Meet SJAA’s Core Team of volunteer artists and activists who have come together to launch this new organization.
Dana Harris Seeger
Dana is a printmaker, painter, educator, and entrepreneur. She is currently the SVCreates Artist Laureate for Santa Clara County. She is the co-creator and program coordinator of the School of Visual Philosophy in San José.
Ron P. Muriera
Ron has 20 years of being a performing artist, community activist, arts advocate, and culturista. He's known for playing a mean accordion.
Brendan has been gleefully clapping on the 1 and 3 his whole life and is not about to stop now.
Yori is a figurative sculptor classically trained in Florence, Italy. He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a co-founder of Visual Philosophy, an art hub and atelier in San José.
Eva Smith Glynn
Eva, a marketing communications professional and undercover writer, has found meaning and purpose in helping nonprofit art organizations and nascent literary movements. She's stepping into the political realm in order to round out her love letter to San José.
Eileen spent her career teaching middle school and junior college and now consults on the arts for the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Jeannine is the former Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) and is currently serving in that capacity in Los Angeles.