Now Hear This!

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Now Hear This!
Summer Exhibition Opens July 21
Now Hear This!

Join us on Friday, July 21 from 6-10pm for the Opening Celebration of Now Hear This! An Exercise in Listening -- our outdoor exhibition featuring immersive site-specific soundscapes, sound sculptures, and a new digital platform called Soundings.

Now Hear This! is on view from July 21-October 22 and features five newly commissioned site-specific works of sound-based art by Taraneh HemamiWalter KitunduHugh LivingstonShane A. Myrbeck & Emily Shisko, and Stephen Vitiello. These artists will present immersive sonic experiences that invite visitors to experience Montalvo’s grounds in new ways and listen more attentively to the world and one another.  

In addition to installations on the grounds, the opening event will include three more artist programs that explore listening from different perspectives. These include works by Luciano Chessa with Ashley Bellouin, Stuart Dempster, Elana Mann, Ramón Sender Barayón, and Fernando Vigueras; Arshia Haq with Amy Alexander; and Mike Gamble with Devin FebbrorielloMany of these works take the legacy of Pauline Oliveros, a pivotal figure in the development of post-war electronic art music, as a point of departure.

Appropriate for all ages, this festival be your first chance to engage with exhibition, and will feature gourmet food trucks, art-making activities, and a chance to meet the artists! Admission is FREE and free parking will be available at West Valley College (limited on-site parking is also available).

Launching along with the exhibition, Soundings, which was produced in partnership with local start-up Detour and will be available via a downloadable appwill present a diverse range of sonic work by a group of Lucas Artist Composer Fellows -- including Carmina Escobar, Mike Gamble, Motoko Honda, Wayne Horvitz, Jen Shyu, Henry Threadgill, Theresa Wong, and Nina C. Young.

This summer eveninig festival is not to be missed! Invite your friends and family via Facebook by clicking here, and be prepared for a memorable night at Montalvo. We hope to see you!

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Yummy: Summer Luncheons
Summer Luncheons on the Veranda

Join us each Wednesday from July 12-August 30 as our own Montalvo Service Group hosts their famous Summer Luncheons on the front and side verandas of the historic Villa overlooking our beautiful grounds and gardens!

These scrumptious wine and salad lunches are the perfect opportunity to create a memorable experience with your friends and family on a summer afternoon. Three seating times are offered for each luncheon: 12pm, 12:30pm, or 1pm -- and you can begin your day in the Spanish Courtyard with a board game, cards, or mahjong (please bring your own games). You'll even receive a complimentary glass of champagne and enjoy an informal fashion show while you lunch!

The menu (prepared by Elegant Events Catering, Inc) changes for each luncheon, so check the individual event pages for that week's offerings. Vegetarian options are available upon request and must be ordered at the time of your reservation; reservations must be received a week in advance. For groups of 10 or more or to order over the phone, call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

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Conversation & Film Screening June 14
Open Access: Dee Hibbert-Jones, Michael Mendoza, & Gregory Sale Screening & Conversation

Join Lucas Artist Fellow Gregory Sale and guests Michael Mendoza and Dee Hibbert-Jones next Wednesday, June 14 from 7-9pm for a special Open Access Conversation & Film Screening.

Sale, Mendoza, and Jones will discuss their work with various groups of people involved in the U.S. criminal justice system. The conversation will also address creating opportunities for critical dialogue and lasting social change. This will be followed by a screening of the Oscar-nominated animated documentary film Last Day of Freedom, co-directed by Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman. The film tells the story of Bill Babbitt and his decision to stand by his brother, a Veteran returning from war, as he faces criminal charges, racism, and ultimately the death penalty. 

In addition to the conversation and screening, you'll get a teaser for our upcoming exhibition Now Hear This! An Exercise in Listening (opening July 21; see the story above)! Flutist/composer/improviser Jane Rigler will lead a short Deep Listening activity exploring new ways of tuning in to the world around us; and Walter Kitundu will discuss a sound-based work he is developing on Montalvo's grounds.

Tickets to this fascinating evening are just $10 (free for Montalvo members). To purchase, clicking the button below or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

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Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Wed, June 14, 7pm: Open Access: Conversation & Screening with Dee Hibbert-Jones, Michael Mendoza, & Gregory Sale 
Thu, June 22, 6pm: Starry, Starry Night 
Tue, June 27, 6pm: Photo Transfer Collages with Dana Harel 
Tue, July 11, 6pm: Pressed Flower Prints with Dana Harel 
Wed, July 12, 12pm, 12:30pm, or 1pm: Summer Luncheon 
Tue, July 18, 5pm: ARTpocalypse Now! 
Wed July 19, 12pm, 12:30pm, or 1pm: Summer Luncheon 
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Summer Camps begin June 12!

Photo Credits: NZ / Walter Kitundu, Ocean Edge Device (2005) / NZ / Still from Last Day of Freedom by Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman 

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