Black and White in Black and White/Silence out Loud
Sep
6
to Oct 28

Black and White in Black and White/Silence out Loud

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Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6th, from 6-8pm. Music provided by Miami Rogue Roosters (classical jazz, Latin & blues).

“Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America,”curated by local photographer, writer of books and magazine articles, Douglas Keister. The exhibit features glass plate negatives, originally taken by African-American photographer John Johnson, and aims to explore their historical and cultural significance in the new Negro Movement of the early 1900’s.

Doug Keister is a photographer, writer of books and magazine articles who resides in Chico, CA and is from Lincoln, NE where these photographs were taken.  Keister is well versed on the subject having co-written a book “Images of America: Lincoln in Black and White” and produced a 45-minute documentary of Johnson’s work “Shadows on Glass”. The importance of these images has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institution’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which now has 60 prints from the negatives in its permanent collection.

Silence Out Loud: African American Portraits: In conjunction with monca's main exhibition Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope and Diversity in Americamonca presents Silence Out Loud: African American Portraits, organized by Ramekon O'Arwisters, artist and retired curator of fine-art photography at SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport.

Silence Out Loud  features members of the 3.9 Art Collective, an association of African American artists, curators, and art writers dedicated to drawing attention to the San Francisco Bay Area's dwindling black population through their art, activism, and social engagement. 

This exhibit examines a non-traditional presentation of the Black image. The exhibition presents abstract and conceptual works of art, which reflects a boarder and an extremely personal look at identity, gender, and race through contemporary portraiture. Artists included in the exhibition are Ron Saunders, Kija Lucas, Virginia Jourdan, Cheryl Derricotte, William Rhodes, Mark Harris, Kristine Mays, Michael Ross, Rodney Ewing, and Nancy Cato. 

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Fall Lecture Series: Modern History of Architecture from 1860 to the Present.
Sep
26
to Nov 14

Fall Lecture Series: Modern History of Architecture from 1860 to the Present.

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For the Fall 2018 Lecture Series, monca will again offer an eight-week class at the museum, 900 Esplanade in Chico, on the Modern History of Architecture from 1860 to the Present.

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and for eight successive Wednesdays the sessions will begin at 6:30 pm for a maximum of 20 people. The class will include an hour lecture followed by an informal discussion. Class notes will be provided for each session. And, best of all, there will be no papers to write and no test to take! PLEASE NOTE: Due to a schedule conflict, one class session will be held at 6:30 on TUESDAY, October 16. All other classes are on Wednesday.

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Survey of the events, the individuals and the buildings that shaped modern European and American architecture from the late 19th through to the 21st century. Topics discussed will include the influence of styles and movements in architecture, and how evolution and discontent dominated change in the building arts over the past 150-plus years.

Why do styles change and what prompts successor movements? How did the world wars influence the art of building? What are the "isms" of architecture (futurism, expressionism, etc.)? How do you recognize the examples of any given style? All this will be covered during the eight-week period. The presentations are highly graphic showing key structures that represent the styles and movements discussed.

Fee for the eight-week class is $70 with all proceeds going to the museum. Payment can be made at the museum by check or by credit card, or mailed to monca at 900 Esplanade, Chico. 95926 Museum hours are Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm.

Lecturer: Richard Macias has always been fascinated by the evolution of architectural style and how it has been influenced by politics, exploration, dissent and technology. For eight years he lectured in the Art & Art History department, School of Humanities and Fine Arts, CSU, Chico where he focused on modern architectural history. Prior to his move to Chico in 2006 he worked in San Francisco, designing college and university campuses throughout Asia. His undergraduate and graduate degrees are from the University of Michigan, College of Architecture and Design.  

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Jazz at the Museum: Allison Scull & Victor Martin
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz at the Museum: Allison Scull & Victor Martin

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Allison Scull and Victor Martin perform in the intimate setting of monca on Wednesday, October 17th, at 7:30 PM.

Cost:  Tickets: $20 in advance | $25 – at the door | $5 – students.  

No Host Bar with fine ales from Sierra Nevada and wines

Tickets can be purchased at the museum or at Eventbrite.

Allison Scull and Victor Martin's unusual collaborative style, singer-songwriter plus saxophone, connects to grown-ups and little people alike. Together they create a fusion of musical forms uniquely their own. They blend roots music — a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Allison learned French alongside her sisters, where she grew up in Belgium. Victor was born and raised on the East Coast in Delaware.


