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Bee Space, Glass Works by Emma Stein
Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An artist’s talk and reception with Emma Stein, glass artist and beekeeper, will officially open Bee Space, an installation of Stein’s glass works on view in historic St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights through November 8, 2015. The exhibition inaugurates the 2015-16 season of The Forum @ St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, which seeks to engage the community in conversation about the arts, ideas and civic life.
Stein is influenced by the beauty of nature, the need to honor plant diversity and bee survival. She created two works specifically for St. Ann’s historic landmark sanctuary. “The Hive,” which will hang from the organ loft near the church entrance, is an oversized uninhabited beehive made of clear glass panels. Ephemeral larger-than life clear bees will accompany the centerpiece of the exhibit: a nine-foot relief panel made of dozens of glass flowers in the pattern of a rose window to be mounted behind the high altar. The flowers represent species that are being supplanted by our mono-crop culture, causing the destruction of our bee populations. The work is a celebration of the beauty of our diverse natural world.
Bee Space will be on display for public viewing Tuesday through Thursday, 12 noon – 3:00 pm and on Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, or by arrangement.