An Artist Raises Awareness About Honey Bees and their Importance!

Looking forward to talking about #Happy Orchard with Ashley and Dr. Deb at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts later this month!

Kimmel Education & Research Center

Later this month, our Nebraska Extension Educators, Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild and Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp collaborate with Artist Ashley Ryba about the importance of honey bees!

Ashley Ryba, “The Bee-nefit,” detail, 2015, ceramics installation

The Bee-nefit

An installation by Ashley Ryba
Gallery Reception on Arbor Day Friday, April 24
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On view April 20 through May 22, 2015

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE

The Bee-nefit is an interactive installation of 200 ceramic cells that raises awareness about the importance of honey bees in our ecosystem. Artist Ashley Ryba intends to aid in their well-being and longevity. The gallery reception coincides with Nebraska City’s annual Arbor Day weekend festivities, also celebrating the beauty of pollination and the importance of trees.

In 2006, alarms were sounded by American beekeepers because large amounts of honey bees were disappearing. The Bee-nefit is an…

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