Phoenix from the Ashes Exhibition
Phoenix from the Ashes is a unique partnership between Madison Parks, Madison Arts Commission, and Wisconsin Urban Wood transforming local ash wood into works of art.
As ash trees, destined to die due to the Emerald Ash Borer infestation,were felled by the City Parks, much of the wood was transported to Wood Cycle of Wisconsin, an urban wood supplier and maker in Oregon, Wisconsin. There the wood was kiln dried, milled, and distributed to local nonprofits, high schools for class instruction, and artists for sculptures and installations.
The work in the exhibition Phoenix from the Ashes was created by renowned local artists selected by the Madison Arts Commission to demonstrate artistic possibilities for the reuse of urban wood. The exhibition will be held in the Playhouse Gallery on the lower level of the Overture Center for the Arts during the months of September and October of 2019.
The public is invited to the Opening Reception of Phoenix from the Ashes on September 6, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Rotunda Stage of the Overture.
Phoenix from the Ashes is generously supported by a major grant from Madison Community Foundation’s Year of Giving with additional funds from the Madison Arts Commission and Overture Center for the Arts. The Phoenix from the Ashes exhibition is one of the many events that is part of the Year of the Environment a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Nelson Institute and Earth Day,