3rd Fri. Words/Drawing/Music: Aug. 19th & Beyond…

local San Jose arts news
by Bea Garth
copyright 2011   
 

“Cat!” painting by Al Preciado, copyright 2011

What, When and Where:  Poetry, Open Drawing, and Music every 3rd Friday from 7 to 11 PM at the  Works/San Jose  Gallery at its new location at 365 Market St., San Jose, CA.

Open Drawing begins at 7 PM with provided materials, and proceeds through the night. Featured Readers and Musicians begin at 8 PM, with an Open Mic. following. This is a free event, although your contributions to Works Gallery are sincerely requested.

This month, on Friday, August 19th, one of the features is Howard Pugh, a poet and photographer of immense talent, humor and depth–who just happens to have a poem featured here in this issue of Eos (see “Three Preludes”).  Please scroll down to see it! Painter Al Preciado will  likely read poems about the difficult process of transforming oneself and the often elusive persuit of love and beauty. Mixed media photographer Gianfranco Paolozzi will be performing the accordion with his eclectic mix of jazz and Italia.  For a moment it seems we are all transported to a cafe in Italy!  Brandon Biggs will likely amaze us again with his fine operatic voice. And writer/musician Tommy D will get our toes tapping with his eclectic musical mix ribbing  old records to make a new snappy sound. After the features, the night is wide open to you the audience performing in the Open Mic.

The brainchild of Al Preciado (as Words/Painting/Music), the event morphed into featuring free drawing materials for the audience rather than paint due to the gallery’s new location with carpeted floor.  While the audience digs into the drawing materials, they are entertained by the writers and musicians.

Now run by the lovely Haley Goodlett, the newly morphed and named event creates a forum for featured writers (usually poets) and musicians, graciously introduced by Haley with warm Southern Hospitality. After the features are done, there is an Open Mic. And all the while, you the audience can draw  or write to your heart’s inspiration. I am certain if you decide to take part in the festivities, you will come away creatively energized and entertained, with perhaps a few good drawings or poems under your belt.

If you are interested in being a featured reader (poetry or short story), singer or musician, please contact Haley Goodlett at: 650 771-6780.  To find out more about Works Gallery, please go to their website at: http://www.workssanjose.org/wordpress/



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