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CovnRrNc rHE ARTS AND LocAL FEATURES

Art goes on the road, thanks to Montalvo


Displaystraael
ro loral torpsns
By BnIeN Beecocr
I- f the people won't go to the
I Montalvo Arts Center. then
I Montalvo will bring art to the
people.
In an effort to be known as
something more than just "the
house on the hill," Montalvo has
begun reaching out to the commu-
nity to let residents know that the
art center wants to be a part of
their lives.
The first step the nonprofit has
taken is to hang works linked to a
larger exhibit at the arts center at
community gathering spots, such
as the Joan Pisani Community
Ceriter in Saratoga and the Los
Gatos Public Library.
The first artist to participate in
this project is Hirokazu Kosaka,
whose "Ruin Map" began showing
on June 19 at the arts center as part
of the nonprofit's'AGENCY The
Works of Artists" program.
Kosaka, the current visual arts
director at the JapaneseAmerican
Cultural Community Center in Los
Photograph by George Sakkestad
Angeles,is also an ordained Bud-
dhist priest. After completing a A piece of living art, created by Hirokazu Kosaka, is on display at the Joan Pisani Community Center in
spiritual 1,000-mi1e Zen pilgrtnage Saiatoga. Nina Walker, the facilities coordinator for the Saratoga Recreation Department, flips through
called "The 88 Temples" in1973, the pages of the work on loan from Montalvo. The arts center also has pieces hanging at the Los Gatos
Kosaka returned to Los Angeles, Public Library.
where h9 began creatirig large-
scale works of art with undertones into traditional woodblock prints for the Saratoga Recreation nity center is to build community,
from his Buddhist teachings. that were then transferred onto Department soexcited. and maybe people will.come here
'
For "Ruin Map," Kosaka went handmade rice p ap er, and finally "When I'm sitting in my office, to register for a yoga class,"Walker
back to a project he learned as a bound together as laige books. people come by all the time to take said,"but also for the expresspur-
third-grader in Japan.The students Those books are now on display a look at it." she said."This one is a pose oflooking at the piece of art.
were asked to go home and ask at the community center and particularly neat one because it's an "The community center is a
their grandparents to draw map of library, where people can touch interactive piece. So you're meant to place where people gather, and
their hometown. The.idea was to and interact wjth them. Lindsey flip itout andlook atit andtouchit." this just adds another dimension
show how the towns had changed Wylie, manager of artistic pro- Walker said she was approached as to why.people would come
over time as compared to how the grams at Montalvo,said the hope is byWylie and jumped at the idea of here."
elders remembered them. that these displays will lead people putting up Kosaka's piece in the
community center. Walker liked Montalvo Arts Center is located
For ,his project, Kosaka back to the arts center.
the idea enough to ask Wylie if at 15400 Montalvo Road, Sarato-
approached those 65 and older in "How often can you go to a
museum or arts center and touch a Montalvo would be interested in a ga; the Joan Pisani Comitunity
, the community and asked that they Center at 19655 Allendale Ave.,
r draw, from memory, their child-
I hood hometowns.The artist then
p i e c e o f a r t w o r k ? " s h e s a i d ." N o t
often."
rotating art exhibit at the commu-
nity center,where artwork would Saratoga; itnd the Los Gatos Pub-
t " .went back to hisstudio and trans- That's exactlv what has Nina be changed out on a monthlybasis. lic Library at 110 E. Main St., I os
' ;"The vbry nature of the commu-'
f0*sd0 EgaddtlqaEqfitbe
ada*irrgs 6'Walkb.+, the faciiities coordi nator Gatos.
JUNE 23,2009 LOS,GATOS WEEKLY-TIMES 33

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