St. George Art Museum reopens with ‘Facing Fire’, one of the greatest exhibits in history – St George News


St. George Art Museum reopens Saturday with “Facing Fire”, the largest exhibit to be housed in the museum, location and date unspecified | Photo Courtesy of the St. George Art Museum, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Art Museum emphatically reopened to the public on Saturday, dazzling art lovers in one of the largest exhibits in the museum’s history.

In this 2020 file photo, embers fly over a roadway as a wildfire rages in California, September 9, 2020 | Associated Press photo by Noah Berger, St. George News

The exhibit, “Facing Fire: Art, Wildlife, and the End of Nature in the New West” presents incendiary work of active fire lines and fire zones, giving observers a poignant look at the omens, elemental power, and metaphor of this searing personal experience That the municipality said in a press release on Friday.

“Facing Fire” features photos, videos and objects found in the California wildfires over the past decade.

“Facing Fire will take over our entire museum,” said Natalie Gula, museum manager, in the press release. “It will give our audience an in-depth understanding of the destructive power of wildfires in the West. It can be a very personal and immersive experience.”

The opening of this exhibition will be marked with an open house style reception on 15 June from 6 to 8 pm. Light refreshments are served. The reception will replace the regularly scheduled monthly Art Conversation.

“Fire is a powerful natural force that we harness for the greater good,” said Kevin Cooley, artist in the “Facing Fire” exhibit. “It’s the only classic element that we can create on demand, but if it gets out of hand, it can cause serious destruction.”

The St. George Art Museum closed in May due to a number of renovations, including new laminate floors funded by grants.

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