Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees: Saturday, February 23 through Saturday, May 4
This exhibition, curated by Nancy Gifford, www.nancygifford.com in the Pavilion celebrates bees with a provocative display of artistic interpretations of bees and hive culture. It includes 2-dimensional contemporary art, sculpture, dance and film created by several artists, both local and further afield. Penelope Stewart is creating a bas relief beeswax "beescape" with designs inspired by plants at Lotusland. Los Angeles-based photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher takes highly magnified black and white photos of bees and bee parts through a scanning electron microscope. Ethan Turpin and Jonathan Smith will build a six-sided room within a room where images of bees will be projected on walls of cloth screens so visitors feel as though they are walking into a bee cell. Selections from Stephanie Wilde’s ongoing body of work, “The Golden Bees,” created in response to the recent, unexplained disappearance of the Western Honeybee, will be on view as will works by Theresa Carter, Bill Dewey, Ed Inks, Cynthia James, Casey Lurie, Keith Puccinelli, Maria Rendon and Anna Vaughan. Some of the pieces will be for sale, with a portion of proceeds going to Lotusland.
Thank you to our Sponsors: Certis Capital Management, Inc., Giffin & Crane, General Contractors, Inc., Nancy and Michael Gifford, Rich & Luci Janssen, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, NS Ceramic, and Santa Barbara Winery
Artwork: clockwise from top left, Penelope Stewart, Rose-Lynn Fisher, Ethan Turpin & Jonathan Smith, and Stephanie Wilde.