New Directions, Chit-Chat Club, and Arts Splash recap!

Added THU, APR 26TH 2012

Shop at Whole Foods Market

Los Gatos on Thursday, May 3

to benefit Montalvo!

Whole Foods Market

We are delighted that Whole Foods Market Los Gatos has selected Montalvo as the beneficiary of their Community Five Percent Day on Thursday, May 3


During their operating hours of 7:30am-9pm, the store will donate 5% of the day's net sales to Montalvo. So save your shopping for May 3 and help support the arts! 


The address of Whole Foods Market is 15980 Los Gatos Blvd in Los Gatos. While you're there, be sure to stop by the Montalvo table for your chance to win a pair of tickets to our 9th Annual Food & Wine Classic on June 3!



Tomorrow night: Conference of the Birds Unfeathered & Final Fridays with Justin Lowman

Join us on Friday, April 27, for two exciting events with artists from the Lucas Artists Residency Program.
At 6pm, Final Fridays will feature artist Justin Lowman, who will discuss his fascinating project, Barn Rays. His work explores the relationship between time, light, surface, and color. 
Dana Harel
Circus Raniverous (2009), by Dana Harel, who created the set designs for Conference of the Birds Unfeathered.
At 8pm, proceed to the Carriage House Theatre for Conference of the Birds Unfeathered. Composed by Laurie San Martin and inspired by a 12th century poem, this unique performance incorporates voice, percussion, and computer processed sounds. Haleh Abghari and Chris Froh will be joined onstage by the Empyrean Ensemble in this inspiring musical story. 
Tickets for Conference of the Birds Unfeathered are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Members, and $8 for Students. Purchase through the Box Office at 408-961-5858 and 2 tickets for the price of one!

Join us for the Chit Chat Club:

"Undesigning Histories"

Neil Doshi and Scott Barry
Neil Doshi & Scott Barry of WOMEN


Join us on Wednesday, May 9, at 7pm, as Lucas Artists Residency Design Fellows WOMEN (the creative partnership of designers Scott Barry and Neil Doshi) and Montalvo's Associate Curator Donna Conwell participate in our final Chit-Chat Club, entitled Undesigning Histories.


This FREE and lively discussion is related to the timeline exhibition O'Great Reverie: Montalvo 1912-2012, which is on view in the Project Space Gallery through May 13. The panel will address challenges they faced while organizing the show and explore greater issues in the world of design today. 


The conversation will take place in the Phelan Library in the historic Villa, and will be moderated by David Hisaya Asari, California College of Arts Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design. You can also join the discussion live online via Google+! Just visit our page and look for the Hangout invitation. 


Reservations are appreciated, but not required; RSVP to




at a glance:


Fri, April 27, 6pm

Final Fridays with Justin Lowman


Fri, April 27, 8pm

Conference of the Birds Unfeathered


Sat, April 28, 11am

Br'er Rabbit & other Trickster Tales from Around the World


Sat, April 28, 11am

Native Plants in your Garden with Del McComb


Thu, May 3, 7:30am-9pm

Shopping Day at Whole Foods Market Los Gatos to benefit Montalvo


Sun, May 6, 3pm

Coulter/Philips Ensemble


Wed, May 9, 7pm

Chit-Chat Club: Undesigning Histories


Sun, May 13, 11:30, 12pm, 1pm

Mother's Day Brunch




In the Project Space Gallery:

On view through May 13


Opening Sun, May 20


Angela McConnell

Montalvo Executive Director Angela McConnell named

"Woman of Influence"

The San Jose Business Journal recently printed their annual list of "Women of Influence" in the Silicon Valley, and Montalvo Executive Director Angela McConnell was featured thanks to the incredible work she has done to expand the visibility of the arts in Silicon Valley and her success at Montalvo over the past 3 years.
"It is my goal to bring Montalvo to its fullest potential as a multidisciplinary arts center, a superb arboretum and one of the nation's most sought-after residency programs for artists from all over the world," Angela says in the article. She and 99 other influencial women will be honored at a recognition dinner tonight in San Jose.

Thanks to the more than 2,500 people who made ARTS SPLASH! a success!

Arts Splash! Open House & Student Arts Festival
Clowns from the Prescott Circus Theatre were on the grounds, teaching and performing throughout the day!

It was a beautiful day at Montalvo last Saturday as more than 2,500 people joined us for our 3rd annual Arts Splash! Open House & Student Arts Festival! We'd like to thank each of our visitors, our partners and sponsors, all of the participating schools and artists, the food trucks our incredible volunteers, and everybody else who helped make this event a huge success!


Special thanks to Mayor Chuck Page of Saratoga for honoring Montalvo with a proclamation recognizing our Centennial year.


If you took photos during the day, there's still time to submit them to our Photo Contest! Just email them, post to our Facebook page, or send us a link via Twitter, and you could win tickets to either Starry, Starry Night, an overnight art and astronomy camp, or Twelfth Night performances by Shakesepeare Santa Cruz. Click here for contest terms & conditions.


Here are a few pictures from this wonderful day. We'll be posting a full album on Facebook and Google+ soon, so be sure to follow us! 


Angela receives an honor from Mayor Chuck Page

Aztec Dancers at Arts Splash

Kids add ribbon at Arts Splash

Become a Member now for Summer Concert Pre-Sale!

Great news: our Summer Concerts will be announced and on sale soon. But if you'd like to be first in line for tickets, you need to be a Montalvo Member! 
A special Pre-Sale in early May will give Members exclusive access to ticket purchases before the general public. Members receive other great benefits, too! Click here for more information and to join online, or call the Membership Department at 408-961-5849.





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