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Join us in two open-air creative spaces for kids, teens and adults of all ages who are interested in safely gathering for a creative event full of communal art making to celebrate our beautiful city of San José. Friday March 4th from 6-9pm we will have a variety of workshops run by students and faculty from SJSU working in the arts and will provide swag from local businesses. Opportunities to view art through a Mobile Art Kiosk, create visual art pieces through photography and printmaking or share your experience through writing. All participants will have the opportunity to submit work to the San Jose Story Map with help of student assistants via our submission booth.  

See more information about the Artists, Writers, and Projects below:

San Jose Story Maps invites community members to collaboratively create postcards that imaginatively integrate visual art and text to tell stories of San Jose amidst the pandemic. The San Jose Story Map is a digital map that showcases community contributions illuminating the rich histories and vibrant cultures found in our beloved City of San José and beyond.

• Postcards from Here & Now with poet Sally Ashton & artist Emilio Banuelos will focus on community outreach and creative expression through the creation of actual postcards.

• Mobile Creative Kiosk allows members to become active participants in an art exhibition that will travel around the city. The kiosk will showcase community submissions and will be featured in sites around San Jose and in an online exhibition.

• What Will it Be: Printmaking Paletero Cart with Irene Carvajal
The Paletero cart (ice cream cart) has been converted into a mobile print studio where the public is invited to print and create associations between images and words. “What will it be?” Brings choice and diversity to the forefront of the conversation about language and race.

Organized by SJSU’s Rhonda Holberton (Digital Media Art), Revathi Krishnaswamy (English) Alena Sauzade, Director, SJSU Thompson Gallery. 

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This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org. Supported by the College of Humanities and the Arts Artistic Excellence Programming Grant. Sponsored in part by an Abierto Placemaking Grant from the City of San Jose and supported by the College of Humanities and the Arts Geography of the Arts initiative

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