Time is a fundamental aspect of our lives. Our relationship to time defines us and establishes our sense of belonging in the world. Time is precious. Time is money, and not to be wasted. However, we now know that allowing ourselves time to slow down, to pause and reflect, and to invest in activities that bring us joy and fulfillment is how we can prioritize self-care and find balance in our fast-paced lives. We also understand that when we allow time for self-care, we provide time for personal growth—and we develop a greater ability to connect with the world around us. It’s during time spent in contemplation, play, relaxation where we discover a greater sense of meaning and understanding of our own humanity and our own creativity. It time spent in activities that foster a sense of connection were we develop a stronger sense of belonging, and a greater understanding of the interdependence of all aspects of our human existence.
As we continue to reemerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic, defining our “new normal” and considering how to prioritize our time feels essential. Take Time features works by four artists who provide participatory experiences in which Montalvo visitors may lose track of time and discover the joy of engagement and creative contemplation. Exhibiting artists Carole Kim, Akiko Yamashita, Inez Storer, and Corinne Okada Takara are exploring themes of care and rebuilding, joy and ancestry, creation and sustainable innovation. As Montalvo continues to foster a sense of community and a welcoming environment where all people can find enrichment through the arts, this summer visitors can gather, participate, and find their own sense of joy and belonging in the works presented on our grounds.
The Marcus Exhibition opened with a festival on Friday, July 21, 2023, offering a free public celebration featuring music, participatory performances, and works from our local community of creators.
This exhibition is made possible through the support of our lead sponsor, the George and Judy Marcus Family Foundation II.
Additional support generously provided by the Jo and Barry Ariko Fund for Artistic Programs and Sally Lucas.