Meet The Beetles // September 24 – October 22, 2016

artwork (detail) above by Sabrina Luoni.

Join us for a group exhibition about the amazing diversity of the order Coleoptera! Darwin had a particular fondness for them, and about 40% of all described insects are beetles (half a million species or more)! With new species being discovered all the time, this artwork by 15 artists from the USA, Spain and Italy explores beetle diversity, behaviors, habitats, agricultural significance, and natural history.


  • Marissa Biven (Pampa, TX)
  • Carrie Carlson (Orland Park, IL)
  • Carol Chapel (Corvallis, OR)
  • Palma Christian (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
  • Joel Floyd (University Park, MD)
  • Kim Heise (Boca Raton, FL)
  • Matt Kressin (Austin, TX)
  • Greg Lewallen (Waco, TX)
  • Mindy Lighthipe (The Villages, FL)
  • Sabrina Luoni (Varese, Italy)
  • Betsy Murphy (Leander, TX)
  • Adrianne O’Donnell (Houston, TX)
  • Amanda Surveski (Harwinton, CT)


Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24, 2016 7-10pm

Documentary Saturdays: Saturdays October 1, 8, 15, 22 at 4pm. We will screen a new documentary about beetles each Saturday afternoon during the exhibit.

Far Out Films #6 (curated short film screening): Saturday, October 22, 2016 7pm. Our new tradition of closing out shows includes a free science short film screening about the exhibition’s topic! Enjoy free popcorn and movie candy while you watch a curated selection of short films about beetles!

An updated list of special events including science lectures and artist talks will be posted here as they are scheduled. You can also see all of our current events at


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Art.Science.Gallery. is an art gallery and science communication space in Austin, Texas, USA.