Honeybees In the Heartland Invites Artists For Public Art Project

AUBURN – Honeybees in the Heartland and the Auburn Development Council are inviting artists to an informational meeting regarding a community art project.

The question and answer session is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at Earth & Owl Yoga and Aunt Bea’s Apiary on 1900 O St. in Auburn.

Honeybees in the Heartland is a countywide community art project that invites artists to paint  fiberglass bee sculptures produced by Icon Poly.

Project Director Leslie Clark said there are 11 sponsors so far and many more are expected. Artists provide their own materials, but will receive a $500 stipend.

Clark: “There is much buzz and excitement about the project and the response has been phenomenal.”

She noted that the bee is the Nebraska state insect and credited Mrs. Ed Howe and her third grade class  in Auburn for proposing the bee for that honor.

Design selection night for sponsors is scheduled May 16 and bee pickup is June 1.

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