September 10-October 29 2023
Pollinator Power! is an immersive installation that celebrates the miracle and interdependence of pollination, a system in which flowers and pollinators each provide what the other needs. The artworks on exhibit were created by a diverse group of artists, ages 6 to 26 years old, working together at Mindy Flexer Art School and Allens Lane Art Center, under the direction of Mindy Flexer and her apprentice Molly Hynes.
By creating a community based on respect, love, and belonging, young artists were able to unleash the power of their own minds and experience how this increases exponentially with collaboration and teamwork.
Just like the work of bees, cooperative action on any scale can impact the challenges caused by the climate change emergency we now face. Pollinator Power! is an invitation to use the boundless energy of the human spirit to envision and co-create the future of our precious planet.
Pollinator Power! Opening Reception
Saturday, September 30 | 2- 4 pm
Join us in celebrating the opening of Pollinator Power! on exhibit in the Helen Millard Children's Gallery! This immersive installation celebrates the miracle and interdependence of pollination, a system in which flowers and pollinators each provide what the other needs.
Pollinator Halloween Mask Make-in
Sunday, October 22 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm
with artists Mindy Flexer and Molly Hynes
Make a Halloween mask inspired by your favorite pollinators: butterflies and moths, hummingbirds and songbirds, bumble bees, bats, ladybugs, flies, beetles, and even lemurs. Come inside and see the spectacular children's art installation, Pollinator Power! in the Millard Gallery.
November 11 - December 17, 2023
Kids Care is a special program that has touched the lives of thousands of people in the Philadelphia area. Each year, young artists create artworks as gifts for someone in need. This program is a collaboration between the Museum and the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) who deliver the artworks as gifts along with a holiday meal to individuals homebound with chronic illness. This year's theme will be presented in conjunction with Woodmere’s exhibition, Barbara Bullock: Fearless Vision. Bullock’s art is inspired by the mythology and culture of African art. The power and beauty of her work shift between figurative and abstract forms of vibrant colors and textures that tell imaginative stories rooted in an ancestral cultural identity.
Past Exhibitions in the Helen Millard Gallery
November 3-December 16 | Kids Care 25: Spaces and Places
September 8-October 21 | African Inspirations: Art at Horizons at Greene Street Friends School
May 26-August 25 | Artistic Visions: Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy
March 17-May 13 | If I Can Be Anything, I Can Be Me: ArtWell
January 6-March 4 | See, Think, and Wonder with Abington Schools