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Outdoor Sculptures

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After you've visited MOCA's main exhibitions in our galleries, be sure to take a walking tour of our outdoor sculptures. Download the Outdoor Sculptures map. #1Steven LesserOlympia, 2001Plate steel2001.46.LTLLES #2Michael ManjarrisPoetic Object Series: Knowledge, 2001Negro Monterrey Marble2001.46.LTLMAN #3Lila KatzenCurled Up C, 1979Stainless steel and cor-ten1979.24.LTLKAT #4Steven LesserMano Hermano, 1999Plate steel1999.44.LTLLES #5MASAYUKI ODAVoyage, 1987Mixed media1987.32.03 HELP US PROTECT THE ART: PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB ON SCULTPURES.  See more Public Art in Virginia Beach: Download the Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Guide.  …

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Outdoor Sculptures

dale chihuly

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Dale Chihuly, Mille Colori, 2003 Often called "the world's greatest living artist," Dale Chihuly has single-handedly changed the glass world with his elaborate and extraordinary works. His retrieval of ancient glass-blowing techniques and his founding of the Pilchuck Glass School, the most prominent glass-working school in the world, are both groundbreaking moments in contemporary glass art. In his Seattle "hot shop," he and his team of glassblowers push the limits of molten glass, darting across the room like dancers, their movements choreographed by the master. In 1996, Chihuly created 15 enormous chandeliers, placing them under bridges and across the Venetian canals as a tribute to the bi…

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Donna Iona Drozda: Roots and Wings

November 20, 2014 – March 16, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20th, 5-6:30pm. Artist's Talk at 6pm. 600 22nd Street, Pavilion II, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 As an artist, author and educator Donna Iona Drozda impacts many lives through her artwork and teaching. Her work includes vibrant and complex acrylic paintings and mixed media works of art. For the artist, they are a means to celebrate life and its idiosyncrasies.  Each piece fuses images from nature with brilliant colors, textures, patterns and symbols. What results is a cohesive vision of personal stories, beliefs and shared human experience. Within each narrative is an invitation to explore. Soon, you will discover and appreciate the world through Drozda's b…

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Donna Iona Drozda: Roots and Wings

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus 28

September 12- December 28, 2014
When you see one of artist Gabriel Dawe’s installations for the first time, several metaphors may spring to mind. Spider webs and rainbows are both a common analogy for his work. This is easy to understand. The artist uses many miles of colored thread to weave his installations. Dawe manufactured a large needle-like tool to hook and move the thread, which forms patterns that mimic beams of light through a prism. Each installation takes tremendous amounts of time, patience and deliberation.  The result, as you can see, is simply spectacular. Plexus 28 took approximately 60 miles of thread to create. A native of Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe has exhibited his work throughout the world including…

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Gabriel Dawe: Plexus 28

Amy Cutler

Sepember 12- December 28, 2014
For well over a decade artist Amy Cutler has crafted puzzling narratives with pencil, brush and printing press. Each work is a small world in which remarkable events take place. They always contain women with unusual styles of dress and fantastic plot devices. They spring from the rich imagination of the artist and her relationship with the rest of the world. Perhaps this is why the figures in each of these worlds are almost always women. They seem to live their lives in extraordinary circumstances with composure and poise. They may not know this, but they are the heroes in their own stories. Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Amy Cutler lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She studied at Cooper …

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Amy Cutler