The PLOT in Norfolk’s Downtown Art and Design District. PLEASE JOIN US!

new-plot-01WPA has been hard at work with the Downtown Norfolk Council and teams of volunteers to realize the second manifestation of The PLOT in Norfolk’s Downtown Art and Design District. PLEASE JOIN US!

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 24th, from 4-8 pm will be a PLOT Volunteer Session. There are shipping containers and planter boxes to be painted, a huge community garden to be filled with dirt and plants, a large scale chess board to be established, a stage to be built… and lots more! Come be part of the story.

To keep in the loop on all things PLOT: https://www.facebook.com/ThePlotDowntown

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Elizabeth Huey “Endless Immersions”

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Elizabeth Huey

“Endless Immersions”

Opening Reception: Friday May 16th 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Elizabeth Huey’s paintings and collages reflect a broad spectrum of quandaries surrounding humanity and healing. Luminous pairs exchange intimate caresses while individuals immerse themselves in remedies and recreation. Myriad forces — nature, architecture, and history — impact the minds and perceptions of each protagonist. Chaos and order collide and coalesce in the paint handling and spatial constructs. Excavating imagery from a diverse array of sources, Huey continually draws from her own photographs as well as her ever-expanding collection of found photos.

Born in Virginia, Elizabeth Huey presently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Before obtaining her MFA from Yale University, Huey earned a BA in Psychology from George Washington University and studied painting at both the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in New York City. She has been awarded an Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, a travel fellowship to Italy through Johns Hopkins University, a Terra Foundation of American Art Fellowship and Residency in Giverny, France and most recently, an Artist Residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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Feigning Repose, 2014, Acrylic and Oil on Wood, 20 x 24 Inches
Feigning Repose, 2014, Acrylic and Oil on Wood, 20 x 24 Inches

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The Kiosk at Better Block

The City of Norfolk engaged Team Better Block to work with the community to temporarily transform a portion of Granby Street into a vibrant preview of the upcoming Art and Design District. For two beautiful days in April, an amazing number of volunteers came together to realize a kind of “Living Charrette”; an experiment in urban design and pop-up commerce that included art galleries, performance spaces, and shops in empty storefronts; a public plaza with live music, art-making demonstrations, and a beer garden; food trucks parked along Granby Street; new sharrows and crosswalks painted on the street.

Better Block presented the perfect reason to retrieve The Kiosk from its resting place in storage at the Branch House headquarters of the VSAIA. It had renewed purpose to fulfill its function as a “content generation machine” with the goal of learning what people would like to see in the soon-to-be Art & Design District, much like it did in the three different locations around Old Manchester, Richmond. A hit with the huge crowd that attended the event, the Drawing Box quickly took on a new life as a tag wall for young and old alike. Our favorite: “Best Day Ever.” (though the Ninja Turtle was a close second).

Click this link to read Team Better Block’s assessment of Norfolk’s event (top five!), and be sure to watch the featured video by #PRESSPLAE – the Kiosk is featured at the end.

 

PANORAMIC VIEW OF BETTER BLOCK

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VIEW FROM SOUTH

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ZEDDS CORNER FUN

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VIEW FROM INSIDE DRAWING BOX

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ZEDDS CORNER VIEW TO LOWER GRANBY-SCOPE

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VIEW FROM INSIDE DRAWING BOX

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VIEW FROM INSIDE ADJACENT WINDOW

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JUNIOR FIREMAN IN THE DRAWING BOX

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ZEDDS CORNER AT NIGHT

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NIGHT VIEW

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PANORAMIC VIEW OF BETTER BLOCK

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208 E. Plume Street
Monticello Arcade, Suite 2
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 227-5310
© 2020 WPA
Website in care of Array Digital