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Join us for these current or upcoming talks, performances, workshops and exhibitions – each one showcasing the power of art to illuminate and inspire important forces for social change.

Saturday, March 25

A Taste of History

  • 4-7 p.m.
  • VPAC: Visual & Performing Arts Center

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Jackie Gage

Anne Marie Todd

This special event will be co-hosted by the California History Center and the Euphrat Museum of Art, featuring author Anne Marie Todd and singer, songwriter and pianist Jackie Gage. Proceeds will support after-school art classes for at-risk youth, and De Anza student multimedia projects that preserve and share our local history. 

  • San José native Jackie Gage, with guitarist Kevin Goldberg, will perform original songs about San José, the Santa Clara Valley and California. 
  • Author Anne Marie Todd will speak about sense of place in the Santa Clara Valley including excerpts from her new book, "Valley of Heart's Delight."  

Guests can enjoy delicious snacks, desserts and wines from local producers, and also

  • View the current Euphrat Museum of Art exhibition, featuring four local artists who have been instrumental in creating "spaces of belonging" and inspiring new beginnings.  
  • Afterwards, navigate together to the De Anza College Planetarium for a special 7:30 p.m. showing of "Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, and Stars." This full-dome show tells the 5,000 year story of voyaging in the Pacific and celestial navigation techniques.

Jan. 26-March 25

Spaces of Belonging

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Unity by Ellen Bepp

 The winter exhibition at the Euphrat Museum of Art features four local artists who have been instrumental in creating "spaces of belonging" and inspiring new beginnings.

Artwork includes hand cut paper poems, large-scale abstract ceramics and woven sculptures, a local nature haiku installation, and silkscreen prints about indigenous ceremonies.


Top: Sumi Bepp by Ellen Bepp

Above: Artwork by Frances Paragon Arias

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Previous Events

  • Winter 2023

  • Fall 2022

  • Spring 2022

  • Winter 2022

  • Fall 2021

  • Spring 2021

  • Winter 2021

  • Fall 2020

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