Skill Set: Beekeeping
Saturday, March 8 | 2-5PM
Special Location: TBA
Do you share a love of honey akin to that of Winnie the Pooh? If so, you’ll want to join Shelley Rice onsite at her apiary to learn the ins and outs of beekeeping during this month’s Skill Set workshop. Rice will teach a group of 25 participants—ages 8 and up—the history and utilization of bees in art, food, medicine, and science, as well as lead an engaging hands-on beekeeping workshop. From the tools and techniques needed to start your own apiary to tips of daily life with bees, participants will learn the basics of starting their own beehive and the professional methods required to harvest wax and honey naturally and safely.
Lecture: Nathaniel Donnett
Thursday, March 13 | 6:30PM
Join artist Nathaniel Donnett for a lecture held in conjunction with the exhibition Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Egdes/Soft Curves. Donnett will discuss his artwork by presenting insights to his process, conceptual influences, and the personal narratives that inform his practice. Following the lecture the audience will have a chance to participate in a brief Q&A with the artist.
Opening Reception: Melanie Smith
Friday, March 21, 2014 | 6:30-9PM
Join CAMH for the opening reception of Mexico City-based artist Melanie Smith's exhibition on March 21 from 6:30-9PM. CAMH's exhibition focuses on three video-based installation works: Xilitla: Dismantled 1; Bulto: Fragments; and Elevator (2010, 2011, and 2012, respectively). Working in cinematic installations since the late 1990s, Smith, as an English-born artist living in Mexico, initially took an almost ethnographic approach to the eccentricities of the sprawling, chaotic mass of her adopted home city, considering as worthy of critical examination the markets full of plastic and the shear physical expanse of the massive metropolis. Since 2010 her works have grown less analytical and increasingly poetic, sensual, and surreal.
There will be a cash bar serving drinks and a food truck on the Museum's terrace during the reception.
Learn more about the exhibition on the exhibition page here.
Performance: C. Spencer Yeh AKA Burning Star Core
Saturday, March 29 |2PM
Artist, musician, and electronic composer C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) will hold an improvisational sound performance live at the