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Virginia Beach Teaching Artist Exhibition 2018

April 26 - June 3, 2018
Enjoy artwork by Virginia Beach City Public Schools teachers. …

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Virginia Beach Teaching Artist Exhibition 2018
Virginia Beach Teaching Artist Exhibition 2018

Hampton Roads Historium

Taking a cue from our current exhibition Wayne White: Monitorium, MOCA staff worked with area art teachers to create Hampton Roads Historium. This exhibition features puppets designed and created by local students, inspired by local history.  The project kicked off with a workshop for art teachers at MOCA. Taking what they learned back to their respective schools, the teachers tasked their students with researching a historical figure from Hampton Roads. Next, they sketched ideas for their puppets, making sure to stay true to the character of their historical figure. Finally, using cardboard, hot glue, and paint, the students brought their sketches to life. We hope this exhibition reveals m…

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Hampton Roads Historium
Hampton Roads Historium

satellite gallery: jason stick: night shift

October 19, 2017 - March 17, 2018
Night time has the power to change our perspective. What might seem ordinary under the harsh glare of daylight, can become eerie and unknown under a night sky. Photographer Jason Stick recognizes the allure held by the cover of night. In the evening, he prowls his own neighborhood, discovering the magical in the mundane. A pile of rocks, a clump of flowers, or a forgotten decoy reveal a luminous beauty under the light shone by Stick’s steady hand. Just as a painter chooses specific elements to create a landscape or still-life, Stick manipulates dark and light to cut away visual noise. He guides a light to give shape to his composition and to direct our eye. A shift in viewpoint, with a dis…

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satellite gallery: jason stick: night shift
Jason Stick. Courtesy of the Artist

ArtLab Fall 2017 - Winter 2018

September 16, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Experience MOCA’s exhibitions through ARTlab, an interactive space for all ages. Delve deeper into the story of the USS Monitor and crew, create your own narrative by adding to our giant Mad Lib, pose for portrait using props inspired by the 1800’s, assemble your own cardboard character and discover more about the creative process of artists featured in Small Works, Tall Tales, and more! MOCA would like to thank The Mariners’ Museum and Park and NOAA, who have been instrumental partners in facilitating this ARTlab by providing enormous resources, including: maritime history, visuals and replica artifacts from the USS Monitor. Learn more about a special reciprocal program for memb…

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ArtLab Fall 2017 - Winter 2018
ARTlab Fall 2017. Photo by Glen McClure

prisms 2017

September 16, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Celebrate the artistic achievements of MOCA’s art campers at the Prisms 2017 art exhibition on view in the Fleming Gallery. Art Campers, their families, friends, and teachers are invited to share in the excitement at the closing reception, Sun, Oct 8 from 2-4pm. Artwork can be taken home at the close of the reception. This reception will coincide with a Free Family Fest and will feature children’s art activities, scavenger hunts, and refreshments.   …

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prisms 2017
Art Camp 2017 - Photo by Fresh Look Photography