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Wall display of moths and butterflies by Kirsten Furlong.

COURTESY OF ALLISON CORONA

KETCHUM — The Sun Valley Center for the Arts will host a free evening tour of the visual arts exhibition associated with its latest BIG IDEA project — “Bees.” Visitors are invited to enjoy a glass of wine while the center’s gallery guides explain the show at 5:30 p.m. April 26 at the gallery, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum.

The exhibition features artists’ work in a range of media:

  • Dr. Cameron Cartiere and volunteers have cut thousands of bees from paper embedded with native pollinator plant seeds. The cut-outs adorn the walls of the gallery.
  • Mary Early has sculpted simple repeating forms and shapes from beeswax and other natural materials. The sculpture hangs from the ceiling of the gallery.
  • Kirsten Furlong has created a hand-drawn and cut wall installation of moths and butterflies. The project represents human imagination and empathy as a tool in protecting endangered species.
  • Emmet Gowin has contributed grids of photographs of moths — made during visits to Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana and elsewhere.
  • jasna guy has created several bodies of work about bees, including large-scale prints of tens of thousands of bees and honeycomb patterns on silk-tissue. The exhibition also includes her photographic prints of a wide variety of pollinator plants.

The “Bees” visual arts exhibition will be on view through June 22. For more information, call 208-726-9491 or go to www.sunvalleycenter.org.

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