EVENTS

COFFEE + CONVERSATION: HEATHER BEARDSLEY & MEL PRICE, WORK PROGRAM ARCHITECTS¬

Artist Heather Beardsley.

COFFEE + CONVERSATION: HEATHER BEARDSLEY & MEL PRICE, WORK PROGRAM ARCHITECTS

Thursday, October 27
11:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

10:30 AM, Coffee served
11:00 AM, Gallery Talk

Join us for a casual conversation exploring current exhibitions, led by Virginia MOCA staff and guest lecturers.

This month we will be joined by Heather Beardsley, exhibiting artist and Mel Price, Work Program Architects who will discuss their collaboration and the culminating work of art featured in More Than Shelter.

Heather Beardsley was born in Virginia Beach, VA. She received a BA in History and Art from the University of Virginia in 2009 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015. Beardsley is an American visual artist who creates mixed-media projects at the intersection of art, science, and environmental issues. She was granted a Fulbright Scholarship for Installation Art in Vienna, Austria for the 2015—2016 academic year. She has exhibited work throughout the United States and Europe, including exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and the UK. In 2016, she was awarded a twelve-month Braunschweig Projects International Artist Scholarship by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, Germany in affiliation with the Braunschweig University of Art. Recent exhibitions include Department Of at the Braunschweig University of Art, and Books Undone: The Art of Altered Books at The Gallery at Penn College. Beardsley has shown her work both nationally and internationally, including group exhibitions at Science Gallery Dublin, Museo del Traje in Madrid, and Museum Rijswijk in the Netherlands.

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@heather_beardsley

Mel Price is principal and co-founder of Work Program Architects. Formed in 2010, WPA is an architecture and urban design practice located in Norfolk, Virginia. A key focus of WPA’s work is placemaking in urban areas, sea level rise and coastal resilience design. Price specializes in community outreach, always finding a way to bring polarized and highly charged groups of stakeholders to common ground where good design and development is embraced by the community.

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EXHIBITION

More Than Shelter

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The essentials for human survival are food, water, and shelter. These needs take precedence over all the others. Virginia MOCA continues our investigations of basic human needs with the new exhibition More Than Shelter. Eleven artists received an invitation to participate in this exhibition. We asked each one to consider what the idea of shelter means to them and choose an avenue of investigation. The artists connected with partners who provided unique insight into their area of expertise. Shelter is both a verb and a noun. It can mean a home, a community, or the people and places that makes us feel safe and welcomed. It also means to listen, care, and to support one another, our community, our land, our minds, our society, and our futures.

OCTOBER 8, 2022–FEBRUARY 5, 2023

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