Ignite your sense of wonder at this insect and arachnid-themed show
Insects have inspired humans for centuries. In fact, some of the earliest human art features them. From the intricate, iridescent dragonfly wing to the powerful grasshopper leg to the striking shades and patterns of the butterfly – they’re simply incredible, capable of igniting great wonder with their incredible detail and variety!
Now Geauga Park District invites you to celebrate the creativity ever-sparked by the insect world during a 10-week community exhibition of artwork inspired by insects and arachnids created by talented regional artists.
What’s the Buzz? Insect & Arachnid Inspired Art Exhibition will open daily for public visitation Saturday, February 13, through Monday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center.
Please note that face coverings are required indoors at all times at The West Woods Nature Center, which is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township.
Visitors can cast ballots for People’s Choice Awards through April 15 in the categories of drawing/painting, photography, other media/recycled, and youth (ages 12 and under). Those who vote will also be entered into a raffle to win one of several insect houses donated by Nature’s Way Bird Products, found online at www.natureswaybirds.com.
Plus, take home a souvenir from the exclusive Buzz Boutique – jewelry and small art pieces created by the show artists and sold for less than $40 each! Many displayed pieces will also be available for sale, although they must remain onsite for the duration of the show.
Artists were invited to submit up to five pieces of work, plus additional pieces for the Buzz Boutique, said Teresa Runion, special events coordinator at Geauga Park District.
“Our themed biennial art show brings hundreds of creations from as many as 100 different artists,” Runion said. “We are so excited to see the variety of work created by our arts community and feel fortunate to be able to showcase local talent and promote the arts. Embrace your inner entomologist and come see the wonderful creations honoring the insect kingdom!”
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.