August 19 – November 11, 2017
Opening reception: August 19, 6 – 8 pm
516 Arts, Albuquerque
About 35 percent of the world’s food crops and 75 percent of the flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce. Pollinators, including bees, moths, butterflies, and birds, have become increasingly threatened by human action. Working in response to this knowledge, a large group exhibition of artists from local to international will be presented at 516 Arts in Albuquerque, opening on August 19 with a public forum 3:30-5 pm, and a public reception 6-8 pm with live music by Lone Piñon.
Curated by artist/backyard beekeeper Valerie Roybal, Cross Pollination not only refers to how bees and other insects pollinate a large portion of the world’s food, but also to the cross pollination of ideas in art and science. The exhibition includes painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, and performance.
During the exhibition, a “Bee Market” pop-up shop at the gallery space will feature bee- and pollinator-related products and gifts, including specialty small batches of local honey, T-shirts, jewelry, bee houses and more.