Art Exhibit for Beauport this Summer

Art Exhibit for Beauport this Summer

The Beauport history and art society have organised a two in one exhibition at the Étienne-Parent Library until August 18. This is a project created by a partnership between the Montreal insectariums and the history and art society. Rare insect species will be exposed for the majority of summer. This exposition is to discover insects but also to learn about the history of humans and insects through different cultures.

Legends, jewelry and common house objects inspired by bugs will be exhibited. Many species may instigate fear, disgust, and sometimes fascination in the North America but what about the rest of the world? Visitors will have the chance to discover the answer for themselves.

A section is dedicated to ornithopter, butterflies with bird wings, and will present this magnificent creature living in the indo-Australian zone. They measure about 8 to 13 centimetres and their rich colours make them one of the biggest and most beautiful butterflies in the world. Their name stimulates the imagination. Some are very rare and the shapes and colours amongst the species itself give them a great value from an ecological point of view but also to the eyes of a collector.

Many live insects such as tarantulas, scorpions, and other less common ones will be exposed and kept. This is the perfect occasion to learn more about the relationship between humans and insects across the world. Children will be thrilled to observe exotic bugs and to lean about their utility in the ecosystem.

The opening hours are from Tuesday to Friday from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Closed between 5:00 and 6:00), and also on weekend from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
………………………………………………………………… Staff Writer

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