April 28 - May 5, 2012 artfromtheashes.org
In September 2011, the most destructive wildfire in Texas history raged through Bastrop County, TX. The Bastrop County Complex Fire destroyed 1,667 homes, burned 33,033 acres and claimed two lives. This blaze devastated the region's signature Loblolly pine population and further compromised the habitat of the endangered Houston Toad. ART from the ashes takes its mission to Texas to support the Lost Pines Recovery Team's restoration efforts for the Lost Pines Region of Bastrop County, TX. The exhibition from April 28 - May 5, 2012 showcased over 70 works of art donated by Texas based artists and ART from the ashes. In AFTA's spirit of "Support. Inspire. Create. Renew," works featured will incorporate materials salvaged from fire site locations in Bastrop County. Proceeds support the efforts of the Lost Pines Recovery Team.