EVENTS

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Jan 11

Suzanna Fields, Interstices, 2020. Ink and acrylic on synthetic paper. Courtesy of the artist.

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Mark Making: A Micro Investigation

Dive into a microscopic universe of discovery that will unveil tiny secrets of our world! Examine the marks of Made in VA artists Suzanna Fields and Sarah Boyts Yoder, inspect synthetics and organics under the microscope, and experiment with an unconventional variety of materials to create reduction prints and mixed media paintings about the world up close.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
4:30 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jan 15

Chlo Finley, Rome Falls 9 Times, 2020. Hand-dyed assorted fabrics, flora, insect wings, human hair. Courtesy of the artist.

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Material World

Spend time together, make art, and discover how Made in VA artists Federico Cuatlacuatl and Chlo Finley utilize both natural and artificial materials in their three-dimensional sculptures! Together, create a series of multi-media sculptures to uncover the unique properties of artificial and natural materials.

January 15, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jan 22

Megan Angolia, The President, the President of the United States of America, said what about injecting disinfectants?!?, 2020. Terracotta, underglaze, China paints, acrylic, mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.

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Master Class with Megan Angolia

Join Made in VA exhibiting artist Megan Angolia for a master class inspired by her artistic viewpoint and process. By blending traditional ceramic methods with contemporary content, she creates sculpted portraits of women suspended in candid emotion. Angolia’s truthful portraits serve to showcase the richness of the human experience in all its moments.

Saturday, January 22
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jan 23

Hollie Lyko, Gun Control, (No One's Listening), 2019. Dremel-erased vintage praying hands plates, circa 1976. Courtesy of the artist and Ferrin Contemporary.

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Narrative Vessels: Telling Stories Through Layered Images

Memories and storytelling go hand in hand. Layer personally symbolic imagery using ceramic printmaking techniques to create a narrative vessel and examine how Shaping Memories: Expressions in Clay artists Ehren Tool and Hollie Lyko use layers to obscure and reveal their own recollections.

January 23, 2022 - February 13, 2022
11:00 AM-3:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jan 29

John Alan Stock, Man as a Facade No. 19, 2021, Mixed Media; acrylic paint, inks, photo transfer, collage. Courtesy of the artist.

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Identity Investigation

Get inspired by the way Made in VA artists Katherine Prock and John Alan Stock approach the topic of identity. Exercise creative exploration and critical thinking skills to distinguish how aspects of appearance, personality, culture, and more contribute to the personal and social self by combining found materials, drawing, and painting to produce a wall-mounted installation.

Saturday, January 29, 2022
1:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jan 29

Eirene Espinoza, Comfort, 2019. Sweet gum tree seed pods, yarn. Courtesy of the artist.

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Making with Memories

Discover the work of installation artists Pattie Chalmers and Eirene Espinoza who consider the impact of the five senses on art and memory when creating their deeply personal and immersive artworks. Assemble an engaging multi-media installation that explores the concept of memory with clay, found materials, ink, paint, and pastels.

Saturday, January 29, 2022
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 05

Gregory Hennen, Even Light October Wyatt Mt, 2018. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

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The Green Life

We’ll explore our galleries to find nature-inspired artworks by Made in VA artists Caitlin Blomstrom and Gregory Hennen, then capture the elements of nature through monoprints, liquid watercolor, and found object stamping!

Saturday, February 5, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 06

Photo by Fresh Look Photography.

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Intro to Contemporary Art

Uncover the themes, techniques, and materials exhibited in the galleries at Virginia MOCA, and discover the why behind the creation of contemporary art. Immerse yourself in the professional practices of a contemporary artist to conceptualize, workshop, and implement ideas through 2D and 3D art. Perform visual research in a handmade sketchbook, photograph objects with a digital microscope, and learn techniques in printing and casting. This experience gives students the tools to build a necessary foundational skillset to develop portfolio-ready, relevant, and meaningful artwork.

February 6, 2022 - February 27, 2022
Sundays 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 12

Agnes Grochulska, Archetypes 3, 2021. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

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Master Class with Agnes Grochulska

Join Community Gallery artist Agnes Grochulska for a master class in live figure drawing. Agnes Grochulska’s portraits of the human figure expose insightful psychological narratives about the subject through a rich language of expressive marks and lines.

Saturday, February 12, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 16

Russell Richards, Corner, 2019. Steel, concrete, leaded glass, brass, paint. Courtesy of the artist.

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Archetype Corner

Archetypes are all around us. Engage with exhibiting artists Agnes Grochulska and Russell Richards to identify how symbols, expressions, and environments can be used to cultivate meaning in art. Enhance understandings of setting and character design and develop your own ideas through drawing and painting.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
4:30

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 17

Jiha Moon, Reclining, 2017. Earthenware, underglaze, glaze. Courtesy of Mindy Solomon Gallery.

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Constructing Identity

Discover how Shaping Memories: Expressions in Clay artists Jiha Moon and Roberto Lugo use the language of form, color, and texture to illuminate facets of their personal and cultural identity. You’ll use sculptural and functional ceramics to creatively apply a variety of hand-building techniques and underglazing methods to create a personally symbolic work of art.

February 17, 2022 - March 3, 2022
6:30 PM-9:30 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 19

Shara Appanaitus, Fog Rising, 2019. Encaustic on panel. Courtesy of the artist.

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Places and Spaces

Contemporary artists who explore the idea of place in their work are masters of using shape, color, and texture to recreate and imagine a variety of settings. Join us in the galleries to examine the place-based work of Made in VA artists Shara Appanaitis and Riley Goodman, then combine painting, printmaking, and other processes to represent a special space of your own!

Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Mar 05

Lou Haney, Bedlam, 2020. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

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Art On The Go

Get inspired by Made in VA artists Lou Haney and Donna Cooper Hurt to recreate the shapes and colors of remembered places. This sensory-based class encourages creative play and material research to create a portable and modifiable work of fiber art perfect for kids on the go!

Saturday, March 5, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA