Up from the Ashes
April 9 through May 9, 2021
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Show dates- Opening April 9 and running through May 9
“Up From the Ashes” will open on Friday, April 9, with an in-person reception at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. If weather allows, the event will take place outdoors and will be catered by Ethan Granberg and his mobile Olde Line Lanes pizza oven. Complimentary pizza and salad will be served, while supplies last. Groups will be allowed to enter and enjoy the show in small groups. Masks will be required when patrons enter the building. The public is invited to attend. For those of you still unable to attend, there will be a video documenting this amazing collection of stories, artifacts and images on Facebook@ lincolncityculture.
This exhibit, called “Up From the Ashes” will honor and share the stories from the Echo Mountain fire and its aftermath, exploring the human conditions of grief, loss, healing regrowth, compassion and selflessness in the face of this terrible local disaster.
It is first and foremost a collection of stories, the difficult impact on the lives of so many community members is immense. This exhibit strives to tell and preserve these stories and also to show the shimmering light of hope and rebirth. This exhibit also includes objects pulled out of the ashes and photography to illustrate these stories. Much of the photography has been done by professional photographer Bruce MacGregor, who approached this project with all of his heart and skill to captures some very powerful moments.
The exhibit also features artwork done by community members in response to the fire and “Expressing Loss” assemblage art dolls, designed by art kit volunteer, Suzan Sachdeva and given out to fire victims as a way to aid in the healing process. Many of these dolls will have parts that also came “from the ashes”.
Stories are powerful.
And art is healing.
The Echo Mountain Arts Fund is supporting this special exhibit of stories, artwork, photography and objects from the ashes, curated by Krista Eddy and featured in the PJ Chessman Gallery April 9 to May 9. The exhibit will be open from 10 am to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday (and by appointment) through May 9. To learn more about “From the Ashes”, call Eddy at 541-994-9994. When this exhibit concludes, all of the stories, much of the
photograhy and some of the items form the fire will be donated to the North Lincoln County Historical Museum for preservation and a future exhibit. http://www.northlincolncountyhistoricalmuseum.org/
LCCC is still accepting donations for the Echo Mountain Arts Fund. You can give online at http://lincolncity-culturalcenter.org/donate, using Visa, MasterCard or PayPal (type the words “Echo Mountain Arts Fund” in the “Why I Give” section). You may also mail a check to the following address: EMAF c/o The LCCC, PO Box 752, Lincoln City, OR 97367. Or, call 541-994-9994 and donate over the phone through a staff member. All donations will be tax deductible.
The Chessman Gallery is inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. Masks and social distancing required in the building.
For more information, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.