CREATIVE CONNECTIONS WITH WORK PROGRAM ARCHITECTS¬
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS WITH WORK PROGRAM ARCHITECTS
Saturday, February 4, 2023
ASSEMBLY IN NORFOLK
Current members can join Virginia MOCA staff for a private tour of Assembly led by one of our exhibition partners for More than Shelter, Work Program Architects. Following the tour, members can engage in casual dialogue with WPA project managers to learn more about the collaboration with More than Shelter artist Heather Beardsley and other upcoming projects, including the Elizabeth River Project.
Members will enjoy a light brunch provided after the program.
Free for Virginia MOCA members, registration required.
More about Work Program Architects:
Work Program Architects was founded in 2010 by Mel Price and Thom White. Located in the newly renovated Assembly building at 400 Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk, originally an Ames and Brownley department store (ca. 1919). WPA has an open studio environment that encourages collaboration between staff, clients, consultants, and the community.
WPA is focused on educational and municipal work, civic landmarks, places of business, and any place where people gather. Their multi-disciplinary design process results in projects unique to their location. The relationships they build with their clients and the community create buildings, neighborhoods, and urban places that connect people in living, working, and social spaces.
More Than Shelter
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.