WTF (We’re Turning Forty) Tribute
Saturday, September 19: 4-9pm
We’re Turning Forty!
On September 19, join us for a virtual gathering of Artist talks, workshops, studio visits, and more!
While 40 may seem young to many of us, it’s a major milestone in the lifespan of a mid-sized, non-profit arts organization. Four decades ago, a small band of artists decided that San Jose needed a professionally curated contemporary art space where local, national and international artists could be presented in group and solo exhibitions. And, in October 1980, they incorporated as the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
Fast forward to today. On the eve of our major anniversary, on August 8, 2020, we want to honor our successes, reflect on our failures, and prepare for our future. Ultimately, we are not only paying tribute to the ICA, but also considering the importance of the visual arts in our community – honoring the hundreds of contributing artists, board members, staff and volunteers and reflecting on their impact on the Bay Area.
Participating artists include: LigoranoReese, Robert Milnes, Karen Finley, Amy Ellingsen, Lewis deSoto, Val Briton, Kathy Aoki, Carmina Eliason, Taro Hattori, Terri Friedman, Maria Paz, Muzae Sesay, and Shawn HibmaCronin.
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