Local arts enthusiasts want people to know the perception of stuffy, hands-off museums is so passe.
For the month of Artoberfest, the Museum of Northern California Art aims to bring attention to evolving nature of art in the digital age and explore the relationship between technology and the arts. It kicked off with some low-tech twists earlier this month with video documentaries, and rises to a new level this weekend with an open house for its partnership with the Idea Fab Lab.
“It’s a difference face for museums and it’s a different face for us,” said board president Pat Macias.”It’s geared toward this generation of 20- and 30-year-old young families that are going to have to keep this museum going. How do we engage them? How do we engage their kids?”
Artists Mallory Russell, Jacob Troester and Kyle Campbell have paid residencies at the Idea Fab Lab for six weeks, during which time they are using 3D printers, laser cutters and other electronic elements to create art.