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Artists and Scientists Collaborate on USM Art Gallery Exhibition About Insects

“Wing” by USM Professor of Biology Kenneth Weber

The USM Art Gallery’s first exhibition of the season will be “Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” displaying the myriad ways in which artists and scientists work with insects. Curated by Associate Professor of Art Kim Grant and Art Gallery Director Carolyn Eyler, viewers will see that insects are not only visually fascinating, they also raise provocative questions about our relations to the world around us.

All of the following events associated with the exhibition are free and open to the public.

Exhibition: “Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” featuring the work of artists and USM faculty and researchers.

USM Art Gallery, Gorham
Thursday, September 22 – Thursday, November 10
11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays; 1-5 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, September 22

Engaging Insects Roundtable Discussion:

4:15-5:45 p.m., Thursday, September 22 in the Art Gallery, Gorham.

The exhibit’s curators will be joined by several of the artists and scientists for a discussion prior to the opening reception.

Art Talk with Visiting Artist Nina Katchadourian:

1 p.m., Friday, September 23 in Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, Gorham.

Katchadourian exhibits internationally and uses photography, video, installation, and graphic art in her unorthodox encounters with insects.

Film screening: “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo”

4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 20, Room 10, Bailey Hall, Gorham

"Natural Cross Dressing" by Nina Katchadourian

"Wing" by USM Professor of Biology Kenneth Weber

"Untitled (Beetle Wing Spiral)" by Sara Crisp (Courtesy of Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC)