Modern Art Family: Stories of Work and Play.

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Arts Habitat will present Andrea McCann, multi-media artist and Bob Bacigal, designer, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, for a presentation entitled Modern Art Family: Stories of Work and Play.

Arts Habitat will present Andrea McCann, multi-media artist and Bob Bacigal, designer, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, for a presentation entitled Modern Art Family: Stories of Work and Play.


AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Press Club is located just in front of the Monterey County Weekly office building, at 1123 Fremont Boulevard, at the corner of Williams Avenue and Fremont Blvd. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; and the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of the evening. Food and beverage are available for purchase from the on-site concession, Perfectly Pressed. 


Andrea McCann received a B.A. in studio art with an emphasis on printmaking from UC Davis, where she had the fortune of studying with such artists as Wayne Thiebaud and Roland Peterson. During her 28 years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium she's played a number of roles: production artist, graphic desgner, illustrator, exhibit designer and exhibit developer. Her personal work is experimental, exploratory and inventive-playing with her husband's laser cutter, alternative printmaking techniques, digital photography and jewelry making.

 Recently, using positive-reinforcement training techniques, she persuaded her Bureau of Land Management mustang gelding to serve as a canvas for drawing and painting. Sometimes Andrea catches herself wondering what she'll be when she grows up, but part of her hopes she'll stay a kid forever, at least in spirit.




Bob Bacigal received a Bachelors in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and has over 30 years of experience in exhibit design, industrial design and storytelling. He enjoys shaping a variety of content into creative expressions, from science-based topics to culturally sensitive histories. He was the lead designer on the Monterey Bay Aquarium's original Outer Bay Wing, and has worked extensively with Monterey County, designing exhibitions for the Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum and the Japanese Schoolhouse in Castroville, which tells the story of the local internment of Japanese Americans.


Andrea and Bob met while both were employed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 


They have been married for 16 years, have two children, and cohabitate a 2.5 acre hobby farm with more non-human companions than they can count. For Arts in Progress they will share their struggles, passions and hopes as a family entrenched both professionally and personally in the creative arts.