We swat them, we squash them, we spray them with poison—-EWWW…BUGS! But are they truly to be reviled, or is there something to be admired in them? Sometimes, in our human-centric way of viewing the world, we overlook things—often little, seemingly ordinary things—of beauty, or that help create beauty, in the world around us. One of those things is bugs! Through beautiful photographs by respected nature photographers from near and far, as well as illustrated texts and materials, this exhibit will help you discover the many fascinating ways bugs contribute to the arts. You’ll be surprised to find bugs themselves that are works of art! You’ll be delighted at how bugs create works of Art…architecture, music, dance. You’ll be amazed at how bugs have influenced human Arts: literature, music, fashion, film, dance, architecture. And we hope that after viewing the exhibit instead of saying “Ewww…Bugs!” you will say “Wow! Bugs!”The Art of Bug exhibit is on loan from the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage and will be featured in our Vereen Gallery. While our Traverse gallery will showcase the exhibit Creepy Crawlies which highlights pieces from students in our classes held at the arts center depicting their interpretation of bugs in art.