The Pollinator-friendly Garden

Exhibition Opening Reception: Bees in the City + The Pollinator-friendly Garden
Monday, April 10, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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. Discover decorative plants such as Bee balm (Monarda fistulosa), Goldenrod (Solidago), and Ornamental Onion (Allium), as well as edible plants such as dandelion, eggplant, and squash.

This exhibition inspires you to consider the importance of healthy, productive plant communities for pollinators in the city. Cities with plentiful greenspace and flourishing gardens benefit the environment, contributing to the cycle of nature and fueling the pollinator’s way of life. 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. This exhibition complements Bees in the City, an exhibition about bee pollinators on view in the SIGAL Gallery through June 3.

About Studio 155

Studio 155 formed following Botanical Treasures of Lewis & Clark: New Art for the Bicentennial, an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 2006. As a group, the artists have exhibited artwork together at the Adah Rose Gallery, Athenaeum, Cosmos Club, Delaware Art Museum, Studio Gallery, United States Botanic Garden, and VisArts at Rockville.

Participating Studio 155 artists include Debbie Bankert, Roberta Bernstein, Elizabeth Ward Carter, Wendy Cortesi, Jill Hodgson, Vicki Malone, Donald Beekman Myer FAIA, Kappy Prosch, Michael Rawson, Ellen Tuttle, and Juliana Weihe.


Organized by AIA|DC for the Suman Sorg Gallery.

Special thanks to the artists of Studio 155.

Made possible with generous support from ABC Imaging. Exhibition designed and modeled in ArchiCAD19, courtesy of Graphisoft.