Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Some Pics from the San Jose Museum of Art

A baby Monkey riding on the back of it's mother. The Monkeys are made out of Cardboard by James Grashow...they are life size and there is 100 of them. Glashow is a cardboard artist that makes all kinds of animals. The Monkeys appear to be constructed of cardboard and then covered with a layer of brown paper...paper mache' process maybe????
The San Jose Museum of Art

The San Jose Museum has some Chihuly Glass Sculptures. It was like the monkeys were looking at the Chihuly Glass...it was really a wonderful exhibit.

These are just some of the Monkeys made by James Grashow. The exhibit was at the San Jose Museum of Art and contains 100 life size "Cardboard" Monkeys...I have to tell you that thses are incredible...you may have seen James Grashow on the Oprah show a while back. I was really excited to get to see the show. There was also a showing of photographs of Fredia Kahlo at the museum. It was a great day to visit the museum because there was a Christmas Wonderland across the street, and ice skaters in the court yard of the museum. We took my Mom and Step Dad and they both really enjoyed the art.


Elizabeth Golden said...

I wish I had been with you. The monkeys are very amusing and I love Dale Chihuly's glass. It sort of sings doesn't it. Sounds like a perfect day.

Cathryn said...

Hi Linda,

I found your blog on another basketmaker's blog, and wanted to say "Hi" from a fellow past-resident of OKC. I graduated from John Marshall High School in 1969 and my folks and brothers still live there.

I too am a basketmaker and have taught basketweaving and seatweaving classes through the OK Basketweavers Guild at the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Take a look at my blog at Weavin' Wicker Woman at http://wickerwoman.blogspot.com and my domain website at http://www.WickerWoman.com/antler-baskets

Loved the pictures of your trip to California and also like your jewelry--hope your sales on Etsy go well.

The Wicker Woman-Cathryn Peters-Angora, MN