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"Another great example of free press can be found in the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College where I am a work-study intern. They have all kinds of art shows that reflect parts of American life and history that aren’t often mentioned in the regular media… Community art museums like the Euphrat Museum are very important to have because here artists can express themselves freely and sometimes reflect another side of life that isn’t often mentioned in newspapers or on commercial television. This is an important part of democracy — the freedom to show, see, and talk about all kinds of artwork, ideas, and events."

De Anza student Trang Tran, in a political science essay

Fall 2017

Kindness as Resistance
October 30 - December 8, 2017

Acts of Kindness, a special project for the 50th Anniversary of De Anza College, with Teatro Visión and Intercultural Studies students and faculty. This includes a performance, directed by Rodrigo Garcia, and a vegetarian tamale lunch: Wednesday November 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m, in the Euphrat museum and lobby.

See the article in the Mercury News: Euphrat Museum’s fall exhibit explores kindness and hope.

Cupertino Poet Laureate event, with Celebrate Creativity Awards: Thursday November 9,
7 - 9 p.m.

Open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., during exhibitions
Open Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Open to tour groups by appointment

First Thursday open mic nights November 2, December 7, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Painitng of artist Lenore Chinn standing in front of large artwork

Artwork by Lenore Chinn, Bing, 2001, acrylic on canvas

Kindness as Resistance will explore kindness and hope as acts of resistance and positive counter-narratives. Artworks will include grace-filled portraits of diverse people and communities, installations about cultural healing traditions, explorations of faith and hope, and opportunities for connection and communication.

Artists: Elsa Aguirre, Rosanna Alvarez, Tessie Barrera-Scharaga, Branley Cadet, Lenore Chinn, Kate DeCiccio, Lewis deSoto, Shepard Fairey, Yolanda Guerra, Omar Hernández, Elias Kamal, Pantea Karimi, Ruth Morgan, Bmike Odums, Esther Traugot, and Adon Valenziano.

Student projects include Reclaiming Culture with Juan Gamboa's Chicanx Studies classes and Connecting with Rocky Lewycky, Sal Breiter, and Jen Myhre's classes.

Two latino boys indoors, mugging for camera

Refugee Camp, Elias Kamal, photograph, 2017

Long banners with line art of vegetation, hanging from the ceiling

Folding Gardens installation views, Pantea Karimi, mixed media, 2017

Twelve verions of a woman in robes with cherubs at her feet, small church prayer benches

Matrix of Chaos, Tessie Barerra-Scharaga, mixed media, 2016

Altar in asian temple, many fruit offerings

Boi Kai Temple, Lenore Chinn, acrylic on canvas, 2009

Woman in lab coat workign with scientific equipment, 'Defenders of Truth','Science is our Future'

Women in Science series, Kate Deciccio, stencil print, 2017

Woman with seashell headband and facial paint, in forest

Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak: Restoring A California Legacy series, Ruth Morgan, photograph, 2015

Various seeds encased in knit coverings

Arboretum Seed Project, Esther Traugot, mixed media, 2013

Sponsored by De Anza Associated Student Body, Friends of the Euphrat Museum of Art, and the Creative Arts Division, and the City of Cupertino.

Spring 2017

De Anza College Student Art Show
May 1 - June 8, 2017

Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., during exhibitions
Open Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., with a Community Art Station
First Thursday open mic nights May 4 and June 1, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed Memorial Day May 29
Open to tour groups by appointment

2017 student art show poster - stylized tree of art tools, design by Jabiz Akbari

Design by Jabiz Akbari

This exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed-media works, photography, graphic design, furniture, sculpture, and ceramics created by students at De Anza College. The artworks reflect expertise in diverse media and varied interests and points of view.

Jurors for this year’s exhibition are:

  • Jamil Hellu, Professor, Photography, Stanford University
  • Adon Valenziano, Professor, Sculpture, San Jose State University

Sponsored by the De Anza Associated Student Body, Friends of the Euphrat Museum of Art, the Creative Arts Division, and the City of Cupertino.

Winter 2017

Justice for All?
February 1 - March 23, 2017

Reception with the artists and Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Arlene Biala and Rolling Counterpoint: A Community Conversation Project, Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., during exhibitions
Open Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. with drop-in workshop, Art & Empathy Artist Books
Open to tour groups by appointment

1st Thursday open mic nights February 2, March 2, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sculpture bust of Lady Liberty weeping into her hands

Liberty Weeps, Joseph Delappe with Yosi Sargant and Charlie Becker, cardboard, 2015

Justice for All? features works that look at our collective history and the unconscious bias that impacts our systems and lives. The artists face injustice and its consequences and call for empathy to guide our actions and institutions.

