SJMADE at JTown Art Walk

Every second Friday this Summer (REMAINING DATES: September 9) - 6 PM to 10 PM
The SJMADE Studios, 224 Jackson Street, Suite B, San Jose, CA 95112 (It's located upstairs, right above Tsugaru Sushi)

SJMADE and its awesome friends in the Japantown community have re-launched the Japantown Art Walk this summer. For those who missed out on the first art walk of 2016 in June, the Japantown Art Walk celebrates Japantown's artistic and creative community as well as the fun, lively spirit of the neighborhood itself, with each participating establishment (see below) offers special programming during the art walk aimed at achieving just that.

At SJMADE's Studios in Japantown, we will be featuring a local artist and a local maker each month in our space. The SJMADE Team will also be on hand if you ever wanted to meet us and learn more about how to participate in our events or projects or how we could participate in yours. In addition, Le Petit Elefant, The Little Red House and Mayberry Workshop--who all have studios at SJMADE's Studios in Japantown--will have their studios open during the art walk for shopping and meet-and-greets. 

This Month: Expressionist Succulents (untitled works, 2016) by Emily Funkhouser, Handcrafted Goods by Funkhouser Design

During a visit to Joshua Tree last year, artist Emily Funkhouser became obsessed with beavertail cacti. “The bright pink flowers of this minty, matte plant punctuated the desert landscape: a pop of life in a seemingly hostile environment. Their resilience, their grit, drew me to look more closely.” Ever since, she has been exploring their shapes and essence in different media. A collection of these translations will be on display in our SJMADE Studio. 

Emily is also the producer of Funkhouser Design (website): a conceptual space exploring the relationships between craft and art. “Translating my work into accessible wares has given me the opportunity to engage with and understand my community in new ways.” She’ll be set up to sell handmade ceramics and other functional goods during the art walk. Come by and say "hello!"


Featured Artists and Makers in SJMADE's Studios at JTown Art Walk 

June 10 - Macarons by Racarons, Art by Genevieve Santos of Le Petit Elefant

July 8 - Art by María Perez Amigo of Khela Designs

August 12 - Intro to Manga Class by MangaStart and Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang of PMBQ Studios, Apparel by PMBQ Studios

September 9 - Art by Emily Funkhouser, Locally Made Goods by Funkhouser Design

The Japantown Tank

New Japantown tanks designed by Cukui. The SJMADE colorway (s/o ‪#‎DubNation‬) available for purchase at the SJMADE Studios at Japantown Art Walk. $30 USD + tax.

Map (from Aug. 2016)

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