Judi Harvest

Cross-Pollination: Honeybees and Murano Glass

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Venice Glass Week

Propagation: Bees + Seeds participated in the inaugural edition of The Venice Glass Week. Also as part of The Venice Glass Week, Judi Harvest hosted a panel discussion of the role and importance of honeybees in our environment, and the relations between art, nature and Murano glass.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Palazzo Franchetti, Sala del Portego San Marco 2847, Venice.

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Panel Discussion Participants:

Judith Harvest – Artist and Beekeeper, New York – Venezia
Andrea Grigoletto – Director, Fenice Green Energy Park, Padova
Lorenzo Bonometto – Founder, Società Veneziana di Scienze Naturali, Venice
Giorgio Giuman – Glass Master, owner, Giorgio Giuman glass factory, Murano
Bruno Amadi – Glass Master, Venice
Vittorio Costantini – Glass Master, Venice
Roger Repohl – Beekeeper and language professor, New York
Luca Polo – Beekeeper, Murano and Mestre, Venice
Gianni Pozzani – Beekeeper, Art Historian, Murano glass Cameo technique, Verona

The crucial decline of honeybees has several culprits, including GMO crops, the use of neurotoxic pesticides, stress and lack of biodiversity in their diet. The panel not only aims to raise public awareness about the global threat to nature due to honeybee losses, but also to discuss practical solutions, along with the relationship of art, nature and the similarities to Murano glass makers. The panel will bring awareness to these two colonies of beauty which have more in common than meets the eye.

This conversation was first presented as part of the exhibition, Denatured: Honeybees + Murano, 2013, by Judi Harvest in partnership with the non-profit organization Bees Without Borders, dedicated to promoting beekeeping for the purpose of combating hunger in the world. Judi has worked with Bees Without Borders since 2006.

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