Special Preview and Fundraising Event: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6 to 9pm.

Gallery 85, the newest gallery in San Jose’s Santana Row opened by San Francisco 49ers Vernon Davis, is hosting an evening of art, culture, and social engagement to celebrate a Special Preview and Fundraising event for the new feature exhibition, “FAITH. The unique evening event will help raise funds for the Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts which promotes arts education and art appreciation for at-risk youth and awards college scholarships to artistically talented inner-city teenagers.

The premise of the exhibition is not religious in nature, but rather focused on the manifestations of hope and the unknown as expressed through Art by promising young and established Bay Area artists.

The thematic exhibition will display the spirit of open communication and art engagement through paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Participating artists have re-contextualized their artwork to create a truly unique and fascinating exhibit expressing the act and notion of faith and trust, resulting in genuinely unexpected relationships and interpretations.

In honor of this unique offering, Vernon Davis will be making a special appearance at Gallery 85 to hold a speaking engagement and mingle with event attendees. The event will be open to the public, with a suggested donation of $30.

Performances by Stanford Counterpoint, Santa Clara Supertonic! Nick Guzman and Erin Bell

Artists featured: David Middlebrook, Stephen Von Mason, Carlos Perez, Kamela Peart
John Casey & Friends, Lorraine Lawson, Absolon Moreau, Garett Malate, Orly Locquiao
Casey Gray, Dalana Castrell, Charlotte Kruk, Tobias Tovera, VogtSmith Sculptural Edition,
Anthony Teixeira, Ryan Carrington, Susan O’Malley and Namita Kapoor

Come to Gallery 85 and enjoy a trendy, upscale event on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6 – 9 pm featuring inspired art work and an appearance by Vernon Davis himself, all in the name of furthering artistic education and development in our nation’s at-risk youth. Have “faith” in the ability of the arts to make young lives better!

Gallery 85, 1180 Olsen Drive. San Jose CA 95128; tel: (408) 610 – 9169

Christopher Sicat, Curator (310) 415 – 4444, christophersicat@gmail.com

Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm