Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 - Sunday, March 17, 2019

VENUE: Park Grounds

Montalvo Arts Center is proud to announce an astonishing new exhibition by artist Bruce Munro. Featuring 10 large-scale, light-based works ranging in scale from immersive to intimate, Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light will utilize multi-hued waves, clusters, cascades, flocks, and seas of illumination, transforming Montalvo’s historic Villa and its extensive public areas into a breathtaking spectacle of light. The exhibition will be the first time Munro’s work has been publicly on display on the West Coast, and it will represent the largest number of his works ever on view at a single venue. It is made possible in part through the generous support of The Valley Foundation.

TICKET PRICE: Adult: $25
Senior / Child: $18

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  • Bruce Munro, Dawn Treader
    By Bruce Munro

    Villa Montalvo’s historic stained glass window, depicting Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo’s galleon the San Salvador, was the vision that sparked Munro to propose an entire exhibition responding to ...

  • Bruce Munro, Good Seed
    By Bruce Munro

    Inspired by the iconic lamp post, ever-burning at the edge of the Narnian woods, Good Seed welcomes visitors to Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light. This starburst of light ...

  • Bruce Munro, Light Shower Montalvo Light Shower
    By Bruce Munro

    Light Shower is based on a concept that artist Bruce Munro has returned to again and again throughout the course of his career. Site-specific Light Shower installations have been created ...

  • Bruce Munro, Reflections
    By Bruce Munro

    This triptych projection located on Montalvo’s Box Office Pavilion colonnade features four audio/video animations from the artist’s Light and Language series: Clouds, Anahata, Nam-Myoho-Renga-Kyo and Between Worlds ...

RELATED WORKSHOPS

  • Plein Air Painting Noir BEGINNING WED, NOVEMBER 14 (Italianate Garden)
    Plein Air Painting Noir: Workshop #1
    Italianate Garden

    How do we translate the subtle colors of night into paintings? How do we capture the intensity of Munro’s light sculptures on paper? How does narrative come to play ...

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  • Plein Air Painting Noir BEGINNING WED, NOVEMBER 28 (Historic Villa)
    Plein Air Painting Noir: Workshop #2
    The Villa

    How do we translate the subtle colors of night into paintings? How do we capture the intensity of Munro’s light sculptures on paper? How does narrative come to play ...

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  • Plein Air Painting Noir BEGINNING WED, DECEMBER 5 (Charmaine's Garden Terrace)
    Plein Air Painting Noir: Workshop #3
    Charmaine's Garden Terrace

    How do we translate the subtle colors of night into paintings? How do we capture the intensity of Munro’s light sculptures on paper? How does narrative come to play ...

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  • Night Photography BEGINNING WED, JANUARY 16 (Barn Art Studio)
    Night Photography: Workshop #1
    An Introduction

    What does it mean to “capture” light? How do artists use light as a medium to create completely original works?  In this new series of night photography workshops, students will ...
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  • Night Photography BEGINNING WED, JANUARY 30 (Barn Art Studio)
    Night Photography: Workshop #2
    Lens Movements for Unique Effects

    What does it mean to “capture” light? How do artists use light as a medium to create completely original works?  In this new series of night photography workshops, students will ...
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  • Night Photography BEGINNING WED, FEBRUARY 13 (Barn Art Studio)
    Night Photography: Workshop #3
    Painting with Targeted Light

    What does it mean to “capture” light? How do artists use light as a medium to create completely original works?  In this new series of night photography workshops, students will ...
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RELATED PROGRAMMING & EVENTS

  • Light Installation Proposal by Bruce Munro TUE APRIL 11, 2017 8:30 P.M.
    Open Access
    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 ...

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  • Bruce Munro SAT OCTOBER 27, 2018 11 A.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    Bruce Munro in Conversation

    In celebration of his West Coast premiere, join artist Bruce Munro and Kelly Sicat, Director of the Sally & Don Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo, as they discuss the inspiration behind Munro’s most ambitious exhibition to date. Munro will share ...

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  • Diwali: Festival of Lights TUE NOVEMBER 13, 2018 7 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Lecture:
    Diwali: Festival of Lights
    Presented by Dr. Niranjani Patel and the Chinmaya Mission South San Jose Study group

    Come take a deeper look at how and where light has been used as a form of creative expression across cultures and history! Deepavali, popularly known as Diwali, is one of the most widely observed festivals in the Desi community ...

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  • Stories in Light TUE JANUARY 8, 2019 9 A.M. (Park Grounds)
    Bruce Munro Student Extensions

    Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light student extensions will be offered throughout the span of this astonishing exhibition. Based on the standard model of our student field trips, these school visits will be an opportunity for students to more ...
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  • Artists on Light and Public Space WED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 7 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Artists on Light and Public Space

    As Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light nears its close, join Barbara Goldstein, a leading voice in public art planning and place-making, and Bay Area-based Jim Campbell, creator of the recent Salesforce tower illumination, who will discuss light as ...
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