Wednesday, July 29, 2009

MOCA Hosts LAB Gallery Exhibitions

-Summer-Long Event Features Works of Local Artists-

Jacksonville, Fla.— The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), will host the LAB Gallery, a summer-long event to promote emerging contemporary artists within the Jacksonville community. The gallery gives local artists a chance to promote and sell their works in a high visibility downtown setting in the Museum.

The LAB Gallery cycle consists of five exhibitions. The first opening took place on June 11. Upcoming exhibitions run from July 2 to August 13. The exhibition openings will take place on Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the 1st floor of MOCA.

MOCA will then continue to display the artwork for a two-week period. The opening exhibit schedule is as follows:

* July 2 – Tiffany Manning and Moises Ramos
* July 16 – Caterina Lionti and Russ Wilson
* July 30 – Trinity Baker and Casey Matthews
* Aug 13 – Mary Atwood, Christopher Cahill, and Ashleigh Hunter

“MOCA is happy to present the LAB Gallery as part of our continued effort to add opportunities in support of our local artistic community,” said Ben Thompson, MOCA Associate Director. “As a contemporary art museum, we believe a thriving community requires a vibrant local art scene. We are proud to be a part of the effort to put Jacksonville on the map as a cultural destination.”

For additional information about the LAB Gallery, contact Ben Thompson, Associate Curator and Registrar at or Christianna White, LAB Gallery Manager at .

About MOCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a non-profit, visual arts educational institution, is a cultural resource of the University of North Florida and serves the community through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, outreach and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on works created after 1960. One of the largest institutions of its kind in the Southeast, MOCA Jacksonville is funded in part by the University of North Florida; the City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and through the generous support of our members. For more information about MOCA including programs, hours and ticket pricing, please visit on-line at or call (904) 366-6911

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