The Bee Project is something all students at Orange Lutheran can take part in. This article features an interview with Mrs. Hamby, an art teacher who organized the Bee Project. To learn more, see below.

What is the Bee Project about?

The Bee Project is an interdisciplinary project – meaning all departments are participating. Our goal is to create an installation of visual works in the long hallway of the 600 Hallway upstairs to enliven space and display student work related to or inspired by bees. This theme was chosen for its connection to biology and ecology. It is also purposefully open-ended to invite a variety of responses. We chose the hexagon format so that the theme could be changed in the future and the display can morph as more is added down the hallway each year. 

When was it first created and how many years has the Bee Project been at Orange Lutheran?

The idea started many years ago in conversations between Art & Science teachers, but this is the first year for the Bee project! We hope it will create a new tradition. 

How long do students have to turn in submissions for the Bee Project?

Submissions are due April 30th.

When is the project installed in the 600 hallway?

A committee of faculty and staff will meet in May to choose entries to be included in the display. Hopefully, the winners will be installed in the hallway over summer break. We plan on having a celebration in the fall.

How long is the installation up for the project?

The installation is semi-permanent. We plan to add more visuals each year (maybe changing the theme) until the 600 hallway is full. Then we will rotate the old visuals out. This cycle will probably take 5-6 years. 

Does the Bee Project consist of art submissions only?

ANY visual is welcome! This can include written submissions, graphs, charts, diagrams, etc. Drawings, paintings, photos, graphic designs, collages, and other art submissions are of course welcome, too. 

More info & to submit digitally –

Photo Credit: Asian Scientist Magazine

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Gasia Karakesis

Gasia Karakesis, junior, is on the OLu swim team and swims year-round. She loves to draw, listen to music, and read. Her favorite book is Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck.