EVENTS

Mixed Media: Eco-Art Workshop¬

Hands working on a collage

Photo courtesy of Shayla Hayward-Lundy

MIXED MEDIA: ECO-ART WORKSHOP

Sunday, April 21, 2024
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Virginia MOCA

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All Ages Atrium Art Activation
1 session
Instructor: Shayla Hayward-Lundy

Get inspired by the art on view in our galleries, and work with a local artist to create a mixed media earth-focused collage!

In this workshop, open to all ages, we’ll embark on a creative journey using nature’s abundant offerings as the primary art-making materials. Through the tactile process of collage-making, utilizing elements like flowers, bark, leaves, and seeds, we’ll create artworks that emphasize an appreciation for nature. Together, let’s discover the power and possibility of sustainable art-making.

Shayla Hayward-Lundy is a mental health counselor and a registered art therapist based in the Hampton Roads community. With extensive experience in facilitating non-clinical community art therapy sessions, she is dedicated to promoting healing and well-being through creative expression.

*Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Level: All levels welcome
Sunday, April 21
11:00 AM–12:30 PM
Members $5, Nonmembers $10

EXHIBITION

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld unites over 30 sculptures and paintings by two renowned artists who have explored humanity’s strained relationship with the environment for over 30 years. Both Dion and Rockman have achieved international prominence for their own distinctive practices. They conduct intensive research, using allegory, dark humor, and popular culture to convey their message. Each subverts the authority and objectivity of museums of art and natural history. They ground their studio practice in science and close observation but present it as theater.

The title, “Journey to Nature’s Underworld,” holds various meanings, including mythic abodes, archaeology, Earth’s subsurface, and unconscious beliefs about nature. Dion and Rockman reflect on our culture’s harmful course, balancing the wonder and woe of nature’s condition.

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld was curated by Suzanne Ramljak Chief Curator of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and organized by the American Federation of Arts.

February 9, 2024-June 9, 2024

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