While their original song "Esperanza" was nominated in Top 10 by the International Association of Independent Recording Artists, their music can also be heard across the country on the Touch Tunes? Digital music scene. Allison and Victor have performed at the longest running festival, the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Coast Music Festival. Other festivals include Nor Cal? Jazz Festival (Weaverville, CA, Chico, CA & Dunsmuir, CA), Art and the Vineyard (Eugene, OR), the Napa Artisan's Festival, the Shasta Yama Festival (Mt. Shasta, CA), a Taste of Redding (Redding, CA), and the famous Cranberry Festival (Bandon, OR). They also perform at State Fairs and other venues including Lassen Volcanic National Park, the famed Derby and Genghis Cohen in Hollywood, and even an olive oil Company. Allison and Victor also perform for Performing Art Centers, Theaters and house concerts and private parties.

All proceeds benefit monca and the Nor-Cal Jazz Festival.   Tickets are tax deductible.

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MaMuse at monca
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

MaMuse at monca

Join us at monca on Friday, October 12 for an intimate live concert with folk and gospel singers, MaMuse.

MaMuse is an acoustic folk duo from Chico, California, Karisha Longaker and Sarah Nutting. Wholeheartedly fed by the folk and gospel traditions, MaMuse create uplifting music for the pure joy of it and to inspire the world into thriving. Interweaving brilliant and haunting harmony with lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence, MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart.

Concert Details

Doors open at 6:00pm, Concert starts at 7:00pm
No-Host Bar

Admission:  $25. Tickets are on sale now. Seating is limited, so buy your ticket early at monca, 900 Esplanade or online at Eventbrite.  

Sponsors:  David and Shari Hopper, Molly Stokes, and Todd Hall

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Thursday Nights at monca
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Thursday Nights at monca

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Chico, CA – Thursday, October 11, is the 2nd Thursday of the month, which means it’s Thursday Night @ monca!  The museum is open in the evening from 6-8pm, admission is free, and something special is offered.  For October monca is pleased to announce the filming of “San Francisco Bay Area” from Season 9 of Art in the Twenty-First Century, a national PBS series.

About Art in the Twenty-First Century.  Art in the Twenty-First Century is the first and only nationally broadcast public television series to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists. It introduces audiences to a diverse range of established and emerging artists working today and to the art they are producing now.

About “San Francisco Bay Area”.  A longtime home for political progressives and technological pioneers, the San Francisco Bay Area is a magnet for artists who are drawn to its experimental atmosphere, countercultural spirit, and history of innovation. In addition to presenting three artists working across photography, installation, and new media, this episode features a nonprofit art center, spotlighting multiple artists with physical and cognitive disabilities who work in a range of mediums. The artists in this hour are united by their steadfastness and persistence in creating; their art serves as an essential expression of their experience of the world.  The artists are: Stephanie Syjuco, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Katy Grannan, and Creative Growth Art Center artists Monica Valentine and William Scott

The film will be followed by a discussion panel seated with CSU past and present students and studio art professors who will be presented with prompts toward current issues artists face in studio practices.  Question and answer with audience will follow.

The event is connected with CSU Chico Open Studio's of BFA and MFA students from 10am-4pm at Ayres Hall and the Art and Humanities Building California State University Chico.  Participants are invited to Open Studios at CSUC and  the Art21 viewing and discussion on studio practices at the monca.

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Doug Keister Presentation on Black and White in Black and White
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Doug Keister Presentation on Black and White in Black and White

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Doug Keister, curator of the photography exhibition “Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America,” appears at monca on Wednesday, September 19th.  He will tell the story behind the photographs and talk about the photographer, John Johnson, and their historical and cultural significance in the new Negro Movement of the early 1900’s.

Doug Keister is a photographer, writer of books and magazine articles who resides in Chico, CA and is from Lincoln, NE where these photographs were taken.  Keister is well versed on the subject having co-written a book “Images of America: Lincoln in Black and White” and produced a 45-minute documentary of Johnson’s work “Shadows on Glass”. The importance of these images has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institution’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which now has 60 prints from the negatives in its permanent collection.

