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April 2018

NA&L – The Many Voices of the Harp

April 13, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

NoonArts & Lectures Series presents "The Many Voices of the Harp" featuring harpist Katherine Healzer. Suggested $5 door donation. http://www.noonartsandlectures.org/

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May 2018

ICA Live! – O.M. France Viana: Ube Trade

May 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In this food performance event, ICA visitors are invited to exchange a food memory for a dessert made of ube (purple yam). Guests will engage in a ritualistic appreciation of food with the artist. https://www.facebook.com/events/1024894694316695/

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Talking Art: Social Media and Your Art Practice

May 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn to share your practice, engage audiences, and develop a professional following via various social media platforms. Taught by Sarah Fullerton, the ICA's very own online content manager and social media manager for many local Bay Area artists. $10. Free for members and students. https://www.facebook.com/events/204155806834997/

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June 2018

ICA Live! Art(work) Artists’ Print Demo

June 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

June's ICA Live! will feature a printing demonstration led by Michael Oechsli, one of the artists from the exhibition Art(work).https://www.facebook.com/events/2028818464043086/

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August 2018

ICA Live! Frau Fiber Mends America

August 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In collaboration with the SJ Museum of Quilts & Textiles, ICA hosts this programs for you to pick up a needle, thread and a pen and write a Mend America Official Communication. Stitch a patch, and write a directive, rant, or thank you to the official of your choice. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-programs/frau-fiber/

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ICA – Annual Artist Portfolio Reviews

August 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this annual artist professional development program, leading curators, art dealers, and educators provide expert advice and insights in a portfolio critique. Each artist participant will have the opportunity to meet with two reviewers for 20 minutes each. $65. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-programs/artist-portfolio-reviews-2018/

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Talking Art: Lecture from the Curator of the Museum of Historical Makeovers

August 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the SJ Institute of Contemporary Art at the Hello Kitty Monument for an engaging performance by Kathy Aoki, Curator of the Museum of Historical Makeovers, in conjunction with the ICA’s current exhibition #WishYouWereHere. Free for members. $10 for non-members. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/kathy-aoki-talking-art/

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September 2018

ICA Live! – Kathy Aoki: #WishYouWereHere

September 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come to the ICA where activities styled by #HaterGirl will lead you through an activist sign making workshop in conjunction with Kathy Aoki’s solo exhibition #WishYouWereHere. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-programs/hello-kitty-monument-protest/

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Talking Art: Summer Exhibitions Closing Reception, Artist Talk, Singing/Spinning, & Print Party

September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing receptions for ICA's summer exhibitions: Participatory Singing/Spinning: 2-3 pm, Artist Talk: 3-4 pm, Print Party: 4-5 pm. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/nextnewgames-artist-walk-through/

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October 2018

ICA’s Brunch and Bid Party

October 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

First chance to view, bid or “BUY IT NOW” on silent auction works! Champagne and brunch bites will be served! Open to auction ticket holders only.https://www.sjica.org/38th-annual-art-exhibition-and-auction/

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ICA 38th Annual Connect & Collect Art Opening Reception

October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet the artists and bid on work in the Silent Auction exhibition! Free and open to the public! https://www.sjica.org/38th-annual-art-exhibition-and-auction/

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ICA 38th Annual Art Silent Auction & Party

October 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In its 38th year, the Connect & Collect Art Auction and Exhibition remains one of the most anticipated art events in the Bay Area, featuring incredible art, signature wine and beer, and gourmet bites by Tony Caters. Party is free and open to the public. Must purchase $50 Silent Auction Bidder Card to bid. https://www.sjica.org/38th-annual-art-exhibition-and-auction/

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ICA 38th Annual Connect & Collect Art Live Auction Gala

October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In its 38th year, the Connect & Collect Art Auction and Exhibition remains one of the most anticipated art events in the Bay Area, featuring incredible art, signature wine and beer, and gourmet bites by Tony Caters. Doors open at 5pm. Auction begins at 6pm. $100 for live auction gala ticket. https://www.sjica.org/38th-annual-art-exhibition-and-auction/

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November 2018

Talking Art: The Art of the Book

November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Using Diane Samuels' work as a springboard, this panel will discuss various forms and motivations behind artists' books. Panelists include Diane Samuels, Mary Austin, and Stephen Woodall. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/talkingart-the-art-ofthe-book/

