Peek Inside the Residency, and Last Chance Tickets!

Added THU, MAY 3RD 2018

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Open Studios May 19
Open Studios at the Lucas Artists Program

Have you ever wondered what actually takes place at an artists residency? On Saturday, May 19 from 12-4pm, you'll have a rare opportunity to peer into the inner-workings of the Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo with the Open Studios!

Artists will be inviting you into their studios to explore their current work and share a little of their creative process. The Fellows currently scheduled to be in residence are composer/musicians Juan Felipe Waller and Mathew Petty, poet Monica Sok, playwright Preston Lane, filmmaker Tran T. Kim-Trang, visual artist Cassils, plus Montalvo Culinary Artist Andrea Blum.

We will also be celebrating the reinstallation of Susan O’Malley’s A Healing Walk, part of Montalvo's permanent Art on the Grounds collection, with a guided venture through our forested trails. This effort has been in collaboration with Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation.

The Open Studios are completely free to attend--simply RSVP through the button below. There will be a no-host bar plus tacos for sale. Limited free parking is available onsite, but carpooling is strongly encouraged.


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Mother's Day Brunch Nearly Sold Out!
Mother's Day Brunch


With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, May 13, time is running out to reserve your seats at our fabulous Mother's Day Champagne Brunch!

Very limited tickets are still available for two seating times: 11am outside in the scenic Spanish Courtyard and 12pm inside the beautiful historic Villa (Note: the 1pm time is sold out). All proceeds benefit the preservation of the Villa, and 25% of your ticket is tax-deductible.

You and your family will enjoy a delicious meal catered by Elegant Events Catering, featuring offerings like fresh baguettes, applewood smoked bacon, wild mushroom frittata, and cold poached wild salmon (and more!) -- plus tea, coffee, sweet treats, and of course a champagne toast to Mom! After brunch, why not take a walk and enjoy our gorgeous gardens, trails, and Art on the Grounds? It's a great way to spend the day with us.


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Last Chance Tickets: Shaun Hopper, May 10
Shaun Hopper

You've never heard guitar playing like this before! Creative Loafing Magazine says our next Carriage House Theatre guest, who takes the stage on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30pm, is "blowing minds and dropping jaws everywhere."

Guitar phenom Shaun Hopper is a southern gentleman--and a prodigious acoustic talent! Merging complex melodic, harmony, and bass lines, along with his one-of-a-kind percussive technique, he mesmerizes everyone within earshot. Want a sneak peek of next week's performance? Watch a special message from the "fingerstyle" guitar wizard himself in the video below: 

His live show is not to be missed, so grab your tickets to see this rising star today!

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Moulin Montalvo Gala Selling Fast!
Moulin Montalvo: A Gala Night in Montmartre

Fewer than 50 tickets remain for Moulin Montalvoour magnifique Gala event on Saturday, June 16 at 5:30pm--so if you want to join the party, now is the time! (This event will sell out--a great way to ensure you have the number of tickets you need is by becoming a sponsor. Click here to learn more.)

The Villa will be transformed into a sensational cabaret. Mingle with artists and can-can dancers, savor sumptuous cuisine by Le Papillon, and enjoy amazing French wines and champagne. Dance the night away in the Bal Musette in the historic Villa. Raise your paddle at an incredible live auction, featuring once-in-a-lifetime experience packages.

Funds raised will go to support Montalvo’s Artistic and Educational Programming, so what better way to spend an evening? Don your best black tie or Belle Époque ensemble and treat yourself to a night you'll never forget!


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For questions or to order tickets over the phone, call the Box Office:
408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Sun, May 6, 3pm: The Saint Michael Trio: Celebrating Mendelssohn
Thu, May 10, 9:30 & 11:30am: 
Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site SOLD OUT!
Thu, May 10, 7:30pm: 
Shaun Hopper
Thu, May 17, 7:30pm: 
Matt Beilis
Sat, May 19, 12-4pm: 
Open Studios
Tue, May 22, 7:30pm: 
Threadgill - Iyer - Prieto Trio
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours
Now on sale: Summer Camps

Image Credits: NZ 

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