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MOCA Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II - Christi Harris: consumed

March 19 - June 28, 2014
Christi Harris creates symbols of American food and consumer culture through beautifully wrought paintings and drawings. Though seemingly different, the colorful frosting still lifes, supermarket landscapes and cash register portraits symbolize attempts to appease unfulfilled desires. Is it any wonder that we fall for the colorful displays found inside our storefronts? On some level we know that these objects cannot fill our emotional needs. Visually seductive and alluring, Harris’ works respond to those same desires. We see them and we want more. Christi Harris is a painter and Assistant Professor of Art at Christopher Newport University. Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) organiz…

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MOCA Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II - Christi Harris: consumed

Salem Visual Arts Academy 10th Annual Juried Exhibition

April 4- 20, 2014
This exhibit featured 75 pieces of artwork from 55 students of the Salem Visual Arts Academy.  …

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Salem Visual Arts Academy 10th Annual Juried Exhibition

ARTLab Summer 2014

May 29 - August 17, 2014
Explore all things printmaking in MOCA’s ‘Multiplicity’ inspired ArtLab this summer!  Get to know the history of the medium and different printmaking processes through interactive stations, see all the ways printmaking is used in our everyday lives, and create your own masterpiece to take home with you.   …

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ARTLab Summer 2014

All About Prints

May 29 - August 17, 2014
All About Prints is a documentary exploring the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, printmakers, and artists. The program touches on the wider history of prints in Western art with an emphasis on key landmarks of printmaking in America. Visually engaging explanations of printmaking terms and techniques are sure to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of printmaking as a distinctive art form with unique possibilities. Shot on Hi-Def video at museum print rooms, print fairs, galleries, and print workshops in America and Europe, All About Prints explores the collaborative nature of printmaking, the democratic character of multiples…

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All About Prints

Gestalt: Whole to the Part

May 29 - August 17, 2014
Artist Steve Prince's one week residency with MOCA is presented in part by The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation and Acoustical Sheetmetal, Inc.  MOCA’s artist-in-residence, Steve Prince collaborated with community individuals toward a common goal: creating a 3' by 30' woodblock print: Gestalt: Whole to the Part to be exhibited in MOCA’s Fleming Gallery alongside main gallery exhibition, Multiplicity. Visual artist and educator Steve Prince joined MOCA as its Artist-in-Residence for one week (May 20—28, 2014) to conduct the creation of the massive woodblock print—Gestalt: The Whole to the Part—involving the participation of members of the Hampton Roads community. Prin…

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Gestalt: Whole to the Part