(Chelsea Update would like to thank Virginia Krueger for the information in this story.)
Chelsea District Library (CDL) is buzzing with bug activities this fall.
The nationally touring Small Wonders: Insects in Focus photography exhibition opened on Sept. 7 and will run through Oct. 20. Accompanying the exhibition is the artwork of local photographer, musician, illustrator, and artist, Frank Cianciolo. Insects play a critical role in the environment. Viewing the insect world through art gives visitors a new appreciation of its beauty and diversity.
Join us via Zoom on Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. when Frank Cianciolo will discuss this beauty and the environmental significance of protecting our insect population with British professor of biology and author, Dave Goulson.
Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects.
Reflecting on insects, Goulson remarks “Ugly or beautiful, it is the little creatures that make the world go round. We should celebrate and appreciate them in all of their wonderful diversity.” Find a new view on bugs through the eyes of an artist and of an author during this live event.
Continue the insect conversation with Frank Cianciolo at An Evening with the Artist at the Chelsea Depot on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. and be sure to enter to win one of two available books by Goulson when you visit the Small Wonders exhibition.
Visit www.art.chelseadistrictlibrary.org for more information about this fall’s art and associated events at the library.
About Us: Chelsea District Library is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is engage, inspire, and equip through evolving services and resources. The library currently serves 15,010 residents in the Chelsea area including the City of Chelsea plus Dexter, Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan townships. More than 16,000 individuals visit the library each month.
For more information visit www.chelseadistrictlibrary.org.