Art Exhibit Recovery From 2017 Wildfires Opens at Sonoma Museum

September 27, 2018 Updated: September 27, 2018

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art will install “LOVE”, a post-wildfire sculpture in front of City Hall on the morning of Sept. 27, ahead of the opening of its “From Fire, Love Rises” exhibition that opens Sept. 29.

The internally lit steel letters of “LOVE” by Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schomberg embody “the love in the air is thicker than the smoke” spirit witnessed during the 2017 wildfires.

The sculpture pays tribute to the resiliency and strength of Sonoma County residents as the one-year anniversary of the deadly fires approaches.

“From Fire, Love Rises: Stories Shared from the Artist Community,” and “20 Sonoma Collectors: Celebrating SVMA’s 20th Year” will be on view at the museum starting Saturday and close Jan. 6.

“From Fire, Love Rises” commemorates the artists who were impacted by the fires in Sonoma and Napa counties. The exhibition features 14 artists and 19 writers who work in mediums such as bronze, photography, ceramics, printmaking, poetry, and prose. Through their work, the artists express countless stories of loss, gratitude, and resiliency that have emerged in 2017.

An opening reception is being held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29. It is open to the public and general admission is $10 and free for museum members.

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