Archive for February 2011
Tucked in the quiet homes of Willow Glen, San Jose Native Christine Benjamin balances art, family and daily walks with her dog, Mr. Bon Bon. In her home studio, Christine is able to chip away at the flood of ideas that come to her and create amidst taking her son to school, errands and working into the late hours. Her home is welcoming and bright just like her paintings and illustrations: bright colors and funky vintage. Christine’s Spanish and Italian heritage seem to echo in her and her surroundings, that at the same time represent the distinct style that is San Jose: raw and edgy but playful.
Local production company ELEMENT 151 worked on FIVE PROOF with high school youth from the Summer Film Initiative with funds raised through Kickstarter. NORTHERN SON, also from San Jose, provided the title music.
HURRICANE ROSES Hurricane Roses’ website describes them as, “Like drinking whiskey in a barn on a cool autumn’s eve.” That may sound great to most, but doesn’t really entice me since I don’t like whiskey, barns or autumn. But I do like quality music, and that’s what Hurricanes Roses brings to the table. Angelina Lemucchi, [...]
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