“A Peek into the Curious World of Insects” Art Exhibit Buzzes into the Valencia Library
The latest art exhibit at the Valencia Library, “A Peek into the Curious World of Insects,” invites “everybuggy” to explore the world as a bug through photographs and other various art mediums, celebrating insects such as the jumping spider, butterfly, praying mantis and much more. The exhibit is open now through August 7, 2017 at the Valencia Library located at 23743 W. Valencia Boulevard.
Not always thought to be the cutest, bugs tend to get a bad rap. At the sight of them, people reach for rolled-up newspapers and insect sprays. However, in this exhibit, artists use the insect as inspiration for mesmerizing art and as a means to unearth the beauty and importance of our little friends.
Through the ages, insects have appeared in art work. Many times their appearance signified hidden symbolism. In Byzantine, Gothic and Early Renaissance paintings there are many insects depicted which represent various philosophies, as well as Christian symbolism. Residents are encouraged to visit the exhibit to “bug out” and leave with an appreciation of the bugs we live with.