Lost Pines Wildfire Relief Exhibition

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Austin, TX April 25th - May 5th

Austin, TX

April 25th – May 5th

Starr Building

Contributing Artists:

Leon Alesi, Stella Alesi, Bale Creek Allen, Peggy Anderson, Billy Beasty, Jill Bedgood, Joan Bohls, Susi Brister, Debra Broz, Max Butler, Monique Capanelli, Stacy Conde, Shannon Curfman, Edgar Diaz, Laura Dugan, David Dunham, Cassandra Emswiler, Joy Feuer, Mary Fischer, Brooke Gassiot, Hayley Gillespie, Leah Godfrey, Louis M. Greco, Jesse Hartman, Roxanne Hernandez, Melanie Hickerson, Peggy Jo Hilburn, Jessie Johnson, Pat Johnson, Kelly Johnston, Mona Kasra, Chris Klink, Jon Langford, Suzanne Lewis, Shea Little, Keith Lorcher, Carol Lyon, Peter Mangan, Revi Meicler, Paul Meyer, Aaron Michalovic, Raina Michalovic, Marjorie Moore, Kandra Niagra, Amanda Overton, Jamie Panzer, Brian Phillips, Randall Reid, Karol Rice, Rebecca Roberts, Debbie Schindler Sager, Barbara Samuelson, Nina Savill, Andrew Shapter, Russell Smith, Jessica Stone, Lisa Studier, Kenny Trice, W. Tucker, Claude van Lingen, Surin Maryn Vesoett, Wendy Wight, Jon Windham, Michael Yates

Special Guests:

Performances by Aiana String Quartet, The Lost Pines Band & The Peterson Brothers  

Ecology Panel Discussion:  Christina Andruk, Greg Creacy, Mike Forstner, Hayley Gillespie, Meredith Longoria and honorary guests endangered Houston Toads courtesy of the Houston Zoo.

Bastrop, TX June 11th - June 30th

Bastrop TX

June 11th – June 30th

Center for Performing Arts

Contributing Artists:

Leon Alesi, Stella Alesi, Bale Creek Allen, Peggy Anderson, Billy Beasty, Jill Bedgood, Joan Bohls, Susi Brister, Debra Broz, Max Butler, Monique Capanelli, Stacy Conde, Shannon Curfman, Edgar Diaz, Laura Dugan, David Dunham, Cassandra Emswiler, Joy Feuer, Mary Fischer, Brooke Gassiot, Hayley Gillespie, Leah Godfrey, Louis M. Greco, Jesse Hartman, Roxanne Hernandez, Melanie Hickerson, Peggy Jo Hilburn, Jessie Johnson, Pat Johnson, Kelly Johnston, Mona Kasra, Chris Klink, Jon Langford, Suzanne Lewis, Shea Little, Keith Lorcher, Carol Lyon, Peter Mangan, Revi Meicler, Paul Meyer, Aaron Michalovic, Raina Michalovic, Marjorie Moore, Kandra Niagra, Amanda Overton, Jamie Panzer, Brian Phillips, Randall Reid, Karol Rice, Rebecca Roberts, Debbie Schindler Sager, Barbara Samuelson, Nina Savill, Andrew Shapter, Russell Smith, Jessica Stone, Lisa Studier, Kenny Trice, W. Tucker, Claude van Lingen, Surin Maryn Vesoett, Wendy Wight, Jon Windham, Michael Yates

Lufkin, TX October 6th - November 30th

Lufkin, TX

October 6th – November 30th

Texas Forestry Museum

Contributing Artists:

Leon Alesi, Stella Alesi, Billy Beasty, Jill Bedgood, Debra Broz, Laura Dugan, Joy Feuer, Brooke Gassiot, Hayley Gillespie, Leah Godfrey, Jesse Hartman, Roxanne Hernandez, Peggy Jo Hilburn, Jon Langford, Shea Little, Peter Mangan, Revi Meicler, Paul Meyer, Aaron Michalovic, Marjorie Moore, Kandra Niagra, Karol Rice, Rebecca Roberts, Barbara Samuelson, Nina Savill, Andrew Shapter, Russell Smith, Jessica Stone, W. Tucker, Kenny Trice, Wendy Wight, Jon Windham, Michael Yates.

Special Guests:

Hayley Gillespie, Ph.D. – Ecologist, Founder Art.Science.Gallery.,  Greg Creacy – Regional Natural Resource Coordinator, Texas Parks & Wildlife Roxanne Hernandez – former Lost Pines Recovery Team Coordinator, James Sowell – Fire Management Officer, Angelina National Forest

Partners & Sponsors

Lost Pines Recovery Team, Big Medium, Art. Science. Gallery., Texas Forestry Museum, Bastrop Fine Arts Association, Bastrop Association for the Arts, Kemp Properties, Standard Magazine/Kelly LaPlante, The Electric Company

Press

Media Releases

>Bastrop Press Release

Austin Press Release

Lufkin Press Release

Norah Jones donates special edition single to AFTA’s TX Wildfire Relief Fund

Austin Chronicle

ART From the Ashes Reseeding With Creativity: A California nonprofit helps Bastrop recover by making art from fire-damaged materials – Arts – The Austin Chronicle

NY Times – Texas Monthly

GTT ★ – NYTimes.com

KEYE-TV (need to get the active link, expired so for now just list)

My Fox Austin

Art from the ashes going on display

Origin of Cool

Art From The Ashes: Commemorating Natural Disasters : Origin of Cool

Lufkin Daily News

AFTATX-AShapter from ART from the ashes on Vimeo.

In September 2011, the most destructive in Texas history raged through Bastrop County, TX. The Bastrop County Complex Fire destroyed 1,667 homes, destroyed 33,033 acres and claimed two lives. Known as the Lost Pines Region, this blaze devastated the population of its signature Loblolly pine and further compromised the habitat of the endangered Houston Toad.

AFTA took its mission to Bastrop County, TX to support the recovery of the Lost Pines Region.  Reclaimed materials were salvaged from fire site locations for artists to transfigure into works of art. Together with support from creative partners Big Medium and over 60 local artists throughout Central Texas; benefit exhibitions took place in Austin, Bastrop and Lufkin during April 2012 – November 2012. To compliment the scope of the exhibitions, Art.Science.Gallery. curated a unique art-science exhibit that spotlighted the intersection of art & fire ecology with relevance to the Central Texas region. 

Proceeds supported the restoration efforts of the Lost Pines Recovery Team.

Special thanks to our host family, The Smiths for their support and friendship along the journey.

Art from the Ashes: Texas 2012 from KLRU Collective on Vimeo.

KLRU Article

 

 

 

Creative Partner  

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Big Medium is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to supporting visual arts and artists in Texas by exhibiting innovative artists in the Big Medium gallery and project space; offering affordable studio spaces; and organizing programs such as the annual East Austin Studio Tour, West Austin Studio Tour and the Texas Biennial.

 

Special Thanks to:  

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“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir