Experience BUGS March 5 – May 28, 2016
BUGS is a companion to the exhibition David Rogers’ Big Bugs at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center from March 5 through May 28, 2016 – an outdoor sculpture exhibition of giant “bugs” made out of natural materials. Explore the art and science of “bugs” and “insects” and connect with the natural world in unexpected ways.
BUGS is four separate mini-exhibitions to explore the world of bugs and insects, including:
David Rogers Deconstructed
An overview of David Rogers’ art, inspiration, artistry and bug-creation process. Discover the world of small bugs in gigantic ways
A space to learn and test knowledge of bugs and insects
Buggin’ Out Student Juried Art Exhibition
A special exhibition of student (K – 12) artwork depicting insects or arachnids in their natural habitat
An exhibition of rare natural history books from the Collection of the Stark Museum of Art, featuring fascinating depictions of insects and arachnids
Join us for BUGS Scout Day – Saturday, May 14, 2016 (6:30pm)
Who is David Rogers?
David Rogers (b. 1960) is a self-taught artist based in Glen Cove, New York with a life-long passion for constructing things from wood and other materials found lying around.
David created his first artworks in 1973 at the age of thirteen, when he learned to weld steel sculptures and experiment with forest materials. He later produced home furnishings and garden structures from wood and saplings, combining natural materials with new construction methods to develop a design sensibility he calls “Victorian Rustic”.
In 1990 David’s perception of what could be conceived and created using all natural materials was forever transformed with his first large scale dinosaur sculptures. From these early works emerged the concept for what would become Big Bugs.