ART from the ashes’ Seeds of Regrowth exhibition and community programming is planned for October 12th - November 15th in Redding CA. Programming will take place at multiple locations in downtown Redding, including Shasta County Arts Council, California Street Labs and Sherven Square.
Seeds of Regrowth will feature unique works of art from over 60 California based artists
with a majority from Shasta County. Included in this diverse collective are professionals
in the U.S. Forest Service, North Zone Fire Cache, Bureau of Land Management and
UC Agricultural & Natural Resources Division. All works and installations will incorporate
or be inspired by materials reclaimed from fire site locations. By integrating site-specific
materials and imagery into the artistic process, these works symbolize resilience, renewal
and embody the transformative power of art.
In partnership with community organizations and volunteers, including artists, art therapists
and ecologists, ART from the ashes (AFTA) has developed a series of art process
workshops and artist salons over the past six months; and participated in the 2019
Sundial Music Festival with “Lifecycle”, an interactive art installation that symbolizes
transformation, transition and renewal. It is currently on display at California Street
The AFTA Seeds of Regrowth art exhibition will include community engagement programming,
artist demonstrations, lectures and panel discussions that integrate art,
community and ecology. Proceeds from the exhibition will support restoration efforts at
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, a touchstone for the resident community and
visitors to the region.