A new exhibit featuring works by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Finger Lakes Chapter opened in the Mann Library Gallery on Sept. 4, with a reception held on Sept. 12. The Art of Symbiosis exhibit brings art and science together to show the importance of interconnectivity and how better-informed decisions can help address the challenges of biodiversity loss, food insecurity, and environmental conservation.
“The natural world has evolved over billions of years by developing extraordinary relationships between different species and populations,” explained the exhibition notes. “These symbiotic relationships, both cooperative and destructive, demonstrate the importance of long-term partnerships for a healthy ecosystem. From mysterious microscopic organisms to amazing plant life, insects, and large mammals including humans, many species’ survival is interdependent on one another.”
The Art of Symbiosis: A Showcase from the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Finger Lakes Chapter runs through January 15, 2024.