Starry, Starry Summer

Added THU, JUN 14TH 2018

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Explore the Night Sky at Starry, Starry Night
Starry, Starry Night

Join us as we celebrate mankind's fascination with the stars at our annual nighttime arts festival & slumber party: Starry, Starry Night begins on Friday, August 10 at 7pm and -- for those who wish to camp -- concludes the following morning with a delicious pancake breakfast in the Villa!

You and your family will have a chance to explore the galaxy through art-making activities, telescopes on the lawn, an outdoor screening of the award-winning film WALL-E, live performances, and more! Enjoy a mindful night hike, learn about the constellations, and take in the beauty of our gardens and grounds in the twilight.

Admission is just $20 for adults and $10 for children under 18; for an additional $55, reserve a camping plot on the Great Lawn so that you can spend the night under the stars.

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Summer Nights Arts Classes Selling Fast
Montalvo Summer Nights


If you'd like to get creative with us this summer at our after-hours Montalvo Summer Nights art classes, now is the time to register -- because some of these events have already filled up! 

Students in these fun, accessible courses will enjoy guided instruction from professional artists along with light refreshments and wine. Classes are perfect for beginners, experts, and all levels of curiosity!

  • Wednesday, June 27, 7-8:30pm • $15 (concert only): Salsa Night -- Dance class is SOLD OUT, but tickets are still available for an outdoor concert with the Latin Heat Salsa Sextet. 
  • Wednesday, July 11, 6-8pm • $45: Pressed Flower Prints -- Learn how to press and ink flowers to create beautiful abstract art from summer blooms. 
  • Wednesday, July 18, 6-8pm • $65Beginning Bonsai -- LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Start and care for your own bonsai plant and learn about the history of this centuries-old tradition. 
  • Wednesday, July 25, 6-8pm • $45Visual Poetry -- Transform poems into calligrammes (words arranged to create visual images) and more! 
  • Wednesday, August 22, 6-8pm • $45Block Printing -- Carve your own stamps with foam blocks in this intro to block printing, one of the oldest forms of printmaking. 
  • Wednesday, August 29, 6-8pm • $45Monotype with Stencils -- Experiment with monotype printmaking using a press, stencils, and other processes. 
  • Wednesday, September 5, 6-8pm • $45Mixed Mediums: Watercolor & Oil Pastel -- See how watercolors and oil pastels make for a dynamic combination on paper. 
  • Wednesday, September 19, 6-8pm: A World of Cabernet -- SOLD OUT! 

To register for any of these outstanding classes, just click the button below or call our Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.


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Explore the Creative Process June 29
Open Access: Documenting the Creative Process


Join Guest Curator Sandhya Bordewekar Gajjar and Guest Artist Mrugen Rathod on Friday, June 29 at 7pm for a fascinating new Open Access event: Documenting the Creative Process.

During the creation of a work of art, important materials, research, and ideas are often developed that ultimately may not make their way into the finished piece. The process itself can be illuminating, so how can it be communicated to the public?

Gajjar and Rathod's dialogue will focus on the important role of documentation in the production of art. The presentation will use video and photography to explore different ways of capturing and communicating the creative process. Their conversation will trace the work of an artist from conceptualization through completion, revealing the many challenges of translating ideas into compelling visual forms.

Tickets are just $10 ($5 for students and free for Montalvo donors)!

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Bid by Proxy in Moulin Montalvo Auction
Moulin Montalvo

Are you feeling like you've missed your chance to participate in our sensational Moulin Montalvo fundraising gala this Saturday? Good news! There are still chances to enjoy some of the Belle Epoque fun!

First, we have a limited number of tickets that have opened up at the last minute! If you are interested in snapping them up, don't delay -- please either call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 or purchase by clicking on the button below.

Second, even if you can't attend, there are opportunities to bid by proxy on our sensational live auction packages! To do so, contact Emma Moon at 408-961-5841 or to make arrangements.

Auction packages include a getaway to Maui; an adventure in Pebble Beach; a golf trip to St. Andrews, Scotland; a wine bottling party with a meal prepared by Le Papillon; or a VIP private dinner on opening weekend of our upcoming exhibition Bruce Munro: Stories in Light. You can see full descriptions of each of these packages on our event page here

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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:

Sat, June 16, 5:30pm: Moulin Montalvo: A Gala Night in Montmartre
Sun, June 24, 10am: 
Crafting Hydrosols & Essential Oils
Wed, June 27, 6pm: 
Fri, June 29, 7pm: 
Open Access: Documenting the Creative Process
Wed, July 11, 6pm: 
Pressed Flower Prints
Wednesdays, July 11-Aug 27, 12pm, 12:30pm, & 1pm: 
Summer Luncheons 
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours
Now on sale: Summer Camps

Image Credits: NZ / Bahara Emami / Jerry Norbury / Tina Case 

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