Norfolk VA, (Updated)Thursday May 10th from 5:30-7:30pm, 740 Duke St. – The d’Art Center invites the public to it’s Tiny But Mighty opening reception. D’Art received over 400 submissions from 32 states for this national exhibition. Curated by d’Art Center staff, and juried by ODU sculpture professor John Roth, this exhibition features 61 small artworks created by 46 artists from 24 states!
The exhibition’s two main requirements w ere that the work be three dimensional, and that the work be no longer than eight inches in it’s longest dimension. “I was looking for triggers that compelled my interest,” says John Roth, “work that made me think
about layers of concept and spend time pondering the image, as well as the level of craft and aesthetics which sometimes provoked a sense of wonder as to its fabrication and materials used.”
Located in the NEON district, d’Art has proudly served the greater Hampton Roads area for over 30 years by connecting the community with the visual arts. The d’Art Center is a non-profit 501c(3), houses 19 professional working artist studios, and offers art education, programming, outreach, exhibitions, and events, many of which are free and open to the public.
The smallest work in this exhibition sits atop a coin, and work is created from unusual mediums such as soap or bone.
“The level of detail and craftsmanship that these artists were able to achieve in work that it so small is truly astounding,” says Amanda Bradley, d’Art’s Communications, Marketing, and Gallery Manager, “every time you think you’ve seen it all, you’re promptly reminded you haven’t, and that’s my favorite part of my job.”
D’Art Center 740 Duke St.
Norfolk, VA 23510