Phantom Galleries - 2002
Kaleidoscope in Clay 1 & 2
September through December, 2002
70 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA
The Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild is one of the first groups to participate in the Phantom Galleries program, in which community artists enliven street-level downtown windows with colorful exhibits and installations.
Phantom Galleries was produced by Two Fish Design Group, part of POPULUS Presents, a public space activation collective coordinated by the San Jose Downtown Association in partnership with the San Jose Redevelopment Agency. For more information on the Phantom Galleries program, call Two Fish Design Group at (408) 271-5151 or visit: www.POPULUSpresents.com.
About the Exhibit
Ceramic artwork has existed for thousands of years and is found among almost all cultures. Although ceramics first appeared as simple utilitarian objects, they quickly evolved into works of artistic, symbolic, and even religious significance.
Contemporary artists in the Bay Area draw on a wide range of traditions and techniques. Modern materials and technology, as well as the influence of our own contemporary culture, have greatly expanded the expressive possibilities for today’s artists.
The Kaleidoscope in Clay exhibition consists of a selection of pieces employing a range of ceramic techniques to express the unique vision and style of each artist.