Kick off Fun & Games with
Rock the Garden Art Party
on June 27
Have you forgotten how to play? Play is one of our most important sources of physical and mental wellbeing: it simultaneously relaxes and stimulates our brains and bodies, relieving stress and boosting creativity. Yet despite its importance to our health, it often goes overlooked. Burnt out and overstressed with our growing workloads, we neglect the practice of play until it disappears in our personal and professional lives.
Countering this trend, Montalvo's 2014 Art on the Grounds exhibition, Fun & Games: Six Artists Consider Play and Wellbeing, features works that invite visitors to play, explore, and create, demonstrating that you are never too young or too old to play. Featured artists include Miguel Arzabe, Terry Berlier, Ana Gallardo, Benjamin Laramie, Kenny Scharf and Allison Wiese.
Join us on Friday, June 27, from 6pm until well into the evening as we kick off this exhibition with Rock the Garden, our biggest Final Friday Art Party of the year. Featuring live music, a DJ, food trucks, beer & wine, and a whole lot of fun (and games!), this will be an exhibition opening like none you've ever seen!
Berlier's acoustic sculptures will be 'played' by the musical duo of Luciano Chessa and Ellen Fullman; Gallardo and her dance collaborators will get visitors on their feet with a Brazilian dancing style called Danzon; Arzabe (pictured above) will organize games on the lawn; and Michael Hall will lead an obstacle courseof art. It will be an evening filled with the unexpected.
Continue the fun throughout the summer with a series of free Danzon workshops (daily from June 28-July 3; see schedule for times) as well as Lawn Gamesa box of artist-created toys on the grounds that will give you new ways to get into the spirit of play!
Want to see our current exhibition L O V E: Creativity, Connection, Community one last time? You still can: It remains on view in the Project Space Gallery through this Sunday, June 8!
June 5, 2014
Montalvo is a member-supported
dedicated to the arts.
Starting Up Silicon Valley: Book event June 17
From Fruit Shed to Fortune 500: The inside story of ROLM and its continuing influence on Silicon Valley
Join us in the historic Villa on Tuesday, June 17, at 7pm for a book talk, signing, and reception with Katherine Maxfield, author of the new book Starting Up Silicon Valley: How ROLM Became a Fortune 500 Company and a Cultural Icon.
This engaging historical account has been hailed by Kirkus Review as a corporate history unusual in its candor
intense emotions and exuberant personalities
Few authors have Maxfields knack for describing both the forest and the trees
enough drama for a movie.
The FREE event will feature light appetizers and a no-host wine bar. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Use the link below to RSVP, or add yourself to our Facebook event page so you can invite your friends. We hope to see you there!