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ICA – Winter 2018 Exhibitions Opening Reception

November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This winter, the ICA galleries will be transformed by three new exhibitions that explore the micro and macro of language and text as well as the intertwining of art and science. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/winter-opening-reception/

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December 2018

ICA Live! with Livien Yin and Victor Yañez-Lazcano

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Livien Yin and Victor Yanez-Lazcano will perform a series of live works, including their piece press/trends, which challenges our understanding of our social behaviors in professional, public and private settings through the artists' repeated action of dressing and undressing. Additionally, the artists will perform No Not Always, No Not Never, a piece which interrogates the artists’ respective assimilation narratives and the sway these narratives have had on intimacy. Free admission. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/livien-and-victor/

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January 2019

Talking Art: Art + Science Social Hour

January 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two of the ICA’s winter exhibitions explore the nexus of art and science. Art & Science Social Hour will celebrate the ways in which the worlds of science and art intertwine. Partake in conversations and hands-on activities that will interest the left and right brained alike, and will give insight to the scientific aspects of the exhibitions on view. $10 for non-members. Free for members and students. https://www.facebook.com/events/261918677798020/

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ICA’s Meditation Mondays

January 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FREE Meditation Mondays are back! Start 2019 off right by retraining your neural pathways to "peace-out" through the practice of meditation! Relax in the gallery under the neuron-inspired sculptures of artist Lorrie Fredette. These instructor-led sessions are open to everyone, and this is the perfect environment to let it all go — even if for just an hour! https://www.facebook.com/events/494516854390042/ 

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ICA’s Meditation Mondays

January 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FREE Meditation Mondays are back! Start 2019 off right by retraining your neural pathways to "peace-out" through the practice of meditation! Relax in the gallery under the neuron-inspired sculptures of artist Lorrie Fredette. These instructor-led sessions are open to everyone, and this is the perfect environment to let it all go — even if for just an hour! https://www.facebook.com/events/494516854390042/ 

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ICA’s Meditation Mondays

January 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FREE Meditation Mondays are back! Start 2019 off right by retraining your neural pathways to "peace-out" through the practice of meditation! Relax in the gallery under the neuron-inspired sculptures of artist Lorrie Fredette. These instructor-led sessions are open to everyone, and this is the perfect environment to let it all go — even if for just an hour! https://www.facebook.com/events/494516854390042/ 

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ICA Preview: Moby Dick

January 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The ICA is pleased to host this FREE public preview of Opera San José's West Coast premiere of Moby Dick, in conjunction with their current exhibition Diane Samuels: It's a Long Story. The performance and program will be moderated by General Director Larry Hancock. The preview includes a lecture and performances by Moby Dick cast members. https://www.facebook.com/events/1212454108908119/

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February 2019

ICA Live! with Word for Word

February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Word For Word is a performing arts ensemble whose mission is to tell great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction. Word For Word will enact chapters 36-40 from Moby-Dick in conjunction with the exhibition It’s A Long Story. Their interpretation will explore language, gender, and identity in Herman Melville’s classic tale, while performing the novel word for word. Free.https://www.facebook.com/events/406194199915869/

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March 2019

NoonArts & Lectures – Gabriel-the-Violinist

March 29, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

NoonArts & Lectures presents Gabriel-the-Violinist. Suggested $5 door donation. http://www.noonartsandlectures.org/

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April 2019

ICA Live! Color Party

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Inspired by the exhibition STUFF(ed) by Sofie Ramos, this one time event will be a celebration of color – in art, food, beauty, fashion, and emotion – and will aim to unpack the importance of color in culture and everyday life. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1129019463945611/

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SJICA – Art in the DARK

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience robotic and kinetic sculptures by Alan Rath, the strange and curious works of fiber and felt by Stephanie Metz, and Sofie Ramos’s bold colorful installation, all after the sun goes down! See the exhibitions dynamically change and alter in color, light, and form in our dark galleries. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/263286694619171/

