When we connected with Kerry Adams-Hapner, Director of Cultural Affairs and Deputy Director of Economic Development for City of San Jose, she told us she was really attracted to the "participatory" aspect of Screenprint Showdown.
She loved the idea of maker activities engaging the general public to create messaging for the city. She loved the maker activity template and thought it should be something the City would like to continue to support and be involved in.
Forging a relationship with Office of Cultural Affairs is a great thing for SJMADE and it seems as if both parties are really looking to engage and support each other especially in the realm of participatory art-making and messaging.
We are thrilled to have Kerry be a judge for Screenprint Showdown. Before the event, we wanted to connect with Kerry to get her thoughts on San Jose and Screenprint Showdown.
On San Jose...
"San Jose is my hometown. I’ve experienced its evolution and growth. It’s a place of people who value creativity, culture, the environment, hard work, education, diversity, connection, and innovation – and these values generate civic pride. San Jose is also a great city of great neighborhoods with deep histories."
On Screenprint Showdown...
"My ideal imagery for San Jose celebrates this San Jose pride and breadth of facets. That’s what I love about the Screenprint Showdown – it reflects all these values. Local artists are celebrating our story through dynamic imagery that celebrates what is uniquely and fabulously San Jose."
Screenprint Showdown Event Info
We'll be drawing one random name from the Facebook Event's list of people either Interested in the event and Going to the event. That person will receive a free year subscription of Adobe Creative Cloud. You must be at the event to claim your prize. NOTE: If you are an Adobe employee, you will not be eligible to win the raffle.
Day: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
Time: 11 AM to 5 PM
Location: Blanco Square, 12 N. San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA 95110
What's going on?
Live screenprinting + the birth of the city's new branded identity and logo + competitions, music and performances celebrating San Jose's deeply beloved screenprinting and art culture + LIMITED EDITION shirts and goods by Cukui, Silicon Valley De-Bug, School of Visual Philosophy and Authentic Imprints.
Brought to you by SJMADE, FutureArtsNow!, Content and Kooltura Marketing. Funded by Knight Foundation. Sponsored by Adobe, KQED and City of San Jose.