“You might not stop to admire a beetle on the sidewalk, but a stunning painting of a beetle might catch your eye,” says heritage interpreter Kendra Strubhart, curator of the upcoming Pollinators in Action: Flowering Journeys exhibit at the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, IL. “Animals are not the only means of pollination,” Strubhart adds. “If someone is inspired by how the wind carries pollen, we want to see what a work of art by that person looks like.”
The exhibit is sponsored by the DuPage Monarch Project and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and will be part of the district’s “effort to highlight pollinators through programs, hikes, lectures and performances” this spring and early summer. Exhibit applications will be accepted online beginning on February 1, 2020. Please click here for the application and more information.
Hexagons and Honeybees 2 by Nature Artists’ Guild member Karen Johnson is a great example of the type of work the exhibit will feature. Nature Artists’ Guild members are a natural fit for this exhibit opportunity!