May 25: Final Fridays with Mamoru Okuno,
and Beth Custer Ensemble presents My Grandmother
Join us on Friday, May 25, for two fantastic events featuring artists in residence at the Lucas Artists Residency Program!
At 6pm, visual & sound artist Mamoru Okuno will present his piece "etude for everyday life," along with other examples of his work. Okuno's "etudes" explore the art of the ordinary as he employs objects such as plastic wrap, hangers, ice, and instant noodles to generate a visual and musical experience. Final Fridays is FREE and open to the public!
At 8:30pm in the beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre, the Beth Custer Ensemble will perform a live original score to the silent film, My Grandmother. This 1929 film, by Soviet Georgian director Kote Mikaberidze, is a satirical look at the Soviet state system and uses innovative early film techniques from puppetry to stop motion animation in order to tell its story.
Beth Custer's original score is a quick-paced pastiche of jazz, blues, classical, and folk music. Listen to one of the tracks by visiting our page and clicking on the link below the photo!
Tickets to this fantastic performance are $20 for general admission, $15 for Members, or $8 for students. Click here to purchase online today, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.
Summer Arts Camps
begin June 11
Summer vacation is just around the corner, and time is running out to register for one of Montalvo's fantastic Summer Arts Camps!
This year, we are offering 30 Summer Camps that will educate your child about a variety of artistic disciplines in a fun and engaging way. Taught by top arts instructors from around the Bay Area, our camps encourage the creative process and give campers an opportunity to learn, have fun, and make new friends!
at a glance:
TODAY May 3, until 9pm!
Shopping Day at Whole Foods Market Los Gatos to benefit Montalvo
Sun, May 6, 3pm
Wed, May 9, 7pm
Chit-Chat Club: Undesigning Histories
Sun, May 13, 11:30, 12pm, 1pm
Mother's Day Brunch
Sun, May 20, 1pm
Historic Villa Tour
Fri, May 23, 6pm
Final Fridays with Mamoru Okuno
Fri, May 23, 8:30pm
Beth Custer Ensemble presents My Grandmother
Fri, June 1, 8pm
Fall in Love with Formosa
In the Project Space Gallery:
On view through May 13
Opening Sun, May 20
Join us next Wednesday
for the Chit-Chat Club:
Neil Doshi & Scott Barry of WOMEN
Join us on Wednesday, May 9, at 7pm, as Lucas Artists Residency Design Fellows WOMEN (the creative partnership of designers Scott Barry and Neil Doshi) and Montalvo's Associate Curator Donna Conwell will participate in our final Chit-Chat Club, entitled Undesigning Histories.
This FREE and lively discussion is related to the timeline exhibition O'Great Reverie: Montalvo 1912-2012, which is on view in the Project Space Gallery through May 13. The panel will address challenges they faced while organizing the show and explore greater issues in the world of design today.
The conversation will take place in the Phelan Library in the historic Villa, and will be moderated by David Hisaya Asari, California College of Arts Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design. You can also join the discussion live online via Google+! Just visit our page and look for the Hangout invitation.
Join the celebration June 10:
Wedding of the Century
Come and raise your glass on Sunday, June 10, from 2-5pm, to toast the Wedding of the Century, a joyous garden party for couples who were married at Montalvo and who wish to renew their vows. Any couple (regardless of where they were married) is welcome to renew their vows on this grand centennial occasion!
The historic Villa will be decorated beautifully as you mingle with other guests, meet new friends, enjoy cake and champagne, and renew your vows in a group ceremony. Bring your family and friends, and get your photo taken in your best wedding or garden party attire! It is sure to be an unforgettable day.
The celebration will include lovely floral arrangements, hors d'oeuvres, a wedding cake sampling from a variety of bakeries, a photo station where you can capture your memories from the day, and a nondenominational group vow renewal ceremony administered by Rev. William E. Swing.
Reserve your tickets ($100/couple, $50/single, $15/children aged 6-18, free for kids under 6) through the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday or online by clicking here. Hurry: the deadline to reserve is May 30!
Last chance to become a Member for the Summer Concert Pre-Sale
Our Summer Concerts will be announced and on sale next week - but if you'd like to be first in line for tickets, you need to be a Montalvo Member!
A special Pre-Sale from May 7-9 will give Members exclusive access to ticket purchases before the general public. Members receive other great benefits, too! Click here for more information and to join online, or call our Membership Department at 408-961-5849.
Montalvo Box Office:
Tickets available through Ticketmaster
Camp Registration through UltraCamp