Tania Marien of ArtPlantae will lead Urban Grassland: Sketch & Study an interpretive program to be held in conjunction with the Land/Sky exhibition opening at the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) this fall (Oct. 29, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017).
In Urban Grassland: Sketch & Study museum visitors will learn about grasses in urban environments, how they grow and how we use them. Visitors will learn about the biology of grasses in an exploratory activity involving botanical illustration. This hands-on experience will occur in the Land/Sky gallery where visitors will sketch surrounded by the large grass paintings of Karen Kitchel, one of the artists participating in the show.
The Land/Sky exhibition highlights two artists’ interpretations of the California landscape. On view will be Karen Kitchel’s paintings of grasses and weeds, and
Eric Nash’s paintings of signs and the urban environment.
Grasses are everywhere–in our yards, in our kitchens, in our parks and along our streets. While California is home to more than 300 species of grasses, not all grasses are native to California. Learn more about California grasses in this upcoming session of RAM’s Maker Series. Visitors will leave with the tools necessary to begin their own creative relationship with the urban grassland.
Urban Grassland: Sketch & Study will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 from Noon-3 p.m. This program is free with paid admission or RAM membership.
The Riverside Art Museum is located at 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside CA on the corner of Mission Inn Ave. and Lime St. (map)