Enlightening arts and literary events coming this fall

Added THU, OCT 4TH 2012

Lee Woodruff appears for a

book reading & signing

November 2


Lee Woodruff

On Friday, November 2, at 7:30pm, join Lee Woodruff, co-author (with her husband, CBS News correspondent Bob Woodruff) of the bestselling In an Instant, will read from her new novel Those We Love Most


Told through the alternating perspectives of four people over the course of a year, Woodruff's novel chronicles how a sudden twist of fate forces people to confront their choices, examine their mistakes, and fight for their most valuable relationships.  


Woodruff is also the author of an essay collection, Perfectly Imperfect, a correspondent for CBS's This Morning, and has written numerous articles on family and parenting that have been published in Parade, Health, and Redbook. She and her husband founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation to assist wounded service members and their families.


Tickets are $15 ($10 for Members); books will be on sale at the event, and Woodruff will be signing copies. Don't miss your chance to meet this bestselling author! Purchase your tickets online today or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Culinary Fellow Niki Ford presents "Feast of the Idea"
Niki Ford
Culinary Fellow Niki Ford
As a culmination of her year-long Fellowship, Culinary Fellow Niki Ford will host a panel discussion entitled Feast of the Idea on Wednesday, November 14, at 7pm, with five other artists who address issues of agriculture, education, food, and the body in their work. 
This passionate conversation will explore how our internal and external environments relate to our sense of wellness. Panelists include Kelsie Kerr, contributing author of The Art of Simple Food and former Chez Panisse Chef; Margit Galanter, movement artist and practitioner of Qi Gong, Feldenkrais and Accupressure; Wapke Feenstra, conceptual artist; Delmar McComb, Montalvo's Garden Curator; and Melanie Bandera-Hess, actress and Residential Psychotherapy Intern with The Body Positive.
Suggested donation for this event is $10. Please RSVP by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858, 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.
Melanie Bandera-Hess
Melanie Bandera-Hess



at a glance:


Sun, October 7, 7:30pm

Jake Shimabukuro (SOLD OUT!)


Sat, October 13, 8pm

Delfeayo Marsalis Octet presents Sweet Thunder: The Music of Duke Ellington


Sun, October 14, noon

The Man Who Planted Trees


Wed, October 17, 7:30pm

Doc Severinsen's South of the Border Tour with the San Miguel 5


Fri, October 19, 8pm

Spyro Gyra


Sun, October 21, 7:30pm

Nellie McKay


Tuesdays, Oct 16-Nov 13, 3:30-5:30pm

Hand-Built Pottery/Raku Firing Class


Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




In the Project Space Gallery:


On view through October 14

Daniel Canogar: The Film Trilogy (part of the ZERO1 Biennial: Seeking Silicon Valley).

Closing Reception & Artist's Talk: Friday, October 12, 6:30-8:30pm


Opens October 26

Ruth Boerefijn & Bia Gayotto: In and Out of PlaceOpening Reception: Friday, October 26, 6pm


Thanks to our generous sponsors:
Applied Materials
Norton by Symantec

Montalvo & ZERO1 Biennial present works by

Daniel Canogar & Nina Waisman

Film Trilogy
A guest experiences Flicker, one of the pieces from Daniel Canogar's The Film Trilogy, on view in the Project Space Gallery through October 14.

In partnership with the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, Montalvo is presenting two events with artists using technology to create innovative new works.


Join us on Friday, October 12, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Project Space Gallery for a closing reception for The Film Trilogy and artist talk with Daniel Canogar. The exhibition features three multi-media installations that repurpose different cinematic technologies.


Canogar will discuss his work and be available for a Q&A during the reception. ZERO1 Art Ambassadors will be on hand as well, posting their experiences and observations on Twitter. Follow them: @_leyla_01 and @KillerPnut. RSVP to this engaging evening on our Facebook page here.


On Thursday, November 8, at 7pm, don't miss visual artist Nina Waisman as she presents an evening of performance and interactive sound work in the historic Villa entitled Body Envelope.


For her new work, Waisman is collaborating with professional choreographers and dancers in what promises to be a truly unique visual and sound experience. Waisman and the performers will host a Q&A after the performance. This is a FREE event, and is part of ZERO1's 9 Evenings program.

Nina Waisman
Nina Waisman

New exhbition In and Out of Place opens October 26

Final Friday: artist talk at 6pm

Constellations of Experience
Ruth Boerefijn: Constellations of Experience (2012)

The final exhibition of our Centennial year, In and Out of Place, opens Friday, October 26. Join us for a special Final Fridays and gallery opening with featured artists Ruth Boerefijn and Bia Gayotto, or visit the Project Space Gallery through January 13 to view the exhibition.


For Final Fridays, join us at 6pm in the historic Villa, where the artists will discuss their creative process and the inspirations behind their work. The gallery reception follows with the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine. The evening is FREE!


In and Out of Place explores the relationships between people, place, and stories, creating a multilayered portrait of the Silicon Valley. Boerefijn's site-specific work Communicated Experience uses a variety of materials to explore the personal stories of three pioneering San Jose women. Gayotto's Somewhere in Between: Silicon Valley is a video work focusing on experiences of bicultural people living in the area. Both artists examine how stories give form to the cultural landscape, while also revealing our sense of place in the world.






Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available online via Ticketmaster


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