Veterans Lunch & Learn: Abstract Acrylic Painting

09/08/2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET


Veteran Outreach


  • Free


OMAM Classroom (78 E. Granada Blvd)


Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

Veterans are invited to register for our Sept. 8th Lunch & Learn program which will include a special tour of the Observation Stories: The Wild Years exhibit guided by Curator of Youth & Outreach Diamond Johnson. Afterward, veterans will create a one-of-a-kind abstract painting inspired by Beau Wild's artistic (non-objective, figurative) style, and then will enjoy a free Publix lunch. OMAM strives to honor those who fought for our freedom daily.

This FREE program is ONLY open to veterans and current service members. Registration will close at 10am Thursday, 9/7.

About the Series:

Typically occurring on the second Friday of each month, this veterans-only event provides an enriching museum or garden tour, paired with a short art activity. Afterward, the group enjoys soft music, pleasant conversations, and a free lunch.

About Diamond Johnson, Curator of Youth & Outreach Programs

"My love for art began in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as I perused landscape painting as a child. My love for nature grew during high school as I obsessively photographed various islands throughout Japan. My love for our community heightened after my experiences as an art educator, Meals on Wheels coordinator, VPK volunteer, and art gallery assistant. As a daughter of a US Army 82nd Airborne veteran, I am so honored and grateful to work with the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens. Their mission and impact within our community inspire me to create and share positive experiences with Volusia County, and beyond!"