OFFSITE GALLERY
Through June 5th in the Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center “Soft Resistance” by Jen Detlefsen
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The color of blushing lovers, budding cherries, the perfect cupid’s bow of a baby’s mouth, new life and sunsets and sex, pink is present in the moments of sweetness and silliness that make life worth living. “Soft Resistance” invites you to examine your preconceived notions of the world’s most polarizing color, and find strength in vulnerability. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to use the space to connect, reflect and recharge in the immersive sensory lounge.

Visit Jen’s website
Follow Jen on Instagram @xojenniferalexis

PUBLIC ART
Chelsea/Elizabeth River Trail
Our newest project will be installed along the ERT in Chelsea. “Kracken”, a sculpture made of recycled materials by local artist, Larry Bage, is scheduled to be installed in late April but depending on current conditions may be delayed.
Here’s a look at the latest progress:

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Bay Oaks Park
On April 7th the Bay Oaks Public Art planning committee took a virtual tour of Bay Oaks park with Jonathan and Saori Russell of Ride Art Studio.
Read more about the kinetic sculpture they are creating for the park to be installed in 2021.

ARTS & HUMANITIES
The 2020 grant application deadline was March 27th. We are working to review applications at this time. Applicants will be notified in the coming months. Contact Debra.burrell@norfolk.gov with questions.

Check here for artist resources and free opportunities we’ve identified to hopefully make the days a little more enjoyable during this time.

Please stay safe and keep creating! You are what makes Norfolk the cultural capital of Virginia.

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