Cupertino’s Euphrat celebrates animal world with new exhibit – The Mercury Information


The multi-generational artists in “Hamsters, Hedgehogs and Hummingbirds” make a case for respecting, defending and celebrating the animal world. The exhibit is up via Dec. 17 on the Euphrat Museum of Artwork at Cupertino’s De Anza Faculty.

“Wrenching Raptor” by Power of Nature greets guests as they enter, its gaze additionally on delicate ceramic masks of potential prey. Constituted of a whole lot of recycled instruments and steel components, it arrived on the museum straight from Burning Man 2022. The artist, who is that this author’s brother, was impressed by a suggestion by his daughter Jemma, who desires to be a veterinarian, to create a raptor-like sculpture.

Ceramic artist Janet Clements labored as a veterinary technician in zoo and small animal drugs for 15 years and set to work with greater than 250 species. Her paintings expresses her intense curiosity in animals in all their distinctive kinds. In “Refuge,” a ring-tailed lemur rows a ship with a tenrec, a large rat, and pink flatid bugs. “Cock-of-the-Rock” options that individual South American hen perched on an out of date answering machine.

San Jose State College artwork and design professor Monica Van Den Dool’s “Collectibles” ceramics sequence exhibits animals in a wide range of irritating and unlucky circumstances, often due to human affect. “Gray Day” and “Foundering” depict a squirrel and a donkey carrying flames symbolic of the California forest fires in 2021. In “Ripe Bananas,” a monkey guidelines over piles of the fruit with a scowl, alluding to modern politics. In one other piece, a “Teary-Eyed” Macaw mourns the destruction of the rainforests.

Lydia Sanchez has adopted a number of Chihuahuas over time from Muttville, a senior canine rescue group in San Francisco. Because the artwork instructor at West Valley Elementary Faculty in Cupertino, she led third-through fifth-grade college students in making a collective work to thank Muttville for the work it does. College students additionally organized a school-wide drive and donated over 600 wanted objects. Sanchez focuses on watercolor pet portraits, and the present contains work of her present Chihuahuas Honey Bee and Zoomie.

Palo Alto native Tom Franco paints and constructs sculptures utilizing discovered objects, usually in collaboration with different artists. Beaded birds, toy animals from around the globe, tin cans, bottles and recycled furnishings components characteristic painted scenes with horses, parrots, cows, bears, cats, goldfish and canines.

Franco is the founder and director of the Firehouse Artwork Collective, a constellation of six neighborhood artwork areas offering studios, communal housing and occasion areas in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, Reno and Paradise. He has 5 rescue canines who usually accompany him on his travels.

In Carolyn Crampton’s “Variant World” sequence, she imagines wildlife in areas created by but devoid of people: A big brown bear gazes straight on the viewer from an empty workplace in a high-rise constructing, geese wander the aisles of Complete Meals, and mountain lions ponder a Cougar convertible parked within the redwoods

Crampton has revealed three books about rabbits, together with a humorous information to understanding a pet rabbit, “Rabbit Language, or ‘Are you going to eat that?’”

An intricate beaded jaguar sculpture by Aniceto Bautista Sotero is on the middle of Joseph Rodriguez’s masking tape set up. Rodriguez, a De Anza alumni who not too long ago earned his grasp’s diploma in tremendous arts, was invited again to create a short lived set up in response to Sotero’s conventional Huichol/Wixárika work. Daring, sweeping patterns drawn from symbols on the jaguar transfer throughout the ground and pedestals like vitality made seen.

Piyali Samanta’s portray “Tiger Widows” speaks to the impacts of local weather change on animals and other people within the Sudarbans Archipelago of India. The salinity of the rising tides has brought on the demise of the Sundari Mangrove timber, house to endangered species and safety for a lot of cities. Tigers lurk on land whereas their habitat erodes. Girls who misplaced their husbands to tigers nonetheless battle to protect this particular place.

To get a shot of city wildlife, Shriharsha Annadore trimmed an area via foliage at his house and spent many hours quietly observing a hummingbird’s nest. His close-up {photograph} of a hummingbird feeding her 6-day-old chicks not too long ago obtained a Cupertino Mayor’s Award.

Artist members of the Positive Arts League of Cupertino had been invited to color and embellish hummingbird silhouettes. Sarabjit Singh’s sculptural birds include jewels and sprout lush tails. Kalpana Adesara, an expert Mehndi (henna) artist, incorporates lace-like designs on the wings of her creation.

For an additional neighborhood paintings, highschool college students in a De Anza Faculty Academy summer time artwork class painted a mini-mural displaying totally different ecosystems and native animals. Endangered animal linocut prints by center faculty college students are additionally on show.

Diana Argabrite is director of arts and faculties on the Euphrat Museum of Artwork, situated at De Anza Faculty, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. For museum hours and occasions, go to

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