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“Let’s Talk Art” with Kari Marboe

February 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Chico Art Center is announcing it’s next lecture in its seasonal guest lecture series featuring influential and innovative artists, architects, scholars, designers, and curators. The winter lecturer will be Kari Marboe who will be discussing her site-specific installation art pieces including the one she just unveiled at the Veterans Memorial Building for The Museum of Northern California Art (monca).

Kari Marboe will discuss monca/vmh, her temporary vinyl installation that introduces passersby to the Museum of Northern California Art’s new location at the Veterans Memorial Hall. The artist will speak about her interest in how a building and collection of artwork can harbor public histories and emotions, and what happens to a site when it’s asked to house multiple narratives. The nature of site-specific artworks and examples will also be touched upon, making this an ideal lecture for art enthusiasts of all ages.

This lecture will coincide with an exhibition that the Chico Art Center is hosting for monca during February – March 2014. This exhibition will be titled “Art Building Community: From the depot to the Veterans Memorial Building.” More info to come!

Lecture Date: Friday, February 28, 5:00 (Lecture will begin at 5:30).  Refreshments will be served before and after.

Price: $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 Students

Seating is limited to 50. You can pre-purchase tickets at the Chico Art Center, open daily 10-4.

More on Kari Marboe

Biography and Resume Highlights

Kari Marboe lives and works in Oakland, California. The artist earned her BFA from California College of the Arts and her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. Marboe’s site-specific, text-based installations have lived in spaces such as an exterior wall of the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, the windows of the Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA, in Latham Square, Oakland, CA and within the air of Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Website:


2013 monca/vmh, installation, Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA

2013 PUNCH Gallery Juried Exhibition, juried by Rock Hushka, Director of Curatorial Administration, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2013 Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled, installation, Oakland, CA

2013 Center for Wish Research with Erin Colleen Johnson, Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ

2013 Mobile Wishing Well, Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson, Sunday Streets, SF, CA

2013 Reverse Rehearsals, Southern Exposure, SF, CA

2012 42nd Annual M.F.A. Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2012 MFA Now: Archive and Exhibition, organizer and participant, Root Division, SF, CA


2014 Magical Thinking, curated by Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson, Root Division, SF, CA

2011 MFA Now Archive and Exhibition, co-organized by Kari Marboe and Claire Colette, juried by Kevin Chen from Intersection for the Arts, Root Division, SF, CA


2014 Featherboard Writer-in-Residence, Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA

2013 Central School Project, Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson, Bisbee, AZ

2012 Elsewhere Museum, Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson, Greensboro, NC


February 28, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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