Members of two organizations hope to create a sense of healing and renewal through art in the aftermath of the Station fire.
ART from the Ashes, a collective of more than 40 artists from Glendale, Burbank and across the country, has formed a partnership with the Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation, a fundraising arm of the Glendale Parks Recreation and Community Services Commission.
Their first joint venture is an art exhibition to benefit the rehabilitation of Deukmejian Wilderness Park, much of which was destroyed during the massive Station fire last year. Proceeds will go toward rebuilding park trails and renovating the historic Le Mesnager Barn. The foundation is made up of seven board members and celebrated its first year last week, said President Dottie Sharkey, who also serves on the parks commission. This is the first fundraiser.
"The board was wondering what it could do after we lost 700 acres of parkland in the Station fire last summer," she said.