias Van Hesemans, photographs from volcano and horse-racing series, main lobby and second floor, Apple Computer (De Anza II building), 9/15 through 11/86. Reception 10/1.


Spring 1986
FINE WOOD
3/25-5/8

Artists include Garry Knox Bennett, John Buck, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Wendell Castle, Michael Cooper, Frank E. Cummings III, Tom Eckert, Edward Gottesman, Michael Graham, Colin Gray, Larry Hunter, Sam Maloof, Gwynn Murrill, Martha Rising, Merryll Saylan, Masao Sato, Gail Freddell Smith, Barbara Spring, Michael Stevens, Robert Strini, Larry White.

In an era of high technology, wood, made up of living cells, continues to be a medium of choice for sculpture and contemporary furniture. With curatorial assistance by Michael J. Cooper, this exhibition featured 23 artists from across the country.


Winter 1986
CONTENT: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Points and messages…making a point… spelling it out…and talking about it!
1/7-2/20/86

Artists include Gloria Alford, Juana Alicia, Robert Arneson, Lenda Anders Barth, Harriete Estel Berman, Betty Bishop, Earl Black, Sharon Boysel, Frances Butler, Guy Colwell, Nikki Craft, Eleanor Dickinson, Al Farrow, Helen Fleming, Florence Goguely, Dennis Heekin, Douglas Holmes, Bill laculla, Rachel Johnson, Richard Kamler, Sherry Kwint, Roberta Loach, Yolanda Lopez, Malequias Montoya, Joyce McEwen, Jack Matsuoka, Scott Miller, Doug Minkler, Terry Minkler, Janet Molotky, Irving Norman, Cheryl Nuss, Ruth Okimoto, Dennis Peak, Eleanor Prager, Paul Pratchenko, Lisa Reinertson, Joe Sam., Ann Simonton, Keith Sklar, Alonso Smith, Steve Snyder, Barron Storey, Garry Trudeau, Marie Thibeault, Signe Wilkinson.

CONTENT (an evolution of the earlier Content Art exhibition) examined contemporary issues from racism to violence, sexism to urban sprawl. It spotlighted Robert Arneson's A Nuclear War Head, Juana Alicia's drawing of a poem by Alice Walker, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury and art by over fifty other, predominantly Bay Area, artists.. Irving Norman's ten-foot-tall masterpiece Crossroads shouts people, cars, high-rises and traffic. Harriete Estel Berman creates satirical KitchlnArt food blenders in styles to match one's art decor: Classically Greek, Baroque Rococo, Cubist Futurism or Social Realism (a few drops of blood on the side where the too-large blade cut through the food container). Shocking or comical, the exhibition brings alive current issues.
BOOK: The book Content: Contemporary Issues, 1986. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Gives the story of the project, which included two exhibitions as well as the book. See PUBLICATIONS. Video: 15 and 30 sec. public service announcements for Content exhibition. Poster, created by Doug Minkler for the Euphrat exhibit Content: Contemporary Issues, 1985, appeared in Frieden und Umwelt, Politische Plakatkunst aus den USA, 8/88. Exhibition tour of Content for the Collector's Forum of the SF Museum of Modern Art.
Lenda Barth, Southern Exposure Board member, coordinator of the Beyond Power exhibition, used the Euphrat's CONTENT book as a prototype for the Beyond Power exhibition catalog, published in 1987 by Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco. Women's Caucus for Art. Rindfleisch wrote an essay for Beyond Power.


Fall 1985
Content Art: Contemporary Issues
10/19-11/16/85

This first "traveling" show of the Euphrat was curated by Jan Rindfleisch and took place at Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco. The show was about explicit, recognizable content and contemporary issues. For the artists it was clear - they wanted to make a point in their art, and if it needed to be spelled out, that's what they did. The exhibition was designed for idea exchange among artists and viewers. It evolved into the January Content exhibit at the Euphrat. Euphrat Board reception/tour at Content exhibit in San Francisco, followed by dinner at Culinary Academy, 11/1. Evening reception/tour of the Content exhibition for the California Art Education Association, Northern Area, aimed at curriculum development for exhibition when it came to the Euphrat. Organizer Judith Kays, 11/13. Southern Exposure Gallery Newsletter, No. 5 and No. 6, 1985. San Francisco Focus 10/85 (critic's choice). ARTWEEK 10/26/85.


