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"From Ashes to Art: Artists Hold the Key"
2001-11-29 until 2001-12-02
Fort Mason Center Firehouse
San Francisco, CA,
USA United States of America
Ashes to Art, created to showcase art that honors life,
is the first international juried exhibition of urns,
vessels and reliquaries for keeping or dispersing
funerary ashes. The three day exhibition at the Fort
Mason Center Firehouse in San Francisco, CA, features
100 works of fine art and fine craft from 80 artists
representing 28 states and 8 countries. Ashes to Art
opens November 29 with a preview reception from
6-9pm, and continues through December 2, 2001.
Exhibition hours are 10am-6pm, Friday through Sunday.
Fort Mason Center is easily accessible by public and
The 100+ selected works encompass as broad a range
of styles and sculptural forms as contemporary
culture embodies itself—in fine and forged metals, clay
and rammed earth, blown and cast glass, paper, wood,
and twine. “Each of the artworks being featured in
Ashes to Art reflects who we are, or someone we
know, and how we want to be remembered,” according
to Maureen Lomasney, the event’s Design Director.
It’s art that can stand in for us and those we
love—exuberantly, elegantly, quietly, whimsically,
In honoring life through art, while creating a unique
platform for artists with the goal of assuaging sorrow
and fear of death, Ashes to Art also presents an
intriguing opportunity to collectors and the general
public to see new concepts and forms of functional
funerary sculpture and fine craft that have never
been assembled before for exhibition and sale.
Ashes to Art is presented by Funeria
(hppt://www.funeria.com)—an outgrowth of an independent
publishing venture, Tannery Creek Press, founded in
1992 to help individuals find the means to honor their
life experiences in writing.