In connection with ArtStart’s fall exhibition: Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way, documentary photographs from the marriage of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in cooperation with the Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee; ArtStart will be hosting a Monarch Butterfly Migration to Mexico Event. The event will start at 2 p.m., Sunday August 25 at ArtStart Rhinelander. The Monarch Butterfly Migration to Mexico function was created for participants to learn about the biology, migration, and natural history of the Monarch Butterfly. A $10 donation is suggested for admission.
The event will begin with a screening of the 2012 documentary film Flight of the Butterflies on ArtStart’s big screen. The Canadian film covers Dr. Fred Urquhart‘s nearly 40-year-long investigation into the monarch butterfly, tracking the details of what is considered one of the longest known insect migrations: the flight of the monarch butterfly from Central Mexico to the United States and Canada and back.
Participants will have an opportunity to view live butterflies in various life stages and participate in a question and answer session with JoAnne Lund, an Insect Ecologist and Educator; and Paula Larson, Citizen Scientist and Founder of Monarch March; a conservationist group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of the Monarch Butterfly. Efforts of Monarch March promote a thriving Monarch Butterfly population and keeping the Monarch off the Endangered Species List.
The fall exhibitions at ArtStart will be open for viewing at the event and include: Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way, documentary photographs from the marriage of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in cooperation with the Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee and The Masters’ Apprentices from The Nemeth Art Center’s Gabor and Edith Nemeth Study Collection. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m from August 22 through November 2.