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Open Access

Open Studios at the Lucas Artists Program

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12PM - 4PM

VENUE: Artists Residency

Montalvo Box Office: 408-961-5858

Lucas Artists Residency Program
Photo: Nathan Zanon
This event is presented as part of Montalvo Arts Center’s program series, Open Access—your opportunity to connect with Artists Fellows and Guest Artists at the Lucas Artists Program. This program is designed to offer audiences a behind the scenes view into how artists generate ideas, as well as showcase works in process and fully realized new work. Open Access offerings include conversations, performances, screenings, and culinary events. It also has a virtual presence as an online blog and archive. Find out more at

This is a rare opportunity to visit the studios of the Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo Arts Center, which are normally closed to the public. Open Studios are FREE!

Artists will invite you into their studios to explore their current work and creative process.

Artists currently scheduled to be in residence are: composers/musicians/performers Motoko Honda, Jennifer Johns, and Mathew Petty, poet Monica Sok, playwright Preston Lane, filmmaker Tran T. Kim-Trang, visual artists Cassils and Leah Rosenberg, and Montalvo Culinary Artist Andrea Blum.

In addition, at 3pm we will remember beloved Bay Area artist Susan O’Malley as Motoko Honda performs a new composition  inspired by her life and work. This performance will be followed by a community walk through Montalvo’s forest trails as we celebrate Susan’s A Healing Walk. The work, which is part of Montalvo’s permanent collection of Art on the Grounds, will have been newly reinstalled in collaboration with Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation.

Enjoy a no-host bar plus Mexican fare by Oaxacan Kitchen Mobile. Parking is free, but limited -- please carpool if possible.