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It's VOTING TIME! Click HERE to vote for your favorite Cinequest x Phantom Galleries #Elevate painting.
Brandon Anderton, Fernando Amaro, Jr and Julie Meridian will be painting live & finishing up their #Elevate paintings at the Cinequest Closing Party this Sunday night (at the Hyatt Hotel from 9pm–midnight) where the winner will be announced.
We're very proud of all three artists and their amazing work and very thankful to Cinequest for including us in their world-class festival!
Last update before the final day tomorrow and still got tons of work to be done!
I've really enjoyed creating around the theme "Elevate"! It's given me a chance to reexamine how I look at things and began once again to take for granted.
Fernando Amaro, Jr (Force 129)
Illustrating my vision of California Theatre film festival attendants full of color & life after the films.
When I thought of "elevate" it made me think about how everyone is in a different place...and how no matter where each person is they have something to contribute. As I'm painting these gestures what started as solitary expressions has grown, and I've been noticing more of the connections between them. I've had a chance to see a few of these films too and learn how these tiny slices of expression fit into those larger stories.
Brandon Anderton, Julie Meridian and Fernando Amaro, Jr. will all be creating their painting on the "Elevate" theme from their studios with daily progress pics and thoughts about their process over the next two weeks. Final voting will occur at the Cinequest Closing Party on March 12th.
Fernando Amaro, Jr.
South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
This Friday's Art Walk SJ features several new exhibits by extremely talented local artists curated by Phantom Galleries in alternative art spaces and our sister gallery KALEID Gallery. Stop by and see a great show and meet the artists!
The Tiger in the Room new paintings by Mike Borja at KALEID Gallery
Mike Borja takes a creative journey through different mediums of art; come see his new works and explore his visual creations. Beware, you may run into a tiger...
Mike Borja is a creative from San Jose, CA, a part of the Dream Daringly Execute Fearlessly art studio (aka DDEF) and a KALEID resident artist since 2010. The subject matter of Borja's artwork spans from tigers to fishes, cartoons, electric sockets, mandalas, and dreams.
Skunk-Truck & Lucy new works by Donny Foley at KALEID Gallery
This March KALEID Gallery presents: Skunk-Truck & Lucy. This whimsical show features Donny Foley’s latest series of large scale Word Paintings. Each painting depicts a single story, but together they create one giant story; the tale of Skunk-Truck & Lucy.
Word Paintings seamlessly combines two of Foley’s favorite forms of creative narrative: story telling and painting. The creation of each piece starts with a painted focal point. Then, the background is formed by hand lettering a story of which the entire painting is based upon. When viewed from a distance a Word Painting is meant to convey a cheery anecdote, but on closer inspection the viewer can see the complex nature of a seemingly simplistic image.
Live music during the reception by Freddie Vega, and Avery Palmer (7pm–11pm).
Carbon Hand Print. A collection of charcoal drawings on paper by Jeffrey Hemming at The Studio.
These works are a result of spending many hours outdoors in the western landscape hiking, skiing, and showshoeing. I use charcoal for both its speed and flexibility. Achromatic works focus the effort on value, composition, and texture. My most inspirational times are usually spent outdoors. For me, these drawings are serve as a record of places traveled and time well spent.
The Studio Climbing Gym
Aesthetic Meditations paintings and beach art by Brandon Anderton at Phantom Galleries at The Pierce
Also on view: Washed Away a documentary short by KTF Films (also known for Batkid Begins) featuring Brandon Anderton and his work will screen throughout the evening from 7pm–11pm (on the hour) during the March 3rd art walk.
Music provided by: J. Swizza
The Pierce Apartments
Sticker Critters Occupy SoFA by Darius B'Alexander at Caffe Frascati
Darius B'Alexander is the Sticker Critters creator. He is known to strike a conversation with just about anyone he meet in any day or anywhere, then surprise them with on the spot just specially created Sticker Critter by the end of the conversation. His multitude, one-of-a-kind creations will be on display and available for adoption for a small minimal fee. Come by Caffe Frascati and adopt one, two, or as many as you want.
Mine and Yours by Lydia Rae Black at Phantom Galleries at Pho69 Restaurant
The things which we curate out of our lives are also a source of constant inspiration for my works. The discarding of objects is undoubtedly necessary, but I am drawn to the process by which we eliminate things from our lives when we once found them needful or beautiful. We indentify through the things that we own, and by them, define ourselves and our lives. I commemorate the things that were once wanted, and through that process, recall the people that we once were. Curated by Robert Ragazza.
PHO 69 Restaurant
Phantom Galleries presents "Retrace" by Alice Lo at 488 Cafe
My inspiration is coming from the beautiful landscape in California. I am always amazed by the ever changing and always stunning cloudscape in the sky. I also love to find and capture disappearing nostalgic places and signs in the Silicon Valley.
Exhibit on view through March 30, 2017.
Ron Campbell, director of the 1960's Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series and animator of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine will make a rare personal appearance at KALEID Gallery, 88 South Fourth Street, in downtown San Jose, CA, Friday, January 20th through Sunday, January 22nd. Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show and create new Beatles pop art paintings at the exhibit. Ron will also feature other artwork based on his 50-year career in cartoons including Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Flintstones, Jetsons and more.
The exhibit is free admission and all works are available for purchase. Ron Campbell will be offering for sale original cartoon paintings of the Beatles both in their ABC Cartoon and Yellow Submarine roles as well as various other works from his 50-year career in animation including Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Rugrats and more.
Ron Campbell was the director of the legendary Saturday morning Beatles Cartoon series that aired on ABC from September 25, 1965 through April 20, 1969 and animator on the Beatles film Yellow Submarine.
The Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series received monstrous ratings in its time slot-.a 67 share! It continually fueled new music to the young kids of America as they followed the bouncing drumstick to each Beatles tune. Campbell also wrote the forward to the definitive book on the Beatles cartoon series Beatletoons, Yellow Submarine, recently celebrating its 48th anniversary, has become a permanent fixture in pop culture, defining the psychedelic 60s for generations to come. In his book, Up Periscope, Yellow Submarine Producer Al Brodax gives Ron Campbell a great deal of credit for saving the movie and tying it all together at the last minute.
Campbell has also been involved with some of the most beloved cartoons including, Scooby Doo, Winnie The Pooh, Krazy Kat, George of the Jungle, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, the Smurfs, Goof Troop, Rugrats, Ed, Edd & Eddy Yogi Bear and dozens more. Campbell's former studio was awarded a Peabody and an Emmy for his work in children's television. Since retiring after a 50-year career, he has been painting subjects always based on the animated cartoons he has helped bring to the screen. With particular emphasis on The Beatles, he shows his Cartoon Pop Art in galleries worldwide.
Pizarro: Beatles' animator Ron Campbell brings art show to San Jose in the Mercury News
Cartoonist Behind 'Yellow Submarine' at KALEID in the Metro News Weekly
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