Summer Camp registration is open! Plus more news...

Added THU, FEB 28TH 2013

Summer's coming. Don't panic:
We've got camps!
Register for Summer Camps!

Do you have kids? Then join the scores of other parents just like you who have given their children a chance to get creative during the summertime here at Montalvo! Our 32 unique Summer Arts Camps are now open for registration, and we're sure you'll find the perfect way to get your kids inspired while school is out. Just take a look at what's available!

This year, the theme for our camps is Creating Wellbeing Through the Arts. We will teach and explore elements of play, self-discovery, expression, community, and environment all as a means to thrive. Each camp is led by a professional artist or teacher who will engage your child in fun new ways to find their creativity!

Here are just a few examples:

Flamboo! (June 10-14) teaches the art and fun of creating bamboo flutes, including an introduction to playing them! Students will come away with their own flutes to practice on at home. Comic Book Crash Course (June 10-14) and Zero to Hero (July 22-26) will give kids a chance to create their own comic book characters, learning aspects of both drawing and storytelling. And Fortitude (two weeks, July 15-26) is the ultimate fort-building camp!

You Can Ukulele

If your child loves music, check out African Culture through Drumming & Singing (June 10-14), Rhythm Band! (June 17-21), You Can Ukulele (June 17-21), Kilele (August 5-9), GLEE Musical Theatre (August 5-9), and All Things Strings (August 12-16). And for the aspiring actors out there, Missoula Children's Theatre is back with two camps: Blackbeard the Pirate (June 24-28) and Alice In Wonderland (July 29-August 2).

Be sure to take a look at the full list to see what else is available. Many of these camps will fill up early, so be sure to register today!

February 28, 2013


Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Makana, Natasha Paremski concerts this weekend

Limited tickets still remain for Hawaiian slack key master Makana (this Friday, March 1, at 8pm) and the beautiful, talented Piano Master Natasha Paremski (this Sunday, March 3, at 7:30pm), so now is the time to get your tickets:

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Natasha Paremski

You won't want to miss these fantastic performances - buy now!




Julian LageWho is Julian Lage?
Jazz guitar prodigy performs 3/13

Join us on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30pm as the outstanding Julian Lage Group performs! But just who is Julian Lage? He's a former child prodigy and incredible jazz guitarist who you won't want to miss.

Lage began performing at age 6, and by age 8 his talent made him the subject of a 1997 Academy Award-nominated documentary film entitled Jules At Eight. A Bay Area native, Lage (now 25) has performed in some of the world's most well-known jazz festivals, including Monterey, London, Newport, and Montreux. He has also been a faculty member at the Stanford Jazz Workshop since the age of 15! Check out the video below to see him with his bandmates performing for NPR.
Julian Lage on Tiny Desk Concerts
The Julian Lage Group performing as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts series

Want to hear more? Click here to hear Lage and his group kick off 2012 with a performance on NPR's Toast of the Nation. And click here to read more about Lage's incredible story in an article in All About Jazz. Purchase your tickets to this great show online any time, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Happiness in bloom:
March events to smile about

Teresa Wong

Happiness Is... (currently on view in the Project Space Gallery) examines the question: How can we live more contented lives? Join us as we expand our exploration with three events coming up in March: Happiness Takes Shape (Wed, March 20, at 7pm, FREE), Happiness is WALKING (Sat, March 23, at 11:30am, FREE), and The Sound of Happiness (March 23 at 1pm).

Happiness Takes Shape celebrates the first International Day of Happiness with Lucas Artist Fellows Genine Lentine and Theresa Wong. The artists will offer an evening of reading and performances on the subject of happiness, as Lentine reads from On Growth + Form (an extended lyric essay), and Wong performs live on cello and voice.

For The Sound of Happiness, Lentine and Wong offer an afternoon of vocal and writing exercises exploring the relationships between voice, language, and happiness. Vocal improvisations, writing exercises, readings, and more highlight this voice and poetry workshop, which is suitable for all levels of experience and is open to all ages, including children! Click here to purchase tickets. Arrive earlier (11:30am) for Happiness is WALKING, a hike on the grounds led by artists Susan O'Malley and Leah Rosenberg.

Read more about Happiness Is... in this article from Art Practical, and be sure to visit Montalvo to be a part of our journey toward wellbeing!

Get creative with
Handmade Pottery class

Hand-built pottery 

If you've always wanted to learn to make your own pottery, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

This spring, we are offering an outstanding 5-week class on Hand-Built Pottery taught by Montalvo's Education Coordinator (and ceramics artist) Charlee Wagner.


Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm, March 14, 21, 28, and April 4 & 11. All ages and experience levels are welcome, from kids to adults!

The class will explore both ancient and contemporary styles of pots, their construction, and the creative possibilities of the medium. Pieces will be finished with traditional glass-based glazes as well as raku - a process which generates unpredictable and extraordinary color effects. Come away from class with several of your own unique creations!

Click here to register for the class today, or call 408-961-5820 for more information.


San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2013
Coming March 6-15


The “cool” counterpart to the popular Summer Fest, San Jose Jazz’s winter festival features a mix of young artists taking jazz beyond the expected.

Featuring Grammy-winning artist Robert Glasper, José James, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, Hammond B-3 legend Tony Monaco, Texas blues star Carolyn Wonderland, trumpeter Sean Jones, bhangra/celtic phenomenon Delhi 2 Dublin, and more! Other events include a dance party with Andre Theirry & Zydeco Magic, youth performances, and master classes by festival artists.

Montalvo e-subscribers get 10% off performance tickets purchased online! (excludes $5 master classes) Visit for more info and use the promotional code "WF13ARTSJAZZ" to make your purchase. Click here for tickets.


at a glance:


Fri, March 1, 8pm


Sat, March 2, 11am

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie SOLD OUT!

Sun, March 3, 7:30pm

Natasha Paremski 

Sun, March 10, 3pm

Classical Jam 

Wed, March 13, 7:30pm

Julian Lage Group 

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



Summer Camps

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, June 2
Food & Wine Classic X


 In the Project Space Gallery

Thurs-Sun 11am-3pm, free admission


On view through April 14

Happiness Is... 


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