Dinner with a dancer and a new look for Saint Mike...

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Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
An Evening with Mallika Sarabhai Sept. 19
An Evening with Mallika Sarabhai

Join us for a very special evening with internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, writer, and actress Mallika Sarabhai on Tuesday, September 19 from 6-10pm. 

Sarabhai is a transformative figure in contemporary Indian dance and theater. As an activist, she has participated in many socio-developmental projects initiated by the United Nations. She has also received two Medailles D'Honneur for Exemplary Courage and a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, both from the French government.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet her at this special fundraising event for our Lucas Artists Residency Program! The night begins with an engaging conversation with the artist discussing her creative process and career. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious three course dinner with wine held on the front veranda of the historic Villa, provided by Jalsa Catering

There is very limited availability for this event, so don’t wait! Reserve your space today by clicking the button below or calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.


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New Look for The Saint Michael Trio
The Saint Michael Trio

Big news for fans of our resident chamber ensemble, The Saint Michael Trio: last week, they announced that longtime member Daniel Cher would be leaving the group.

"Daniel Cher, violinist with the Saint Michael Trio since its inception, has announced his departure from the ensemble. An accomplished performer on multiple instruments, he plans to develop other areas of his life and focus his musical energy on the accordion," the Trio wrote in an email to fans.

Replacing Cher on violin will be Robin Sharp, a celebrated performer and teacher in the Stanford University music department. Sharp has also already been a guest with the group on numerous occasions over the years, as well as being concertmaster of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and a regular with the San Francisco Symphony.

The fresh new Saint Michael Trio will be playing four Sunday afternoon concerts in Montalvo's historic Villa this coming fall and spring:


Click the button below to learn more and buy your tickets online, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

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Creativity in Nature: Ikebana and Succulents
Get Creative with Succulents

Do you want a unique floral arrangement to spruce up your home or office? You can learn to create beautiful, colorful natural bouquets and centerpieces in two upcoming classes in our Montalvo Summer Nights series!

On Tuesday, August 1 from 6-8pm, it's time to Get Creative with SucculentsSucculents are one of the best plants to use for summer floral arrangements -- they weather the heat well, add sculptural dimension to bouquets, and come in a multitude of shapes and colors. Learn how to use them in living centerpieces and hand-tied bouquets with mixed florals, and even how to embellish your jewelry into wearable botanical art. 

On Tuesday, September 5 from 6-8pm, learn about Ikebana as Moving Meditation from renowned ikebana instructor Yuko Tiernan. A centuries-old art form, this Japanese floral technique calms the spirit, focuses the mind, and teaches the eye to identify beauty in the details of the natural world. First, you'll create a traditional ikebana arrangement, then transform it into a modern style. 

Registration for each of these workshops is $65 and includes all necessary materials. No experience is necessary. At the end of class, you'll bring home your beautiful creations! 

Click the button below to see all of our upcoming Summer Nights classes and to register online; you can also call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.


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Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Sun, July 30, 4pm: Chasing Coral  
Tue, August 1, 6pm: Get Creative with Succulents 
Wed August 2, 12, 12:30, & 1pm: Summer Luncheon RESERVATIONS CLOSED! 
Thu, August 3, 7pm: Jay Leno
Tue, August 8, 6pm: Monoprinting with Paper-Cutouts
Wed August 9, 12, 12:30, & 1pm: Summer Luncheon
Fri, August 11, 7:30pm: The B-52s
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Photo Credits: NZ / Nataraja Vandamam / Douglas Fairbaim

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