Another immersive experience opens on Hudson tomorrow

Another immersive experience is coming to the neighborhood, and this one is about bugs. “The Insect World” will open tomorrow, April 26, in 12,000 square feet at 200 Hudson, at the corner of Vestry, in a space that is now called Imaginari. The show will run for a year. (Thanks to A. for the pic.)

Imaginari is described as part gallery, with artists celebrating the bug theme, and part experiential retail. “The Insect World” is the first of a series of planned showcases in the space. (Cricket’s Candy Creations moved to Chambers.)

photo by Harol Baez

The exhibit will feature 6-foot bees and flowers, a 12-foot cherry blossom tree adorned with over 200 monarch butterflies, a metamorphosis milkweed garden teeming with caterpillars, and 6-foot tall clouds surrounded by giant morpho butterflies. The gallery space will show the work of artists including Marlene Huissoud, Bronx-based John Goodman, Japanese fiber artist Yumi Okita, the Seattle-based paper art duo Moth & Myth, New York-based artist Bella Hatkoff, macro photographer Thilina Hettiarachchi, and others.

There will also be workshops scheduled throughout the run, including a floral design workshop by master floral designer John Goodman on May 11, a beekeeping workshop and a panel on sustainable landscape architecture.

Tickets are $36, $29 for kids (or you can pay double for a FastPass on weekends) for 60-minute timed tour.