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Donna Iona Drozda: Roots and Wings

November 20, 2014 – March 16, 2015
As an artist, author and educator Donna Iona Drozda impacts many lives through her artwork and teaching. Her work includes vibrant and complex acrylic paintings and mixed media works of art. For the artist, they are a means to celebrate life and its idiosyncrasies.  Each piece fuses images from nature with brilliant colors, textures, patterns and symbols. What results is a cohesive vision of personal stories, beliefs and shared human experience. Within each narrative is an invitation to explore. Soon, you will discover and appreciate the world through Drozda's beautiful outlook. This exhibition is organized by The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). MOCA would like to thank Donna Io…

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Donna Iona Drozda: Roots and Wings

dale chihuly

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Dale Chihuly, Mille Colori, 2003 Often called "the world's greatest living artist," Dale Chihuly has single-handedly changed the glass world with his elaborate and extraordinary works. His retrieval of ancient glass-blowing techniques and his founding of the Pilchuck Glass School, the most prominent glass-working school in the world, are both groundbreaking moments in contemporary glass art. In his Seattle "hot shop," he and his team of glassblowers push the limits of molten glass, darting across the room like dancers, their movements choreographed by the master. In 1996, Chihuly created 15 enormous chandeliers, placing them under bridges and across the Venetian canals as a tribute to the bi…

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Outdoor Sculptures

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After you've visited MOCA's main exhibitions in our galleries, be sure to take a walking tour of our outdoor sculptures. Download the Outdoor Sculptures map. #1Steven LesserOlympia, 2001Plate steel2001.46.LTLLES #2Michael ManjarrisPoetic Object Series: Knowledge, 2001Negro Monterrey Marble2001.46.LTLMAN #3Lila KatzenCurled Up C, 1979Stainless steel and cor-ten1979.24.LTLKAT #4Steven LesserMano Hermano, 1999Plate steel1999.44.LTLLES #5MASAYUKI ODAVoyage, 1987Mixed media1987.32.03 HELP US PROTECT THE ART: PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB ON SCULTPURES.  See more Public Art in Virginia Beach: Download the Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Guide.  …

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Outdoor Sculptures