di Rosa: Jock McDonald Photography Workshop

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Jock McDonald Photography Workshop

Saturday, April 6, 2024
di Rosa Residence + Grounds | 10:00am – 5pmPhotos by Jock McDonald.Embark on a journey of visual discovery and human connection with acclaimed photographer Jock McDonald in this immersive camera and phone portrait photography workshop. Guided by McDonald’s profound insight that “looking is not seeing and seeing is not looking,” participants will delve into the art of portraiture as a means of capturing the essence of humanity.
This hands-on workshop is not aimed at teaching camera operation; rather, it is tailored for participants who already possess a solid understanding of their image capture workflow. With McDonald’s guidance, participants will explore the deeper dimensions of photography, transcending technicalities to focus on the heart and soul of their subjects.
Jock McDonald is currently showing his installation We the People, Illuminate di Rosa. The installation, displayed on the center’s exterior nightly between dusk – 10pm, features stirring black-and-white portraits of San Franciscans morphing and blending into one another in a timely illustration of our connection and shared humanity.

Jock McDonald 
Jock McDonald has photographed the famous and the infamous, the beautiful and the triumphant, the ridiculous and the sublime. Living and working in Napa, CA, McDonald’s work is an exploration of portraiture and landscape photography which aims to capture the essence of humanity by focusing on the bonds that unite, rather than the walls that divide. As McDonald says, “If art represents the highest form of hope, it is my desire to throw visual, emotional weight on our shared humanity.”
With a successful professional background photographing commercial campaigns for brands like Levis, IKEA, and Gap, McDonald transformed his practice into fine art photography. His signature technique of weaving cut photo strips together into murals has become a symbolic gesture of interconnectedness. Aerial and industrial weavings take a “gods-eye view” that literally and figuratively widen our perspective on nature and human impact. Portraiture has allowed McDonald to connect with people from around the world of all backgrounds, and to share that sense of humanitarian kinship which he senses is vital to a thriving, equitable, and empathetic world. 

Widely collected and exhibited in public and private collections both domestic and international, McDonald continues to expand his practice into public art and large scale projects as impact continues to be vitally important to the artist.April 20246SIGN UPEvent Location
5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa CA, 94559
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To the Max! BYO Fashion ShowSaturday, April 27, 2024
Gallery 2 | 1pm – 3pmAttention all maximalists! Get ready to dig through your closets and break out your most outrageous outfits. di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa invites everyone to “To the Max! BYO Fashion Show” on Saturday, April 27th from 1-3 pm. This is the opportunity you have been waiting for to wear that vintage kimono with your sequin studded top, tuxedo pants, and Warhol wig!

For $10 early registration (through April 13th), anyone, of any age, in any combination from the public can sashay along the runway in di Rosa’s Gallery 2, among vibrant works of art from its renowned collection. Registration increases to $15 on April 14th and closes on April 23rd. Fashion yourself more as a spectator? $20 general admission provides seating or standing room to enjoy catwalk antics!SIGN UP + PURCHASE TICKETSFamily Program
di Rosa Easter Egg HuntSaturday, March 30, 2024
di Rosa Courtyard + Sculpture Meadow  | 1pm – 2pmDon’t miss out on this egg-stravaganza of fun and discovery! Grab your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable Easter celebration!Kids age 5 and up will roam the picturesque Sculpture Meadow in search of hidden treasures, while toddlers can explore the whimsical wonderland of the Courtyard Lawn in search of surprises.PURCHASE TICKETS + RSVPCopyright © 2024 di Rosa, All rights reserved.
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