Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Indelible mark

Fire was summerís closing theme, art keeps the dialogue going

Express Staff Writer

Photo by Deborah Knapp courtesy of ERC

The optimists among those who witnessed the Beaver Creek Fire in August were looking forward to what the long-term results of the devastation would be.
      Conservationists throughout the valley fielded inquiries about fire ecology and the nature of fire and its aftermath, and even global warming.
    The Idaho Conservation League and the Environmental Resource Center put out a call to local photographers who amassed compelling images of the events and will have them on display at the ERC office this Friday, Oct. 11, during the Gallery Walk in Ketchum.
    ERC Progam Director Allison Marks hopes the event stimulates more conversation and will encourage the curious to follow up on the event with a guided tour of burn areas on Saturday,
Oct. 19.
    “The colors and textures that came forth during the fire were stunning. It is a unique time in our environment,” Marks said. “The fire sparked a lot of questions about the future and we wanted to provide a venue to share some environmental education.”

See it for yourself
The Gallery Walk is on Friday, Oct. 11, from 5-8 p.m. at the ERC office at 471 N. Washington St. in Ketchum.
Walk through the fire damage. Guided tour with the ERC on Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations preferred, and there is a suggested donation of $10. Call 726-4333.


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