Now Hear This
6:00 pm18:00

Now Hear This

  • Montalvo Arts Center

Now Hear This! features five newly commissioned site-specific works of sound-based art by distinguished national and local artists Taraneh HemamiWalter KitunduHugh LivingstonShane A. Myrbeck & Emily Shisko, and Stephen Vitiello. Drawing inspiration from Montalvo’s natural and manmade environments, participating artists will present immersive soundscapes and interactive sound sculptures that invite visitors to experience Montalvo’s grounds in new ways and listen more attentively to the world and one another. The exhibition also features Soundings, a curated guided walk that invites visitors to explore Montalvo’s grounds while listening to work by Lucas Artist Composer Fellows and visiting musical artists. 

Now Hear This! is presented as part of the Lucas Artists Program’s Art on the Grounds initiative at Montalvo Arts Center. Art on the Grounds is a commissioning and exhibition program providing artists with opportunities to develop and present works of art in the context of a 175-acre public park.


12:00 pm12:00

The Key Room: Opening

Illustration: Kitundu

Illustration: Kitundu

Join us for the opening day of Headlands’ new site-specific installation and visitor resource center by Bay Area artist Carrie Hott (AIR ’14). Explore the in’s and out’s of this new commission as you take a self-guided exploration of Headlands with prompts written by Walter Kitundu (AIR ’08), Constance Hockaday, and Scott Oliver (AIR ’09), listen to true stories told by Holly Blake (staff, 1988–present), Phoebe Brookbank (AIR ’88), Sarah Fran Wisby (AIR ’14), Mark Thompson (AIR ’86), and others, and view a display of over 600 objects from Headlands’ history. Hearty provisions will be sold all day in the Mess Hall Café.