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9th Annual HARK! Exhibit & Sale

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

I will have a few pen and ink pieces in this show:

Gathering I, by Yelena-Shabrova - pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"

Gathering I – pen & ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"

Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6" x 4"

Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

If you are in the area, stop by for the opening reception on December 5th, starting at 7 pm.

HARK! 9th annual holiday exhibit & sale is open from December 5th, 2014 through January 16, 2015.

KALEID gallery is located at 88 S 4th St, San Jose, California 95112

On the Way series at the KALEID Gallery

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

The new three piece series, On the Way, and another small work, Gathering I, will be a part of the upcoming annual HARK! exhibit and sale at the KALEID Gallery.

The On the Way series is my exploration of people in transit, both literally, on foot, and metaphorically as a state of mind, the experience. I kept the details to the minimum because they would be a distraction to the notion of “here and now” that in this case was more important to me then particular surroundings or the final destination. Oil pastel is a perfect medium for this; it does not eagerly land itself for a lot of details, so staying vague is pretty easy.

The opening reception will be held during the San Jose First Friday, on December 6th, 2013 from 7 pm till 11 pm. If you are in the area, stop by to see high quality art of amazing variety and to chat with the artists.

The exhibition will continue until January 18th, 2014.

KALEID Gallery is located at 88 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112.
Open Tuesday – Friday from 12:00 pm till 7:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 pm till 5:00 pm.

The original of On the Way III ($120.00), greeting cards, and prints of all three drawings are available in my Oil Pastel online gallery. The originals of “On the Way I” and “On the Way II” went to their new good homes!

First Friday at the KALEID Gallery, San Jose

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Due to life getting in the way big time, I haven’t been to KALEID Gallery for more than 2 years. And of course it’s still a fine mix of all kinds of art, just like before.

Mariya Milovidova - Memories

Mariya Milovidova – Memories

I thoroughly enjoyed the her entire sole exhibition, all the flowing lines and shapes floating around like a dream that can change from one subject to another any minute. Mariya’s style is beautifully decadent to me, with “Memories” being my favorite right now.

Lacey Bryant - The Baba Yaga

Lacey Bryant – The Baba Yaga

This one was a nice surprise. I like Lacey’s work a lot, but the last thing I expected to see on her display was one of the most famous characters from Slavic folk tales with legacy so rich and so controversial that I could write a saga and a half and just scrape the surface of it. Love the weary look on her face – “who are you and what are you doing here?”

Artists party 2010 at the KALEID Gallery

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Yesterday KALEID celebrated the 4th year of it’s very temporary existence on the 4th Street in San Jose. I think we had fewer people than last year, but the party was very nice nonetheless. I didn’t see most of the artists since last December, and talking to them again was a real pleasure. Funny how we forget names but remember each others’ faces :)

Since we came early, I could take a good look at the Rockin’ Stockings art show. Each artist’s works were hung together, and stockings with artist names were painted on the wall under them. Very cute :)

Also, found an artist I don’t think I saw before: Megan M. Eckman of Studio M.M.E.. She has wonderful pen and ink illustrations in KALEID. There was another artist whose work looks like illustrations, all with unusual perspectives, but there was no name anywhere on the display. I know that there was an article about her (or him?) some time ago in the Phantom Galleries blog, but of course now I can’t find it. Why, oh why do artists make it difficult to locate their name?

The best part of the evening was of course the gift exchange. All gifts were unwrapped on the spot, so that we all could see what it was and who created each piece.

I finally ventured into the land of collages with my gift, but since I could not find about half of the paper I knew I had, the result was not exactly what I originally planned. Not sure if the original idea would survive anyway since paper was not tearing predictably and there was no telling up front how a particular type of paper would take colored pencil.

It was fun working on the collage anyway, and Keith Bunnell seemed to be happy with it. Keith is a Raku artist whose beautifully shaped and glazed mug I picked earlier that evening from under the Christmas tree.

Gift exchange is a random process, and Cherry even shuffled the gifts to make sure no one could tell which gift was brought by which artist. Keith and me were the only two who picked each others’ creations.

Flashes of memories - torn paper collage, 5
Flashes of memories – torn paper collage, 5″ x 7″

Raku mug by Keith Bunnell
Raku mug by Keith Bunnell. You can’t tell it from the photo, but the mug is just as beautiful inside with random spots of black and dark earthy colors.