Chico Art Center exhibit goes online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Stunning artworks depicting plant diversity in California are featured online in September due to the temporary Covid-closure of the gallery.

Posted: Sep 5, 2020 4:06 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A local art gallery in Chico has gone online with their exhibit for September, due to fluctuating restrictions for COVID-19 in Butte County.

The 2020 Exhibit by the Chico Art Center is called "Flora: The Other Endangered Species." The exhibit was designed to focus on native, threatened, and endangered plants. Every piece of work is connected to an artist statement that talks about the status of the plant that is the subject of the artwork, and a little bit about the plant's habitat.

One juror of this exhibit is Adrienne Leigh Edwards. She is a botanist and plant ecologist at California State University, Chico.

The other juror is Joani Bosque. Bosque is currently planting a pollinator garden at the Feather River Nature Center & Native Plant Park. Bosque formerly worked for Hedgrow Farms, a native seed nursery.

Gallery Director Cameron Kelly says the exhibit is designed to help people think about how important biodiversity is to the health of the regions we live in. Kelly and others at the Chico Art Center hope that this show will help grow the future by increasing awareness and knowledge of plants and their life cycles, especially during this time of drought and fire.

CLICK HERE to see the whole Flora art show, on the website of the Chico Art Center.

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