Female Artists Showcased in new MONCA Exhibit

"Persistence" is title of new exhibit at Museum of Northern California Art in Chico.

Posted: Jun 13, 2018 2:23 PM

CHICO, Calif. -   The new, main exhibit at the Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) is called "Persistence" and features the creative works of more than 60 female artists from the North State.

MONCA Board President Pat Macias said in an interview with Linda Watkins-Bennett on Action News Now at Noon that throughout the ages female artists were not given the recognition they deserve and yet, despite this, women chose to stay true to their passions and create the type of work we can appreciate today.  

Macias said the exhibit was inspired, in part, by the death os of the oldest women artists in the MONCA Collection, Claudia Steel and Ann Pierce.  And, that all of the women in the exhibit persisted in their art while leading demanding lives -- many raising families, being devoted partners and working full-time. 

"Persistence" will be on display Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. through July 15th.

July 13th marks the one year anniversary of when MONCA opened it's doors in the former Veteran's Memorial Hall, at 900 the Esplanade in Chico.   Macias says a street party is planned to celebrate, likely on July 20th. More details will be announced later.

For more information visit the MONCA website here.  

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