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    For Immediate Release Contact: Diane Maxwell, April 11, 2011 408-961-5841

    dmaxwell@montalvoarts.org

    A COMMON BALANCE: IMPOSSIBLE DREAMNSculptural Exhibition by Andre Woodward April 29July 17

    SARATOGA, Calif.A special reception will be held for Lucas Artist Fellow Andre

    Woodward with the opening of his exhibition,A COMMON BALANCE: IMPOSSIBLE

    DREAMN, on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Project Space Gallery at Montalvo Arts

    Center. Woodward will transform the gallery into a virtual grow lab with ten of his

    sculptural installations that represent his interest in biodiversity and complexity theory

    and the unique balance they embody. Reflecting Montalvos thematic examination of

    Natural and Creative Capital, Woodwards sculptures incorporate a mixture of plant life

    and manmade materials in an attempt to personify the ecological facilitation that occursbetween nature, technology, and humanity.

    The artist will be on hand at the reception to discuss his work and answer questions. He

    will be in residence at Montalvos Sally and Don Lucas Artists Programs from mid-April

    to mid-June. The exhibition will be on view ThursdaysSundays, 11 a.m.3 p.m.,

    through July 17. Admission is free to both the reception and exhibition.

    Andre Woodward is a sculptor who lives and works in Costa Mesa, California. Born inNewport Beach, he received a BA in Studio Art from UC-Irvine and an MFA in Sculpture

    from CSU-Long Beach. His work carefully composed objects highlighting the urban

    environment in relation to the natural worldhas been shown in alternative and

    traditional sites around California, including many Southern California galleries, the

    Torrance Art Museum, and the Huntington Beach Art Center. Woodward has received

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    several honors, including a Hoff Foundation Grant and the 2011 Visions from the New

    California award.

    A COMMON BALANCE: IMPOSSIBLE DREAMN

    What: Sculpture exhibition by Andre Woodward

    When:April 29 through July 17, 2011; WednesdaysSundays, 11 a.m.3 p.m. Special

    opening reception with the artist, Friday, April 29, 7 p.m.

    Where: Project Space Gallery, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga,

    CA 95071. Call 408-961-5800 for more information.

    Admission: Free.

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    About Natural and Creative CapitalNatural and Creative Capital, Montalvo Arts Center's 20102011 multidisciplinarythematic arts program, explores concepts of sustainability in our natural and culturalenvironments. This eighteen-month program features visual and performing artscoupled with public programs and literary arts programs that invite audiences of all agesto take the time to contemplate a sustainable future.

    About the Lucas Artists Residency ProgramIn October 2004, Montalvo opened the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Programs, replacingthe original artists residency program created in 1939. The $10.5-million facilities,designed by six teams of artists and architects, are comprised of 10 discipline-specificlive/work studios and one commons building. The Lucas Artists Programs offer facilitiesand staff supportive of the creative process, state-of-the-art technology and anenvironment conducive to both individual practice and the energetic exchange of ideasamong international and culturally diverse fellows.

    About Montalvo Arts CenterMontalvo Arts Center is a nonprofit member-supported organization dedicated to forgingmeaningful connections between art, artists and the communities it serves throughcreation, presentation and education in extraordinary ways and settings. Located inSilicon Valley's Saratoga hills, Montalvo Arts Center occupies a Mediterranean-stylevilla on 175 stunning acres. The historic villa and grounds were left to the people ofCalifornia by Senator James Phelan for the encouragement of art, music, literature andarchitecture.

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