calendar: June 2017

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  • Taro Hattori, BEGINNING WED, FEBRUARY 15
    Rolling Counterpoint

    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 ...

  • Kim Beck, BEGINNING FRI, APRIL 7 (Project Space)
    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 ...


  • George Winston WED JUNE 7, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    George Winston

    “His songs are pastoral wonders that purposefully evoke nature and landscapes in a way that’s as understated as it is beautiful”— The Bend BulletinInspired by the changing seasons and various topographies, George Winston’s music is instantly recognizable. He ...

  • George Winston THU JUNE 8, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    George Winston

    “His songs are pastoral wonders that purposefully evoke nature and landscapes in a way that’s as understated as it is beautiful”— The Bend BulletinInspired by the changing seasons and various topographies, George Winston’s music is instantly recognizable. He ...

  • Rolling Counterpoint SAT JUNE 10, 2017 1 P.M. (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco)
    Rolling Counterpoint at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

    This outdoor event will include live performance and interactive art making activities. Through print making, poetry readings, and vocal performance, visitors will explore themes and questions generated during earlier conversations at the Tenderloin National Forest and elsewhere, and reflect on ...

  • Gregory Porter MON JUNE 12, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre)
    Gregory Porter

    Gregory Porter's performance has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Refunds are available through Ticketmaster. Please call 1-800-653-8000 for assistance with refunds.This Grammy-winning vocalist has been hailed by The New York Times as "a jazz singer of ...

  •  WED JUNE 14, 2017 7 P.M. (Lucas Artists Program Commons)
    Open Access
    Conversation & Screening
    with Dee Hibbert-Jones, Michael Mendoza, and Gregory Sale

    Join Lucas Artist Fellow Gregory Sale and invited guests, policy advisor Michael Mendoza and visual artist Dee Hibbert-Jones, as they discuss their work with various groups of people involved in the U.S. criminal justice system. The conversation will also ...

  • Participants in Rolling Counterpoint THU JUNE 15, 2017 3 P.M. (Latham Square)
    Rolling Counterpoint at Oakland's Third Thursdays

    At this event, artist Taro Hattori joins singer, producer, and “artivist” Jennifer Johns and friends for Third Thursday at Latham Square! From 3-4:30pm, Hattori invites visitors to join him for tea and conversation. From 6-8:30pm guests will enjoy ...

  • Los Gatos Plein Air FRI JUNE 16, 2017 6:30 P.M. (Dio Deka in the Hotel Los Gatos)
    Los Gatos Plein Air
    VIP Artists Reception & Silent Auction

    This ticketed event includes a sneak preview of each artist's favorite painting. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists, and to purchase the artists' favorite works while enjoying fine wine and gourmet appetizers.PLEASE NOTE: This event ...

  • Los Gatos Plein Air 2017 SAT JUNE 17, 2017 11 A.M. (Los Gatos Town Plaza)
    Los Gatos Plein Air
    Fine Art Exhibit, Sale, & Festival

    All ages are invited to enjoy a fine art exhibit, sale, wine tasting, and art activities. The public and artists will gather at the Los Gatos Town Plaza to view the framed paintings from the week, which are on display ...

  • Starry, Starry Night THU JUNE 22, 2017 6 P.M. (Park Grounds)
    Starry, Starry Night

    Back by popular demand this summer: Montalvo’s nighttime summer arts festival inspired by mankind’s abiding fascination with the skies and beyond. Explore space through art-making activities, music, films from outer space, and more. Delicious boxed dinners will be ...

  • Spy Camp: Art Heist MON, JUNE 12 - FRI, JUNE 16
    Spy Camp: Art Heist!

    Campers’ mission—should they choose to accept it—is to master the art of espionage. But before they can enter the field, they will need to earn their spy license by demonstrating mastery of key sleuthing skills like collecting clues, decoding messages, physical training, and ...

  • You Can Ukulele MON, JUNE 12 - FRI, JUNE 16
    You Can Ukulele

    Small, light, and easy to play, the ukulele has a signature sunny sound. Students will spend the week joyfully plucking away on this tiny titan of tone, mastering the basic chords and strumming patterns to play nearly any song. The class will cover many folk ...

  • Let's Put On A Show: The Jungle Book MON, JUNE 12 - FRI, JUNE 16
    Let's Put On A Show: The Jungle Book

    30 young actors. Five days. One dazzling performance. Can it be done? You bet! Students will be introduced to important theatrical skills such as acting, staging, set and costume design, and so much more—and perform for family and friends in a showcase at the ...

  • Upcycle: Furniture Redesign MON, JUNE 12 - FRI, JUNE 16
    Upcycle: Furniture Redesign

    The young designers enrolled in this camp will transform an everyday piece of furniture into an imaginative work of art! Students will choose a chair and sketch ideas for ways to transform, or “upcycle,” it.  Working from these sketches, they will then use wire, papier-mâché ...

  • Meet the Masters: Starry Night MON, JUNE 19 - FRI, JUNE 23
    Meet the Masters: Starry Night

    Drawing inspiration from legendary art movements, students will create their own masterpieces and gain a deeper understanding of the elements of visual art. Guided exercises, careful looking, and musical inspiration will all enhance the process and encourage self-expression. This fun-filled session is a week-long journey ...

  • Tinker Time MON, JUNE 19 - FRI, JUNE 23
    Tinker Time: Space Exploration

    This summer, tinkering is literally out of this world! Using design processes, campers explore a new, space-themed project each day—like designing the room of a spaceship, making an automaton, or creating a glowing paper circuit inspired by the planets and stars. Students will also ...

  • Plankton to Constellations MON, JUNE 19 - FRI, JUNE 23
    Installation Art: Plankton to Constellations

    Go from micro- to macro- in this exciting sneak peek into the world of exhibition installation. The infinite scope of intergalactic constellations meets with the microscopic world of plankton in artist Michele Guieu’s immersive intergalactic installation Plankton to Constellations, a work brought to life ...

  • Space Quest: Race to Space MON, JUNE 19 - FRI, JUNE 23
    Space Quest: Race for Space

    It’s time to shoot for the stars! First, campers will design their own model spaceship. Next, they will pick a planetary object, learn about its atmosphere, and design a colony model fit for the harsh environment of outer space. Students will present their models ...

  • Amazine: The Art of Comics MON, JUNE 26 - FRI, JUNE 30
    Amazine: The Art of Comics

    This introductory course will teach students the complete set of techniques needed to create and illustrate compelling characters and stories, just like the ones in their favorite comic books. At the start of the week, campers will learn about the important aspects of character design ...

  • Out on a Limb: Become a Treehouse Master! MON, JUNE 26 - FRI, JUNE 30
    Out on a Limb: Become a Treehouse Master

    Students will learn about architecture, engineering, and natural materials as they design and build a treehouse on the grounds of Montalvo! Campers will locate a building site, develop a sketch of their proposed tree house, and then turn their design into a reality as they ...

  • Strokes of Genius MON, JUNE 26 - FRI, JUNE 30
    Strokes of Genius: Painting Technique

    Color, form, line, shape, texture, value, volume: they are the basic elements of all visual art. This fun beginner’s class will give campers the opportunity to explore these principles as they apply to painting. Students will also learn how to use various paints and ...

  • Art Basel: Jean-Pierre Zaugg, WED JUNE 14, 2017 8 A.M.
    Art Basel, Documenta 14, & Skulptur Projekte Munster

    An international ArtVenture to Switzerland and Germany.Art Basel is the world’s premier fair of modern and contemporary art. The New York Times calls it the “Olympics of Art;” Le Monde hails it as “simply the best” and Vogue ...

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