Bob Petersen. Reflect #8 Diptych. Photograph. 54 x 80 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and BOJUart.

October 12, 2018-February 9, 2019

Waterways at the Virginia MOCA Satellite Gallery celebrates the work of six local artists as they explore the environmental, social, cultural and imaginative qualities of this vital resource.

ARTISTS Jean Benvenuto, Ben Boshart, Shaylen Amanda Broughton, Lauren Keim, Angela Ramsey and Bob Petersen.

The allure of water has always been a powerful draw for artists. Water can be meditative and reflective, and yet equally powerful and destructive. As coastal dwellers in Virginia Beach, our relationship with the surrounding waters is deep and multifaceted. We need access to fresh, clean water in our daily lives, we immerse ourselves in it for relaxation and entertainment, and our economy depends on it. Protecting ourselves, our communities and the water itself is becoming an increasingly important issue for our region.

About the VIRGINIA MOCA Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II:

Open Monday-Friday 9 AM–6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM–4 PM. No charge for admission. Virginia MOCA has partnered with The Runnymede Corporation to open a permanent satellite gallery in the lobby of their Virginia Beach headquarters at 600 22nd Street, Pavilion II. The gallery is over 80 combined feet of wall space spanning the lobby and hallways of the first floor.

Exhibitions rotate every few months featuring work from local and regional artists, some available for purchase. Exhibitions are organized by Virginia MOCA Curator, Heather Hakimzadeh and Director of Exhibitions and Education, Alison Byrne.