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SCULPT[URE] exhibit now on display at MOAH

OW Staff Writer | 2/14/2014, midnight

Lancaster’s Museum of Art & History (MOAH) invites residents to come and enjoy the SCULPT[URE] exhibit now on display in the Museum’s Hernando and Fran Marroquin Family Classroom through March 16.

“SCULPT” features colorful sculpted self portraits, which are the fourth in a series of free sculpting projects sponsored by Housing Corporation Association (HCA), a non-profit social service provider, and InSite Development, a company integral in the revitalization of Downtown Lancaster. InSite Development acquires and develops rehabilitation properties throughout Southern California.

Each sculpture project begins with a concept based on a common theme. One such past theme included animal sculptures titled Creatures of Clay, which exhibited in September 2012. The sculpting program began in 2010 as a youth art program; parents and grandparents then began participating until eventually the program evolved into an intergenerational activity.

HCA along with Ironwood Management, which operates and manages more than 2,600 housing units, developed the sculpting project as a way to improve the quality of life within housing communities through an arts education program. Currently, the project services two apartment complexes in the Antelope Valley, Village Pointe in Lancaster and the Arbor in Palmdale.

MOAH is located at 665 W. Lancaster Blvd in Lancaster at Ehrlich Avenue. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday and holidays. For more information on the museum, current exhibits and upcoming programming, please visit www.lancastermoah.org.