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Olek: Public Art Installation

June 2016
In October 2015, the internationally known artist Olek visited the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for a three day site visit to meet community members and plan for a large scale community-based public artwork that will raise awareness about the waters near Virginia Beach. This public art exhibit will be part of MOCA's Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose exhibition in May-December 2016. Community members who are experienced at crocheting are welcome to participate in this program. Click here for more details.    Media: Hi-FructoseSouthside Daily   OLEK Olek was born Agata Oleksiak in 1978 in Poland. In 2000, she received a BA in Cultural Studies from Adam Mickiewi…

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Olek: Public Art Installation
Olek working with volunteers at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art 2015.

Marc Sijan: Ultra-Realistic Sculpture

February 10-June 26, 2011
With amazing attention to detail, Sijan creates a cast of characters that represent everyday people. Read more on the exhibition introduction panel. …

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Marc Sijan: Ultra-Realistic Sculpture
Mark Sijan at MOCA.

ARTlab Winter/Spring 2015

January 31 - April 19, 2015
Visitors to MOCA’s ARTlab can curate their own exhibition,create their own skateboard and sticker designs, submitphotographs to MOCA’s Instagram Challenge, learn aboutsymbols, as well as Ryan McGinness and his influences  …

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ARTlab Winter/Spring 2015
MOCAsnaps Instagram Challenge #1 in ARTlab

Hampton Roads Student Gallery 2015

February 2015
For over 30 years Student Gallery has provided students in 11th and 12th grade the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in leading museums and institutions in the Hampton Roads Region of Virginia. Students participate annually through teacher and school administrator solicitation.  Student Gallery significantly impacts schools and communities throughout the Hampton Roads Region. Participation for the project comes from the following cities: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.  A panel of knowledgeable art professionals are hired to act as un-biased jurors to review student work.  These experts select 6 student Finalists and 20 Hon…

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Hampton Roads Student Gallery 2015
Hampton Roads Student Gallery 2015.

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.  MEDIA: AIC Artist Inclusion Company BEAM Magazine The WorldNews (WN) Network VBGov.com …

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SkillQuest 2014