Mushrooms and the Arts Workshop

Date / Time

March 9, 2024

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Institute for the Humanities Anthropocene Lab Working Group presents “Mushrooms and the Arts Workshop” on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UIC Art and Exhibition Hall (400 S. Peoria St., Chicago).

This program is an introductory budget-friendly workshop to research and learn about the world of mushrooms. We will focus on how to inoculate mushroom spores with the head mycologist of Windy City Mushrooms, Matthew Lopez, and learn about basic physiology, growth cycle and at-home growing techniques for oyster, lion’s mane and shiitake cultivation. Serena JV Elston, a Chicago-based artist, will talk about her work with mushrooms. All supplies provided. Family friendly.

RSVP required; limited seats available. Email Katelyn Patton,, to RSVP by March 1.

Co-sponsored by UIC Anthropocene Lab, Art Department, UIC Greenhouse, Office of Sustainability and Institute for the Humanities.

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