Arts Council of Southern Indiana
820 E. Market St., New Albany
I once heard butterflies described as “flying stained glass.” The huge, gorgeous insects that are monarchs really fit that description, so much so that the Arts Council of Southern Indiana decided to showcase the monarch butterfly in a garden and exhibition.
Monarch butterflies fly south for the winter, just like birds, covering up to 3,000 miles. To give them a resting place during this annual trip, the Arts Council created a Monarch Way Station on their property in New Albany, complete with milkweed plants, their dietary staple. The “Beyond Borders” exhibition is indoors as well as out in the garden, and the 18 artists include local favorites such as Al Nelson, Jan Sowder and Bryan Holden. —Jo Anne Triplett