This July 20th, we were joined by poets, musicians, and visual and sound artists from across the globe as we collectively consider: How can we expand our understanding of “we” and imagine new, more inclusive ways of being together? This communal gathering on Montalvo’s grounds featured poetry, performance, sound works, installation art, and participatory engagement activities. This event was also an opportunity to experience three newly commissioned works for Montalvo’s grounds by Lucas Artists Fellows, all of which prompted timely conversations around processes of othering and the politics of belonging and home.
See clips from the various performances of the evening in the video below by videographers ShakaJamal and Sompong Viengvilai.
Byron Au Yong
Sergio De La Torre
Meet the Artists
Partners and Sponsors
We the People is made possible through the support of the following program partners, exhibition sponsors, and Friends of the LAP:
Anonymous (3) • The Ariko Family Foundation • Joan Borinstein & Gary Gartsman • California Conservation Corps • Casto Travel • John & Maureen Chowning • Philip & Jennifer DiNapoli • Margaret Dorfman • Terry & Ron Epstein • Factr’s Footprints Guild • Edward & Renee Fields • Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation • Goethe-Institut • Alexandra & Wolfgang Hausen • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation • Laura Jason & Bruce Henderson • Wanda Kownacki • Sally & Don Lucas • McKnight Foundation • George & Judy Marcus Family Foundation • Shauna Mika & Rick Callison • Ann Marie Mix • Caroline Taddei & Nicola Morini • David Nakamura, Sr. • National Endowment for the Arts • Glenn & Sherri Osaka • David and Lucile Packard Foundation • Mike & Sandi Patterson • Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation • T.M. Ravi & Francine Lejeune • Santa Clara County Parks • Sudnya Shroff & Nickhil Jakatdar • Thomas & Yuko Tiernan • Charmaine & Dan Warmenhoven • Gayla & Walt Wood • Mitchell & Kristen Yawitz
In the News
- Montalvo’s ‘We the People’ Explores Landscapes, Immigration
By Anne Gelhaus, Mercury News
- Immigrant Flags Fly at Montalvo Arts Center for Latest Exhibition
By Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle
- Marilá Dardot Premieres her First Exhibition in the United States
By Luiz Camillo Osorio, Pipa Prize