Artists include the ASARO Collective, Beta, Joseph Delappe, Adrian Discipulo, Rodney Ewing, Tatyana Fazlalideh, Yolanda Guerra, Taro Hattori, Jamil Hellu, David Izu, Emiko Omori, Oree Originol, Samuel Rodriguez, Kirstina Sangsahachart, and Judy Shintani. Special projects with Marco Marquez's graphic design students and Jen Myhre's sociology students.

Justice for All? is offered in conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads 2017. The county-wide program features Adam Benforado's book "Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice" and Shaka Senghor's "Writing My Wrongs" and encourages everyone in Santa Clara County to read the same book, at the same time, and talk about it.

Read the Metro Silicon Valley review of Justice for All?

Read the Mercury News review of Justice for All?

Read Sal Pizarro's columns on Justice for All? and Rolling Counterpoint

Young female face overlaid with symbols

Calaka Vision, Samuel Rodriguez, acrylic on canvas, 2016

Sculpture of American flag made from wood

Pledge Allegiance, Judy Shintani, wood from Japanese American incarceration camp barrack, barbed wire, 2014

Person in patterned cloak, only upper face showing

Cloak, Jamil Hellu, screenprint, 2016

Sculpture of four glass doors

Portals, Rodney Ewing, mixed media, 2014

Photograph of protesters and police

San Jose Trump Visit Protest, Adrian Discipulo, photograph, 2016

Sponsored by De Anza Associated Student Body, the City of Cupertino, Friends of the Euphrat, and the Creative Arts Division.

Fall 2016

De Anza & Foothill Faculty/Staff Art Show
Oct. 17 - Dec. 1

Reception with the artists: Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., during exhibitions.
Open Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., with a Community Art Station
Open to tour groups by appointment

Taste of History fundraiser event, Oct. 29, 3-6 p.m.

1st Thursday open mic nights on Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.
3rd Thursday film nights on Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

2016 faculty/staff art show

Image by Ron Herman, Woman in Pink, Trinidad, Cuba, archival pigment print, 2013

The De Anza and Foothill Art Faculty/Staff Show highlights the diverse yet interconnected work of art faculty and staff from De Anza College in Cupertino and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Painting, drawing, prints, mixed media, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and more will be on display. The fall exhibition also includes a special project with De Anza art students.

Artists:Barbara Allie, Diana Argabrite, Cheryl Battiato, Sita Bhattacharji, Marcia Briggs, Nancy Canter, Wilfredo Castaño, Prakash Chandras, Kimberly Cook, Cheryl Coon, Mark Engel, Julia Feld, Jordon Fong, Ron Herman, Joy Holland, Kate Jordahl, Jeff Levitch, Rocky Lewycky, Linda Lum, Bill Mattick, Masako Miki, Moto Ohtake, Tressa Pack, Diane Pierce, Eugene Rodriguez, Andy Ruble, Chia Wen

sweaty dreams

Sweaty Dreams, Julia Feld, stoneware with glazes, 19" x 12" x 9", 2016

the confidence

The Confidence Man, Eugene Rodriguez, oil on paper on panel, 18" x 14", 2016

tea bowl

Tea Bowl, Rocky Lewycky, ceramic with glaze (fresh from the kiln), 2016

my direction

My Direction, Kimberly Cook, ceramic with glazes, 28" x 34" x 18", 2015

still life

Studio Still Life Series 33, Bill Mattick, digital print, 32" x 29", 2016

Sponsored by De Anza Associated Student Body, the city of Cupertino, the Friends of the Euphrat, and the Creative Arts Division.

For over 30 years, the Euphrat has presented one-of-a-kind exhibitions, publications, and events reflecting the diverse heritage of our area. Our mission is to provide a venue and resource for visual ideas and communication that stimulate creativity and an interest in art among audiences of all ages. We provide for a spectrum of interactions with a large and diversified public, working on and off campus with specialists in all disciplines. The Museum has an outstanding Arts & Schools Program, primarily in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, at various school and community sites. Each year the Museum creates public art projects involving elementary and middle school students, De Anza student interns, and Euphrat artist/teachers.

The Euphrat is funded in part by De Anza College, De Anza Associated Student Body, City of Cupertino, City of Sunnyvale, and Friends of the Euphrat Museum.

For information, call:
Diana Argabrite, Director
Office: (408) 864-5464
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