Join us at the Montalvo Arts Center on Friday, July 20 from 7p-10p for Rock the Garden, a garden party celebrating the official opening of Montavlo’s annual Sculpture on the Grounds program. Admission is free, as is limited on-site parking.
Collaborating with Japanese sound artist Mamoru Okuno, Ford creates a unique audio experience that draws inspiration from the landscape and history of Montalvo and the Santa Clara Valley. The installation begins at Montalvo’s historic Belvedere with a four-channel musical intervention by Okuno and continues up to Montalvo’s trails, weaving together his sounds, Ford’s stories, and the natural ambient noise of the environment. The sound adventure continues up Montalvo’s trails, ending at Lookout Point, a promontory located at the apex of the park where a brand new seating installation will guide visitors to enjoy the sweeping vista while continuing to listen to the piece. The new seating installation at Lookout Point is made entirely out of, you guessed it, CompoClay! On the evening of “Rock the Garden,” Ford will lead an expedition through the installation departing at 7:45pm. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
The evening will be filled with art, dance, food and drink, and music, with highlights including a live performance by eclectic San Franciso-based band Tin Hat, dance performance by Jeannine Charles/ArtistEDGE, and the opportunity for attendees to participate in a monumental live video art piece by media artist Daniel Canogar: an enormous projection on the historic Villa, entitled Asalto Montalvo.
For more information about Sculpture on the Grounds 2012 and Rock the Gardens, please visit the Montalvo Arts Center website at montalvoarts.org. And please, don’t forget to share this event on Facebook!
This project would not have been possible without the generous support of the following sponsors: CompoClay, Riverview Systems Group, Inc., Arts Council Silicon Valley, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Dan and Charmaine Warmenhoven, Susan and Bob Finocchio.