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Talking Art: Money Matters

April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pilar Agüero-Esparza, Heather Day, and Carissa Potter will address the many ways artists navigate the rising cost of living in the Bay Area and the hustle of being a professional artist. Topics will include grants, marketing and selling artwork, studio costs, freelancing, residencies, schedules, and maintaining artistic principles. Free for students and members. $10 for non-members. https://www.facebook.com/events/371201653678855/

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May 2019

ICA Live! Stephanie Metz Felting Demo

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artist Stephanie Metz will be demonstrating her technique of dry felting, and presenting her new body of work titled InTouch, a series of life-size sculptures made of wool that can be touched. https://www.facebook.com/events/1119665081546652/

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SJICA – Art in the DARK

May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience robotic and kinetic sculptures by Alan Rath, the strange and curious works of fiber and felt by Stephanie Metz, and Sofie Ramos’s bold colorful installation- all after the sun goes down! See the exhibitions like you’ve never seen them before, as the artworks dynamically change and alter in color, light, and form in our dark galleries. https://www.facebook.com/events/377151569808655/

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Art Hangs: Laugh Your Art Out

May 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For this one-night comedy event, the ICA and Café Stritch will present Laugh Your Art Out, hosted by the Art Critique Comedy Show (comedians roasting thrift store art). Bay Area comedians Jeremy Talamantes and Jordan Cerminara critique strange works of art that they collect from thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1962748257364727/

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June 2019

First Friday: Bob Ross Party

June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For June First Friday come celebrate everyone’s favorite art teacher – Bob Ross! Play Bingo to “The Joy of Painting” and win prizes, paint a larger than life landscape, dress like Bob in the photo booth, enjoy happy little snacks and more! Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/345898299394850/

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Talking Art: Tracey Snelling Artist Talk & Performance

June 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Through the use of sculpture, photography, video, and installation, Snelling gives her impression of a place, its people and a locale. Free for ICA members. $10 general. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/tracey-snelling-talking-art/

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Summer 2019 Exhibitions Opening Reception

June 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Surreal Sublime, a group exhibition featuring artists who create abstract and dreamlike interpretations of natural landscapes and Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9, a site-specific exhibition by artist Tracey Snelling open. Free, public reception is from 2-4 pm. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/summer-opening-reception/

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Curator-Led Exhibition Tour

June 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the ICA’s staff for an afternoon tour of our two new summer exhibitions Surreal Sublime and Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9. This tour is free and open to the public. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/tour/

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July 2019

SJ ICA – Art After Dark

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It's ICA’s monthly after-hours hang out! Bring your friends, grab a drink, jam to music, and enjoy the exhibitions, Surreal Sublime and Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9. Free Admission. https://www.sjica.org/uncategorized/art-after-dark/

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August 2019

Camp ICA First Fridays

August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come out to Camp ICA First Fridays! Explore the wonders of nature in Surreal Sublime and participate in camping and summer camp themed activities, including artist performances, snacks, hands-on projects, and educational stations. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/2287760218209782/

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SJICA – Art After Dark

August 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It's ICA’s monthly after-hours hang out! Bring your friends, grab a drink, jam to music, and enjoy the exhibitions, Surreal Sublime and Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9. Free Admission. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/art-after-dark/

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SJICA – Artist Portfolio Reviews

August 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this annual artist professional development program, leading curators, art dealers, and educators provide expert advice and insights in a portfolio critique. Each artist participant will have the opportunity to meet with two reviewers for 20 minutes each. Must be an ICA Individual/Artist member to participate in this event. $65. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/portfolio-reviews/

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September 2019

Camp ICA First Fridays

September 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ICA’s First Friday events are thought provoking experimental art events and opportunities that invite visitors to engage with contemporary art and artists. Featuring artist performances, hands-on activities, pop-up shops and more! Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/219179302298862/

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Images In Transition: Book Signing and Conversation with David Pace and Stephen Wirtz

September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join artist David Pace and Stephen Wirtz for a free talk moderated by Mark Murrmann.  Following the talk there will be a book signing by the authors. Free. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/book-signing/

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SJICA – Art After Dark

September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It's ICA’s monthly after-hours hang out! Bring your friends, grab a drink, jam to music, and enjoy the exhibitions, Surreal Sublime and Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9. Free Admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/1913664452067745/?event_time_id=1913664458734411

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Talking Art: Psychedelic Medicine

