June 19th – July 24th, 2010
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Glendale News Press
On the afternoon of August 26, 2009, a wildfire broke out in San Gabriel Mountains. This blaze, known as the Station Fire, devastated over 250 square miles of the Angeles National Forest and was the largest in Los Angeles County recorded history. To protect surrounding communities from the fire, nearly all 709 acres of the bordering Deukmejian Wilderness Park in the City of Glendale were strategically burned. The resulting destruction devastated the plant and animal life that once flourished in the Park and has compromised hiking trails and closed the park to the community. Art from the ashes reclaimed materials from the park for artists to create one of a kind works of art and together with partners, Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation presented a benefit exhibition featuring over 100 works to support the restoration efforts for Deukmejian Wilderness Park. AFTA designed the gallery space using reclaimed organic materials to mirror the energy of the works of art and the natural landscape of the park.
The Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2009 by a group of devoted Glendale residents who believed that a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping parks beautiful and supporting recreation programs could have a positive impact on their city. “We plan to raise funds through events, donations, grants and other activities in order to foster well-maintained parks, picturesque open spaces, and innovative programs for children and adults alike,” said Dottie Sharkey, President of the Foundation.