Collectors' Series: The Accessible Artist
On May 11, MOCA hosts The Accessible Artist at CoRK, the second event of MOCA Jacksonville's 2016 Collectors' Series sponsored by the Florida Mining gallery for the Museum's premium members.
Collectors often ask MOCA's curatorial staff how they can locate artists, and artists want to know how they can connect with collectors. This exclusive event allows MOCA's patrons to explore and engage with local artists on a one-on-one basis (normally only accessible by appointment). Collectors might find artwork they simply cannot live without, and artists might form long-term relationships with collectors.
The evening begins with a reception in the gallery of CoRK's East building. MOCA staff members begin the evening with remarks and a brief introduction spotlighting a select number of artists. Following remarks, attendees are encouraged to tour the individual studios at their own pace, as MOCA staff facilitate access and artist introductions. Attendees are provided with a digital packet of information in advance which features information on all of the artists currently at CoRK as well as a map of their studio locations.