Lecture Details

Day/Date/Time:  Wed, Sept 19, at 7pm.  Admission:$5 for Adults. Students with ID: Free  

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Jazz at the Museum III
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz at the Museum III

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Nor Cal Jazz Festival presents Jazz at the Museum III, Monday, Sept. 17, 7:30pm.  Peter and Will Anderson, NYC Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos, with guitarist Felix Lemerie in the intimate setting of monca.  Seating limited.  Premium $30, General $20, Students $5.  Tickets available at the museum and at www.eventbrite.com

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Objects to Remember You By: An Index of Sentiment
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Objects to Remember You By: An Index of Sentiment

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Kija Lucas -artist, educator and photographer – will be in Chico to photograph sentimental objects from our community for an upcoming exhibition at monca.  To participate interested parties are asked to bring their sentimental objects for photographing to monca on Friday-Saturday, August 24-25 between the hours of 11am – 5pm.

The photographed objects will become part of Kija Lucas’s exhibition of Objects to Remember You By: An Index of Sentiment which examines the objects we carry through our lives and the memories and meaning we attach to them, qualities that surpass their initial usefulness.

Event Details

Day/Date/Time: Friday-Saturday, August 24-25, 11am – 5pm

Admission: Free

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Inspired by Street Art
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Inspired by Street Art

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Join us for a night of art making while surrounded by art!  All ages welcome. Bring your own supplies, or find some at monca and spend the evening creating art in the inspiring environment of the Beyond the Frame exhibit. 

Cost: $5 per person.

We hope to see you there!

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Frescoes by the Bay
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Frescoes by the Bay

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Frescoes by the Bay

The double volume publications of Frescoes by the Bay explore the 1930′s WPA works of acclaimed artists and muralist from Diego Rivera to Maxine Albro to Victor Arnautoff, who painted their murals in San Francisco during the height of the Great Depression.

The books lyrically cite the personal challenges faced by the artists, the stories behind each mural, and the techniques used, which together provide a compelling and interesting picture of the artists, times and events.

Join us for a presentation and book signing by author Karen Norton-Sinell on her new books, Frescoes by the Bay I and II, a walking tour of San Francisco’s buon fresco murals.
Wednesday, August 1, 7-9pm. We hope to see you there!

Visit Karen's website to learn more about her and her books: https://www.frescoesbythebay.com/

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Beyond the Frame Opening + monca's First Anniversary!
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Beyond the Frame Opening + monca's First Anniversary!

Save the Date! July 20th, Friday, 6-9pm.  monca, 900 Esplanade

Help us celebrate Opening Night for Beyond the Frame, and monca’s 1st Anniversary Street Party.  Join us for a night of live and interactive painting, courtesy of Christian Garcia and Wyatt Hersey. Music by DJ Dan K.
Admission: Free for all ages.  Food and drink available for purchase. We hope to see you there!!

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Beyond the Frame
Jul
19
to Sep 2

Beyond the Frame

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Beyond the Frame: Opens July 19th. Opening Reception, July 20th, from 6-9pm

Exhibit is open until September 2nd, at 5pm.

This latest exhibition aims to explore the point at which murals, often accepted forms of public art, intersect with street art (sometimes referred to as graffiti), which remains controversial in its practice and social significance.

Street art often has a reputation as part of a subculture that rebels against authority, although it can also express a political practice, and serves as just one tool in an array of resistance techniques.

Like some forms of street art, murals are often collaborative and collective art pieces, functioning to empower social bonding, an assertation of a community's presence in a certain space, and articulate a community's stance on local and global topics such as historical events and civil rights. Some murals have also been created in defiance to the law (like street art), as others have been commissioned by businesses or other patrons. It can be argued that public art of both categories can add aesthetic improvement to the daily lives of residents, and visitors to the community.

By virtue of being visually provocative or beautiful, public artworks may be easier magnets for community support and thereby effective political tools. For the communities it exists in, public art also provides access to beauty, creative work, and cultural pride.

 

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Inspired By Women
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Inspired By Women

Join us on Wednesday, July 11 from 6-9pm for: Inspired by Women" a night of artmaking for everyone. Bring your own supplies, or find some at monca, and spend the evening creating in your own way.

Open to all members of the community; no-host bar and snacks; $5 at the door. 

