Final Fridays: May 2013

Celebrate Art on the Grounds!

Friday, May 31, 2013, 6PM

Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan
Photo: Robert Charles

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Join us for a fun-filled evening as we celebrate the opening of Come Healing, Montalvo’s 2013 Art on the Grounds exhibition and the closing of Happiness is….

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan premier their new work Dwellings: Project Another Country. This large-scale sculpture is constructed from small cardboard houses created by local participants during workshops at Montalvo Art Center, and Saratoga and Milpitas Libraries. Visitors are invited to produce their own cardboard dwellings and add them to the evolving sculpture. This event will be followed by a brief presentation by Alfredo Aquilizan about his work.

American composer Andrea Clearfield will discuss her recent work documenting indigenous melodies in the restricted, remote Himalayan region of Lo Monthang, Nepal, one of the last remaining enclaves of traditional Tibetan culture. Andrea will speak about the documentation project and compositions inspired by the treks and fieldwork.

This exciting evening will culminate with a final viewing of the Happiness is… exhibition in the Project Space Gallery. Join Happiness is… artist Susan O’Malley as she leads visitors on a nighttime walk around the property.

Sample gourmet fare from a local food truck, and enjoy ice cream, beer, and wine.

Bring a blanket as we will be eating picnic style on the West Lawn, and wear comfy shoes for the nighttime walk.

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