Animal Architects: Influences on Human Creativity Harry Bower, Linda Gebhard, Donna Payton, Kathleen Preziosi, Richard Sanders

November 7 - December 5

Taplin Gallery

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“Who hasn’t wondered at the spiral pattern of a spider’s web, the twig and mud construction of a robin’s nest or the engineering feat of a beaver’s dam? Nature abounds with structures built by animals. Primates to arthropods build homes, traps, nurseries, food storages and courtship displays. Webs, termite mounds, beehives, burrows, bowers, nests and dams incorporate sophisticated features such as ventilation, temperature regulation, structural strength, multiple escape routes, complicated multi-material site constructions and special purpose chambers which result in aesthetically beautiful forms.”

~Donna Payton, Curator’s Statement


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Opening Reception
Saturday, November 7, 3-5pm

Artist Panel Discussion:
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 2pm

Book Talk:
James L. and Carol Grant Gould, authors of
Animal Architects:  Building and the Evolution of Intelligence
Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:30pm

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