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Studio Visit with James Gouldthorpe

Join us for an intimate virtual visit with visual artist and painter James Gouldthorpe. View and discuss the brand new body of work created by Gouldthorpe during these past eight months of shelter in place, and the new Corona-Virus reality we share. The Covid Artifacts 2020 series of paintings has been a daily practice for Gouldthorpe, beginning after he arrived home from his first visit to the grocery store, and the ensuing efforts of tirelessly wiping down each purchased item, to rid it of any potential contamination. In the words of the artist, “…I began to consider our new world.…
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OneBeat Marathon Live Online!

Bang on a Can Presents OneBeat Marathon Live Online! Sunday, November 15, 2020 (12pm - 4pm EST)  This Fall marks the 10th anniversary of OneBeat, the series of revolutionary international collaborations led by our Found Sound Nation team. This is some of the most noble work we know of - using music to build bridges across geographies and nationalities and cultures, redefining and expanding our artistic family, giving deep and meaningful opportunities to musicians coming from a wide spectrum of disciplines and traditions, underlining the recognition that our communities need to be central to how we all make music together. In…
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Follow up on F.U.N.

On August 13, 2020, our residency director Kelly Sicat was joined by vocalist, activist, and LAP Guest Fellow Jennifer Johns to discuss self-care, joy, vision, interdependence and freedom, and the evolution of her "Free U Now Manifesto."
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lone some

Featured on 25 independent public sites around the Bay Area, including Montalvo’s public park and the entry foyer of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, lone some includes works by Lucas Artists Fellow Chloë Bass, Modesto Covarrubias, Jane Chang Mi, Leena Joshi, Susan O’Malley (1976-2015), and Alyson Provax. Each artist created work considering the theme of isolation and loneliness in the ever-changing landscape of our urban areas. ​Explore the interactive map below to learn more about the works included in lone some. ​ ​In 2019 we launched the thematic program SOCIAL: Rethinking Loneliness Together. This initiative grew out of our concern about…
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What’s Next for Earth?

Join Montalvo Arts Center and Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) as we honor the work of artists in celebrating the earth on this 50th anniversary of Earth Day. ​This conversation is co-organized with eco artist and arts educator Michele Guieu, and will feature a presentation on the complex human predicament by one of the world’s leading environmentalist, Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies and President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. Artists Ivan Sigg, Shannon Amidon, and Kija Lucas will share works that honor our interconnectedness with each other and the environment. Guieu will also introduce participants to the Open…