May 8, 2014
5:30 pmto7:00 pm
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Sanguinaria canadensis, Helleborus by Fred Michel-72dpi

Sanguinaria canadensis,
Helleborus photo by Fred Michel

Join us at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Thursday, May 8, as we celebrate artistic interpretations of the lively intersection between flowering plants and their pollinators – bees, wasps, moths, butterflies and others! The reception is free and open to the public; refreshments, including wine and hors d’oeuvres, will be served. 

Interpretive labels were created with editorial assistance from botanist and ecologist Alison Dibble, PhD.  The 5:30-7:00 p.m. opening reception will be preceded by a 4:00 p.m. lecture by Alison entitled “What do Bees Want?  Plants for a Bee Garden.” 

The “Pollination: Evolving Miracles” exhibit, featuring many Maine artists, was originally organized in 2013 by Robyn Holman, curator for the Atrium Art Gallery on the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn campus.  The dates for this exhibit in the Bosarge Family Education Center at the Gardens are April 30 through July 6. 

This exhibit is presented in partnership with USM’s Atrium Art Gallery. 

This reception coincides with another reception in the Visitor Center for “Flower Forages: Native Bees in Maine Gardens.”