Press RoomMoth Project
June 11, 2015
Green Bay, WI---June 11, 2015---The Moth Project-Green Bay is bringing two special events to the Neville Public Museum!
Nighttime Moth Garden
June 17, 7-10 p.m.
Art duo PlantBot Genetics is bringing their interactive Moth Project to Green Bay and we want you to join us. The project uses a series of portable, solar-powered, nighttime garden machines designed to attract moths for pollination. You can see the machines in action and participate in the work! This public art event combines art and sustainability with entomological (bug-related) and horticultural (plant-related) research. Join us on Wednesday, June 17th from 7 - 10 PM outside the Neville as the artists attract moths and talk about their work. The project is family-friendly and free.
This project is funded in part with an ART WORKS grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by St. Norbert College. It is made possible thanks to the participation and work of partner organizations.
Moth Project Public Lecture
June 28, 3-4 p.m.
Join us for a free public lecture to learn more about the Moth Project and hear from the PlantBot Genetics artists, Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki, about their work and how they arrived at their unique practice of creative operations and tactics.
By linking environmental issues to a diverse array of creative operations and tactics, artists Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki extend the "knowledge of the moment", demonstrates the fragile connection between the natural world and personal action, and offers simple, positive changes that can be enacted to increase sustainability - an activity that can be replicated long after the artists have moved on.
This lecture will be translated to ASL for deaf and hearing impaired members of the audience.
You can find more information on The Moth Project at www.snc.edu/moths.
Neville Public Museum Foundation
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
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