Monday, April 10 2017
Bees in the City
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
The Pollinator-friendly Garden presents botanical artworks from the collection of Studio 155 artists. These artworks highlight flowering plants that attract pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinating species. This exhibition inspires you to consider the importance of healthy, productive plant communities for pollinators in the city. With threatened pollinator populations, due to habitat loss, pesticide misuse, and disease, healthy garden habitats support everyone. Pollinator-friendly gardens in the city are possible with the right information and a little bit of old-fashioned work. Studio 155 artists work in various mediums, including colored pencil, graphite, oil, and watercolor. Their work captures subjects from flowering plants and trees to rocks and landscapes.