EVENTS

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Jul 07

Poet Laureate of Virginia Luisa Igloria. Photo by Lindsay Collette.

PROGRAMS
Poetry Reading: Water Will Not Make Tears for Water

Poet Laureate of Virginia 2020–22, Luisa Igloria will read a suite of poems created in response to our current exhibition Maya Lin: A Study of Water. Igloria will be joined by multidisciplinary guests who will also present inspired reflections.

Thursday, July 7, 2022
6:30 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jul 09

Artist Shirley Lu.

PROGRAMS
Artist in Residence: Shirley Lu

Engage with local working artists creating on site inspired by Maya Lin and environmental themes. Artists will have mobile studios set up in the Virginia MOCA Atrium.

This month’s featured artist is Shirley Lu.

July 2 - July 30, 2022
Saturdays 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jul 09
CLASSES
Encaustic Art

ADULTS
Encaustic
One Session

Encaustic painting is a process that uses melted, pigmented beeswax to create layered and luminous work. In this workshop, designed for all levels, artist Karen Eide will lead you through encaustic painting basics as well as how to add inks, pastels, graphite, watercolor, collage, mixed media, and texture!

Saturday, July 9, 2022
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jul 14

Artist Spencer Tinkham.

PROGRAMS
Instagram Live Chat

Join Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, for a conversation with past and current Virginia MOCA exhibiting artists. Guest artists will give us a look inside their studios, share current projects, and discuss process and inspiration.

This month’s guest is Spencer Tinkham, June Atrium Artist in Residence. Tinkham’s work will be on view in the Virginia MOCA Fleming Gallery as part of the Atrium Artists in Residence Exhibition.

Thursday, July 14, 2022
11:00 AM

INSTAGRAM

Jul 21

Nikki Bass, Nansemond Tribal Council Member.

PROGRAMS
Coffee + Conversation with Nikki Bass

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

This month we will be joined by Nikki Bass, Nansemond Tribal Council Member. We will look at selected works of art from Maya Lin: A Study of Water and discuss the work of the Nansemond Indian Nation to rebuild their connection to their ancestral waterway after centuries of displacement.

Thursday, July 21, 2022
11:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jul 26

Ken Garcia Olaes apprenticed with his mother, Lelis, in Filipino baking traditions. Hopia and other sweets are on offer at Angie's Bakery in Virginia Beach. Photo by Pat Jarrett.

PROGRAMS
"In Good Keeping in 2022" Virginia Beach Screening

The Virginia Folklife Program invites you to a screening of In Good Keeping in 2022, a feature-length documentary film showcasing eighteen artists from across the state who are working to sustain the cultural traditions of Virginia.

Tuesday, July 26
5:30 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Aug 06

Suzanne Stevens, Gingko Trees. Oil pastels. Courtesy of the artist.

PROGRAMS
Artist in Residence: Suzanne Stevens

Engage with local working artists creating on site inspired by Maya Lin and environmental themes. Artists will have mobile studios set up in the Virginia MOCA Atrium.

This month’s featured artist is Suzanne Stevens

August 6 - August 27, 2022
Saturdays 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Aug 11

Artist Erin Fostel.

PROGRAMS
Instagram Live Chat with Erin Fostel

Join Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, for a conversation with past and current Virginia MOCA exhibiting artists. Guest artists will give us a look inside their studios, share current projects, and discuss process and inspiration.

This month’s guest is Erin Fostel, More Than Shelter exhibiting artist. More Than Shelter will open at Virginia MOCA in fall 2022. Fostel previously exhibited artwork at the museum as part of 2021 group exhibition Amplify.

Thursday, August 11, 2022
11:00 AM

INSTAGRAM

Aug 20

Example of cyanotype print.

CLASSES
Cyanotypes: Printing with Light

ADULTS
Cyanotypes
One Session

When exposed to the sun, fabric and paper treated with the light-sensitive cyanotype solution reveal original prints in an intense shade of blue. Artists, botanists, and architects have been employing this non-toxic light-printing technique in their work for nearly 200 years.

Saturday, August 20
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA