On May 15, the new 2022 Mushroom Art Card set is available for purchase. A project by Metchosin Foundation and Metchosin ArtPod, the boxed set of 36 heavy-cardstock 4″ X 6″ cards features the work of three dozen (mostly local) artists on the card faces.
The cards depict locally common mushrooms. On the back of each card is a description of the mushroom by the authors of the new Mushrooms of British Columbia. More information about the cards is on the Metchosin Biodiversity site.
The mushroom art cards will be launched at a Bilston Creek Farm event. You are invited to attend (details below). At the event, you can: hear mushroom stories from Kem Luther and Andy MacKinnon; visit the mushroom show-and-tell table; ask the naturalists your burning mushroom questions; and bring a mushroom along and have it identified. While you are there, wander the grounds looking for the 36 hidden mushroom illustrations, tick them off on your personal mushroom checklist, then enter your finished list in a draw for prizes! Visit Bilston Farm’s gift shop featuring locally-harvested lavender- and honey-infused treats and other local hand-made items. Purchase a refreshing drink from Bilston’s outdoor drink stand. Pick up your own art card deck (selling for $25 each) and perhaps even get your favourite artists to autograph their mushrooms!
Why: Art Nature Cards 2022: MUSHROOM Deck “Unveiling” and Artist Appreciation Event
Where: Bilston Creek Farm, 4185 Metchosin Road, Metchosin, BC
When: Sunday 15 May, 12:00-2:30pm.
Who: Artists, families and friends, members of Metchosin Foundation, Metchosin ArtPod, and the general public
What to bring: Weather-appropriate clothes, a camera, a blanket to sit in the orchard and eat your pizza, a vexing mushroom!
What not: Please, outside food is not allowed on the premises during weekend events.
The event is free and family friendly. RSVP on Eventbrite.
The mushroom art card launch coincides with the summer opening of Bilston Creek Farm’s outdoor pizza oven. If would like to enjoy a pizza at this event, be sure to prebook it online at bilston.ca. Bilston will be making (pre-ordered) pizza until 5:30 pm on Sunday.