Community Partnerships

Currently items as the following are referenced in end-of-year reports and elsewhere: Euphrat Board information, partnerships with cities, Euphrat exhibitions at Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery and at city and corporate locations, fundraisers and campaigns, years as part of the Regional Cultural Center with Flint Center for the Performing Arts and the California History Center, multiple expansion and architectural plans over the years.

Community collaboration and partnership began with a simple statement in an early fundraising brochure: ‘Have you seen yourself in art lately?’

Brochure outside with map and the handwritten words 'The Euphrat Gallery where Art Asserts Itself.'

Early 1980s Helen Euphrat Gallery fundraising brochure, two-fold, with red-and-black front, called attention to the Euphrat's unusual partly submerged building. Map and board lists on back. Courtesy of Jan Rindfleisch.

Brochure inside with examples of small pictorial and sculptural artworks.

Early 1980s Helen Euphrat Gallery fundraising brochure, unfolded.

De Anza President Dr. Robert DeHart, James E. Jackson (Euphrat board president, 1992–1994), and Euphrat Director Jan Rindfleisch. Euphrat benefit/display, 1988, with presentations by Joan Barram, board vice president, and Ruth Tunstall Grant, artist and educator. Tunstall Grant, who took the lead in developing diverse arts programming in Silicon Valley, helped start the Euphrat’s Arts & Schools Program. Photo courtesy of Jan Rindfleisch.

Board member Ruth Tunstall Grant (center) planning in 1988 for setting up Euphrat Arts & Schools Program with Barbara Caligiuri (left) and Trustee Joan Barram (right) from the Cupertino Union School District. Barram was a board member and later president of the Euphrat Museum of Art, and even later member and president of the Foothill De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of Jan Rindfleisch.

Several other early brochures and mailers called attention to art ideas and to Euphrat’s precarious existence.

Early Euphrat board event activity included numerous benefits for the Euphrat. A 1988 benefit and art display featured a presentation by artist and arts advocate Ruth Tunstall Grant. A 1992 board benefit for art and education honored noted artist/educator Ruth Asawa and local unsung heroes in art education.

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