Spring 1985
ART COLLECTORS In and Around Silicon Valley
2/19-4/18/85

Artists include Allan Adams, Ansel Adams, Peggy Bacon, Clara Burd, Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, Elizabeth Catlett, Gonzalo Cienfuegas, Richard Diebenkorn, Renate Dollinger, David Gilhooly, David Hockney, Julia litis, Marie Johnson-Calloway, Kathe Kollwitz, Akira Kurosaki, Fernand Leger, Sue Martinez, Cliff McReynolds, Malaquias Montoya, Henry Moore, Manuel Neri, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Nathan Oliveira, Pablo Picasso, Paul Pratchenko, Robert Rauschenberg, Sam Richardson, David Sharir, Ben Shahn, Jude Silva, Jessie Willcox Smith, Wayne Thiebaud, Jerry Uelsmann, Beth Van Hoesen, Charles White, Joseph Zirker.

Explores the role art collectors play in the growing arts consciousness of the Valley's rapidly expanding technical/business community. Silicon Valley is watched as a model of the future, yet where is it on the cultural map, specifically the arts map? One answer comes from looking at its collectors. They form the framework that holds a visual arts community together. Exhibition and book present collecting from the point of view of collectors, artists, gallery and museum people. The collectors represent diverse occupations and interests. Artworks included the original 1926 illustration by Clara Burd for the cover of Little Women, a colorful aquatint by Fernand Leger, a ceramic sandwich sculpture by David Gilhooly, one of Deborah Butterfield's wood-and-mud horse sculptures, the high-tech art of Larry Bell, and the stunning, almost life-size figure of Micah, a linoleum cut by Charles White.
BOOK: ART COLLECTORS In and Around Silicon Valley, 1985. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch, in conjunction with exhibition Art Collectors. Articles follow collectors from the first stages of personal acquisition to the later stages of public participation and exhibitions. See PUBLICATIONS.
Presentations by Benjamin Eisenstat and the "Quixotic" group of collectors, 3/13/85.
Video: ART COLLECTORS In and Around Silicon Valley, 1985, 30 sec. color, for airing on Channels 3, 11, and 36.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration, exhibition of drawings and paintings by Juana Alicia and Yolanda Lopez to coincide with poetry readings and other campus events. Cosponsored with Multicultural Program, 4/29-5/3/85. "When you think of Mexico…" A presentation of slides developed by Yolanda Lopez. With multicultural program and National Women's History Week. 3/6/85


Fall-Winter 1984
WADC 19thAnnual West Coast Show
11/16-12/6/84


Fall 1984
CONTEMPORARY SURREALISM: Classical, Visionary and Social
10/2-1/8/84

Artists include Irving Norman, Paul Pratchenko, Karen Breschi, Lili Butler, Mark Roland, Marian Winsryg, Carrie Adell, Steve Kaltenbach, Vaclav Vaca, Miran Ahn, Janet Burdick, Guy Colwell, Paul Kubic, Lois Anderson, Judy Hiramoto, Martha Bredemeyer. Carol Law, Lee Champagne, Alonso Smith, Pablo Soto, Shelley Martin, Bill Martin, Etta Mascarenas, Tom Foolery.

A variety of Surrealist paintings and sculpture produced by over twenty California artists. It covered three kinds of Surrealism: Classical Surrealism stemming from the legacy of Bosch, Magritte, Varo and Dali, Visionary Surrealism concerned with Utopias, idealism and religion (includes the realm of magic and paradise settings complete with dream castles and bestiary), and Social Surrealism attending to social, economic and political concerns. Accompanying the exhibit was a critical essay by Michael S. Bell. Bell has been researching Surrealism for ten years. He states that "it is a high and timely priority of contemporary esthetics" to find a way of understanding the breadth of Surrealism, a form of representational art that has been practiced since the Renaissance. Bell made a short presentation during the reception 10/17. This exhibition is dedicated to the memories of artist Agnes Pelton and collector Dr. Roger Stinnard. Michael S. Bell, presentation on Contemporary Surrealism, 10/l7/84. Video: CONTEMPORARY SURREALISM: Classical, Visionary and Social, 1984, 30 sec. color, aimed for airing on Channels 3, 11, and 36.


Spring 1984
FACES
2/7-4/27/84

Artists include Carina Ryan, John Ray, Robert Arneson, John Abduljaami, Elaine Badgley/Arnoux, Judy North, Beverly Myeri, Leo Holub, Anders Aldrin, Richard Bermack, Jean La Marr, Daniel Galvez, Keith Sklar), Mackintosh, Lauricella, Kellogg at Creative Growth, Susan Siminger, Ruth Yoshiko Okimoto, Rene Castro, Boun Nhock Nhoutitham, Signe Wilkinson, Susan Brennan, Karen Sjoholm.

