Do you love art?

Here are a couple of events and  a discount being offered to members of the local museum click on the link below

Year of the Tiger Sunday, February 14, 2010 11am – 5pm Free community family day: Lunar New Year

The San Jose Museum of Art welcomes the Year of the Tiger. The Chinese New Year is determined by the lunar calendar and this year it begins on February 14, 2010.

Come celebrate this time of family unity and shared tradition with art-making including paper lanterns, dancing lions, and tangram puzzles; a lion dance performed by acrobats and martial artists accompanied by drums and gongs; youth group performances; storytelling, and more!

Wayne Thiebaud, Two Kneeling Figures Thursday, February 18, 7 – 8:30 pm  Spring Members’ Reception

Complimentary food, beverages, and music and an exclusive members’ viewing of Wayne Thiebaud: Seventy Years of Painting, Real and HyperReal, andJuicy Paint: Selections from the Permanent Collection –who could ask for more? Bring your friends and mingle with the artists at our spring celebration of these outstanding exhibitions! Hosted bar.
A little info about Mr. Theibaud: He attended college at San Jose State University, briefly worked for Walt Disney Studios, and produced educational art films with his company Patrician Films.  While he is sometimes included as part of the Pop art movement, his works actually predated it.  One of the signature elements in his works is the use of well-defined shadows.

This one is pretty awesome, especially if you are on a budget.

Cirque du Soleil Valentine's OfferCirque du Soleil comes to San Jose

Cirque du Soleil returns to San Jose with OVO

, opening February 4 at the Taylor Street Bridge.

Share tickets to a Cirque du Soleil show – for less! SJMA members can buy one ticket for an upcoming performance, and get the second one free!
This offer ends on February 14, so act now! Click on the image to reserve your tickets.

Walking for a cause…

Hello everyone!

I hope this finds you all well, healthy and prospering in your endeavors. I will be participating in the San Jose Leg of the Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk on May 22, 2010. I have made a bold commitment to raise much needed funds to find a cure for digestive diseases.

One in every 200 people suffer daily with digestive diseases. For those who live with these chronic diseases, life is a roller coaster of active and remitting disease. However, the opportunity to make life more manageable for patients who live day to day with intense pain, the threat of long term hospital stays and multiple surgeries has never been greater.

I am asking for your help by supporting my fundraising efforts with any donation that you can. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of the 1.4 million patients suffering with digestive disease! You can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below.

Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight. If times are a little lean, words of encouragement are gladly accepted. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to read this.

Kindest regards and happiest thoughts for you all,