Taste of History 2019: Highlights
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The Taste of History is an annual benefit for the California History Center and the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College. Thie 2019 event, held on Oct. 26 at De Anza's Visual & Performing Arts Center, marked the 50th anniversary of the California History Center!
Scroll down this page to read more about this year's featured artists. And be sure to check out the Euphrat's fall exhibition, "Space and Place," featuring “Brush the Sky,” an augmented reality and mylar calligraphy installation by Tamiko Thiel and Midori Kono Thiel.
"Hatsu Yume – First Dream"
by Tamiko Thiel and Midori Kono Thiel, 2019
About the Artists
Tamiko Thiel is a Munich-based digital artist who explores the interplay of place, space and identity through augmented reality and other media. She has a bachelor's degree in product design engineering from Stanford and a master's in mechanical engineering from MIT – and worked on supercomputers and artificial intelligence – before earning a diploma in applied graphics from the Munich Academy of Fine Arts.
Thiel has taught and lectured internationally. Her work has been displayed in such venues as the San José Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Midori Kono Thiel earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts from the University of California, Berkeley. She studied woodblock printmaking in Tokyo and also studied textiles, Japanese calligraphy and performing arts. Now artist-in-residence for the Washington State Arts Commission, her work is in several museum and library collections.
Both artists have strong Bay Area ties. Midori’s grandparents moved to the Santa Clara Valley from Japan in the early 1900s. Her mother was born in Sunnyvale and married in San José’s Japantown. Tamiko, who is Midori's daughter, studied at Stanford and worked as a product design engineer for Hewlett-Packard.
Previous Taste of History Celebrations
- 2018: History Through Song with Wesley Ueunten
- 2017: Celebrating De Anza's 50th Annivesary with Juan Felipe Herrera, former U.S. Poet Laureate
- 2015: Commemorating the Panama- Pacific International Exposition
- 2014: A Taste of Wine, A Sip of Water
- 2013: A Celebration of Cupertino's Mayors, 1955-2013
- 2012: A Glimpse of the Future
- 2011: Celebrating Our Historic Corridor