Ann Thering Photography
News and Exhibits
• "Butterflies" glides to the Horicon Marsh International Education Center (Horicon, Wisc.), July 10 - August 30, 2013. Details to come.
• Wisconsin Visual Artists South Central Group Show May 2 - May 29, at the Pyle Center, UW-Madison campus, 702 Langdon St., 1st and 2nd floor hallways. Opening reception: May 18, 6 - 8 p.m. Ann will have two images at this show. The Pyle Center is open M - F, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and some evenings and weekends (call ahead to check, (608) 262-1122).
• "Butterflies" exhibit at Oakwood Village University Woods (formerly Oakwood Village West), 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison, Wisconsin, March 1 to April 28, 2013. See how the right color and angle of light can transform found insects into art. Daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appt.
• Center for Photography at Madison Annual Member Show at the UW Hospital and Clinics at 600 Highland Ave. in Madison, March 2 - 29, 2013, Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• Ann's "Variegated Fritillary" image won third place in the North American Butterfly Association's (NABA) Photo Contest. See it in the "Butterflies" gallery or in NABA's fall/winter 2012 issue of American Butterflies.
• "Backyard Butterflies" exhibit at Willy Street Co-op - West, 6825 University Avenue, Middleton, summer of 2012. Featured several amazing butterflies you might find in your own backyard with the right nectar and caterpillar food plants.
• The "Timeless Visions" show (two of Ann's images were included) at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison (201 State Street), part of the CPM Women's Special Interest Group exhibit during PhotoMidwest 2012, was a huge success!
• Color and more were explored at the Wisconsin Visual Artists (South Central chapter) member show at the UW-Madison's Pyle Center (702 Langdon Street, 2nd and 3rd floor hallway galleries). Ann had two images in this group show last summer.
• Ann offers the class, Wings and Petals: How to Attract Butterflies to Your Yard, periodically. Ann has been butterfly gardening for 15 years, and has thousands of hours of field experience observing butterflies in their native habitats. In her current city garden, she has spotted more than 40 species, including several rare Wisconsin finds: Striped Hairstreak, American Snout, Sachem Skipper, Pipevine Swallowtail, Variegated Fritillary, Milbert's Tortoiseshell, and Little Yellow.
• "All that Glitters: Swallowtails, Admirals, Blues and Beetles" exhibit at the Lowell Center in Madison (610 Langdon Street). March - April 29, 2012. The images selected for this exhibit bring together a living tapestry of greens, blues, violet, and silver. As your angle of view alters, the iridescent scales of butterflies and other insects shimmer and change hues, just like soap bubbles and seashells.The intimate details of these images will capture your imagination and draw you into the world of these tiny creatures. See a few images from the show published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, March 4.
• August 2011. "Bugs" at the Madison Children's Museum, featuring five closeup images of amazing caterpillars, moths, and butterflies.
• On March 10, 2011, Ann presented a Butterflies of Wisconsin talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture Series.
• The Xerces Society's magazine, Wings, included two butterfly images of Ann's: a Purplish Copper and a Field Crescent (a western species) (Spring 2010).
• In 2010, Ann gave a presentation at The Prairie Enthusiasts' annual conference on "Butterflies on the Prairie."
• The Bindley Collection Gallery closed on Dec. 28, 2011. Farewell to a wonderful gallery!
• The Wisconsin State Journal featured Ann's work in 2010: go to article.
• Ann's "Backyard Buckeye" is featured on the back cover of the summer 2011 issue of Butterfly Gardener. "Regal Fritillary," an image Ann made in 2009, is featured on the cover of the fall 2009 issue of Butterfly Gardener (publication of the North American Butterfly Association), and her "Aphrodite" is on the back cover.
• Ann's photograph, American Copper and Berry Blossoms, placed third in the North American Butterfly Association's biennial photo contest (see fall 2008 issue of American Butterflies magazine).
If you are thinking about trying to rear a caterpillar, read Ann's Notes on Rearing Caterpillars.
To find out more about what plants will attract butterflies to your backyard, read Ann's Butterfly Gardening in Wisconsin article, which she developed for the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association.