Open Access

Garden Talk and Walk + Opening Reception

Friday, September 25, 2015, 6PM

Free for Montalvo members: Call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 or email Chris Wilcox to RSVP.

VENUE: Historic Villa

Service fees may apply and are non-refundable.
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RELATED EXHIBITION: Botanica Poetica: New Work by Lucas Artist Fellows

Senator Phelan, Rowina Mason, and Boz in the gardens
Photo courtesy: Bancroft Library
This event is presented as part of Montalvo Arts Center’s program series, Open Access—your opportunity to connect with Artists Fellows and Guest Artists at the Lucas Artists Program. This program is designed to offer audiences a behind the scenes view into how artists generate ideas, as well as showcase works in process and fully realized new work. Open Access offerings include conversations, performances, screenings, and culinary events. It also has a virtual presence as an online blog and archive. Find out more at

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Landscape designer, historian and writer Wade Graham leads guests on a walking tour around Montalvo’s villa and grounds and presents his talk, “James Phelan's Montalvo: Wonders and Worries of the Gilded Age.” Often drawing inspiration from the behavior of objects in the natural world, composer Scott Miller performs and discusses some of his best known electroacoustic and ecosystemic works. 

At 7:30pm join Lucas Artist Fellows, Fieldworks Collaborative (Trena Noval and Ann Wettrich), Kija Lucas, Monica Lundy, and Hector Mendoza in the Project Space Gallery for the opening of Botanica Poetica.

Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase.

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