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Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

May 22, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will feature some of the foremost contemporary artists through a ten year retrospective of the art magazine, Hi-Fructose. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to bring a broad spectrum of artwork by over 50 artists from the pages of magazines and computer screens to the walls of a contemporary art museum dedicated to educating on the significant art of today. Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is a collaborative initiative by two like-minded organizations – MOCA in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine in San Francisco, California. Both are committed to creating an awareness of contempora…

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Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

Open (C)all 2016 Exhibition

June 1 - September 4, 2016
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) invites Hampton Roads artists of all ages to participate in our upcoming Open (C)all 2016 exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists — including you — to have their work on display in MOCA’s Fleming Gallery.   MOCA will feature the exhibition Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose in our galleries. Ten years ago, two San-Francisco-based artists, Annie Owens and Daniel "Attaboy" Seifert started the magazine Hi-Fructose to share the type of art they loved. Over the years, Hi-Fructose magazine has become an influential publication with a devoted international readership, celebrating diverse art that transcends genres fro…

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Open (C)all 2016 Exhibition

christine k. harris: awake

MAY 22 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
www.christinekharris.com Artist Christine K. Harris wants us to wake up. Too often we move through life, head down, involved in our personal problems in our minds and on our screens. But, if we just look up and around, there is a possibility for deep insight. We have the opportunity to recognize the ties that bind everything together into a whole: People, plants, insects, and animals. Everything that lives has connection to everything else. Learning to pay close, thoughtful attention to the natural world is a process whose story continues to unfold. Christine K Harris is a sculptor and part time art therapist. She earned a Master’s Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in art therapy…

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VIBE Creative District Mural Panels

Year-Round
MOCA is proud to partner with local artists and creative businesses on the NEW VIBE Creative District. A short drive from MOCA, the VIBE Creative District is a unique and interesting local community in Virginia Beach that shares the talents of local artists, makers and creative entrepreneurs. For the outdoor mural project, Richmond artist Ed Trask and Virginia Beach artist Igor Acord organized volunteers to paint and create murals to be installed on 18th Street, between Mediterranean and Cypress Streets. This area has been identified as the common area for future First Friday collaborations and fundraising events for the VIBE Creative District.  Vision of ViBe Creative District A group of a…

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VIBE Creative District Mural Panels

dale chihuly

on display year round.
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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dale chihuly