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Featured Events & Programs


Honey Tasting & The Fragile Bee

Wednesday, May 31    |    5:30 – 7:30 pm

Taking inspiration from our current gallery exhibition on view, Nancy Macko: The Fragile Bee, this program will center around the great significance of honey bees in our ecosystem.

Our own Lisa Monachelli, Director of Education & Heckscher Farm, will provide participants with a fascinating view of the importance of honey bees to our food chain, and the gastronomic delights of varietal honeys. You’ll enjoy curated tastings of varietal honey paired with foods including fruit, cheese, herbs, nuts, meats, bread and more, along with a selection of fine wines and perhaps even some Mead!


Small Space Series:
In Time of Fear

Sunday, ­­June 4    |   3:00 pm

As an Orchestra Lumos partner and Small Space Series host, we are delighted to present In Time of Fear in our Knobloch Family Farmhouse.

Some of the finest works in all music have been inspired by periods of oppression, tyranny and war. This powerful program demonstrates the power of music to represent such forces, and yet provide solace and healing.

Robert Zubrycki and Lisa Tipton, violins
Adria Benjamin, viola
Peter Sanders, cello


SM&NC Sunday Farm Market

Sundays beginning June 4   |   10 am – 2 pm

Join us each Sunday to support local agriculture and pick up some great products and produce. Many of our favorite vendors will be returning along with some new friends.

The Heckscher Farm tent will have all of your favorite maple syrup, Arethusa products, and more. 

Be sure to check our website for more information in the coming days, including an up-to-date list of vendors. As always, admission to the market is free.


The Fragile Bee

April 14 through September 4, 2023


Since the early nineties, Nancy Macko has drawn upon images of the honeybee society to explore the relationships between art, science, technology, and ancient matriarchal cultures. In her most recent exhibition, The Fragile Bee, Macko combines painting, printmaking, digital media, photography, video, and installation elements to create a unique visual language. This combination of media allows her to examine and respond to issues related to eco-feminism, nature, and the importance of ancient matriarchal cultures, as well as to explore her interest in mathematics, and prime numbers, in which she attempts to make the implicit connections between nature and technology explicit.

The Fragile Bee also explores the artist’s love of plants, and her images investigate the botany world as seen through the honeybee’s eyes. She photographs botanical specimens that the honeybee pollinates and visually records nature's exquisite beauty, fragility, and, often, cruelty. The recent decline in the honeybee population and, more broadly, the idea of life and death in nature are prevalent themes in her work. Macko is deeply concerned with the disappearance of honeybees and through her art seeks to raise awareness regarding the vulnerability of their ecosystem.

This exhibition has been organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates.

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