Presents viewpoints, issues, art, and artists, all relating to the subject of "faces," and addresses questions such as: When do faces in art affect people, instruct people? Highlights diversity of expression, background, age, occupation, and condition of life. A commissioned portrait of Lucile and David Packard, a Leo Holub uncommissioned portrait of Imogen Cunningham, Signe Wilkinson's caricature of Governor Deukmejian are displayed along with Jean La Mar's etching Urban Indian Girls, Richard Bermack's documentary photograph of "radical elder" Irving Fromer, a face from a public mural, a face drawn using computers and "artificial intelligence" and a mother's face drawn by her child. Faces from art world, science, business, politics, the streets, the schools. Faces in art are important-for identifying and remembering people, for reading emotions and intentions, and for self-discovery. Artists, politicians, and the media understand the powerful influence that an image of a face can have. Additional insights can be gained from faces in art when they are grouped in such a way that they interact with each other. "… the works in FACES speak to one another; it is for us to listen in at their conversations; it is for us to ponder what they say," Fred Martin, artist, Vice President of Academic Affairs, San Francisco Art Institute.
BOOK: FACES, 1983. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch, 48 pages. See PUBLICATIONS.
Video: Ruth Okimoto, 1984, 20 min., color. Illustrated lecture by the artist, during the FACES exhibit at the Euphrat Gallery. Produced in conjunction with De Anza College/"The Better Half". Aired mid-March. Karen Sjoholm, lecture and slide presentation, with D.A.C. Women's Week Committee, 3/5/84. Jean LaMarr, "Faces and Oral Histories: Native American Experience expressed in Etchings, Monoprints, Murals," an illustrated lecture, 3/6/84, cosponsored with the Intercultural Studies Department. Ruth Okimoto, artist illustrated lecture with detailed drawings, 4/10/84, cosponsor Multicultural Program. Patricia Rodriguez, artist presentation and slide lecture, cosponsored with Intercultural Studies, 2/27/84. "Not 'For Eyes Only'", Sylvie Roder, Artweek 3/31/84, full-page review of FACES with 3 photos.
Companion exhibition: FACES (an extension), at Apple Computer Inc., Cupertino. Artworks by Luz Bueno, Beverely Mayeri, Leo Holub, Christopher Brown, Judy North.

Art of the Bear Dance - A traditional Spring ceremony of the Maidu Indians. 5/11-18/84


Fall-Winter 1983-84
One-day exhibition of the Ribbon Project during "Beyond War," a peace conference held in Flint Center. 11/5/83. Additional Video: Cartoons: Gen Guracar, 1983, 30 min., color. Produced in conjunction with the American Association of University Women. Aired late Nov. 1983, Ch. 3.


Western Art Directors Club The 18th West Coast Show
11/15-12/8/83

Louise Kollenbaum, Art Director of Mother Jones magazine, lecture and slide presentation. Cosponsored with Western Art Directors Club. I2/I/83


Fall 1983
Printers as Artists
10/4-11/8/83

Artists include David Kelso, Katherine L.Bradner, David James Sibbit, Hidekatsu Takata, Lee Altman, Stephen Thomas, Glenn Brill, Ann Hirsh, Timothy Berry, Erb Bigelow, Jennifer Cole, Gary Denmark, Norman DeVailiere, Donald Farnsworth, Scott Greene, Katie Kahn, Ikuru Kuwahara, Jeanne Mullen.

A small but growing number of prestigious fine art presses in the S.F. Bay Area produce multiple lithographs and etchings for well-known artists. Many of the printers who help produce these editions are not only masters of their craft but well-known artists themselves. This exhibition is of the printer's own artwork - prints, paintings, collages, sculpture.
Companion exhibition: Printers as Artists (an extension), at Tandem Computers, Inc., Cupertino. Prints by Katie Kahn, Kathleen Fields, and Lee Altman, October 1983. Video: Printers as Artists, 1983, 30 min., color. Jan Rindfleisch interviews Lee Altman and Katherine Bradner, two Bay Area printers/artists, 11/9/83 on Channel 3. "The Unsung Heroes of Printmaking," Cathy Curtis, Peninsula Times Tribune, 10/29/83. Critics Choice (Printers as Artists), Dorothy Burkhardt, San Jose Mercury News, 10/30/83.


