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Kimberly Callas exhibits in Pollination: Evolving Miracles

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Kimberly Callas, The Beekeeper’s Wife, wasp paper, plaster, gouache 

Sculptor Kimberly Callas’ (née Ewald, BFA 1995) work The Beekeeper’s Wife” is featured in Pollination: Evolving Miracles, opening April 19 at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College Atrium Art Gallery. 

Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, poetry and video by 29 artists and scientists explore the lively intersection between flowering plants and their pollinators — bees, wasps, flies, moths, butterflies, beetles and others — in this exhibition.

Callas’ artwork focuses on the ecological self’: 

In my view, nature speaks to us in relationships and symbols, the very language of art. My ï¬gurative work explores these relationships and symbols and the ways they work through us to connect the physical world and the realm of the sacred. These symbols, images, archetypes and patterns guide what artwork I create. I often work on one large life-size sculpture, while also creating several smaller satellite pieces. In this way, the relationships between the different artworks carry as much meaning, if not more, than the individual pieces.