Month: October 2013

Win a San Jose Sharks jersey signed by the whole team!!!

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We are proud to announce that we are collaborating with Women Rising, Debug, Peace & Justice Center, and Grocery Outlet with a community mural!   We have a San Jose Sharks jersey signed by the whole team up for a raffle to go toward the mural project. If you are interested in supporting, please visit the link below for your chance to win the raffle. Online deadline is Friday Nov. 1st at 8pm.  Winner will be announced Saturday, Nov.2nd at 4pm during Grocery Outlets 1 year anniversary event.  Raffle donation site

Please join us for Grocery Outlets 1 year anniversary event from 11am-4pm at Grocery Outlet. 277 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 9513. Music, food, chalk art, face painting and mural painting will be presented at the event.  Hope to see you there!

Raffle donation site


Save the date /// next event /// Friday Nov. 22nd /// 7-10pm

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artwork by Deborah Koff-Chapin "Firebird" technique: Art-Touch Drawing.
artwork by Deborah Koff-Chapin “Firebird” technique: Art-Touch Drawing.

More info about Deborah and her touch drawing technique shown above can be found at

Betwixt and Between” presented by Heart of Chaos at The Usuals.

THEME:  Betwixt and Between: The Edge of Chaos

Life is a series of thresholds beginning at Birth when we move from non physical to physical and ending at Death when we move back to non physical. But between these two major transitions we travel through a multitude of thresholds. Liminality is the disorientation that occurs when one is moving across a threshold to another state of being or another way of knowing oneself. In the liminal state, we stand at the threshold between our known understandings and identity and new insights, complexities and comprehensions yet to be discovered.

In chaos theory, “betwixt and between” is a boundary domain separating the stability of the known and the feared chaos of the unknown. It’s called “the edge of chaos.” In this region an open system like a human being loses enough coherency and stability to be open to change, transformation, and reorganization—but not so much as to collapse into confusion and chaos. It is betwixt and between the familiar and the unpredictable where the two come together in a co-creative way. It is also the source of inspiration and the muse that artists pray for.

This exhibit is a visual translation of this journey through a state of liminality where one’s identity is suspended, one’s inner grounds shifts and the mind and heart are open to the outpouring of inspiration and insight from the deep recesses of one’s own psyche.

LOCATION: The Usuals, 1020 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Nov. 22nd, 7pm – 10pm FREE