monca, The Museum of Northern California Art, presents James Kuiper: Notes From a Spanish Dutchman; a retrospective exhibition of art work created by James Kuiper, artist and long-time faculty emeritus from the CSUC Art Department.
Show runs Thu, Nov. 2 – Sun, Dec. 31, 11am-5pm Thu – Sun.
Opening reception Thu, Nov. 2, 6-8pm.
Join us for a Memorial Celebration of James Kuiper’s life, Sat, Nov. 4, 4-7pm.
900 Esplanade, Chico (530) 487-7272
monca, The Museum of Northern California Art, presents James Kuiper: Notes From a Spanish Dutchman; a retrospective exhibition of art work created by James Kuiper, artist and long-time faculty emeritus from the CSUC Art Department.
A sale of works by James Kuiper, hosted by his wife, Elizabeth Newman Kuiper, December 15th-17th.
The sale includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, mylar, and more. You name it, James did it- and in volumes!
The sale will be held at 1126 Bidwell Avenue. Please park on Bidwell or on Nord Ave. in front of the smoke shop. The studio will be open!
Friday: 5-8 PM
Saturday: 11-5 PM
Sunday: 11-5 PM
For any questions, please call:
David Hopper: 521-4674
SAVE THE DATE!
December 31st, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am at the museum.
$35 per person- LIMITED TICKETS
Includes: food, champagne, a no-host bar, games, tarot readings, music and dancing, art-making and celebration!
ATTIRE: Fun, Fancy & Fabulous!
Tickets available at the museum or on Eventbrite.
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
"Finding the Landscape: A Conversation about the Life and Art of James Kuiper"
Time: 5:00 PM
Asa Mittman - Chair of the CSU Art Dept.
Kelly Lindner (moderator) - Curator of the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery
Sheri Simons - Professor of Art at CSU
David Hopper - artist
Josh Olivera - artist and CSU art instructor
Elizabeth Newman Kuiper - James' widow and artist
James McManus - Art History Professor/ CSU
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!
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.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Help monca by making your donation on November 28th. More information can be found HERE.
Make a donation directly by visiting our Donations Page. Thank you for all your support!
SAVE THE DATE! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH at 900 ESPLANADE
Friends of Butte Creek (FBC)and monca (Museum of Northern California Art) are are pleased to co-host the 11th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival On-Tour on Friday, November 10th at monca, 900 The Esplanade. FBC, an all-volunteer organization, is working to protect Butte Creek and the endangered spring-run salmon. monca, also an all-volunteer organization, is restoring the Veteran’s hall as well as making art accessible and promoting awareness of Northern California artists through collections, exhibitions and educational programs. This year the costs and the proceeds will be shared to make it a dual fundraiser! Our special event will have a limited seating of 100, for a more intimate experience.
WSFF’s theme is: "At the Edge" – is even more appropriate now than we realized it could be – bringing to mind being at the edge of a great wilderness or a path not taken. Additionally, the phrase embraces the artists, activists and innovators featured in many of our documentary films who are at the edge of progress with new advances in alternative energy, sustainable farming, and the chance to make decisions that will have a positive effect for future generations.
Doors open at 5:00
Films start at 6:00
Appetizer Buffet, Silent Auction, Free Drawings, No-host Bar, and 12 great artistic, inspirational films.
Tickets go on sale: October 10th. Seating will be limited, so buy your ticket early. Tickets available online HERE.
Visit the http://www.buttecreek.org/ for more information!
CLASSICAL GUITAR PROJECT
MUSEUM OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ART
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
7:30 pm Doors at 6:45
Join us for a night of classical guitar music by renowned classical guitarist, Yuri Liberzon! He has performed with many great players, including Piotr Pakhomkin. This time Yuri is flying solo and has a stellar show in store! Yuri is a technically brilliant player who has added many new transcriptions to the repertoire and will surely dazzle us with a few of them. This rising star is definitely worth coming out to hear.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase at this event.
Hear Yuri's music at his website.