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Antiques Appraisal Day at monca
Jun
27
9:00 AM09:00

Antiques Appraisal Day at monca

If you’ve ever watched Antiques Roadshow on your favorite PBS station (KIXE-TV, Channel 9) you’ve heard the expression – “I had no idea it could be worth that much!”  Or “really???” 
Very soon you’ll be hearing those words in Chico! 
For your calendars:  Special Event

Antiques Appraisal Day in Chico
Your antiques and collectibles evaluated for free by Witherell’s Auction, frequent appraisers on PBS’s Roadshow.  2 items per person.  Limited to the first 100 people.  Wednesday, June 27th, 9am-2pm.  monca, The Museum of Northern California  Art, 900 Esplanade. Co-hosted by KIXE.

We hope you will join us!

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Call for Artists: Beyond the Frame
Jun
18
to Jun 30

Call for Artists: Beyond the Frame

BEYOND THE FRAME

monca is seeking paintings, photography, video, prints, sculpture, and mixed media by street artists and muralists for our upcoming exhibition “Beyond the Frame.” We will also accept work inspired by graffiti, street art and murals. Exhibition Dates: July 19- September 2. Museum Hours: Thurs-Sun, 11-5.

ELIGIBILITY: Original works created in Northern California by artists residing in Northern California, defined as San Jose and all points north, east and west to the state border. No application fee.

DATES: Entry deadline: June 30th, 2018, at 4 pm. Jurying notification by email: By July 3rd, 2018 Drop off of accepted works: July 7-8, and July 12-15, from 11-5pm Opening reception: July 20th, 6-9pm Pick-up times: Sept 2 , 5-6pm and Sept 6-9, 11-5pm.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Up to three artworks per artist may be entered. Submit a photo of each artwork to submissions@monca.org with SUBJECT of the email as “monca Beyond the Frame entry” The photos should be sent in .jpg format, naming the file with artists name followed by # 1-3. Example: patmacias2.jpg The email should contain: Artist name, address, phone number(s), email, AND for each art piece:
1. Image number (1, 2, or 3 from the filename)
2. Title and short description of work
3. Medium
4. Dimensions
5. Date of work
6. Price or NFS

Any sales by monca will be split 50/50 with the artist. Prices will not be posted in the galleries, but instead on a price list available at reception on request. No work may be removed from the galleries before the close of the exhibition on September 2nd at 5 p.m.

All accepted works must be delivered to monca ready to hang or display. Works to hang on the wall must be wired. No sawtooth hangers. Any special display or hanging needs must be described in the application. Artist’s name, phone, and title of work must be on the back of each artwork.

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Persistence
May
31
to Jul 15

Persistence

Persistence, an art exhibit featuring the works of 60 female artists from Northern California including the late Claudia Steel and Ann Pierce. All of these women persisted in their passion to create artwork while leading demanding lives. Their phenomenal work gives us hope to see the beauty in all of life's intricacies as we too hope to exemplify persistence as they have. 

Opening reception is May 31st, from 6-8pm.

FEATURED ARTISTS

ANNE AUSTIN,  Alameda
PAULA BELLACERA, West Sacramento
DAWN BLANCHFIELD, Lincoln
PAULA BUSCH, Chico
PEG CAMP, Twain
EMILY CONNER, Sacramento
ELAINE DAVIS, Chico
MAURA MADDEN DONOVAN, Sacramento
TARA ESPERANZA, Oakland
ELIZABETH GARGAS, Hayfork
SONIA GILL, Berkeley
AMANDA HARRIS, Chico
ANGELEA HEARTSONG-REDDING, Mount Shasta
GINI HOLMES, Shasta Lake
CLAUDIA JEFFERS, Grass Valley
MARILYNN JENNINGS, Chico
JUDITH JOHNSON, Sacramento
BOBBIE RAE JONES, Chico
SHERYL KARAS, Chico
JUDY KNOTT, Galt
NADIA KOSHELEFF-BROWNE, Chico
STACEY LARSON, Davis
AIDA LIZALDE, Davis
GITA LLOYD, Yreka
JAMIE LUOTO, Healdsburg
CHRISTINE MACSHANE, Chico
LESLIE MAHON-RUSSO, Chico

