17 December 2011

preparing for a new show!

This morning Toni Rica and I had our second meeting with Davin, a Fremont artist who is helping us launch our Trans-Pacific art show at the Bay St. Cafe' in Fremont's Irvington District. The opening reception will be on Saturday, January 21st at 6:00 pm and there's much to do to prepare!

Bay St. Cafe' is recently under new management and the owner has been very generous with his assistance. He has many big plans for the arts and creativity at Bay St. ~ ours will be the first show to kick things off. So if you're in the East Bay or South Bay, save the date of January 21st and then make plans to return for all the other exciting music and art shows that Davin and Lotfi will prepare for you!

Davin, Rica and me

It was quite by luck that we chanced upon this venue. Toni Rica came by on occasion to have a coffee and one day she asked if it would be possible to display our Trans-Pacific art here. The idea was met with a lot of enthusiasm (both Lotfi and Davin are big on building community) and we're thrilled to be working with them and showing our art in such an historic building. The coffee is really good, too!

If you come to our opening reception, you can also catch a theater show upstairs in the same building at the Broadway West Theater Company. We're hoping to meet some of the cast members ourselves. :)

The building has such character, sitting on the corner of a five-street intersection and busy each time I've been there. I had fun taking photos of the building and the surrounding environment.

Bay St. Cafe' is located at 4000 Bay Street in Fremont at the corners of Fremont Blvd., Washington Blvd., Union St. and Bay St. Hope to have you join us on January 21st!

The artists participating from Japan are: Yuuco, Pen Artist Santaac, Kanae Nagashima, Akiyama Shingo and Ikecoo. If you'd like you can read a bit more about them in my earlier post here. Wish us luck for a successful show!


WindFlower7 said...

Yay! So cool in our town ^0^

Kye Sangha said...

I bet this is going to be about 6 shades of awesome! You're so lucky to live in such a vibrantly artistic area-& so motivated & community minded yourself. Fremont is lucky to have you.

kimi said...

Thank you, Kye! It's my first time doing this so I'm enjoying the process and crossing my fingers it's a success. ^_^ Definitely appreciate your vote of confidence ~ big hug to you!

Chiori-san, so glad you're going to participate! Please start inviting your friends and family so we can all have fun together on Opening Night! :D

Rica said...

wow. i need a lot of reading to do kimi, i just saw this TODAY! better late than never! i LOVE your pictures <3 <3

kimi said...

Hey Rica! Better late than never! :) I adore the one of you and Davin (and me!). Art collaborators forever!!