Special Events at MarinMOCA

. . . championing artists and the artistic process

Community Glass Quilt Project
with Artists In Residence:
Demetra Theofanous and Dean Bensen

When: April 8 & 9, Noon-4pm
(Drop in anytime, no reservations needed)
Where: MarinMOCA (Ron Collins Gallery)
Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Bring your artistic flair to MarinMOCA, and participate in our glass tile project. Each Museum visitor will receive one clear glass tile, and will be asked to use it as a canvas to create a nature inspired piece. Glass embellishment material will be provided to decorate your tile. After each tile is complete, the artists will fuse it in the kiln to complete the piece. This process is called fusing or kiln forming. Each tile will then be mounted on the wall, creating a community quilt which will be exhibited in the entry way to the Museum. This community tapestry provides a visual connection to each person that participates in the project, and reflects the artist's desire to start a dialogue concerning the importance of social awareness and environmental stewardship. This activity is suitable for ages 5 and up, though children should have adult supervision.


Open Studios at the Novato Arts Center,
November 4th and 5th, 11am-5pm

Join us for the Novato Arts Center Open Studios on November 4th and 5th 2017, from 11am-5pm. This is a free, two-day event sponsored by the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato. Meet the artists AND purchase unique and creative artwork in a variety of media. The Novato Arts Center is home to over 50 artists working in many genres and mediums: Painting, drawing, mixed media, portraiture, sculpture, photography, textiles, artists books and more! This is a unique opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their process and inspirations. There will be a variety of on-going 30 minute art demonstrations throughout both days and visitors can drop in and participate in hands-on art making alongside the artists. Don’t miss this exciting event!