TIERA MAY, Chico
PAT MAYER, Redwood City
STEPH MCCORMICK, Chico
PATRICIA E. MEYER, San Mateo
JANICE MEYER-KIRKPATRICK, Stockton
KELSEY MICHELLE, Chico
MICHELLE MILLER, Corte Madera
STEVI MITTMAN, Chico
INDIRA MARTINA MORRE, Berkeley
ROBIN MULLERY, Redwood City
JOELLE PROVOST, Berkeley
JENNA PYORALA, Davis
KIMBERLY RACHELLE RANALLA, Chico
KAT REDENIUS, Corning
DANA RICHARDSON, Scotts Valley
RETA RICKMERS, Chico
MELISSA ROBERTS, Chico
YVONNE ANDERSON SCHWAGER, Chico
SIMONE SENAT, Butte Valley
SIANA SONOQUIE, Chico
MARYANN STEINERT-FOLEY, Sonoma
LORI STEVENS, Chico
ANNE SUBERCASEAUX, San Francisco
SHARON SWINGLE, Yreka
AMANDA THOMAS, Mount Shasta
SHEILA METCALF TOBIN, Berkeley
SUE TORNGREN, Sacramento
KATHY TUCHALSKI, Groveland
VICTORIA VEEDELL, San Francisco
ERIN WADE, Chico
COLLEEN WAMPOLE, Willows
CORI GISLER WESTON, Montgomery Creek
with ANN PIERCE and CLAUDIA STEEL

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Ehren Tool Mug Giveaway
May
27
3:00 PM15:00

Ehren Tool Mug Giveaway

monca’s Vets Show ends this week, appropriately on Memorial Day Weekend.  It is a must see for everyone, not just mothers, fathers, wives, brothers, sisters..everyone who wants to understand, just a little bit more, the effects war has on the ones who have gone through it.  The art expresses the inner feelings of our soldiers.  Many won’t discuss what happens in war, mostly because they can’t, but with art they can.  They can tell you what’s in the back of their minds through paint, ceramics, water colors, sculpture.  When you come, read the placards for the most meaningful visit.

This week the ceramics by Ehren Tool, close to 40 pieces, will be given away- it is the express wish of the artist. Rules for the giveaway are below:

  1. 70 tickets will be given out at 3:00pm at the reception desk with a donation to the museum (one ticket per person)

  2. Ticket holders must put name and phone # and email on ticket

  3. People place their ticket in the cup of their choice and the cup is removed to the middle table by a volunteer

  4. Cups are available for pick-up between 4pm or when all have been taken.

  5. Refreshments available to celebrate the end of the exhibition!

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Classical Guitar Project Presents: Cameron O'Connor
May
19
6:45 PM18:45

Classical Guitar Project Presents: Cameron O'Connor

CLASSICAL GUITAR PROJECT @MONCA

SAT. MAY 19

Doors 6:45, Performance 7:30

$15 General/$5 Students

On May 19th, it will be our pleasure to host Cameron O'Connor with the CGP.  This young man has already forged an impressive list of accolades, awards and achievements.  He holds a Masters from Julliard (no small feat in itself), is working towards his doctorate and is extremely engaged in promoting the guitar everywhere he goes.  And did I mention his playing?  Gorgeous is the word that comes to mind.  Check out more at http://www.cameronoconnor.com, and make sure you come to hear him in the beautiful surroundings of monca.

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Art at the Matador
May
11
to May 12

Art at the Matador

The Chico Visual Arts Alliance is hosting 'Art at the Matador',  Friday May 11 from 4 to 9pm - and Saturday, May 12th from 11am to 7pm at the Matador Motel at 9th Avenue and the Esplanade in Chico.  Seventy-five artist are displaying in a free block party with live music, art demos, fun for kids, fire dancing, "Fairy Doors," food, and easy parking. Go to ChiVAA.org for more information.

Hope to see you there!

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Film Screening: Served Like a Girl
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening: Served Like a Girl

MAY 10TH, 2018 | served like a girl

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ monca

cost: free, part of Thursday Nights @ monca

In partnership with Indie Lens Pop-up, ITVS and KIXE-TV, Channel 9, will have a special screening of the film Served Like a Girl.

The film provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas.

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Women's Clothing Swap
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Clothing Swap

Join us for an evening of fun, trying on and taking home new clothes (swapped, not bought), eating, drinking wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks, and making new friends!

