Ms. Cherri Lakey, co-founder of the Anno Domini gallery has never ever had the opportunity to meet Mr. Zack Luchetti, an educator and artist who was born in Oakland and studied under the instruction of illustrator Barron Storey at San Jose State. His work impressed her so much that she decided in collaboration with Mr. Brian Eder to create a tribute show for him as part of the South First Fridays Art Walk that takes place in San Jose. The only problem is that Luchetti won’t be able to attend himself. When he was just a few years old, the cancer of his colon was diagnosed as he was living in Murphys where he was a teacher.
Last year, Anno Domini held a retrospective of Storey’s work from his “golden years”, and Cathy Luchetti, Zack’s mother who attended the event in recognition of Zack’s respect of his former teacher. After arriving, she inquired if the gallery located at S. First St. would be interested in exhibiting her son’s artwork. Lakey said that “Typically for submitted artworks, they’re never an ideal fit. However, this was an incredible piece.” He then added that Zack is a photographer with an “unique standpoint” in viewing nature and humanity, as well as the BART station, as well as others exotic places he’s traveled to. This makes his work distinct from others.
It was a truly memorable performance. The show’s name comes by a painting depicting one man who illuminates wolves with a lightbulb, which symbolizes the efforts of Luchetti who is an elementary school teacher in order to pass on wisdom to the students who refuse to listen. Luchetti sees similarities between his painting and that from Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera and other surrealists. But the concept is a new concept to him. “They are awfully convoluted,” stated Lakey. His artwork is full of layers of meaning. Those were the parts that really stirred me.
South First Fridays Art Walk is a regular event which occurs at various places from 5-6 in the evening. It has expanded in scope to encompass Fountain Alley, Martha Gardens, and the SoFA District. An up-to-date listing of this week’s events, as well as a downloadable map, can be located on the website www.southfirstfridays.com. Some highlights from this week’s schedule include the reception of Me Earth, an exhibit by Tuan Tran, a Vietnamese-American artist who integrates objects found in the street into his works, in Chopsticks Alley. Also, there will be the Asian Fusion Art Collective, situated at S. Second St.
The final opportunity to experience “Pertencer:To Belong” in the MACLA gallery runs through the 31st of March on a Friday. The exhibition offers a range of pieces from more than local artists and can be previewed in greater detail at www.workssanjose.org. Open San Jose will host an event that showcases fashion pieces created by one of its patrons on March 1, at 3:00 p.m. This show will occur prior to the community auction of art.
Given the greater possibility of rainy weather this Saturday, Bank of America cardholders are advised to spend their indoor space. Because they are at the start of the month, they’re allowed to gain entry for free to various cultural venues, including Tech Interactive, the Computer History Museum located in Mountain View, San Jose Museum of Art as well as Tech Interactive, courtesy of the “Museums on Us” program. The weekend will bring the introduction of artwork that is not belonging to regulars. This includes Pilar Aguero-Esparza as well as Rayos Magos as well as Kristina Mikotti, and Hector Munoz–Guzman, Kristina, Kristina, Kristina, Kristina, Kristina, Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales, Jennifer White-Johnson and Hector Munoz–Guzman.
What can we learn
The exhibit of artwork “Pertencer To be a part of the family” at the MACLA gallery is on its final days. It will give local artists from around the San Jose area a chance to show their art. Open San Jose will host a fashion show along with one of the tenants. Both offers visitors the opportunity to explore the creative and talented talent of San Jose. San Jose area. These incredible experiences will only last two more days until the show closes on March 25, 2021.