The Museum of Northern California Art and Stonewall Alliance present the 9th Annual Coming Out For Art Show. The Gallery openening and reception, featuring local live musicians, a selection of local beer and wine, and free hors d'oeuvres, will take place October 7th. The show will run (with art for sale) through October 16th.
This year's theme is 'Keep Moving Forward.' This will be an evening of art, wine, live music and community benefiting Chico's LGBTQI+ center.
Artist Applications are due October 2nd
We are seeking visual artists, dancers, photographeers, and spoken word performers.
And can be found at the Stonewall Alliance Center (358 e. 6th street) or online at stonewallchico.org/events after 8/25/17.
MONCA LECTURE SERIES FALL 2017
Lecturer Richard Macias has always been fascinated by how architectural style has been influenced by politics, exploration, dissent, technology and the many factors that have contributed to its evolution. For the past eight years he has lectured on the Modern History of Architecture in the Art & Art History department, School of Humanities and Fine Arts, CSU, Chico. Prior to his move to Chico in 2006 he worked in San Francisco, focusing on the design of colleges and universities. His undergraduate and graduate degrees are from the University of Michigan, College of Architecture and Design.
To begin the museum's Lecture Series, monca will offer an eight-week class on the Modern History of Architecture, 1860 to Present. Starting Monday, September 25th and for eight successive Mondays the sessions will begin at 6:30 pm for a maximum of 25 people. The class will include an hour lecture followed by an informal discussion. Class notes will be provided for each session.
Day and time of lecture: Mondays at 6:30 pm for eight weeks
Fee: $60 (10% discount for members). All proceeds will go to the museum. Deadline for sign-up is Monday September 18.
Payment by check, which may be mailed or dropped off at 900 Esplanade
or pay by credit card at the museum (900 Esplanade, Chico) Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm.
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. Topic discussed will include the influence of styles and movements in both architecture and related art, and how evolution and discontent dominated 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 representatives of any given style? All this will be covered during the eight-week period. The presentations will be highly graphic showing key examples that represent the styles and movements presented.
Informal discussion will follow for those who wish to remain. And, best of all, there will be no papers to write and no test to take!
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF TOPICS
The European Influence - 1860 to 1938
Week 1 -Introduction - Influence of the Industrial Revolution.The Rise of Arts and Crafts andthe emergence of Art Nouveau
Week 2 - The Vienna Secession (Wiener Werkstätte), Classical Rationalism (Deutscher Werkbund))
Week 3 - Italian Futurism Architectural Expressionism, and the De Stijl movement
Week 4 - The work of Charles Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier),Art Deco, Eileen Gray and the Rise of Modernism and the story of the Bauhaus
The American Search for Architectural Identity - 1893 to Today
Week 5 - The Columbian Exposition, theemergence of the Chicago School andThe work of Frank Lloyd Wright
Week 6 - 20th Century influences on Design.Post War Modernism and the International Style
Week 7 -Cranbrook Academy of Art, Charles & Ray Eames, The work ofLouis Kahn
Week 8 - Post Modernism and the New Modernists - From Frank Gehry to Jane Gang
Thursday, September 21
Museum of Northern California Art...monca
900 Esplanade, Chico
Doors @ 6 pm for premium ticket holders
Doors @ 7 pm for general and student
Concert @ 7:30 pm
Tickets: $40 premium * $20 general admission * $5 Students
Members of monca, Friends of the Arts and the Nor-Cal Jazz Festival email lists 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. ONLY 56 seated tickets being sold. This concert will sell out !!
Join us for this special evening of "Jazz at the Museum." In collaboration with monca, Friends of the Arts, the True North Tour and the Nor-Cal Jazz Festival, we are thrilled to present - from New York City - Saxophone and Clarinet virtuosos, Peter & Will Anderson, making their first appearance in Chico. Accompanying Peter & Will will be guitarist Felix Lemerie.
This will be a limited ticket event, featuring one of our favorite acts. The Andersons are identical twins and graduates of the Julliard School at Lincoln Center. The Anderson Boys have played four concerts for the Nor-Cal Jazz Festival in the past two years, in Redding, Weaverville, Red Bluff and Dunsmuir. We are finally getting them to Chico in a fantastic setting- beautiful monca. This will be a first for monca; hosting a concert in one of its spacious galleries with a new exhibit on the walls.
