Winona State University will host “The Great Wall of Bees: A Confluence of Printmaking and Beekeeping,” featuring the work of Ladislav Hanka, April 13-May 8 in The Paul Watkins Art Gallery.

Hanka will give a public lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the Science Laboratory Center (SLC) room 120, followed by a public reception from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Watkins Gallery.

Hanka is an etcher, draughtsman and book artist based in Kalamazoo, Mich. The exhibition will have over 40 works on display that reflect his two interests: etching and beekeeping. To create his work, Hanka makes a traditional etching on the frame then inserts it into the hive for the bees to alter using capped honeycomb. The resulting objects address our underappreciated relationship to the natural world.

The Paul Watkins Art Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

For more information contact Roger Boulay.