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Maser Artist Residency

July 29, 2018 - TBD
maser in virginia beach MOCA and the ViBe Creative District in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs will host internationally renowned artist, Maser, for an artist residency this July. Maser will create a large mural on the back of MOCA’s building (that faces I-264 heading west), a sculptural installation across the street from the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and an entertainment stage in ViBe Park on Cypress Avenue between the Virginia Beach Library and Wareings Gym plaza. A walking tour of all three projects through the ViBe Creative District in celebration of the artist residency will be open to the public on Sat, Jul 29 at 10am. Originally from…

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Maser Artist Residency

Small Works, Tall Tales

September 16, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Save the Date: Opening Reception, Friday, September 15, 6:30pm This fall, Virginia MOCA celebrates regional artists with Small Works, Tall Tales an exhibition of narrative sculpture presented on an intimate scale.  Each featured artist is an able storyteller. They infuse their work with sharp wit and a complex interpretation of our world. Different materials and approaches resulting in distinct styles. Yet, all share a penchant for creating engaging work of a personal, approachable size. As a sculpture projects into concrete space, it draws the viewer down into a fantastic, diminutive world.  The artists included are Aggie Zed, John Tobin, Wade Mickley, Deborah G. Rogers, Tracey St. Peter,…

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Small Works, Tall Tales
Kranitzky & Overstreet. Blind, 2015. 5.5"x 2.75"x.625". Mixed media. Courtesy of the Artists

Wayne White: MONITORIUM

September 16, 2017 - February 11, 2018
Save the Date: Opening Reception Friday, September 15, 6:30pm In September, MOCA will present MONITORIUM, an exhibition by Wayne White exploring unique historical events in Hampton Roads. In 1862, the Battle of Hampton Roads took place and the first ironclad ships met in combat on the James River. One of those ships, the Union Navy's USS Monitor sets the stage for White's dynamic exhibition. Here, the focus is on the intimate, human side of this story. White will create a multi-media installation including monumental-sized puppets. It will feature the special individuals who helped to shape the Monitor's history. Props, masks, and puppets will carve out White's unique perspective on this ga…

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Wayne White: MONITORIUM
Courtesy of Dress Code NYC