Hailed as "the future of jazz" by Quincy Jones, the trio will bring you to your feet and leave you calling for more. They just completed their 8th album, "Blues for Joe," a tribute to one of their instructors at Julliard, Joe Temperley. Joining them on the album are Peter Bernstein, Pat Bianchi and Kenny Washington.
Here's a link to a sweet version of THESE FOOLISH THINGS by the trio. CLICK HERE
We'll have a no-host bar with fine ales from Sierra Nevada, as well as wines.
All proceeds benefit monca and the Nor-Cal Jazz Festival.
Tickets are tax deductible.
Purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE !
Join us on Sept 1st from 7-10pm at the Museum of Northern California Art to hear about Murals & Street Art [In your city and Beyond] as we introduce the global creative event of Pechakucha to Chico. PechaKucha is a fun event where people share their stories, art, and ideas in a simple presentation format--20 images for 20 seconds each--and talk along with the images. It’s a social event that’s filled with fun, networking and most importantly, inspiration!
Speaker Line Up Coming Soon!
Pechakucha--now in over 900 cities worldwide!
If you want to join the list of speakers, or would like more info, contact: Jessi at email@example.com
Its FREE! But please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/286149948520310/
Contemporary art is filled with many and varied conversations. Some center on materials and techniques, some are emotive, and other discussions involve intellectual exercises, maybe even jokes.
For “Affinity,” the Museum of Northern California Art has generously opened its permanent collection, allowing NIAD Art Center to leap in, creating a group exhibition that takes snippets of conversations created by the Museum’s works and expands the discussions into an even more diverse cacophony.
Pairing up more than 20 works – paintings and objects -- created by NIAD artists with a similar number of works from Northern California artists creates a show that exudes a sort of call and response, or even in some situations a connect-the-dots.
Included artists are Steve Miranda Byer, Lisa Blevens, Lew Carson, Sal Casa, Deatra Colbert, Arista Dawson, Michael Divan, Julio Del Rio, Sylvia Fragoso, Jon Fukui, Felicia Griffin, Tom Griffith, Mike Halldorson, Raven Harper, Bill Hauk, Grace Hertlein, Richard Hornaday, James Kuiper, Portia Lyde, Julie MacDonald, Karen May, Ann Meade, Marlon Mullen, Cynthia Rand, Shantae Robinson, Elena Rossi, Alice Sampson, Danny Thach, Jeffrey Thurston, Christian Vassell, and Billy White.
August 31-October 29, 2017
Reception: Thursday, August 31, 6-8pm
Learn more about NIAD Art Center here, or at www.niadart.org
Bring your old jewelry box and new ideas. Meet new friends and learn how to restyle outdated or broken jewelry into stunning new pieces for your collection!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd
6:00 pm at monca, 900 Esplanade
(across from Chico High School)
$25 Ticket includes dinner & class
BYOJ (bring your own jewelry)
RSVP by Aug. 21st by calling 487-7272, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us reach our goal of $10,000 for our program, “Breaking the Cycle of Youth Homelessness!”
The purpose of monca’s program, “Breaking the Cycle of Youth Homelessness”, is to coordinate art-related experiences for homeless youth and their families that will help build confidence, dissuade negative behavior and culminate in being a positive influence for the city. People who are engaged with their environment respect the community and the resources that make living here important to their lives. The program will feature weekly workshops in the museum presenting guest artists, writers and performers, as well as give participants the opportunity to create a culminating exhibition open to the public at monca. “Breaking the Cycle of Youth Homelessness” introduces homeless youth and families to the museum environment while actively participating in art, writing and performance projects led by teachers, docents, and artists as positive-role models. By participating in this experience, they will not only grow as individuals, but also members of the community, and in turn the community will deepen its understanding of youth homelessness.
