BETHEL — Science illustrator, Jane Kim of Ink Dwell, is coming to Bethel on Thursday, Aug. 25 for an artist talk at The Gem, 48 Cross St. Her visit was rescheduled from June.

The Bethel Citizen previously published a story about Kim and her work on June 23. The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, the Gem and Bethel Area Arts and Music (BAAM) are working together to co-commission Kim, to create a mural that will be painted on the Chapman Street side of the Mineral Museum on Main Street, in mid to late 2023.

Kim is the creator of the Migrating Mural campaign, a series of public installations that highlight wildlife along migration corridors it shares with people.

Kim has also produced works for the National Aquarium, the de Young Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Weber State University, and others.

Kate Webb, of Canton, director of BAAM, said she and others, including Maine Mineral Museum director, Barbra Barrett, have been discussing a mural for a couple of years. The museum is rooted in three concepts: gems, minerals, and outer space. They hope Kim will be able to convey these in her proposal which will include a design and a quote following her site visit. Webb said the committee will then (potentially) move toward securing grants and raising funds privately.

The Artist Talk with Jane Kim will start at 6 p.m. The event is free. Proof of vaccination is required.

To see more of Jane Kim’s artwork, visit



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