EVENTS

SCULPTURE: ANIMAL SHELTERS AND HABITATS¬

SCULPTURE: ANIMAL SHELTERS AND HABITATS

December 4 - December 18
Sundays 1:00 - 2:30 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

AGES 6–8
Three Sessions
Instructor: Elijah Chumley

Art and science are tools we use to understand our world. By considering both, artists can imagine new ways to raise awareness about environmental issues and shape a more sustainable future. In this class, we’ll create art inspired by the unique shelters, habitats, and species that exist in the natural world. Together we’ll discuss the benefits of observing nature and investigate the role of art in environmental advocacy and protection. We’ll walk through the galleries to see insect hotels and other environmental art by More than Shelter exhibiting artist Heather Beardsley, and create our own sculptures inspired by animal and insect homes found in nature!

Sundays, December 4, 11, 18, 2022
1:00–2:30 PM
Members $55, Nonmembers $70

Mask wearing inside the studios is encouraged and masks may be required at the discretion of the instructor.

EXHIBITION

More Than Shelter

MAIN GALLERY

The essentials for human survival are food, water, and shelter. These needs take precedence over all the others. Virginia MOCA continues our investigations of basic human needs with the new exhibition More Than Shelter. Eleven artists received an invitation to participate in this exhibition. We asked each one to consider what the idea of shelter means to them and choose an avenue of investigation. The artists connected with partners who provided unique insight into their area of expertise. Shelter is both a verb and a noun. It can mean a home, a community, or the people and places that makes us feel safe and welcomed. It also means to listen, care, and to support one another, our community, our land, our minds, our society, and our futures.

OCTOBER 8, 2022–FEBRUARY 5, 2023

VIEW EXHIBITION