calendar: July 2014

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  • Kenny Scharf, Pikaboom, 2012 THROUGH FRI, OCTOBER 31
    Fun and Games

    Play is one of the most important sources of physical and mental wellbeing. It simultaneously relaxes and stimulates our brains and bodies, relieving stress and boosting creativity and imagination. Yet despite the crucial importance of play for our overall heath, it occupies an ever-decreasing role in our lives. Burnt out, overstressed, and chronically overwhelmed by our growing workloads, we increasingly neglect the practice of play ...

  • Leah Rosenberg, Sketch for THROUGH SUN, OCTOBER 5 (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)
    Finding Your Center

    Since 1997, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has mounted its signature triennial titled Bay Area Now (BAN). Each edition of the program marks a moment in the life of the institution and regional art scenes through the work of the participating artists who are seen as representative of the spirit of that particular time. For BAN7 YBCA has partnered with fifteen Bay Area arts ...


  • Leah Rosenberg, Sketch for THU JULY 24, 2014 6 P.M. (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)
    Come in, We're Open!
    Inside the Lucas Artists Residency Program

    Join us for an exciting evening featuring experimental multi- and inter-disciplinary art by Lucas Artists Residency Program fellows! This soiree will feature performances by Tiffany Lin, a Seattle-based composer, Andres Solis, musician, performer and Mexico City denizen, and Columbian dancer ...

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  • Montalvo's hiking trails FRI JULY 25, 2014 10 A.M. (Park Grounds)
    Docent-Led Tour & Trail Hike

    A walking tour of the historic Villa followed by a hike on Montalvo's trails. Led by a skilled docent volunteer and a Santa Clara County Park Ranger. Learn about Senator Phelan and the history of the Villa, and enjoy ...
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  • Chris Reed FRI JULY 25, 2014 6 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Final Friday Art Party
    Chris Reed & Tulio Flores

    Local Singer-Songwriter and Montalvo Teaching Artist Chris Reed is an inspirational folk artist with big-hearted and delightfully refreshing lyrics.  His music carries a loveable pop tone, while his folk styled sing-a-long choruses compliment his friendly presence on stage mixing elements ...
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  • Getting into the spirit at a summer luncheon! WED JULY 30, 2014 NOON (Front and Side Verandas)
    Summer Luncheon

    The Montalvo Service Group hosts their famous Summer Luncheons each year in Montalvo's historic Villa. Lovely wine and salad lunches are featured every Wednesday from July through August. Dine al fresco on the front and side veranda of the ...
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  • Taj Mahal THU JULY 31, 2014 7:30 P.M. (Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre)
    Taj Mahal Trio and John Hiatt & the Combo

    Two of the best singer-songwriters in blues and rock perform in the same night!Composer and multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal is a two-time Grammy winner and one of the most influential American blues and roots artists of the past half-century. John ...
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  • Drawing with Dimension ON NOW THRU FRI, JULY 25
    Drawing with Dimension

    So much more than an ordinary drawing class! Through step-by-step instruction, students will use simple shapes to create drawings of everyday objects, honing their fine motor and coloration skills, and enhancing their ideas with ultimate imagination.

  • Spy Camp ON NOW THRU FRI, JULY 25
    Spy Camp

    Prepare to be a spy! Students will explore Montalvo’s grounds, design a 3-D map of the property, unravel riddles, master secret codes, and use these tools to solve the mysteries hidden at Montalvo! 

  • Screen Printing ON NOW THRU FRI, JULY 25
    Silk Screen: The Art of Printmaking

    Ever wanted to print your own t-shirt design? Learning the art of silk screening will give you the tools to do that and more. Students will capture their own images and create their own designs, learn the various ways to transfer them to a screen ...

  • In the Workshop: Sculpting with Wood ON NOW THRU FRI, JULY 25
    In the Workshop: Sculpting with Wood

    Guided by the principles of rhythm, balance, and movement, students use a layering technique to will craft dynamic three-dimensional sculptures from wood. Instruction will include equipment safety, cutting, sanding, application, and finishing processes.

  • Handbuilt Clay Forms ON NOW THRU FRI, AUGUST 1 (Creekside Studio)
    Hand Built Clay Forms

    Pinch, coil, and slab pots are ancient methods that can still be used to create beautiful hand-crafted pottery. Students will use these techniques to learn the basics of clay construction and detailing as well as a variety of finishing methods.

  • Art is Everywhere MON, JULY 28 - FRI, AUGUST 1
    Art is Everywhere: Multi-sensory Art

    What is the sound of color? How does a word taste? Campers will explore the amazing connections between sight, sound, and self–and harness painting, poetry, and creative movement to express themselves in relation to the world around them.  Reserve for 9 a.m. (Ages 6-8)

  • Drawing from Fantasy MON, JULY 28 - FRI, AUGUST 1
    Outside the Lines: Drawing from Fantasy

    Students at all skill levels will explore the realms of fantasy and the surreal as they learn techniques for drawing and seeing in new ways. Working with pencil and collage, campers will learn about texture, color, composition, shading, design, and detail.     Reserve for 9 a.m. (Ages 9 & up)

  • Cooking up Fun! MON, JULY 28 - FRI, AUGUST 1 (Lucas Artists Program Commons)
    Cooking Up Fun: Discovering the Culinary Arts

    A mix of cooking, crafts, and music make this class a hands-on feast of fun suitable for all ages. Follow recipes, learn about nutrition and hospitality, and make lots of tasty treats to take home. Reserve for 1 p.m. (Ages 6 & up)

  • Pitch Perfect MON, JULY 28 - FRI, AUGUST 1
    Pitch Perfect: Musical Theatre

    Do you love to sing? Build song and dance skills while developing musical theater talents with professional actors, singers, dancers, and stage choreographers. Students will perform at the end of the week for friends and family. Reserve for 9 a.m. (Ages 9 & up)

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