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BEGINNING WED, FEBRUARY 15
Montalvo Arts Center is pleased to announce the debut of its Lucas Artist Program's newest commission: Rolling Counterpoint, a project by artist Taro Hattori. The work, which draws on the tradition of the Japanese teahouse, is envisioned as a physical and virtual space for encounter and dialogue about belonging and division in contemporary society. Rolling Counterpoint will travel to three Bay Area cities in ...
BEGINNING FRI, APRIL 7
I Wish I Knew What to Say
NOTE: This exhibition is open during Carriage House Concerts and special events only.Kim Beck is a Fellow at the Lucas Artist Program (LAP) at Montalvo Arts Center. The works on view in this exhibition were created by the artist during a three month residency at the LAP this spring. Kim Beck’s new animations and works on paper are based on experiences of external ...
BEGINNING SUN, APRIL 9
Contemporary Floral Design
Sunday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ||
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BEGINNING WED, APRIL 19
Professional Development Workshop:
Endangered Marine Species
Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ||
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BEGINNING MON, MAY 1
Wheel Form Ceramics
Monday, May 1, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. || Wednesday, May 3, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. || Monday, May 8, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. || Wednesday, May 10, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. || Monday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. || Friday, May 19, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. || Monday, May 22, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ||
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FRI APRIL 7, 2017 7 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
“One of the funniest and best-known comedians working today” — Theatermania.comEmmy award-winner Louie Anderson has been hailed by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Standup Comedians of All Time.” He is a bestselling author, the breakout star of FX ...
TUE APRIL 11, 2017 8:30 P.M.
Bruce Munro: Narnia at Montalvo
Exhibition Proposal for 2018
British artist Bruce Munro, best known for immersive large-scale light-based installations inspired by his interest in shared human experience, will present a large scale expansive exhibition proposal for Montalvo's Art on the Grounds for the fall & winter of 2018-19 ...
THU APRIL 13, 2017 1 P.M. and 6 P.M. (Kala Art Institute)
Rolling Counterpoint at Kala Art Institute
Join us and share tea and stories about belonging, exclusion and social division with artist Taro Hattori. Dialogue will be encouraged between Berkeley's diverse residents about issues facing their communities, and especially ongoing concerns centered on gentrification and community ...
SAT APRIL 15, 2017 10 A.M. (Lucas Artists Program Commons)
Sudden Oak Death Blitz
Join us for this free workshop! WHAT IS SUDDEN OAK DEATH? Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a serious exotic disease, is threatening the survival of tanoak and several oak species in California. With each passing year, the swath of infection continues ...
TUE APRIL 18, 2017 11:30 A.M. (Historic Villa)
in conversation with Katherine Maxfield
"Extraordinary... illuminates the soul of heritage... historical fiction of the highest order." —The Philadelphia InquirerThe novels of New York Times bestselling author Lalita Tademy, a former Silicon Valley executive, have been translated into 11 languages and assigned as required reading ...
THU APRIL 20, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
Four Bitchin' Babes present Hormonal Imbalance v2.5
Starring: Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Megon McDonough, & Deirdre Flint
"How can funny sound this pretty?" — The Boston GlobeA wildly hilarious evening of comedy and music! This quartet of outrageously funny, multi-talented musician gal pals performs original songs and presents stories offering poignant views and comedic commentary on the joys ...
FRI APRIL 21, 2017 7 P.M.
An Art Practical Podcast with Weston Teruya
Join us for a live taping of the Art Practical podcast (un)making, as we present a conversation between host and Lucas Artist Program (LAP) Fellow Weston Teruya and Bay Area visual artists and writers Jaime Cortez and Genevieve Quick ...
MON APRIL 24, 2017 4 P.M.
Join us for wine and light refreshments as you network and share ideas with artists and fellow educators in an open and casual setting. Montalvo's Education Department will present moderated conversation topics ranging from current trends in education, pedagogical ...
WED APRIL 26, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
"Vision with a capital V. Art with a capital A." - Birmingham NewsFor more than 20 years, the Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their unique artistic vision. The introspective, quiet intensity that is their musical signature has earned them an ...
THU APRIL 27, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
with special guest Bobby Jo Valentine
“Bluesy and soulful, with a voice incapable of artifice” — The Washington PostBowersox’s emotive folk-rock-country style catapulted her from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago into millions of homes across America when she placed second on Season ...
FRI APRIL 28, 2017 8 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
Herb Ohta, Jr. & Friends
My 'Ukulele World
"The undisputed master 'ukulele instrumentalist of his generation" — The Honolulu Star BulletinOhta Jr. is one of today's most prolific 'ukulele masters. Influenced by jazz, R&B, Latin, and Brazilian styles, he puts his stamp on Hawaiian music by pushing ...
SUN APRIL 30, 2017 1 P.M. (Oakland Marriott City Center)
Rolling Counterpoint at Oakland Marriott City Center
Explore what belonging and division means to you with Taro Hattori and add your voice to a growing collection perspectives gathered across the Bay Area.Rolling Counterpoint is commissioned by the Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo Arts Center. This event ...
SUN APRIL 30, 2017 3 P.M. (Historic Villa)
The Saint Michael Trio
Music of the Americas
The Saint Michael Trio celebrates the music of the western hemisphere, showcasing composers from South and Central America, the United States, and Canada. Argentinian tangoes! Brazilian jazz! Canadian panache! And more!
SUN APRIL 30, 2017 7 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
The Doo Wop Project
“[Like] lightning in a bottle”— The San Luis Obispo TribuneFeaturing stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled vocal excellence to recreate—and in some cases entirely reimagine—some of ...
MON APRIL 17, 2017 9:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. ( School & Teacher event) (Carriage House Theatre)
Native American Dance
Learn about Native American dances from Eddie Madril, a dancer, singer, teacher, and member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora Mexico. For the past 20 years, Madril’s commitment to native heritage has provided him ...
TUE APRIL 25, 2017 9:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. ( School & Teacher event) (Carriage House Theatre)
Puppet State Theatre Company:
The Man Who Planted Trees
Hear the wind, feel the rain, and smell the lavender. In this ecologically-inspired tale, based on the book by Jean Giono, a French shepherd with only his dog for company sets out to turn a barren wasteland where only wild ...
SAT APRIL 22, 2017 9 A.M.
San Francisco's Dogpatch & Mission Districts
Join us for our spring ArtVenture to San Francisco! Guests will enjoy a studio tour with contemporary artist Rodney Ewing; a tour of the David Ireland House -- widely considered to be the centerpiece of Ireland’s career and a landmark ...