I often think about work/life balance, more than I am able to apply such a concept. But I ask myself if our region has more—or less—balance than other areas. Is technology moving us to a simpler and better-balanced lifestyle, or not? In the end, I generally conclude that, here in Silicon Valley, the majority of us are not finding balance and that technology is not providing the utopia we were hoping it would. Nor can it. However, I naively hold on to the view that we have more opportunities to blend our lives, our work, our families, and our leisure rather than silo them into separate compartments—and that the reason these aspects of our lives are so blurred now is we are doing more and more of what we’d like to do. The lines are fuzzy because we have combined them all into one package of our existence.
For this issue, we looked to people in our community who are synchronizing their work with their lives, from coffee roasters to artists, from musicians to restauranteurs. People who are daily honing in on a synchronized life. In addition, because the Content mission is not only to provide a platform for creatives to display their projects but also to be a part of training and launching emerging artists, we have synced up with the talented students of the Media and Mass Communication department at San Jose State. We thank them and their instructor, Tom Ulrich, for being a part of this issue.
We are continuing that theme into our Pick-Up Party by partnering with Pivot: The Art of Fashion, Anne and Mark’s Art Party, and Mu Industries to present a night to remember.
— Daniel Garcia, The Cultivator
Pick up the newest issue of Content Magazine, 8.2 Sync, and enjoy a night of fashion, art, music, and dance. The evening will include small bites by Tony Caters, a cash bar, and live and DJ music. The entire event will be produced by 8.2 Sync feature Drew Clark of Mu Industries. There will also be an After Party at the brand new Ludwig’s German Table across the street from 11pm to midnight. Wristbands will grant happy hour prices to Content guests.
Saturday, June 18, 7pm–11pm
240 N 2nd St
San Jose, CA 95112
Tickets are $20, and buying them online in advance is strongly recommended. The show is expected to sell out. Additional tickets may be made available at the door for last minute purchase.
Parking is available on the street or in a nearby lot on 2nd and St James.
Thank you to the event sponsors: Fred Sharkey and The Armory, Mu Industries, Tony Caters, Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Hermitage Brewing Company, Camino Brewing, Stars Model Management, Paul Mitchell School San Jose, Filco Events, Tech CU, and Ludwig’s German Table.
About Pick-Party Partners
Anne & Mark’s Art Party
An occasional and irrational San Jose arts fest, Anne & Mark’s Art Party has been called “…Mad Max meets Moulin Rouge, freak show meets Fellini.” This event combines 30,000 square feet of indoor gallery space with 300+ artists from the traditional to the experimental and from internationally acclaimed to first-time exhibitors. The Art Party also includes outdoor showing areas with visual art, live music, spoken word, performance art, dance, art cars, food trucks, fire, fashion, and film. This year’s festival takes place at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds from September 24th to October 1st, and will close with an expanded Art Fashion Show from Pivot.
Pivot: The Art of Fashion
Pivot: The Art of Fashion produces some of the most unusual fashion shows, showcasing the work of cutting edge fashion designers and one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. This special showing is a preview of a larger collection that will be shown on the closing night of the 2016 Anne & Mark’s Art Party.
Featured designers: Charlotte Kruk, Christina Morgan Cree, Ellen Brook, IB Bayo, JC Munoz, Judith Nielsen – Elvira Mental Werks, Kathi Griffis – Prima Debris, Kathleen Crocetti, Lisa Ford, Mariclare McKnight, Nic Griffin – Lotta Rubbish, Rachel Riot, Rose Sellery, Ruby Roxanne Agresta, Spenser Burke, Sudnya Shroff, and Tobin W. Keller.
Mu Industries LLC
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mu Industries LLC is a creative agency that specializes in events, film production, and scenic design with a focus on immersive design experiences. Their talented staff is comprised of planners, designers, and artists who collaborate to create events that are always intriguingly curated, whether the project is a ballroom scale gala, an intimate engagement for a few refined revelers, or an underground arts performance.
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