Take a deeper dive into some of the work featured in the Moss Arts Center’s spring 2020 exhibition “Fierce Women” with the center’s new behind-the-scenes video series, “Moss All Access.” Join Moss Arts Center Exhibitions Program Manager Meggin Hicklin for a virtual exploration of the work of Chakaia Booker and Rozeal.

A nationally acclaimed sculptor, Booker has an impressive history of creating large-scale sculptures and public art installations, as well as a notable exhibition and collection record. In a rigorous and physically demanding process, Booker cuts, slices, bends, twists, and weaves discarded rubber tires into audacious, wildly inventive, even radical sculptural forms.

At once fiercely aggressive but also beautiful, Booker’s abstract works embody social, political, and cultural meaning that resonates from the universal to the personal, the global to the local, and the natural to the industrial.

Best known for paintings and prints heavily influenced by the Japanese ukiyo-e printmaking style, Washington, D.C., native Rozeal incorporates visual elements of Japanese and African American cultures into lush and powerful scenes that explore intersections and ambiguities of identity, origins, time, and place.

 Virtual performances and experiences

The center is offering other free virtual programming opportunities, including viewings of past performances and online exhibitions showcasing the creativity and innovation of Virginia Tech students and faculty members.

The Moss Vault features archival footage of some of the unforgettable music, dance, and theater performances the center has presented over the past seven years. A new performance goes live online every Monday at 5 p.m. and is available for two days only.

The center’s Student Arts Spotlight celebrates creativity in the time of social distancing. This dedicated online space features the work of Virginia Tech undergraduate and graduate students. From collages, sketches, and paintings to music performances, digital works, and sculpture, explore a range of work created by students from various disciplines.

Experience the research and innovation happening within the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) with “ICAT: Open (at the) Source,” an online world filled with innovative ICAT projects. Navigate the virtual gallery and interact with other users in an environment created using Mozilla Hubs, an open source resource that can be accessed by a web browser.

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