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San JosÚ Public Art 
  The Online Newsletter of the City of San JosÚ Public Art Program 
March 2009  Volume 2, Issue 3
NEW THIS MONTH!
Just out! The 2009 edition of the Downtown Public Art Map updated to feature more public art in Downtown San Jose. Information on how to get your free copy is below. 
In This Issue
Preview - Airport Public Art
Public Art Committee Meeting - March 17, 2009
Public Events: March - April 2009
Two Fun Ways to Explore Public Art!
View Past Issues of San Jose Public Art
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PREVIEW - AIRPORT PUBLIC ART, PART 1  

Technology is key in Airport's new eCloud artwork

 

The Norman Y. Mineta San JosÚ International Airport Public Art Master Plan provides a framework for public art in the expansion of the Airport. With an overarching emphasis on art and technology, the new Airport facilities will include both permanent artworks and changing installations. This is the first of several newsletter features that will preview the commissioned artworks being planned for this important gateway to the city.
 

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eCloud is a major, permanent work-in-progress by artist team Nik Hafermaas, Dan Goods and Aaron Koblin for the new North Concourse concession area. eCloud is a dynamic sculpture, inspired by the behavior of an idealized cloud.
 
eCloud will be composed of hundreds of small squares of specialized laminated glass that perform as pixels: in response to electronic stimulation, each pixel can independently shift between transparent and opaque. The pixels are suspended in a massive three-dimensional grid over a 90' length of the new North Concourse concession area. Electronic data, based on real-time weather changes in the United States, will be programmed into the sculpture, activating the pixels to change between transparent and opaque in patterns. The sculpture will come alive with low-resolution animated forms that will shift and flow down the concourse through the entire volume of the artwork, creating a subtle sense of energy and movement in the large airspace of this area. Additional display signage will provide viewers with information about the current dataset. 

You can view animated clip of eCloud's design at this web link:  http://uebersee.us/projects/ecloud/ecloud-movie
 
eCloud is projected to be completed in Summer 2010 with the opening of Terminal B.

PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE MEETING

Next Meeting:  March 17, 2009 - 5:30 PM. 

The Public Art Committee 's regular monthly meeting is Tuesday, March 17 at 5:30 PM. The Public Art Committee meeting is in City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, Room W-119 in the Council Wing.  The meeting is open to the public.


The following action items are on the meeting agenda:

Bascom  Branch Library and Community Center

Schematic and design development proposal for artwork by Ron Baron and recommendation for a Fabrication Agreement. (Council District 6) 

Norman Mineta San JosÚ International Airport 

Schematic Designs of Deborah Aschheim, Bill Fontana, Shona Kitchen + Ben Hooker. (Citywide)

Schematic and Design Development of Angela Buenning Filo. (Citywide)

Recommendation for agreements with artists Angela Buenning Filo and Shona Kitchen + Ben Hooker(Citywide) 

Design Development Proposal for the permanent work for Terminal B Mezzanine by artist Bjorn Schulke and recommendation for a Fabrication Agreement. (Citywide)

Design Development for a public art project for Consolidated Rental Car Garage fašade. (Citywide) 

Committee Member Review

Airport Art Program Oversight Committee. 

Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) Members

The Public Art Committee, a sub-committee of the Arts Commission, is advisory to the Commission and to San JosÚ City Council. The Public Art Committee monitors and provides oversight in the artist selection, development and design review of public art projects throughout the City. 


To view a printable copy of the full, detailed meeting agenda and related documents, please go to: 
 http://www.sanjoseculture.org/?pid=10240
PUBLIC EVENTS 

Meetings, Dedications, Celebrations, Lectures, Exhibits & More  

 Current listings for mid-March - April 2009 as of newsletter distribution   

ONGOING CITY & RELATED EXHIBITIONS

CITY WINDOWS GALLERY
 
BIKE SHOW: A CELEBRATION OF CYCLE ART & CULTURE  
A free exhibit that explores the history and art of cycling, San JosÚ  City Hall's City Windows Gallery, 4th & Santa Clara Streets, in Downtown San JosÚ   
 
W Valley Library Artichoke ArtThe Bike Show is a range of expressions of the enthusiasm for bicycling found in the Silicon Valley environs, both historic and contemporary. From locally-made custom bicycles and finely-crafted bicycle parts to historic images and cycles demonstrating San Jose's long association with cycling, to more artful expressions of the sport.  City Windows Gallery is located in the storefront space located along the 4th Street fašade of City Hall. The exhibit is scheduled through June 2009.

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CITY HALL EXHIBITION PROGRAM - 3 ONGOING EXHIBITS

SPEED CITY - FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO BLACK POWER: an exhibition presented in conjunction with History San JosÚ that presents a broad view of context of the runners, their lives and their controversial actions during the 1968 Olympics, curated by Urla Hill. On exhibit in the Council Wing 1st Floor Corridor Gallery continues into Spring, 2009.

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES - PUBLIC ART IN SAN JOSE: An exhibition highlighting a range of aspects of public art in San JosÚ, many of which are usually not seen. On exhibit in the City Hall Tower Foyer Gallery continues into Sprint, 2009.  

POSTCARDS FROM LAKE CUNNINGHAM: Vintage images from a beloved historic San JosÚ location, on display in the 18th Floor Lobby Gallery (Tower) through July 2009.  
 

SHOW YOUR STRIPES AT THE 88 IN DOWNTOWN

Roosevelt Filter WallWhile visiting downtown you can interact with Jim Conti's artwork Show Your Stripes at The 88, San JosÚ's new high rise residences at 88 E. San Fernando that enlivens downtown with its colorful and intriguing cascade of light patterns.

Call (408) 287-0128 after sundown. After you hear the tone, enter any three numbers, which can include # or *, from your telephone keypad, and then enter zero and hang-up. If the number sequence is programmed, then the colors should change in about 10 seconds. (Note: Not ALL 3 number combinations have been programmed yet, so if one you try doesn't work, please try another.)  Some fun ones to try include *25 for Christmas, or *14 for Valentine's Day. 

TWO FUN WAYS TO EXPLORE PUBLIC ART IN DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE

Create your own walking tour!

Here are two ways you can enjoy public art in Downtown San JosÚ.
 
DOWNTOWN PUBLIC ART MAP - Updated 2009 Edition Now Available!
The San JosÚ Public Art Program's  colorful, informative map of public art projects in downtown San JosÚ has recently been updated. The 2009 Downtown Public Art Map is a fun and easy ways to see public in downtown San JosÚ.
 
Use it to create your own walking tour and include opportunities to stop and enjoy other features in the district including museums, galleries and restaurants.  
 
 
RECOLECCIONES: THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. LIBRARY PUBLIC ART COLLECTION
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library includes an award-winning collection of more than 34 site-specific public artworks in locations throughout the library. Finding them is a process of exploration, discovery and is filled with surprises! A free colorful detailed brochure is available from the San JosÚ Public Art Program that will help you appreciate this extraordinary collection.  
 
You can request a free copy of the 2009 Downtown Public Art Map or the Recolecciones - Library Art Collection brochure. Please e-mail your request to  publicart@sanjoseca.gov, and include your mailing address.
 
You can also access a printable pdf version of the Downtown Public Art Map on the Public Art webpage of the Office of Cultural Affairs website at
San Jose Downtown Public Art Map.
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MORE TO COME IN SAN JOSE PUBLIC ART!
 
 
 
 
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