Jan 16, 2020
Confront your fear of bumblebees: Nose into human-size nests at Descanso Gardens

Mar 2020 Fruiting Bodies editorial feature by Liz Goldner 

Fruiting Bodies

November 18, 2019  – March 17, 2020
Sturt Haaga Gallery | Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Programming for Fruiting Bodies

October –  April
elkology sign projects–Street artist ELKPEN and Rath created temporary artworks with area college students about Descanso’s biodiversity.

Sunday, January 26   1:00 – 3:00 pm
Artist walkthrough–Rath and composer Robert Hoehn led a gallery and garden walkthrough.

Saturday, February 29          12:00 and 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 1                   10:00 am
Fruiting Bodies Forages with nance klehm–5thgeneration horticulturalist and ecological systems engineer nance klehm led specially designed plant forages throughout Descanso.

Saturday, March 7                5:45, 6:30 and 7:15 pm
Bee Song Master Chorale Performances–World renowned CSU-Long Beach Chamber Choir performed a special arrangement of BEE SONG by composer Robert Hoehn inspired by the daily activity of a bumblebee colony.

March 15—Postponed–Radical Botany Screening and Discussion–Early 20thcentury botanical film screening will be followed by a talk with Jessica Rath and Professors Natania Meeker and Antónia Szabari, co-authors of Radical Botany (Fordham, 2019).

selected press and publications

rootsimple podcast on Farm Unfixed
Artillery on The Ocelots of Foothill Blvd.
KCRW ‘All Things Considered‘ on a better nectar
Smithsonian article on Ripe
Radical Botany  by Antonia Szabari and Natania Meeker, Fordham University Press
X-TRA review by Ellen Birrell (Summer 2013)
v.e.n.u.e. interview
Artforum review
Art in America review



a better nectar exhibition catalogue
96 pp. features a 33 1/3 rpm vinyl flexi of Resonant Nest’s six-part score.
Published by University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach