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.