Now Hear This! features five newly commissioned site-specific works of sound-based art by distinguished national and local artists Taraneh Hemami, Walter Kitundu, Hugh Livingston, Shane 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.