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Maser Artist Residency

July 29, 2017 - TBD
maser in virginia beach MOCA and the ViBe Creative District in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs will host internationally renowned artist, Maser, for an artist residency this July. Maser will create a large mural on the back of MOCA’s building (that faces I-264 heading west), a sculptural installation across the street from the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and an entertainment stage in ViBe Park on Cypress Avenue between the Virginia Beach Library and Wareings Gym plaza. A walking tour of through the ViBe Creative District in celebration of the artist residency will be open to the public on Sat, Jul 29 at 10am starting at MOCA.  Originally from…

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Maser Artist Residency

dale chihuly

on display year-round
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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dale chihuly
MOCA's Dale Chihuly, Mille Colori, 2003.

Outdoor Sculptures

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After you've visited MOCA's exhibitions, be sure to take a walking tour of our outdoor sculptures. Download the Outdoor Sculptures map. #1 Steven LesserOlympia, 2001 Plate steel 2001.46.LTLLES #2 Michael ManjarrisPoetic Object Series: Knowledge, 2001 Negro Monterrey Marble 2001.46.LTLMAN #3 Lila KatzenCurled Up C, 1979 Stainless steel and cor-ten 1979.24.LTLKAT #4 Steven LesserMano Hermano, 1999 Plate steel 1999.44.LTLLES #5 MASAYUKI ODAVoyage, 1987 Mixed media 1987.32.03 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
Steven Lesser, Olympia, 2001.