Heart of Chaos Community Outreach Task Force Brings Art Lessons to
San Jose's Juvenile Hall every Wednesday evening. Directors Anabella Pinon
and Miguel Machuca teaching a variety of art techniques including still
life, portraits and zen tangles.
HOC co-director Miguel Machuca provides
instruction to a youth in juvenile hall
HOC co-director Anabella Pinon
demonstrates a quick portrait sketch
SAN JOSE, CA. - June 20, 2006 Press Release – Heart of Chaos (HOC),
an artisan collective for emerging artists, began a weekly art class at
San Jose’s Juvenile Hall in April, 2006 with the permission and
support of the Probation Department Community Release Program’s
supervisor Jay Hill and Lance Navas. HOC directors and emerging visual
artists Anabella Pinon and Miguel Machuca visit B10 ward each week with
a two-hour lesson that engages the young men and allows them to express
themselves with paint, pastels, pencil and ink. The lessons include experience
with a powerful art therapy technique called touch drawing as well as
traditional techniques in still life, portrait and abstract expressionism.
Last year guest calligraphy artists Pan van Dyck and Kay Woolfolk from
the Bay Area Pacific Scribes taught black lettering and calligraphic techniques
to the young men. See photos
of the work. This year Rubin Reyes of Mother Earth Clay is teaching the
young men how to fashion bowls and other items out of clay. (See
photos of the clay sessions)
HEART OF CHAOS PUTS ON ART EXHIBITS
AT BROOKS COLLEGE SUNNYVALE IN MAY AND NOVEMBER. Go to the Heart of Chaos
website for more information about
SAN JOSE, CA. - May 18, 2006 Press Release The HOC is adynamic group of
emerging artists from the Bay area. The collective includes musicians,
poets, writers, visual artists, photographers, videographers and seeks
venues and resources to support their creative expressions. They recently
partnered with Brooks College Sunnyvale to put on Down the Rabbit Hole,
the third “Youth on Fire” art exhibit for emerging artists.
The juried portion of the exhibit gave cash prizes provided by Brooks
to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winnesr. Heart of Chaos also offers a free web
presence to all emerging artists in the state. For more information, please
visit their website at: http://www.heartofchaos.net.
SAN JOSE, CA. - November 18, 2006 Press Release Urban Geography
is the fourth“Youth on Fire” art exhibit for emergingand established
artists. The juried portion of the exhibit was an artist's interpretation
of Urban Geography. Cash prizes were provided by Brooks College Sunnyvale.
See pictures of event. A
fifth show is planned for March, 2007 at The Center for Training and Careers
in San Jose. Remember Heart of Chaos offers a free web presence to all
emerging artists. For more information and to sign up, please visit http://www.heartofchaos.net.
HOC Task Force Partners with Our City Forest to
Celebrate the Green Season!
HOC co-director Anabella Pinon gives tree
workshops at Our City Forest
SAN JOSE, CA. - April 18, 2006 Press Release Heart of Chaos
joined Our City Forest in celebrating Earth Day with Tree Appreciation
art workshops every Saturday for the six weeks before Earth Day on April
22, 2006. Open to the public, a variety of children joined Heart of Chaos
emerging artists to draw trees using a variety of techniques. On Earth
Day two children were chosen by the Our City Forest staff as the winners
of the tree celebration season.
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