BEE Happy: Earth Day 2022
April 22 - May 29
Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-1pm and by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org)
April 22nd marks the 52nd Earth Day and this year we honor the mighty BEE! The Arts Bus & White River Craft Center are collaborating to bring you BEE Happy -an immersive art installation, art scavenger hunt, and community seed station – to celebrate our most important pollinator and bring attention to the essential role it plays in our ecosystem and build a happy buzz about town.
In a two-part show made in collaboration with The Arts Bus, the White River Craft Center will showcase a collection of artwork celebrating the mighty BEE! In the Craft Center gallery, a “Bee Happy in Vermont!” mural assembled by community members of every age will be on display, surrounded by images of bees, fields & flowers, tractors & buses, fields & clouds – original drawings by local artists, Phil Godenschwager and Valerie Schoolcraft colored in by elementary students from Randolph, Chelsea, Tunbridge & Braintree.
In downtown Randolph, The Chandler Art Gallery organized a BEE Creative scavenger hunt looking for original bee-related art that will be hidden along a route in downtown Randolph on Earth Day. Everyone is invited to go on the hunt! Area Artists Joan Feierabend, Sally Penrod, Jim Robinson, Becky Wright, and more have created a collection of Bee-inspired art that people can look for and claim as reminders of the importance of Bees in our food production and survival. Scavenger Hunt directions will be available at 9:30 at Chandler Gallery at 71 North Main Street. We request people claim only one piece per family but hope you will search for them all. This is part of a community art effort to remind people about the importance of bees led by The White River Craft Center and Arts Bus In advance of the installation of a Pollinator Mural by Phil Godenschwager later this summer.
This BEE Happy Earth Day by The Arts Bus & White River Craft Center is possible thanks to grants from Lamson-Howell Foundation, Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, Vermont Arts Council and Town Appropriations. Phil Godenschwager’s bee mural has been sponsored by Randolph Arts & Culture Committee.