Spring 1983
ARTECH and Art by Hand
4/26-6/5/83

An interactive exhibition of high-tech art and handmade art, with each enhanced by the presence of the other. Art of many media, including computers, video … and a quilt! In addition, viewers can create their own art on a monitor with an Atari 800 and Paint program or an Apple II with Designers Toolkit. Artists include: Luz Bueno, Jerome Domurat, Trudy Reagan… and the more than 36 artists with the Women in Struggle Quitl Project, coordinated by Gen Pilgrim (Bulbul) Guracar. One of these artists is Trudy Reagan, who started YLEM: Artists Using Science and Technology in 1981. YLEM met at the Euphrat, 5/7/83 See PUBLICATIONS: Women in Struggle Quilt Project, 1983. Gen Pilgrim Guracar (Bulbul), Coordinator. Editors: Jan Rindfleisch and Robert Scott. Original printing in "dot matrix." Cover design: Guracar's quilt "map" of squares.
Gen Guracar, the cartoonist "Bulbul," Lecture: "Cartoons by Women." Cosponsored with Women's Week Committee. 3/10/83.
Luz Bueno, computer graphic artist. Lecture/presentation on over 500 "paintings" Bueno produced on the Via Video System One, 5/3/83.
Public reception with presentations by Randall Stickrod, Computer Graphics World publisher, and Ramon Zamora, software designer and electronic education specialist, 5/11/83. Attending: 429. Computer Art Software Day. Software demonstrations involving art. Showing of EM, 22 min. video portrait of artist David Em. Computers and Art workshop for children. Cosponsor: Art, Computers, and Education. 5/21/83. Women and Computers Workshop, cosponsors: Center for Self Reliant Education, National Women's Political Caucus, 5/23/83
Jerome Domurat, animator for Atari presents the creative process in designing home video games. Cosponsored with Western Art Directors Club. 5/24/83. Created ARTECH announcement, which can be made into an animated flip-book.
Women in Struggle Quilt Project. Presentation by several of the 43 artists who researched and created the 8'xl5' quilt based on struggles around the world. Cosponsored with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Peninsula Branch and San Jose Branch, also the Friends of Central America, De Anza College. 6/27/83 Special videotape showings to coordinate with ARTECH exhibition. 5/83
Videos: ARTECH and Art by Hand. 1983, 30 min., color. Aired on Channel 3, 5/26 and 6/2/83.
The Women in Struggle Quilt Project. 1983, 30 min., color. Aired on Channel 3. 7/83. Produced with AAUW.

George Barlow, Poetry reading. Cosponsored with De Anza College Language Arts Department. 2/17/83 Dennis Brutus, Poetry reading. Cosponsors, Dennis Brutus Defense Committee, National Lawyers Guild. 6/6/83


Winter 1983
Illustration, Design
1/12-3/3/83

Artists include Howard Brodie, Bunny Carter, Lincoln Cushing, Raul del Rio, Lawrence W. Duke, Sidney Fischer, David Lance Goines, Len Lahman, Richard Leech, Doug Minkler, Glenn Myles, Stephen Osborn, Betsy A. Palay, Pictorial Painting Company, Scale Models Unlimited, Sam Smidt, Helen Webber, Caleb Whitbeck, Foster and Kleiser, Signe Wilkinson.

Illustration, Design
Signe Wilkinson wrote "On Political Cartooning" for Illustration, Design, 1983. Cartoon originally ran 6/23/82, San Jose Mercury News. Wilkinson also participated in FACES, 1984, and Content: Contemporary Issues, 1986.

An educational exhibition introducing the processes of illustration and design. Works from the San Francisco Bay Area, internationally renowned for its commercial art. Exhibition covered artists who draw from our ideas when we don't have the skills to do it ourselves. Works included consumer advertising, political and educational art, art for non-profit groups. Thumbnail sketches on restaurant placemats, finished "comps" (comprehensive preliminary drawings), camera-ready art, art seldom seen in original, un-reproduced form. See PUBLICATIONS: Illustration, Design, 1983. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch, including an article about Signe Wilkinson, the first woman with a Pulitzer Prize in cartooning, 1992. Illustration, Design billboard with portion of Metropolis poster by David Lance Goines. Exhibited on Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, 1/12-3/3/83.

