Salem Middle School students visited the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) on Dec. 3 to participate in the museum’s Student Art Start (SAS) program. The program combines a one-hour tour with art-making related to current exhibitions at the museum.
During the visit, students created their own pieces of art based on the concepts of Gabriel Dawes whose art installation uses colored thread to make concentric circles in the MOCA gallery. Students learned that Dawes and his team used nearly 60 miles of thread for his work Plexus 28.
The visit was made possible by a grant from the Cohen Family Memorial Foundation of Virginia Beach. The foundation also provided for lunch, which was prepared by work experience program students from the Laskin Road and Plaza annexes.