Southern California artists Karen Kitchel and Eric Nash take decidedly different views of the American landscape. Kitchel’s elegant paintings of grasses and weeds feel deeply personal in their painstakingly detailed exploration of color and light, while Nash’s realistic paintings often depict the most iconic symbol of California’s urban environment, the freeway sign, seen against expansive blue sky.
Sit By Me + Land/Sky + ROMOLAND Opening Receptions (+ Building Improvements Unveiling) | Friday, October 28, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Free
Please join us for this special joint Opening Reception for Sit By Me | Chairs by Sam Maloof, Mike Johnson, Geoffrey Keating, Laura Kishimoto, Laura Mays, Brandon Morrison, and Reed Hansuld and Land/Sky | Paintings by Karen Kitchel and Eric Nash, as well as ROMOLAND. We will also be celebrating the improvements we have made to our historic Julia Morgan building.
Karen Kitchel and Eric Nash in Conversation | Saturday, October 29, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Free with paid admission or membership
Join curator Todd Wingate and artists Karen Kitchel and Eric Nash for a tour and discussion of Land/Sky.
Urban Exposure Workshop with Anthony Feliciano | Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Free with paid admission or membership
Get inspired by the works of Eric Nash in Land/Sky, then join us for an urban photography workshop to learn the secrets of photographing people, places, and things in the streets. Meet Anthony at the Riverside Art Museum to review your “rights” as a street photographer and get some photography guidelines to take compelling street images. Then hit the streets in this hands-on walk-and-shoot. This workshop is open to all skill levels of photography and is limited to 12 photographers. Please register for a spot by either visiting www.riversideartmuseum.org/events or calling 951.684.7111, and bring your point-and-shoot or DSLR camera to the workshop.
Urban Grassland: Sketch and Study | Saturday, November 5, 12 noon – 3 p.m., Free with paid admission or membership
In conjunction with Land/Sky, join artist and founder of ArtPlantae, Tania Marien, for an afternoon of sketching and learning about urban grasses. Grass plants are everywhere—in our yards, our kitchens, our parks, and along the streets; Land/Sky artist Karen Kitchel introduces us to the third largest plant family. Enjoy the exhibition and then discover the flowing shapes and intricate details of grasses by participating in an exploratory session of botanical illustration. Participants will take home preliminary sketches and information about how to create grass studies at home.