Creating art from destruction and heartache.
This is the idea behind the “Forces of Nature Artists Exhibition” at the Arboretum.
The unexpectedly brutal windstorm that struck just a year ago took out 235 trees and damaged 1,000 on the Arboretum grounds.
“In the subsequent massive cleanup by Los Angeles County crews, private contractors, and countless volunteers, precious hardwoods were separated and spared destruction.” The hardwoods were then labeled, transported, and distributed to 75 artists, including Denise Seider of Pasadena, Raoul de la Sota of Highland Park, Jim Butler of Sierra Madre, and William Stranger and Eric Zammit of Altadena.
Sales of the artists’ works will help heal and replenish the Arboretum’s tree population. An opening reception on Friday evening will raise money for this purpose and allow a sneak peek—and first bid—on these creative expressions, reflective of Mother Nature’s force.
The show is curated by Leigh Adams.
“Forces of Nature” at the Arboretum
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30th, Dec. 1st & 2nd, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Reception & Auction: Friday, Nov. 30th, 6-9 p.m.
Reception tickets: members, $15; non-members, $20
For reservations, call 626.821.3237
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia