Opening Reception for "Phoenix from the Ashes"
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Madison Arts Commission invites you to the opening reception for Phoenix from the Ashes. Come see the final efforts of a year-long project featuring thirteen artists that have taken inspiration from the recent devastation of ash trees in Madison and demonstrate their artistic possibilities for the reuse of urban wood.
The opening events include the debut screening of Aaron Granat’s documentary film short, “From the Ashes,”
City Forester Marla Eddy discussing the impact of the emerald ash borer in Madison.
Ho-Chunk artist and scholar Tom Jones talking about the cultural impact the dwindling ash population is having on Ho-Chunk basket makers.
Paul Morrison speaking about the potential of incorporating plans for reuse into the urban tree life cycle.
Ending remarks by Tom Linfield from Madison Community Foundation.
Fresh Hot Press and OM Villages artisan market with products made and inspired from local ash as well as prints available for purchase.