A Very Good Nectar in the Lobby of Sage Science Center

On Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. – noon, drop by the Lobby of Sage Science Center for Trilogy coffee and an opportunity to talk with the creators of  the installation entitled Pollination Guild, in the Sage Science Center Lobby. Inspired by “a better nectar,” which is currently at both the Gillespie Museum and Hand Art Center, this project relied on the time and talents of students, staff, faculty and community members.  Brown Visiting Teacher/Scholar Madison Creech facilitated two workshops which led to the development of the visual components.  Seven textile artists worked together to design and screen print fabric panels. Each motif is an abstracted and enlarged buzz pollination grain.  Eight Stetson students –representing Stetson Beekeeping, Hatter Harvest, Sustainable Stetson, the Stetson Environmental Club, and the Volusia Sandhill Teaching Landscape, assembled two oversized partridge pea flowers (Chaemacrista fasciculata) from recycled cloth, wire, paraffin, wax and bees wax foraged from Stetson’s beehives.  There is a sound component, “Winter Foraging,” composed by L.A.-based artist Robert Huehn.  A sweet way to end your week.  For more information, contact the  Gillespie Museum, 386.822.7330, gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu.