What: Birds and Bees Exhibit
Where: The Gallery at Tacoma Community College
When: April 11 – May 6, 2022
Reception: April 28, 4-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: April 26, noon
Gallery Hours: The Gallery is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on days the college is open. Visitors are no longer required to check in.
Parking: Visitor parking is available in Lot G.
The “Birds and Bees” exhibit is a showcase of pattern-based art inspired by nature, created by TCC Art Professor Marit Berg.
“My fascination with patterns has inspired me to become a pattern maker myself. In this exhibition, I have created works based on patterns I see in groups of birds and bees,” Berg wrote in her introduction to the exhibit.
Berg is a painter and a printmaker, and she has used both media to create the pieces displayed in the “Birds and Bees” exhibit.
“The works in this exhibit that employ printmaking techniques are the bee etchings, the feral beehives, the origami crane pieces, and the murmuration installation,” Berg wrote. “The paintings in this exhibition, Rain, Steam, and Speed (after Turner); Demise of the Passenger Pigeon, and Murmuration as Dusk, are created by brush in hand.”
One of the pieces, Murmuration Installation II, is a temporary installation, and Berg is engaging TCC art students in the process of creating the installation. Stop by The Gallery this week to see their progress!
The exhibit is funded in part by 2021-22 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) grant.