L O V E:
Creativity, Connection, Community
Featured artists include Elisheva Biernoff, Double Zero, Alexandra Grant, Jon Meyer, Omar Mismar, Fiamma Montezemolo, Stephanie Taylor, and Allison Wiese.
Sat, Feb 8, 1-4pm Suggested donation: $10
Create your own Valentines with artists Elisheva Biernoff and Leah Rosenberg. Learn to make cards with a variety of techniques, including drawing, paper cutting, collage, and pop-up.
Fri, May 16, 8pm $47/$42 | Members: $42/$38
An evening of poetry and music translations of Sufi Poet Rumi by Coleman Barks in the intimate Carriage House Theatre.
Sat, May 17, 8pm $90 | Members: $80
Join us for a delicious dinner prepared by chef Andrea Blum.
Be among the first to enjoy the new exhibition with a performance by composer and musician Jen Shyu.
This salon-style conversation brings together speakers from a diverse range of disciplines to discuss the challenges and opportunities for interconnectedness today.
We bid goodbye to L O V E with an event featuring visual artist and musician Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs & others.
January 16, 2014
Keep tabs on what's up in the residency
2013 was a monumental year for the Lucas Artists Residency Program. Using the theme of Flourish: Artists Explore Wellbeing, our arts programming focused on the various ways we cultivate health and happiness in our lives. Flourish continues in 2014, so you won't want to miss a moment! Here's a look back at some of the highlights from our past year:
Our first exhibition of the year featured thought-provoking works designed to encourage visitors to consider the nature of happiness. On view were Christine Wong Yap's Irrational Exuberance Flags, Susan O'Malley's A Healing Walk (which can still be enjoyed on our hiking trails), and Leah Rosenberg's Illuminated Stripe Works.
Our 2013 Art on the Grounds exhibition featured some of the works from Happiness Is..., as well as Chuck Ginniver's Rashomona sprawling 15-piece sculpture of the same shape placed in different positions across the Great LawnTiffany Singh's The Bells of Mindfulness (see the article below), and Owen Driggs' Mapping Biointimacy, an interactive look at the natural world around Montalvo's grounds.
Tiffany Singh's Bells of Mindfulness
Drawing on the Buddhist tradition of using temple bells in sacred ceremonies, artist Tiffany Singh suspended 1000 handmade and fairly traded metal bells and 1000 paper cranes attached to brightly colored twine from a persimmon tree in Montalvos Italianate Garden as part of her Bells of Mindfulness project. We will be releasing a 7-part video series about the bells on the LAP blog in the coming weeks, starting with the first installment, posted today.
You can follow the journey of the bells at bellsofmindfulness1.tumblr.com and flickr.com/photos/bells_of_mindfulness/map/
My American Pantry
Culinary Fellow Andrea Blum's photography project My American Pantry brings together local chefs and food artisans in various regions across the country for a series of high-resolution images that will evenutally function as an interactive map. Her photo on our Great Lawn made for a fun afternoon with a custom-built octocopter snapping pictures and a delicious picnic afterwards. Click here to read more and see a video created by Stark Insider about the event.
Everything that happens
A thought-provoking evening, Everyting that happens was a multimedia choral performance, orchestrated by artist Nene Humphrey as part of her project Circling the Center, an ongoing series of live multimedia works that explore the science of emotions. Humprey co-created this iteration with Roberto C. Lange, and it was performed by the Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley under the artistic direction of Elena Sharkova.
Mountains in My Spoon
Our third Flourish exhibitionwhich ends February 9 and has a Closing Reception on January 31has used Montalvo's long relationship with culinary artists to explore food and how it impacts our lives. Organized in association with Around the Table: food, creativity, community, a South Bay festival of food and the arts, the exhibition has featured art, programs, and workshops created by current and former Culinary Fellows.
Dignicraft and Brilliant Soil
As part of Mountains in My Spoon, artist collective Dignicraft presented a number of beautiful pieces of ceramic tableware, which had been handcrafted by artisans using traditional Mexican pottery techniques. In conjunction with a screening of the group's award-winning documentary Brilliant Soil, artisan Herlinda Morales taught a workshop. You can view photographs from these events by clicking here.
Summer is Play Time
Our 2014 Art on the Grounds exhibition (which will include works on view July through October) continues the theme of Flourish by giving us all a little bit of play time.