monca fulfills a unique role in the city by making art accessible and promoting awareness of Northern California artists through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. We have reached over 60,000 people through pop-up spaces, events, and in-school programs; with the recent opening of a permanent space in the historic Veterans Memorial Hall, these numbers will only grow. Our successes to-date are the result of strong support from individuals and other organizations. We have previously partnered with over 750 youth through our Educational Outreach Programs in schools, worked with homeless through the creation of our pop-up museums and have engaged thousands in the community through events and openings. We are working towards partnerships with local groups who work with homeless, underserved and youth populations in order to make “Breaking the Cycle of Youth Homelessness” a meaningful program for all, including: Chapman School, Sixth Street Center for Youth, Torres Community, Work Training Center, The Chico Inklings, and BCAC-TV. Chico’s successes are going to come from working together to begin solving the homeless problem and this project will be a step in the right direction. As this city’s next generation, it is necessary to make youth an equal part of the public conversations by letting them express themselves through art.
Enjoy yoga class in a peaceful, elegant setting.
monca is offering yoga classes in the gallery that is currently exhibiting Sense of Place.
Yoga instructor Marie Altman will be leading the classes in exploring and creating art with elements of line, shape and color as they relate to the exhibition and yoga.
Evenings: July 26 and August 2 at 6:00 pm
Mornings: August 2, 6, 16 at 9:30 am
Each class is 1 1/2 hours long.
Bring your own mat and props
Wear loose clothing
Yoga classes are limited to 12 participants.
Cost: $25 for two sessions (you choose)
$15 for one session (you choose)
We hope to see you there!
Join us for a walking tour of Chico's historic homes!
The Chico Heritage Association (CHA) and monca are hosting an event to celebrate the historic beauty of the Esplanade, and the beautiful array of vintage homes and businesses along its path.
"The Grande Dames Esplanade Walking Tour" will feature several historic homes for viewing:
- Eric Berg, Attorney Home/Office - 1050 Esplanade
- Ostrom Home - 1133 Esplanade
- Jeannie Newton - Newton Realty, Inc.(Nopel family home) - 1230 Esplanade
- Goodman Home (Bed and Breakfast)- 1362 Esplanade
The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, with the walking tour taking place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The tour will be followed by an outdoor picnic box lunch on the museum's entry grounds.
Tickets are $35 for monca and/or CHA members and $40 for the general public. Children's tickets (ages 8-14) are also available for $12.
****Options for lunch boxes are Turkey, Beef, or Vegetarian sandwiches. Please specify your preference with payment*****
Checks can be made out to monca and addressed to: 900 Esplanade, Chico CA, 95926
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE.
Join us for monca's Grand Opening Celebration!
On April 23rd, we will be opening our doors to the general public for the first time! From 1-5pm we will be open to the general public. Don't miss your chance to be a part of Chico history as we also prepare to seal our monca time capsule in the building (the time capsule will be opened in 2067).
More details about this very special event to come!
The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival is an annual, community-wide celebration of Earth Day featuring activities, exhibits, live music, and local food that will delight and inspire people of all ages. This annual event demonstrates our commitment as both individuals and as a community to work together for the health and livability of the north state region and our planet.
This event, now in its 11th year, is organized by a group of businesses, non-profits, and community organizations who volunteer their time to ensure the success of this event. The Festival takes place each year on the 4th Saturday of April. The focus of the Festival is 3 fold: a) to promote healthy living; b) to build healthy communities; and c) to restore a healthy planet.
The Festival features over 130 Exhibitors including businesses, non-profits, government agencies, community groups, local artists, and educational organizations, each of which is actively engaged in at least one of the 3 major areas of focus at the Festival. Each year, the organizers actively seek new exhibitors from our north state region and beyond to give attendees the broadest possible exposure to innovative ideas and products.
In addition to our Exhibitors, the Festival features local food vendors and a Beer Garden with local craft beers and wines near the main stage. The music at the Festival is incredible and is fast becoming a renowned music festival in its own right. This year there will be continuous live music on 3 stages. The Festival gives back to the community by sponsoring The Whole Earth Hustle, a 5K community run that benefits 2 local non-profits dedicated to maintaining and developing our extensive trail system.