Cost $10.00

Bring 10-15 items, which can include: Shoes/boots, jewelry, skirts, dresses, pants, sweaters, blouses, coats/jackets, hats and scarves. We will also have an area for household decor.

Tickets may be purchased either at the museum (Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm) or on Eventbrite.

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Jazz at the Museum 2!
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Jazz at the Museum 2!

Thursday, May 3

Museum Of Northern California Art (monca)
900 Esplanade, Chico
Doors @ 6:30pm for premium ticket holders
Doors @ 7pm for general and student
Concert @ 7:30

Tickets: $25 - premium | $20 - general admission | $5 - students

6:30pm Premium Seat ticket entry $25.00
- Premium tickets includes: cushioned, arm chair seating, early entry and a meet and greet with Rob and Ben. There will be 32 tickets available.

Purchase tickets HERE

Members of monca,Friends of the Arts and the Nor-Cal Jazz Festival email list are invited to a special opportunity to buy tickets for this first-time event, two weeks before they go on sale to the general public.

This is a limited-seating event in the intimate setting of monca- this concert will sell out!

Join us for this special evening of "Jazz at the Museum 2". In collaboration with monca, Friends of the Arts, the True North Tour and the Nor-Cal Jazz Festival. We are thrilled to present Accordionist Rob Reich and Clarinetist Ben Goldberg. These two innovative Bay Area artists will be performing a wonderful Parisian influenced style of Jazz that will transport the museum to another time and place. Accompanying Rob and Ben will be Chico's own Ethen Swett on guitar and Madison DeSantis on drums.

Rob and Ben are long time collaborators on number of projects and albums and are well know arrangers and compositions in the jazz. They are returning to Chico to perform in the beautiful monca art museum. This is the second "Jazz at the Museum" event with monca; hosting a concert in one of its spacious galleries with a new exhibit on the walls.

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Effects of War: A Panel Discussion
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Effects of War: A Panel Discussion

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EFFECTS OF WAR

A Panel Discussion

Wed, April 25th, 7pm

Chico, CA – On Wednesday, April 25th, local veterans will gather at monca to hold a panel discussion on the Effects of War and share their personal experiences of combat and the aftermath.  Topics will include PTSD, Agent Orange, and Women in the Military.  

The panel discussion is an important part of monca’s Vets Show, vet-er-an: defining courage through creativity, an exhibition displaying art created by local Northern California vets.  The show runs through May 27th.

Panel Discussion Details:

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 25th, 7pm

Admission:     Adults:  $5 Vets with Cards, Students, Children:  Free

No Host Bar

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Call for Artists
Apr
25
to May 12

Call for Artists

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CALL FOR PERSISTENT WOMEN ARTISTS

The Museum of Northern California Art is seeking original artworks by women for their upcoming juried exhibit: PERSISTENCE.

Exhibition Dates: May 31- July 15, 2018 Museum hours: Thurs-Sunday 11-5

ELIGIBILITY: Original works created in Northern California by female artists residing in Northern California, defined as San Jose and all points north, east and west to the state border. No application fee.

DATES: Entry deadline: May 12, 4 p.m. Jurying notification by email: by May 15 Drop off of accepted works: May 19-20, 24-27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at monca: 900 Esplanade, Chico, CA Opening reception: May 31, 6-8 p.m. Pick-up times: July 15: 5-6 p.m. and July 19-22: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Up to three artworks per artist may be entered. Submit a photo of each artwork to contact@monca.org with SUBJECT of the email as “monca Persistence entry.” The photos should be sent in .jpg format, naming the file with full artist’s name followed by # 1-3. Example: patmacias2.jpg The email should contain: Artist name, address, phone(s), email, AND for each art piece: 1. Image number (1, 2, or 3 from the filename) 2. Title 3. Medium 4. Dimensions 5. Date of work 6. Price or NFS.

Any sales by monca will be split 50/50 with the artist. Prices will not be posted in the galleries, but instead on a price list available at reception on request. No work may be removed from the galleries before the close of the exhibition on July 15 at 5 p.m. All accepted works must be delivered to monca ready to hang or display. Works to hang on the wall must be wired. No sawtooth hangers. All works on paper should be framed. Any special display or hanging needs must be described in the application. Artist’s name, phone, and title of work must be on the back of each artwork.

