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Youth Art Month 2015

March 3 - 31, 2015
Celebrate the achievements of elementary, middle and high school students from Virginia Beach City Public Schools during Youth Art Month (YAM). Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. Established in 1961, YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are not possible in other subjects. Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, selfexpression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders – our children. This exhibition encourages publi…

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Youth Art Month 2015

Donna Iona Drozda: Roots and Wings

November 20, 2014 – March 16, 2015
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 beautiful outlook. This exhibition is organized by The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). MOCA would like to thank Donna Io…

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Donna Iona Drozda: Roots and Wings

SkillQuest 2014

October 1 - November 3, 2014
SkillQuest is a day activity program for adults with developmental disabilities run by the City of Virginia Beach. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is delighted to partner with SkillQuest for the eighteenth year to exhibit the work of these talented artists. This year’s exhibit includes more than 200 pieces of artwork, including paintings, collages, hand-sewn items, clay sculpture and wheel-thrown pottery.  …

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SkillQuest 2014

ARTLab Fall 2014

September 12- December 28, 2014
Experience MOCA’s Fall Exhibits through the interactive ARTlab. Explore Gabriel Dawe’s technique by adding to a collaborative string installation and reflect on the world of color with a giant color wheel. Watch an interview with photographer Matthew Brandt and create your own work of art inspired by the illustrations of Amy Cutler. Still curious? Stay awhile and read about the history of photography, fiber arts or color theory in one of the many books on loan from the Virginia Beach Public Library!     …

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ARTLab Fall 2014

Disposable Film Festival 2014

September 12 - December 28, 2014
Selected by MovieMaker Magazine as one the world’s “coolest film festivals,” the Disposable Film Festival was created in 2007 by Carlton Evans and Eric Slatkin to celebrate the democratization of cinema made possible by low cost video technology: everyday equipment like mobile phones, pocket cameras, DSLRs and other inexpensive devices. Through screenings, workshops, competitions, panels, and other events intended to educate and inspire, the Disposable Film Festival promotes experimentation and helps build the track record needed for a new generation of filmmakers to enter and change the industry. Disposable kicks off in San Francisco every March before traveling to cities around the…

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Disposable Film Festival 2014