Posts Tagged ‘local history’

You are the Tree

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

We are excited to share our current project with you!

Join us in downtown Redwood City during one of our five public interaction events, or let us know a time that works better for you.

For this commission, we created a 400 year old, Coast Redwood Tree stump by making paper pulp from locally sourced, Redwood City, craft industry byproducts such as: spent beer grain, eggshells, fabric scraps, flower parts and hair. There are 25 unique bark sections which are tagged with legacy tree markers to identify both contributors and byproduct materials. Each section celebrates local labor and honors people who make things with their hands. 

preneo.org/youarethetree

Exhibition: February 1 – March 8
Outdoor viewing is available 24/7

Artists’ Interaction Dates:
Kent & Nanette will be in the Art Kiosk:
• Tuesday, February 11, 1 – 3pm
• Wednesday, February 19, 2 – 4pm
• Thursday, February 27, 3 – 5pm
• Friday, March 6, 4 – 6pm
• Saturday, March 7, 10 – 12pm
and by appointment

Art Kiosk
Courthouse Square
2208 Broadway
Redwood City, California

You are the Tree was commissioned by Fung Collaborative Projects in collaboration with Redwood City Improvement Association for the Redwood City Art Kiosk in 2020.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
detail You are the Tree, paper pulp, 2020.
detail You are the Tree, paper pulp from local craft industries’ byproducts.

Happy New Year!
We look forward to seeing you with wide open eyes in 2020.

Save the Date
For the last four months, we have been working with over 30 local Redwood City craft industries collecting and making paper pulp out of their byproducts. Our conceptual and sculptural installation, You are the Tree opens February 1, 2020 in Downtown Redwood City.

Please join us for this community celebration of art, history and local labor.

You are the Tree
Opening Reception
February 1, 2020, 4 – 6pm

Redwood City Art Kiosk
2208 Broadway, Courthouse Square
Downtown Redwood City

For a sneak peak of this work in-progress and our community partners:
preneo.org/youarethetree 

Smiles,
Kent & Nanette

You are the Tree was commissioned by Fung Collaborative Projects in collaboration with Redwood City Improvement Association for the Redwood City Art Kiosk in 2020.

Whirligig Interview with Jan Rindfleisch

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

We are appreciating our Bay Area Art Roots with this new Whirligig Interview with Jan Rindfleisch.

jan rindfleisch

Jan is an artist, educator, writer, curator and cultural worker. She was the executive director of the Euphrat Museum at De Anza College in Cupertino for 32 years. During that time she laid the groundwork for an engaged and inclusive museum environment by continuously tapping the diverse local voices of Silicon Valley.

Jan continues her work as a community builder with Roots and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community, a history of the art of the greater South Bay area from the post-Mission era artifacts of our First Nation peoples to the artists and activists that have made the western/southern half of the Bay Area the rich and vibrant scene it is today.

Read her Whirligig Interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org


Upcoming Events
Book Arts Jam 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
11 am – 5 pm

A celebration of book arts presented by the Bay Area Book Artists (BABA), featuring:
• exhibition of artists’ books
• artists selling handmade books
• artist’s talks
• sale of donated books, art, and tools
• demonstrations and hands-on activities

Free Admission & Parking
Program, Schedule, Directions & Parking Info: www.bookartsjam.org

Palo Alto Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
Map to Palo Alto Elks Lodge


Mark your calendars
Artists’ Holiday Open Studio
Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2017
12 noon – 5 pm

Over 100 artists at 11 sites in Redwood City & San Carlos
www.rwcahos.com

PreNeo Press & Friends
33 Dexter Avenue
Redwood City