Painting: Abstract Landscapes¬

An illustration of an abstract landscape. It resembles a sunset with shades of orange, pink, and blue.

Photo courtesy of Cherilyn Colbert


Saturday, March 9, 2024
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Virginia MOCA


Adults (16+)
1 session
Instructor: Cherilyn Colbert

Get inspired by the art on view in our galleries, and work with a local artist to create an abstract acrylic landscape painting on wood panel!

In this workshop, we’ll reimagine landscapes in abstract form, with a focus on color, texture, composition, and process. Together, we’ll delve into the creative process by performing visual research, sketching, and refining a composition before beginning work on our final pieces.

Artists will use acrylic paints on wood panels to create their final works. Along the way, we’ll learn tips and tricks on working with acrylic paint, as well as how to finish artwork for professional presentation.

There will be a 30-minute lunch break, so please bring along a bagged lunch.

Level: All levels welcome
Saturday, March 9
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Members $90, Nonmembers $105


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