September 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With the recent interest in microdosing, psychedelics are a trending topic to improve mood disorders, focus, and creativity. Panelists will discuss the history, research and resurgence of psychedelics as medicine. Free for members and students. $10 for non-members. https://www.facebook.com/events/442043143255340/

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Talking Art: Psychedelic Medicine

September 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Zach Leary and James Fadiman will discuss the history, benefits, mythology and politics around psychedelics as medicine and the relationship between psychedelics and creative minds. $10-$50. https://www.sjica.org/upcoming-events/psychedelic-medicine/

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Coffee with Cathy: Connect & Collect Edition

September 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the ICA's Executive Director and Chief Curator Cathy Kimball for a behind-the-scenes look at this year's auction art. Free and open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/events/480131406158043/

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October 2019

Coffee with Cathy: Connect & Collect Edition

October 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the ICA's Executive Director and Chief Curator Cathy Kimball for a behind-the-scenes look at this year's auction art. Free and open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/events/480131406158043/

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Opening Reception: Connect & Collect Art Exhibition and Auction

October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In its 39th year, the Connect & Collect Art Auction and Exhibition remains one of the most anticipated art events in the Bay Area, featuring more than 100 pieces by local, national and international artists. Meet the artists, see more than 100 pieces of work, and enjoy opening reception festivities! https://www.facebook.com/events/1179131605609923/

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Coffee with Cathy: Connect & Collect Edition

October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the ICA's Executive Director and Chief Curator Cathy Kimball for a behind-the-scenes look at this year's auction art. Free and open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/events/480131406158043/

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SJ ICA – Art After Dark

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It's the ICA’s monthly after-hours hang out! Bring your friends, grab a drink, jam to music and enjoy exhibitions. https://www.facebook.com/events/1913664452067745/

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ICA Silent Auction & Party

October 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Silent Auction features a vibrant mix of works in a variety of media that will excite novice and veteran art collectors alike. Artworks are available at all price points. https://www.facebook.com/events/466053577563462/

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ICA Live Auction & Gala

October 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Live Auction Gala is one of the Bay Area's most anticipated cultural events of the year. Doors open at 5pm and the auction begins promptly at 6pm. Complimentary libations, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and desserts will be served. $125-$150. https://www.facebook.com/events/2402985879762889/

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November 2019

SJ ICA – Art After Dark

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It's the ICA’s monthly after-hours hang out! Bring your friends, grab a drink, jam to music and enjoy exhibitions. https://www.facebook.com/events/1913664452067745/

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SJ ICA’s Opening Reception: Winter Exhibitions

November 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The ICA will open the winter season with three new exhibitions: Sense of Self; Clive McCarthy: Electric Paintings; and Stas Orlovski: Chimera. https://www.facebook.com/events/421292588584654/

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SJ ICA – Curator-Led Tour

November 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the ICA’s staff for an afternoon tour of three new exhibitions. https://www.facebook.com/events/550370142391602/

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December 2019

First Friday: ICA Gives Back

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For December’s First Friday, the ICA will kick off a Donation Drive for the LGBTQ Youth Space. There will be a special performance by the Silicon Valley Gay Men’s Chorus (SVGMC). The ICA will be collecting donation items and offering hands on art activities that will support the Youth Space. Bring in items to donate from Friday December 6th – Friday, December 20th during the ICA’s normal open hours. https://www.facebook.com/events/2604558042923698/

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SJ ICA – Art After Dark

December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It's the ICA’s monthly after-hours hang out! Bring your friends, grab a drink, jam to music and enjoy exhibitions. https://www.facebook.com/events/1913664452067745/

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January 2020

SJ ICA – Coffee with Clive McCarthy

January 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy coffee and mingle with artist Clive McCarthy as he presents new works for his exhibition Electric Paintings. https://www.facebook.com/events/592155434935606/

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March 2020

SJ ICA – Coffee with Clive McCarthy

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy coffee and mingle with artist Clive McCarthy as he presents new works for his exhibition Electric Paintings. https://www.facebook.com/events/592155434935606/

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Talking Art: Representation in Portraiture

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Art historian and curator Jacqueline Francis will moderate a discussion on representation of marginalized communities in art. $0-$10. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-art-representation-in-portraiture-tickets-89272389119

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