Found/Made featured as part of SoFA Sunday

I had the distinct privilege of leading a lecture of Found/Made which included words from the artists and collectors whose pieces are in the exhibition. I was delighted that this lecture on a Sunday afternoon was part of a larger celebration of the arts and culture happening in San Jose as part of SoFA Sundays. 

Read about SoFA Sundays and see images from the talk here in the San Jose Mercury News. Be sure to check out Found/Made before it closes on November 1, 2015.

Guest Curater Roderick Kiracofe talks to exhibit guests during the opening reception at the "Found/Made" exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles during the first SoFA Sundays, in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, July 26, 2015. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)

Guest Curater Roderick Kiracofe talks to exhibit guests during the opening reception at the "Found/Made" exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles during the first SoFA Sundays, in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, July 26, 2015. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)

About three years ago, the city and arts groups decided that the forgotten, triangular park dedicated to the city’s founders should become an open, urban square for artistic activities from music and poetry to fabric art and drama. The city did the spade work, beautifying the place, while the arts groups planned the programming.

The groups include the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Quilts & Textiles, MACLA and two theater companies, San Jose Stage and City Lights. When all decided recently to open their doors every Sunday, they came up with SoFA Sundays — once a month — to give their patrons something to do before or after in the new square.
— Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Mercury News