calendar: September 2015

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  • Stephen De Staebler, THROUGH THU, OCTOBER 1
    Metaphoric States: Five Bronze Works by Stephen De Staebler

    Over his fifty-year career, internationally renowned American sculptor Stephen De Staebler (1933-2011) created totemic sculptures that explore the fragility of the human condition and our unparalleled capacity to persevere. His fractured figures—which draw on a diverse artistic lineage that includes the art of ancient Greece, Egypt and the Americas, Auguste Rodin, and Alberto Giacometti—hold a series of contradictory ideas in tension: earthly monumentality ...

  • Hector Mendoza, BEGINNING FRI, SEPTEMBER 25 (Project Space Gallery)
    OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 25, 2015, 6 p.m.
    Botanica Poetica: New Work by Lucas Artist Fellows

    Home to formal gardens, oak and redwood forests, and various exotic plantings, Montalvo's horticultural diversity serves as inspiration for a series of new works created by Lucas Artist Fellows Kija Lucas, Monica Lundy, Hector Dionicio Mendoza, and Fieldworks Collaborative. Identifying, collecting, and documenting varied specimens of plant life discovered while exploring Montalvo's 175-acre public park, these artists have adopted creative processes that resemble ...


  • A gathering at Creekside Studio THU SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 4 P.M. (Creekside Studios)
    Artists Connect

    Join us for wine and light refreshments as we network and share ideas with artists and fellow educators in an open and casual setting. Montalvo's Education Department will host moderated conversation topics ranging from current trends in education, pedagogical ...

  • Lewis Black THU SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 7:30 P.M. (Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre)
    Lewis Black
    with John Bowman

    Lewis Black performs in the beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre at Montalvo Arts Center.
    Buy tickets Dining on the Terrace

  • Dave Koz FRI SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 7:30 P.M. (Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre)
    Dave Koz & Rick Braun
    with special guest Kenny Lattimore

    Dave Koz & Rick Braun, with special guest Kenny Lattimore - in the beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre at Montalvo Arts Center.
    Buy tickets Dining on the Terrace

  • Karen Finley, WED SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 7 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Open Access
    Shock Treatment: 25th Anniversary Edition
    An Evening with Karen Finley

    "I believe Karen Finley's un-careful rage was threatening because it is filled with grief, humor, and a profound passion for this life. Rereading it, I feel refreshed, as if I’ve been self-policing for years by tolerating boring, stupid ...
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  • Meg Waite Clayton THU SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 11:30 A.M. (Historic Villa)
    Meg Waite Clayton
    in conversation with Katherine Maxfield

    Bestselling author Clayton will present her ambitious new novel The Race for Paris. She and Maxfield will discuss the unique opportunities and challenges of writing historical fiction as well as the fun and frustration of the publishing process.  Tickets include ...
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  • Senator Phelan, Rowina Mason, and Boz in the gardens FRI SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 6 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Open Access
    Garden Talk and Walk + Opening Reception

    Landscape designer, historian and writer Wade Graham leads guests on a walking tour around Montalvo’s villa and grounds and presents his talk, “James Phelan's Montalvo: Wonders and Worries of the Gilded Age.” Often drawing inspiration from the behavior ...
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  • Matt Rich, SUN SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 11 A.M. (Great Lawn)
    Open Access
    Pop-Up Plein Air: Art Escapists

    Gather with artists from the Bay Area and beyond on Montalvo’s expansive Great Lawn and enjoy the last days of summer while connecting with nature!En plein air has long been associated with the act of painting directly from ...
    RSVP Suggested Donation: $10

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