This year the Festival is expanding to include a special Presentation Tent with informative and innovative speakers throughout the day. There will also be a STEAM Tent with hand’s-on activities designed to engage young people ages 10-18. Make plans to visit the Festival on Saturday April 22, 2017
Save the Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 | Earth Day
Join us this Saturday for a day full of fun as we learn & play together at The Autism Awareness Fair! Food trucks, music, bounce houses and games will be featured at this event, as will a special art activity hosted by monca.
All proceeds from this event benefit Little Red Hen's Children's Programs.
Can't wait to see you there!
Be a part of history!
In honor of the opening of our museum, we are inviting the public to participate in a time capsule that will be sealed within the Veterans Hall building, and opened in 2067. Boxes can be purchased for $25 (small) and $50 (large). The boxes can be decorated inside and out. Suggested contents include:
- personal notes
- hopes for the future
- social criticisms
Boxes can be purchased at the following locations:
Pullins Cyclery- 801 Main Street, Chico
Art Etc.- 122 3rd St., Chico
Videomaker- 645 Mangrove Ave., Chico
Wild Ink Press- 183 E 6th St., Chico
The Bookstore- 118 Main St, Chico
Keller Williams Realty- 2080 E 20th St., Chico
Ninth Avenue Gallery, 180 E. 9th Avenue, Chico
Coldwell Banker, Larry Knifong- 7020 Skyway, Paradise
Please make checks payable to monca or the Museum of Northern California Art.
Come Join Us at the Chico Science Fair! Science fair projects will be on proud public display at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Commercial Building on Wednesday, March 2, 10am to 8pm and Thursday, March 3, 10am to 8pm. Parking and admission are free. We invite you to expand your mind by visiting this year's fair together with your family and friends.
Need a break from the game day madness? Join us for an afternoon of food, beverages, and art activities! We will have something for all ages- games, art activities, Valentine's Day card-making, photo ops, music, and many more surprises!
Where: Chico Women’s Club
When: Sunday, February 5, 2017
Cost: $10 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward the renovation of the Veterans Hall.
Super Bowl food: Chili, pretzels and cheese, popcorn, a no host bar plus create your own ice cream sundae!
For a donation to the Building Fund you can sign your name on a time capsule that will become part of the new renovation in the museum.
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
Join Chico Mall for the 3rd annual Girls Night Out Wine Tasting & Shopping Event! Sunday, January 29 from 6pm – 9pm.
We will be bringing back the Gift With Purchase this year. For every $50 you spend you will get $5 cash at the event!
Tickets for the event are $10 each and are available for sale at the mall management office. All proceeds are donated to MONCA and the American Cancer Society.
Participating stores thus far include: Bath & Body Works, maurices, Buckle, francesca’s, rue21, Forever 21, Torrid, Finish Line, Justice, Chico’s, Katie’s Quilts & Artisan Gallery and Silver Link. Dick’s Sporting Goods and JCPenney are open until 7pm.
Food samples provided by Chili’s Grill & Bar, Auntie Anne’s and Git Ya Some Pizza.
MONCA will have their “Mobile Museum” as well as a display inside.
Join us for a Holiday Preview Pop-up!
Dates: November 19th and 20th (Saturday/Sunday)
Hours: Saturday 11am – 4pm; Sunday 4 – 8pm
Address: 215 Main Street
Activities include card-making, taking a framed selfie, and making an ornament from our "disko" toys. All materials will be supplied (except one will use one’s own phone for the selfie!). No skill required on your part! Each participating person will be able to take his/her “work of art” home.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to kick off the holiday season!
The first Shasta County Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Redding Civic Auditorium in Redding, California. We are excited to bring the Maker Movement and this showcase event to Northern California. We want to invite people from all North State counties to attend!
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL NOV. 11!
CHILDREN & COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE FREE, BUT AN ENTRY TICKET IS REQUIRED!
CLICK ON BUY TICKETS FOR MORE TICKET INFORMATION.
Explore booths from local business, industry, high schools, and the community college. Interactive hands-on activities from robotics to art and more! Food Trucks open at 5:00 p.m. First 200 individuals will receive a Food Voucher. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY. Learn more on Facebook.
RSVP for raffle event here.