Saratoga Around Town news briefs for April 14
Congressional Art Competition
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo invites high school students to participate in the 30th annual Congressional Art Competition.
Eshoo is accepting submissions from students who live in the 18th District, which includes Los Gatos, the Lexington Hills, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Campbell and Cambrian Park.
Submissions should be delivered to Eshoo’s field office at 698 Emerson St., Palo Alto, by April 24.
The winning artist’s work will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year, and winners also attend an unveiling reception in Washington, D.C.
Founders of Silicon Valley talk
Ready to meet Cyril Elwell, Lee DeForest, Bill Eitel, Charles Litton, Fred Terman, David Packard and Bill Hewlett? Saratoga’s Paul Wesling presents “The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened Here” on Wednesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. on the Stanford campus.
Hosted by Stanford University’s Historical Society, there is no cost, but you must pre-register. More details at historicalsociety.stanford.edu.
Discovering local artists
Art lovers, clear your schedules. The annual Silicon Valley Open Studios is set for the first three weekends in May. Spring is a fitting time to fall in love with a new local artist, or renew your passion for an artist you’ve long admired.
South Bay, Peninsula and coastal artists will open their studios to the public during Silicon Valley May 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21. More than 360 artists in over 150 locations will display their art. The artists work in a variety of visual media including painting, fiber arts, printmaking, mixed media, jewelry, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The art (except for photographs and prints) is one-of-a-kind.
For details, go to: svos.org.