Presidio of San Francisco (June 19, 2006) -- The Presidio Trust is proud to sponsor, Plants + Insects/Art + Science, an exhibition at the Presidio Officers' Club, August 25 to November 19, 2006. Please join us for an opening reception sponsored by Spur Projects: an outpost for contemporary art, from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 25.
The exhibit features the work of two amazing artists of the natural world. Through the Green Fuse: the Cameraless Plant Photography of Robert Buelteman presents 26 striking color photographs of plants made without camera or lens from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The Lives of Insects: the Close-up Photography of Edward S. Ross reveals a beautiful hidden world.
The last gallery in the exhibit is the Hive, a kid-friendly place where families engage in minds-on and hands-on learning activities. Learn how scientists name things, about insect evolution and flowering plants, and the important role insects play in sustaining life of earth.
Talks, walks and other public programs will complement this extraordinary exhibit. Wednesday, August 30th Robert Buelteman presents Photography without the Camera, from 7- 8 p.m. at the Officers' Club. And on Saturday, August 26th Damien Raffa, Presidio Trust naturalist, will offer a hands-on outdoor family program about plants and insects native to the Presidio.
The Presidio shelters 300 native plant species, 16 of which are rare or endangered, and hundreds of insect species that the Trust is just beginning to inventory. A study in 2005 revealed that close to 60 species of bees thrive in the Presidio.
Plants + Insects/Art + Science
Presidio Officers' Club Exhibition Hall, 50 Moraga Avenue
August 25 - November 19, 2006
11 am - 5 pm."