‘Night Creatures – Insects After Dark’ – Photo Exhibit on Display February 4 – April 28

We are excited to present ‘Night Creatures – Insects After Dark’, a stunning photo exhibit by Minneapolis artist Bill Johnson on display in Como’s Exhibit Gallery February 4th through April 28.  Over 30 extreme close-up images will highlight the amazing colors, shapes, and diversity of the insect world rarely seen during the day.

Mr. Johnson specializes in plant and insect photography, from full-specimen to ultra-close-up macro photography.  For the striking photos in this exhibit, Mr. Johnson used a technique called “Blacklighting” which incorporates ultraviolet light to attract and photograph insects at night.

Mr. Johnson’s images have appeared in over 900 national and regional publications, including nature magazines, gardening books, field guides, and most recently a children’s book to be published in April entitled Minnesota Bug Hunt which explore insects, friendly and fierce, that live as close as our own backyard. His photography travels have taken him to a variety of geographic regions nationally and internationally.

“Minnesota Bug Hunt” Book Signing by Bill Johnson (artist) & Bruce Giebink (author) in Garden Safari Gifts
April 28   2:00pm to 3:00pm outside the Gift Shop- BOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR GIFT SHOP
From 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Mr. Johnson will host a final meet and greet.

**Media Availability: More images, as well as high resolution images, & additional information about the artwork & artist are available for all television, radio and print requests. Please call 651-487-8294 or e-mail: matt.reinartz@ci.stpaul.mn.us .