calendar: September 2014

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  • Kenny Scharf, Pikaboom, 2012 BEGINNING FRI, JUNE 27
    Fun and Games

    Play is one of the most important sources of physical and mental wellbeing. It simultaneously relaxes and stimulates our brains and bodies, relieving stress and boosting creativity and imagination. Yet despite the crucial importance of play for our overall heath, it occupies an ever-decreasing role in our lives. Burnt out, overstressed, and chronically overwhelmed by our growing workloads, we increasingly neglect the practice of play ...

  • Susan O’Malley and Leah Rosenberg, Finding Your Center, 2014. BAN7. BEGINNING FRI, JULY 18 (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)
    Finding Your Center

    Since 1997, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has mounted its signature triennial titled Bay Area Now (BAN). Each edition of the program marks a moment in the life of the institution and regional art scenes through the work of the participating artists who are seen as representative of the spirit of that particular time. For BAN7 YBCA has partnered with fifteen Bay Area arts ...

  • A light installation by Chris Fraser BEGINNING FRI, SEPTEMBER 26 (Project Space Gallery)
    Perceptual: Chris Fraser and Justin Lowman

    Perceptual features new works by Lucas Artist Fellows Chris Fraser and Justin Lowman that explore the relationship between perception, light, space, and place.San Francisco-based Fraser creates relational environments and sculptures where viewers’ bodies interact with and transform paths of light.  Inspired by proto- photographic and cinematic experiments, such as the camera obscura, his work often explores the relationship between action, movement and visual perception ...


  •  SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 4:30 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Club Montalvo: A Gala Night in Havana

    Visit our Facebook photo album for pictures from the evening.Montalvo's Biennial Gala, featuring Flamenco dancing & live Cuban music by Los Boleros, sumptuous dining, vintage cars, casino tables, and plenty of sultry sizzle.On behalf of Montalvo Arts Center ...

  • Wanda Sykes FRI SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 8 P.M. (Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre)
    Wanda Sykes

    Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas, including television ...

  • Natalie Cole THU SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 8 P.M. (Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre)
    Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole was born in 1950 in Los Angeles to the world-famous Nat King Cole. Natalie’s childhood was filled with the great legends of jazz, and she began performing with her father at the young age of eleven. Cole ...

  • Alix Christie THU SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 11:30 A.M. (Lucas Artists Program Commons)
    Literary Lunch: Alix Christie
    In conversation with Katherine Maxfield

    Join us for a midday literary and culinary feast! Christie will read from her enthralling debut novel Gutenberg’s Apprentice, and discuss with author Katherine Maxfield medieval and contemporary start-up practices, working with agents and publishers, and, of course, the ...

  • Sheetal Gandhi FRI SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 6 P.M. (Project Space Gallery)
    Final Friday Art Party:
    Sheetal Gandhi and Kristina Wong / Opening of "Perceptual"

    This two-part evening features presentations by acclaimed LA-based performers Kristina Wong and Sheetal Gandhi. Writer, cultural commentator and performer, Wong presents a work in process extract from her new solo performance, The Wong Street Journal, while singer, dancer, choreographer and ...

  • Oliver Ranch SUN SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 9 A.M.
    Oliver Ranch

    A trip to Oliver Ranch in Sonoma County. For members of Montalvo's Director's Circle. Limited to 40 people.

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