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Too Hot, Too Cold: A Heating and Air Benefit
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Too Hot, Too Cold: A Heating and Air Benefit

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Help us raise the funds needed for a new HVAC system!

On April 21, from 6-10 pm, join us and several local restaurants for a night of food and entertainment!  This event will feature small hot and cold small plates, as well as desserts, music, and a no host bar.

Tickets are $40 each, and are available for purchase at the museum, and on Eventbrite.

Music and performers featured: 
Surf Noir Kings (surf rock) 
Pablo Kee (guitar player) 
ReBellyon (Bellydance)
Susurrus (indie rock) 
The Threesome (trio)
Alex J Brown Music (solo singer/songwriter)
Firefly with Erin Haley(country/blues/acoustic)
Weiner (indie rock) 

We hope to see you there!

 

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Classical Guitar Project: Eleftheria Kotzia
Apr
15
6:45 PM18:45

Classical Guitar Project: Eleftheria Kotzia

On Friday, April 20th, monca will be hosting Eleftheria Kotzia for the Classical Guitar Project. This is special for 2 reasons: One, she is absolutely a top-tier player. Her accolades are far too many to list here. All of the world’s major concert halls, all of the major guitar festivals and series. ‘Nuff said. And Two, she’s a woman! Only the 3rd time that’s happened at the CGP. So make ready to be here for her Chico debut!

Doors @ 6:45; Performance @7:30
$20 General/$8 Student
Tickets available at the museum.

We hope to see you there!

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Vets Workshop at monca
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Vets Workshop at monca

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Vets Workshop at monca

April 14, 2018

Chico, CA – The Vets Workshop is part of a series of special events surrounding the Vets Show that is currently at monca through May 27th.  Veterans and artists, Drew Cameron and Ehren Tool, will be holding workshops at monca on Saturday, April 14th on transforming military uniforms into handmade paper that can be turned into pieces of art and creating ceramic mugs with a message to help vets process their military experiences.  The message on the uniform is “You are not my enemy”; the message on the cup “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”

Drew Cameron, an Iraq War veteran and artist, will work with participants to use previously shredded uniforms to create a pulp that can be turned into paper.  It is a process that has helped many veterans make sense of their experiences in a constructive, safe and artistic environment.
Ehren Tool, ceramic artist and Senior Laboratory Mechanician at the Ceramic Department at University of California, Berkeley, and Marine Veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, will hold a workshop on creating ceramic cups with a message about military combat.  Talking about war is difficult, the cups offer a starting point that feels more accessible and comfortable to most people.

Date and Time:  Saturday, April 14th, 11am – 5pm

Admission:  Adults $5. Vets with Cards, Students and Children:  Free. Workshop: Free

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"3 Keys:" New Film by Josh Funk
Apr
13
to Apr 14

"3 Keys:" New Film by Josh Funk

See the world premiere of the fantasy/thriller short film “3 KEYS,” by Director and Animator Josh Funk- followed by  Q&A with director and cast! 

Film airs Fr/Sa, April 13 & 14, 6:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  $5.

See more at Josh's website: http://www.joshfunk.com/animation/

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monca Honors our Veterans
Apr
4
to May 27

monca Honors our Veterans

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April 12th – May 27th, 2018

Art is so many things.  Art is beauty. Art is history.  Art is the expression of a creative spirit.  But for the Vets, art is also…therapy. A way of relieving the stress of combat.

monca’s home is the Veterans Memorial Hall.  On Thursday, April 12th monca welcomes back 25+ veterans to their hall to share the art pieces they have created - paintings, ceramics, drawings, sculpture and more.

Many special events are planned - films, panels and workshops.  These will be announced separately.

The exhibit is open to everyone but monca would like to extend a special invitation to all associations and groups dedicated to our Veterans.

Exhibition Details:

Dates: Thursday – Sunday, April 12 – May, 27, 2018, 11am – 5pm

Admission:     Adults: $5. Vets with Cards, Students, and Children:  Free

Opening Night and Thursday Nights @ monca:  Thursday, April 12th, 6-8pm. Admission:  Free

No Host Bar

Supported by:
Friends of the Arts Upstate
CA Arts Council
NEA
Redding Cultural District

 

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