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For Immediate Release Contact: Becki Gervin 408.961.

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Feb. 24, 2010 bgervin@montalvoarts.org

Montalvo’s Final Fridays Showcases Works of Artists In Residence

SARATOGA, Calif. – Montalvo Arts Center announces the next three installments of its popular Final Fridays
series, which showcases the work of select artists who are in residence at the Lucas Artists Residency
Program: composer Richard Marriott, composer Eve Beglarian and Teaching Artist Fellow Violet Juno. Final
Fridays are held the last Friday of the month 10 times per year and the events are free and open to the public,
allowing visitors to get an inside look at Montalvo’s residency program and to interact with the artists. The full
schedule through April is below.

Montalvo’s Final Fridays series is unique in that the multidisciplinary nature of Montalvo’s residency is brought
to the forefront; having just started the series in late 2009, Montalvo has already featured the works of dancers,
playwrights and even its past culinary fellow, who conducted a food demonstration. Coming up in the next
couple of months are a variety of composers and performers, and beyond that Montalvo expects to showcase
the works of visual and sculptural artist in the near future.

“The artists in our residency program produce compelling and thought provoking works and we are thrilled to
give the community a change to engage with the artists and learn more about Montalvo’s residency program,”
said Kelly Sicat, director of Programs at Montalvo Arts Center. “Furthermore, we’re excited to give our artists in
residence more opportunities to share their projects with the public – in the past Montalvo has only offered the
public a glimpse into our residency program at our annual Open Studios event. Now it’s happening year-round
and we are excited to share this part of Montalvo with the community.”

Schedule:

Richard Marriott
February 26, 6 p.m.
Lucas Artists Residency Program Commons Building

Marriott will present music from his forthcoming opera Machiavelli.

Marriott, coming to Montalvo from New York City, has been active as a composer, musician and instrument
builder for more than 30 years. Intrigued by the interaction of music, history, culture, technology and ideas, he
has found himself increasingly drawn to opera (opera in its most inclusive sense) as a means of expression.
He has also composed extensively for film, television, dance, theater, and video games.

His opera, "Divide Light," premiered at Montalvo in August 2008.

Eve Beglarian
March 26, 6 p.m.
Lucas Artists Residency Program Commons Building

Composer Beglarian presents new work in response to her journey down the Mississippi River.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Beglarian “is a humane, idealistic rebel and a musical sensualist.” Her
chamber, choral, and orchestral music has been commissioned and performed by the Los Angeles Master
Chorale, the American Composers Orchestra, the Bang-on-a-Can All-Stars, the Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center, the California EAR Unit, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, and the Paul Dresher Ensemble.

Violet Juno
April 30, 6 p.m.
Lucas Artists Residency Program Commons Building

Montalvo’s newest Teaching Artist Fellow Violet Juno premieres her new performance piece entitled (I Am Still
Here) Language Has Left the Building.

Juno’s performance explores the intriguing dynamic between language and “language(less)ness” including her
experience with idioglossia or twin language. This multi-sensory piece combines unusual props, movement,
flamboyant costumes, soundscapes, and a three-dimensional form of cognitive mapping. Since 1990, Juno
has performed and exhibited at over 70 theaters in 30 cities in the United States, Canada and Scotland,
including Museum of Modern Art and PS122 in New York, Highways in Los Angeles, and Banff Centre for the
Arts in Canada.

About the Lucas Artists Residency Program


Since its opening in October 2004, the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program has gained worldwide stature as a model of
curatorial practice leading to the support of new and challenging work in the field of contemporary art. The Lucas Artists Residency has
also taken Montalvo to new levels of excellence and international recognition, already having reached hundreds of accomplished artists
from more than 31 countries. Ten live/work studios and the commons building offer state-of-the-art technology in an environment
conducive to both individual practice and the energetic exchange of ideas among multidisciplinary international and culturally diverse
fellows.

About Montalvo Arts Center


Montalvo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization that fosters community engagement through the creation and presentation of
multidisciplinary art. By uniting the broadest possible audiences with a global community of artists, Montalvo expands the role of arts
and culture as an essential community resource. Montalvo’s programming includes: an annual theme-based arts program; music and
performance; education and public programs; new media and visual arts; and the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency. Located in
the Saratoga foothills in the midst of Silicon Valley, Montalvo Arts Center occupies a Mediterranean-style villa on 175 stunning acres,
which Senator James Phelan left to the people of California for the encouragement of promising students in the areas of art, music,
literature and architecture. In January 2005, the organization changed its name from "Villa Montalvo" to "Montalvo Arts Center" to better
communicate its mission to increasing local, national and international audiences. Montalvo celebrates its centennial in 2012. For more
information about Montalvo Arts Center, call 408.961.5800 or visit www.montalvoarts.org.

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