Artist update:
After the early 1980s at the San Jose Mercury News, Wilkinson went on to Philadelphia Daily News and became the first female cartoonist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning (1992). In 2013 she lectured at Santa Clara University: "A Cartoonist's Credo: Nothing is Sacred."


Fall 1982
Art. Religion, Spirituality
9/21-11/9/82

Artists include Carmen Lomas Garza, Jeanette Stobie, Mabel McKay, Kobun Chino Otogwa and Chogyam Trungpa, Judy Chicago, Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Aaron Miller, Roger Hogan, Thomas Drain, Helen Burke, Thomas Hunt, Nguyen Quynh Thuyen, Gloria Espinoza Nash, Ken Reese, James Yoshida Kobayashi; Elizabeth Bourdet, Terry Barnes, Debra Barnes, Sandra Barnes; Sister Disciples of the Divine Master.

Religious and spiritual art produced, collected, or displayed in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. This exhibition spanned stained glass and icons to the art of Santeria and spiritual art developed during the dire circumstances of war.
BOOK: Art Religion, Spirituality, 1982. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. See PUBLICATIONS Carmen Garza, Lecture/slide presentation on Day of the Dead Altars, cosponsor Intercultural Studies, 10/4/82.
Ken Reese, Lecture on his Dispensational Chart, Gospel Coach, Life on the road during the 1930s, 10/8/82
Mabel McKay, Porno Medicinewoman, two lecture/demonstrations on Porno basketry and spiritual life, cosponsor De Anza Intercultural Studies, 10/18/82.
Women's Litany, Celebrating Women of Faith, cosponsors San Jose State Campus Ministry and the Center for Self Reliant Education, 11/1/82 Jeanette Stobie, Lecture, "A Visual Experience of the Spirit," slide show with Stobie's mandala paintings, 11/1/82.
Companion exhibition: Art, Religion, Spirituality (an extension), Old Mill Shopping Center Gallery. 9/21-11/9/82.


Spring 1982
CROSSOVER: an arTech exhibition
1/12-2/26/82

Artists include Ron Covell and Don Varner (hand-crafted dream car), Matt Gil, Clayton Bailey (robots), Joan Hitlin, Byron Coons, Chris Cross, Ray Holbert, Frank Saude and Joe Silva of Melgar Photographers, basket-makers of central California tribes (Austen Warburton Collection), Connie Field (Rosie the Riveter).

Ran the gamut from "technology with a little bit of art" to "art with a little bit of technology," exhibiting crossovers of some visually minded Bay Area people. Custom-built car, robots, airbrushed paintings, mural on history of the invention, Pomo basketry, transformed typewriter and more. Rosie The Riveter, Movie., 2/5/82. Ron Covell, Lecture and slide presentation, 2/9/82.

Mike Cooper, Lecture and slide presentation/fundraiser 5/23/82. Home of Robert and Deanna Bartels, Atherton, with presentation by David Hatch, Prof. of Art History, SJSU.


Quincy Troupe, Poetry Reading 5/17/82.


Winter 1981-82
Pork Roasts-250 Feminist Cartoons
11/23-12/18/81

One hundred cartoonists in the exhibition. Cartoonist Bülbül presented a talk and slide show on "Women in Cartoons" 12/2, and a cartoon workshop 12/5. The reception included several artists autographing their cartoon books. Catalog Comic Book was produced. Painted wall sign for exhibition exists as an artwork of its own. bülbül Cartoon Workshop w/ith Lecture, slide presentation,12/5/81. bülbül, Lecture, slide presentation, 12/7/81.

Pork Roasts


Fall 1981
Staying Visible, The Importance of Archives, Art, and "Saved Stuff" of Eleven 20th Century California Artists.
9/22-10/23/81.

Artists, Researcher(s) include Agnes Pelton, Margaret Stainer. Beatrice Wood, Kim Bielejec Sanzo. Marjorie Eaton, Betty Estersohn, Deanna Bartels, Jan Rindfleisch. Consuelo Cloos, Carol Holzgrafe. Leila MacDonald, Judith Bettelheim. Joyce Trieman, Lucy Cain Sargeant. E.F. Evans, Jim Rosen. Therese May, Katherine Huffaker. Patricia Rodriguez, Ellen Linnea Dipprey. Mildred Howard, Suzaan Boettger. Carmen Lomas Garza, Ellen Linnea Dipprey.

