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San Jose Public Art 
  The Online Newsletter of the City of San Josť Public Art Program 
October 2009  Volume 2, Issue 10
In This Issue
Travel Photos, Movies for New Airport Public Artwork
Public Art Committee: Next Meeting October 20, 2009
Public Events: October-November 2009
Help Shape San Jose's Future: Envision 2040 Public Survey
Two Fun Ways to Explore Public Art
View Past Issues of San Jose Public Art
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LOOKING FOR YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOS, MOVIES FOR NEW AIRPORT PUBLIC ARTWORK!
 
As part of the Mineta San Jose International Airport Public Art Program, artist Deborah Aschheim is creating a suspended sculpture for the new Terminal B to be located in the Arrivals Hall.  Deborah is looking for your contribution as part of this exciting new artwork!

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Artist's rendering of concept for Constellation
 

 
Entitled Constellation,the artwork is a data-responsive LED light installation that will translate the daily rhythm of the airport's flight activity, and experiences of individual travelers, into a "drawing in space." The sculptural network will show the connections between San Jose and its various destination cities as glowing orbs linked by luminous lines. A series of video "pods", or monitors that will provide a narrative aspect of the sculpture, will use visual images of real life travel experiences in airplanes and on the ground to amplify the personal nature of travel.
 
Deborah is seeking travel images from local community members which may be used as part of the content for the video elements in Constellation. Images might include: 
  • Old family photos or home movies related to travel, preferably those with people in them; 
  • People at an airport engaged in a typical activities such as saying goodbye or reuniting, carrying luggage, boarding or deplaning, on the tarmac, etc.; this includes images of airports in other countries or pictures taken in flight;
  • 'Non-flying' content may be useful as well, so boat, car, train and bus travel are of interest;
  • Images from different time periods that capture the feeling of that era, with distinctive fashions for hairstyles and dress; recent/contemporary images are also useful;and
  • Images of travel with special significance such as images that document you or your family coming to, or migrating to, California or America; the first trip you took by yourself; a half-remembered family vacation, even checking into a hotel or posing in front of a monument. Deborah is interested in images that may evoke personal memories because other viewers can relate to those experiences.


Images can be e-mailed in digital format as attachments or, if they are a large file they can be uploaded for free to a service for sending files that are too big to e-mail. They can  also be submitted on a CD. If images are in the form of actual photos, slides or VHS video, those can be sent to the artist; all originals will be returned along with a digital copy of the original in CD or DVD format.

For more information on submitting images for the project, please contact: publicart@sanjoseca.gov 

 
PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE

The Public Art Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 5:30 P.M. The following action items are on the agenda: 

E.1.a: Environmental Innovation Center
 
Review and approve Public Art Core Team recommendation for an artist to design an artwork for the San Jose Environmental Innovation Center (SJEIC).
                                                           
E.1.b: San Fernando Street Corridor
 
Review and approve a recommendation to pay artists recommended by selection panel to develop concept proposals. 
             
E.2.a: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
 
Review and take action on a recommendation to approve the design proposal for artist Gregory Kucera as part of the Art & Technology 2008- 2010 Program.
 
E.3.a: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
 
Review and take action on a recommendation to approve a budget increase to artists Shona Kitchen + Ben Hooker for the proposed artwork "Dreaming F.I.D.S." commission as part of the Art & Technology 2008- 2010 Program.
 
E.4.a: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
Update on Zero1 Display cases as part of the Art & Technology 2008- 2010 Program.

Public Art Committee meetings are open to the public. The meeting is in City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, Meeting Room W-119 in the Council Wing.

The Public Art Committee, a sub-committee of the Arts Commission, is advisory to the Commission and to San Jose 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. 
PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & MORE 

Current listings for October -November 2009 as of newsletter distribution  
 

CITY HALL - NEW EXHIBITIONS

 
This is San Josť Calling! Celebrating 100 Years of Radio Broadcasting, sponsored by History San Jose and KCBS. (In City Windows Gallery, the storefront exhibition space located at City Hall along the 4th Street facade.)   
 
  
 
Hidden Heritages: Six African American Families, San Jose 1860­-1920 (In City Hall Tower, Santa Clara St. Lobby)

Six of San Jose's pioneer black families are brought to life in portraits pieced together from historical facts and public records, family recollections, artifacts, old photographs and artist renderings, each telling the story of a unique community from a different perspective and providing a poignant glimpse into San Jose's past during a pivotal period in history. 
  
 

Face2Face: Highlights from the Student Art Collection at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (In Tower, 18th Floor Mayor and Council Office Lobby Gallery)   

Featuring artwork created by children in conjunction with the Young Artists Showcase, sponsored by the San Jose Water Company.   

 
HELP SHAPE SAN JOSE'S FUTURE! 
 
JOIN US FOR THE CULTURAL VISION PLAN TOWN HALL MEETING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14  
 
CULTURAL VISION PLAN TOWN HALL MEETING
The Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan Update is creating the blueprint for the City's future growth and development. As part of this effort, the Office of Cultural Affairs is developing a Cultural Vision Plan that will provide a vision for cultural development in San Jose.
 
Please join us at the Cultural Vision Plan Town Hall Meeting to help shape the Cultural Vision Plan with your input and participation.
 
DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
TIME: 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. (Registration is from 9:30 - 10:00 A.M.)
LOCATION: CITY HALL - COUNCIL WING ROOMS 118-120, 200 E. SANTA CLARA ST. SAN JOSE 95113
 
Light lunch will be provided; please RSVP to RSVPCulturalAffairs@sanjoseca.gov
 
 
 
STILL TIME TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENVISION 2040 ONLINE SURVEY!
 
The City of San Jose would like your input in the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan Update. With support from The Knight Foundation, the Envision 2040 team has created an online "wikiplanning" site where you can help shape the future of San Jose over the next 30 years!
 
Complete the City's survey and you will be eligible to win complimentary tickets from San Jose's arts, entertainment, and cultural organizations!  You can also learn more about the Envision San Jose 2040 city planning project, provide feedback in the discussion forum, or post and comment on your own and others' photos.
 
Follow these simple instructions to participate:
 
1)      Go to
www.wikiplanning.org
 
2)      Enter your e-mail address
 
3)      Use the password: 2040
 
The goal is to have more than 10,000 participants, diverse in age and background.
 
Thanks! Your participation will make a difference in San Jose's future!

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 Jose.
 
DOWNTOWN PUBLIC ART MAP - Updated 2009 Edition Now Available!
The San Jose Public Art Program's  colorful, informative map of public art projects in downtown San Jose has recently been updated. The 2009 Downtown Public Art Map is a fun and easy way to see public in downtown San Jose.
 
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 Jose 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  patricia.walsh@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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Current and past issues of San Jose Public Art can now be viewed on the Office of Cultural Affairs website on the Public Art webpages.
 
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MORE TO COME IN SAN JOSE PUBLIC ART!
 
 
 
 
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We welcome your comments, ideas and suggestions. You can e-mail us at publicart@sanjoseca.gov.
 
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