Dan Schutte

Artist Anna Metcalfe and native pollinator and native plant enthusiast Dan Schutte explore the intersections between art, plants, pollinators and food in the second part of a three part series called Earth: Clay + Science.  This installment does actually include a pop-up picnic.  You can find more information here:

©Kristen Pless

Dan Schutte is a self-professed insect enthusiast and fan of native plants, and those passions have led to his interest in monarch butterflies, their migration and how perilously close they are to extinction.  His wife, Kristen Pless, is an artist interested in historic processes for photographing developing, and together, they will be opening Kristen's exhibit,  Monarchs: Photographs from the Reserves, this Saturday (6/11) at the Great Lakes Aquarium.

©Kristen Pless

Environmentalist Dan Schutte and his UMD photography professor Kristen Pless open their exhibition Monarchs: Photographs from the Reserves Saturday at the Great Lakes Aquarium ...

And speaking of UMD, the Tweed Museum of Art, freshly-air conditioned after a six month closing for $1.5 million in HVAC work, reopens Thursday with three new exhibits.