Points up how knowledge about archives can be used by artists to help ensure their future visibility, and sets forth issues in the "making of art history." Focuses on the variety of what can get lost from the records: a portion of a famous artist's life or work; the historical/critical significance of the artist, once "in favor," but since neglected; the life and work of the isolated artist, the artist with several careers, the non-traditional artist.
BOOK: The basis for this exhibition is the illustrated book STAYING VISIBLE. See PUBLICATIONS. Patricia Rodriguez, Lecture and Slide Presentation, 10/8/81. Art Appraisal and Restoration Day, Lecture, 10/10/81. Therese May, Lecture and Slide presentation, 10/14/81.


Western Art Directors Club 16th Annual West Coast Show, 11/3-13/81.


Spring 1981
Commercial Illustrators
2/18-3/20/81

Artists include Dick Cole, Tom Durfee, Terry Eden, Celeste Ericsson, Nancy Freeman, David Grove, Alice Harth, Andrea Hendrick, Lowell Herrero, Tom Kamifuji, John Mattos, Norman Orr, Steve Osborn, Gary Pierazzi, Sophie Porter, Sam Smidt, Mike Shenon, Dugald Stermer, Ray Ward, Bruce Wolfe, Dennis Ziemienski.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Helen Euphrat Gallery, with a large color poster by Steve Osborn.


Winter 1981
To Deny the Right of Any Person is to Deny Our Own Humanity
1/7-16/81

Artists include Inez Siek, Cindy Turner, Joe Benish, Bob Whitelaw, and Pam Ivey, five students enrolled in De Anza College's Physically Limited Program. Worked with Helen Jones, Program Director.

A celebration of the 1981 International Year of Disabled Persons through a multi-media exhibition. Presented artwork from disabled students (both trained and untrained in art schools) as well as art, photographs, slides, films, and artifacts created for and designed by the physically limited.


Winter 1980-81
Men and Children
11/12-12/12/80

Artists include David Bradford, John Takami Morlta, Tetsuya Noda, James Rosen, Lew Thomas, Marvin Wax, Ray Holbert.

Among the Tiv in northern Nigeria, after a baby is 6 months old, it is handed over to an older brother, sister, or cousin, who thereafter carries the baby about on the hip… "I have seen an old man introduce another, with deep affection, as 'The brother who carried me on his hip.' For this bond, set up in childhood, is sacred even beyond other ties of blood." Return to Laughter, Eleanor Smith Bowen

Men and Children

An exhibition of art created by male artists and in some way related to children. The number of works in this genre over the centuries is insufficient to call this even a minor theme in Western art. Lew Thomas (San Francisco) worked collaboratively with his daughter; Tetsuya Noda (Japan) made prints based on the everyday activities of his family; David Bradford (Berkeley) formed images of strength for black children; James Rosen (Santa Rosa), known in galleries for large minimal paintings, drew a personal art filled with views of his own children in a manner reminiscent of old masters.


Fall 1980
Out of the Ordinary: Jo Hanson, Fran Martin, Jim Growden
9/30-10//31/80

Out of the Ordinary

Jo Hanson collects, catalogs, and displays trash she gathers during her anthropological sweeps (ten years of sweeping street trash outside her San Francisco home), delving into social context and esthetic transformation. Jim Growden assembles waterfront objects that still smell of the elements, welding and shaping sculptures. Fran Martin captures signs and walls of San Francisco, with emotion and humor, saving images that often disappear.

Kathleen Fraser, Poetry Reading 12/8/80
Victor Hernandez and Reginald Lockett, Poetry Reading 2/10/81
David Henderson and Bob Callahan, Poetry Reading 2/24/81
David Meltzer, Poetry Reading 3/10/81
Stan Rice, Poetry Reading 6/1/81
George Barlow, Poetry Reading 6/4/81


Summer 1980
Karen Tacang, David Stohl
7/7-18/80


Frida Kahlo, Movie, 5/21/80


Spring 1980
Ursula Snyder, Carlos Villa
4/22-5/23/80

Carlos Villa

Individual posters for both Carlos Villa (detail above) and Ursula Schneider. Carlos Villa exhibition poster connected with his exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 9/26-11/9/80; performance at The Farm, SF, 4/26.


Winter 1980
The Workplace/The Refuge, Janet Burdick, Scott Miller, Judith Spiegel
2/19-3/31/80

The Workplace/The Refuge


Fall 1979
Jan Rindfleisch: Drawings and Sculptures: Body-figures
11/6-12/7/79

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