ArtSplash 2014

Community Celebration & Student Arts Festival

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11AM - 4PM

VENUE: Park Grounds

Free shuttle service available from West Valley College, Lot 1. Click here for more info about parking at West Valley.

Photo: Bahara Emami


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Don't miss this jubilee of fun, food, friends, and art for all ages—including live music and performances, visual arts all over the grounds, art workshops, ranger-led nature walks, a film festival, a spring plant sale, and tours of the historic Villa. 

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes in open studios at our Lucas Artists Residency Program, and have the chance to talk with artists and experience their work firsthand. 

Kids and adults alike will enjoy creative activities throughout the property, including face painting, beadwork, African drumming, weaving, and even hands-on science experiments! Experience art installations, guided tours, and student performances on stage in our beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre.

Find your way around with our fun scavenger hunt and you can earn prizes or even win tickets to a Summer Concert! Share your experiences all day long on Twitter and Instagram using #ArtSplash. Visitors will also receive a special code giving them 20% off all Summer Camp registrations for the day!

A fleet of gourmet food trucks organized by Moveable Feast (@mvblfeast) will be on hand to serve delicious food and dessert:

The Project Space Gallery will be open all day, showcasing the exhibition L O V E: Creativity, Connection, Community. Stop in at the Carriage House Theatre for a film festival featuring movies created by and featuring artists who have spent time in our Residency. 

Sound like fun? You bet it does! So bring your walking shoes and plan to spend the day. Don't forget to join our Facebook Event Page and invite your friends to come along!


--Ongoing Activities--
• Open studios at the Lucas Artists Residency Program [LAP Campus]
• Self-guided tour of exhibition L O V E [Project Space Gallery]
• Self-guided tours of the historic Villa
• Student visual arts projects on view throughout the grounds and Villa
• Artists-in-Residence Film Festival [Carriage House Theatre] 
• Pop-up theatre performances by GIFT – Giving Individuals Fabulous Theater [unexpected locations, Montalvo grounds]
• Face Painting [Great Lawn, $2]
• Spring Plant Sale [Solarium, Villa]
• Hands-on art-making activities:
Art Passport, Embossed Metal Art with Nancy Meyers [Creekside Studio] African Bead Jewelry with Akoma Arts [Creekside Studio]
African Drumming and Dancing with Keith Hames [Grove of Generosity] Flying Machines with Calen Barca-Hall [Base of Great Lawn]
Explore Expand Experiment with Calen Barca-Hall [Base of Great Lawn] Build Your Own Fort with Montalvo’s exclusive fort-building kit [Great Lawn] Be a Part of the Art, collective weaving activity, transforming Ann Weber’s Here is joy and here is wonder! [West Lawn]
• Live music by Tablues [Front Veranda, Villa]

• Film: Vorratskammer (Pantry) (44min) – My Villages/Martin König [Carriage House Theatre]

• Choir Performance, Pinewood Children’s Chorus [Garden Theatre]
• Curator-guided tour of the exhibition L O V E [Project Space Gallery]
• Artists-in-Residence Chris Abrahams and Sherre Delys give a short presentation of their current projects [Lucas Artists Residency Commons]

• Classical Guitar Recital, Students from the School of Arts and Culture [Garden Theatre]
• Docent-led tour of the Italianate Garden [meet at gate of the Italianate Garden]
• County Park Ranger-led nature trail hike [meet at the Pavilion]

• Folklorico Dance Performance, School of Arts and Culture Folklorico and Modern Dance Academy [Garden Theatre]

• Welcome from Executive Director Angela McConnell [Front Veranda, Villa]
• Certificate ceremony for Student Artists [Front Veranda, Villa]

• Performance, GIFT: Giving Individuals Fabulous Theater [Garden Theatre]
• Live music by Tablues [Front Veranda, Villa]
• Artist-in-Residence Howard Hersh will present his “graphic scores” and discuss how image translates into sound [Lucas Artists Residency Commons]
• Film: Campbell Unified School District & Montalvo Arts Center (10min) – Mark Wieser [Carriage House Theatre]

• Film: Everything That Happens (21min) – Nene Humphrey/Tim Leeds [Carriage House Theatre]

• Garden Curator-led tour of Montalvo’s grounds [meet at the Solarium] 
• Curator-guided tour of the exhibition L O V E [Project Space Gallery]
• Film: Sip. Do Not Gulp (18min) – Michele Guieu [Carriage House Theatre]

• Film: The Bells of Mindfulness (10min) – Alexis Beth Costanza/San Jose State University/Tiffany Singh [Carriage House Theatre]

• Kids’ Jam Session, Guitar Showcase Music Institute, Fisher Middle School and Harker Academy, Sponsored by Guitar Showcase [Garden Theatre]
• Film: TV Hero (3min) & Parental Rental Station (4min) – Christy Chan, Q&A with the director to follow [Carriage House Theatre]

• County Park Ranger-led nature trail hike [meet at the Pavilion]
• Film: Tierra Brillante (Brilliant Soil) (93min) – Dignicraft [Carriage House Theatre]

• Artist-in-Residence Nehara Kalev presents an open rehearsal of her upcoming performance piece What is Happening [Studio 60, Lucas Artists Residency]

• Free ArtSplash Cake by Café Primavera [Front Veranda, Villa]
• Curator-guided tour of the exhibition L O V E [Project Space Gallery]

• Artist-in-Residence Aaditi Joshi gives a presentation detailing the evolution of her work [Lucas Artists Residency Commons]

• Last shuttle leaves Montalvo.