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Now on view | Todd Schorr: Atomic Cocktail | When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan | Andy Harris | ARTLab
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11k Followers
518 Following
Now on view | Todd Schorr: Atomic Cocktail | When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan | Andy Harris | ARTLab
Congratulations to our friend @cou@courtneycoral who exhibited at #virginiamoca in 2016. She recently completed her largest work to date. WOW!! #Repost @courtneycoral ・・・ introducing CONFLUENCE (our changing seas v) • 2018 • glazed stoneware + porcelain • 846 x 570 x 50 cm • permanent collection of the US embassy, jakarta, indonesia @artinembassies • images by amanda brooks •  Like cities, coral reefs pulse in a frenzy of activity. Residents of these diverse habitats find food, shelter and mates within their structures. Weary travelers find respite in their outcroppings—oases from the open sea. From the tiniest snapping shrimp to the largest whale shark, coral reefs are sanctuaries for life’s exuberance. In reefs as in cities, each individual plays a role that can affect how the ecosystem functions. The key to success is finding harmony in heterogeneity—unity in diversity. Yet today, reefs face unprecedented threats from human impacts. •  Confluence (Our Changing Seas V) pays homage to Indonesia’s coral reefs and the value they provide to Indonesians and the world while highlighting the threats of climate change and coral bleaching. I hope that the idea of creating such a monumental, intricately hand-detailed ceramic sculptural installation inspires a sense of excitement in viewers about the connections we share to coral reefs while empowering individuals and policymakers to act to conserve. •  #ourchangingseas #artinembassies #artivism #artforconservation #installationart #ceramicsculpture #coraltriangle #culturaldiplomacy #climatechange #artforchange #courtneymattison @usembassyjkt #newwork #contemporaryart #contemporaryceramics #iyor2018 #ourocean
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Wednesday is almost Thursday, which is practically the weekend, right? Join us tomorrow Wednesday, October 17 for Art Crush for an unconventional tour of our current exhibitions. A great way to break up the week, catch up with friends and see our new exhibitions. . . . We’ll have drinks, games, and a totally unique experience exploring the galleries! Wednesday, October 17at 6:30pm. MOCA Members FREE / Non-members $10, includes one complimentary drink ticket. . . . Image: Julie Heffernan. Camp Bedlam, 2016. Oil on canvas. 68x104 inches. Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gall. . . . #virginiamoca #artcrush #julieheffernan #whenthewaterrises
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We are OPEN today with lots of exhibitions to explore. Todd Schorr: Atomic Cocktail, When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan. Andy Harris: A Second Helping of Leftovers and ARTlab. Join us! #toddschorr #julieheffernan #andyharris #artlab @jheffernan7 @aharrisart @vabeacharts @visitvabeach @kpprojectsgallery @thevibecreativedistrict Photos by @echardphoto
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We’ve rescheduled the opening of Waterways to next Friday, October 19th 5-7pm. See you then as we celebrate the six exhibiting artists. @sabartstudio @laurenkeim @benboshart @angeladouglasphoto @bojuart @jeanbenvenutoart @vabeacharts @thevibecreativedistrict @visitvabeach. Image: Shaylen Amanda Broughton, Mawu, 2018. Fluid acrylic. 36 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist
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Waterways opens tomorrow night from 5-7pm at our Satellite Gallery. Join us to celebrate the work of six artists as they explore the environmental, social, cultural and imaginative qualities of water. . . Today we highlight the work of photographer Bob Petersen. Petersen works out of BOJUart, a studio gallery located in the ViBe Creative District, as well as his home studio in Virginia Beach. For every coastal water limited edition print sold, Petersen donates to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to emphasize the need to preserve and protect these local resources. . . Bob Petersen A Thousand Tales, 2018 Photograph with resin finish. 40 x 60 inches . . @bojuart @thevibecreativedistrict @vabeacharts @visitvabeach @chesapeakebayfoundation @laurenkeim @sabartstudio @benboshart @angeladouglasphoto @jeanbenvenutoart
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Today, is the last day to register for our Master Class with Andy Harris! . . . Harris creates rich textured surfaces using hand painted papers to depict singular objects as bold graphic forms. This workshop will explore collaging as a form of illustration. Students will produce a work of art from beginning to end, from stretching and priming canvas to preparing paper and collaging a final work. Harris will also discuss artistic inspiration and finding meaning in your work while exploring new ways of working with traditional art forms. . . . MOCA members $45 | non-members $60 Register at virginiamoca.org or 757-425-0000 . . . #virginiamoca #masterclass #studioschool
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We are counting down to the opening of Waterways this Friday evening from 5-7pm at our Satellite Gallery. Join us to meet the artists and celebrate with refreshments. . . Waterways celebrates the work of six artists as they explore the environmental, social, cultural and imaginative qualities of this vital resource. . . Today we look at the work of Jean Benvenuto. . . “These paintings of golden organic, spent lily pads and hardened lotus pods, reflected in cobalt October skies, honor promises of Spring and the renewal possible within our own lives. A silent pact among all things living is celebrated here in a retention pond” . . Jean Benvenuto. Reminiscent of Music, 2018. Acrylic on linen. Courtesy of the artist. @jeanbenvenutoart @benboshart @laurenkeim @bojuart @angeladouglasphoto @sabartstudio @thevibecreativedistrict @vabeacharts @visitvabeach
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