Mark Ryden, “Rosie’s Tea Party” (2005), oil on canvas, 51×51 inches, private collection, courtesy of Lio Malca, New York.
Tickets are now available for the Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose opening night celebration, coming to Virginia MOCA this May! Turn the Page will be inaugurated with a premiere extravaganza shrouded in mystery and inspiring wonder. Cocktails, dinner, and entertainment begin the evening in an edgy, but sophisticated surreal forest. Emerging from the surreal forest, guests will enjoy the first private curatorial tours of the awaited exhibition: Turn the Page, featuring 51 of the foremost artists of our time from the ten year history of Hi-Fructose Magazine. Music by 504 Supreme and performances by aerialist Kelsey Poitras add to the splendor of the VIP extravaganza.
AJ Fosik,” Abyss Stares Back” (2011), wood, paint and nails, 39 × 27 × 14 inches, collection of Ken and Lauren Golden. Photograph by Max Yawney.
Joined by Turn the Page exhibiting artists, the inaugural crowd will have the first opportunity to add their own color to a mural that will eventually be mounted in the VIBE Creative District – setting the stage for those that follow. As the sun goes down, the spectacular transforms into a moonlit wonder as the page is turned for the general admission event.
Tickets on sale now! View details below.
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is presented by the City of Virginia Beach and supported through generous grants from the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Acoustical Sheetmetal, Capital Group Companies, PRA Group, and the Fine Family Fund along with contributions from Virginia Natural Gas, Bank of America, BB&T, Clark Nexsen, Fulton Bank, Signature Family Wealth Management, VIA Design Architects and other MOCA supporters as well as grants made possible by the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Business Consortium for Arts Support.
For more information about “Turn the Page: Ten Years of Hi-Fructose”, visit the museum online.