Take part in a community-created work of art--The Bee Project.
Honeycomb Mock-Up, Elena V. Smyrniotis, 2020

Grant Wood Printmaking Fellow Elena V. Smyrniotis offers an exciting art project that you can do independently.  Then, you can connect your bee with the swarm and become part of large community installations celebrating the importance of bees in the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District and the Indian Creek Nature Center.

The slides linked below include a video about the importance of bees and ideas and instructions on how to make your own bee. This project is intended for use in the classroom or at home, by people of all ages.

PDF iconClick here for PDF to learn how to make your own bee
Timeline:
  • Now-April 28th: Build your bees and watch for honeycombs to appear
  • April 14-28: Install your bees on the honeycombs
  • April 24: EcoFest presentation featuring the honeycombs and your bees
  • April 29: Earth Day
  • May 30: De-installation by artist

This project was made possible through a collaboration between the Grant Wood Art Colony, the UI Office of Community Engagement, the Indian Creek Nature Center, and the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District.

 
Miscellaneous Sample
 
Small Bee, Smyrniotis 2020