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Bug-a-Palooza: The Beauty of Bugs
September 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Join Arts in Nature Curator Jenny Zeller as she leads this exciting virtual conversation with 4 talented artists who take inspiration from the insects around us to create fascinating works of art! Register for this fun and informative zoom session by clicking the button below. In the meantime, meet the artists who will be presenting that evening by viewing more information below.
Shannon Amidon is an artist, environmental steward, beekeeper, and lover of books, insects, and paper ephemera. Amidon’s artwork explores natural history, insects and their habitats, and the cycles of life. Shannon creates luminous encaustic paintings and installations that are inspired by the briefness of life and the wonders of the natural world.
Angel Yoon Kyung Cho is a Korean-American artist and designer, interested in the transformative qualities of art. This past year the artist started drawing one insect every day as a part of the global community 100 day project as a motive to not only “face her enemy” and aversion to insects but also to celebrate them through sumi-ink drawings. Made with her non-dominant hand, using various found tools to experiment with letting go of control and perfection, each drawing is a unique meditation on the insect.
Bob Drake is a sound artist, musician, composer, and stringed instrument maker from Cleveland, OH with a commitment to the natural world through acoustic ecology and field recordings. Drake teaches sound art, media installation, and electronics at Cleveland Institute of Art, is a certified Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, and a Deep Listening facilitator. The artist will be discussing recent sound installations created around periodical cicada emergences.
Joanne Price (Starpointe Studio) is a print and book artist living in rural Kentucky. Price’s ideas emerge from folk/fairy tales, everyday life, science, and nature — often explored through series. A long-term artist’s book project, Beneficial Insects – started at Bernheim in 2014 – has nurtured a reconnection with nature while refining ideas through research, experimentation, and varied presentation (book, print, installation) – all in hopes of connecting art and science in a way that pushes past mere illustration.