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Jasna Guy is an artist, educator and citizen scientist with a love for pollinators. She is a founding member of the Native Bee Society of British Columbia, and holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s degree in Art Education from UBC. Since 2012, Guy’s art practice has included the exploration of the floral resources that pollinators require, including the nectar and pollen that are critical for their survival. Flowers interest the artist not only for their intrinsic worth, nor merely for their beauty, but for the relationship that exists between pollinators and flowers. Guy produces 2-dimensional photography-based and drawing-based works informed by her research into plants. Through art installations and accompanying art-based workshops, her desire is to foster, enhance and cultivate a love of pollinators.

Guy’s work has been shown at the Roundhouse Community Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Richmond Art Gallery in Richmond, B.C.; the Sun Valley Arts Centre, Ketchum, Idaho, and the Elisabeth C. Miller Library, University of Washington, Seattle. Guy’s exhibitions at the Seymour Art Gallery in North Vancouver and the Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton B.C. featured a collaboration with entomologist, Lincoln Best.  Her upcoming exhibition in late 2020 at the High Desert Museum, Bend, Idaho, will once again feature a collaboration with her friend and mentor, entomologist, Lincoln Best.

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