Wednesday, April 5 2017 to Saturday, June 3 2017
Exhibition Opening Reception: Bees in the City + The Pollinator-friendly Garden
Monday, April 10, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Native Bees—Protecting our Urban Pollinators
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Birds, bats and butterflies all take part in making our cities green but bees often play the biggest role. Seventy-five percent of the world’s top 100 food crops rely on pollination from bees and other insects. Our food supply, our major parks, even the plants in your garden all depend on bees. How is it our world is so dependent on these tiny creatures and we know so little about them? Bees in the City covers two types of bees: honey bees who live in hives, and, native bees, representing about 80% of bee species, many of whom live completely solitary.
In addition to learning about bees, the exhibition discusses how several world-famous architects have incorporated bee-inspired designs into their major works. Finally, bees can also help us understand the modern design theory called biophilia, which reminds us that despite our preference to organize ourselves in cities, human beings need a connection to nature. There is no stronger example of this than our centuries old relationship with bees.
The Pollinator-friendly Garden, an exhibition of botanical artworks by Studio 155 artists on view in the Suman Sorg Gallery through June 3 accompanies this exhibition.
Organized by AIA|DC for the SIGAL Gallery.
Graphic Design by Jennifer Byrne, Live. Create. Play. LLC
Made possible with generous support from ABC Imaging. Exhibition designed and modeled in ArchiCAD19, courtesy of Graphisoft.