KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo |  Breaking News| Weather | School Closings | Traffic

Paintings Made From Wildfire Ashes To Be Auctioned October 1st


This is one of the paintings created with ashes by local artist Steve Weed.

This is one of the paintings created with ashes by local artist Steve Weed.

"That's really cool," said one student at the "Ashes to Art" exhibit at Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs.

It is pretty cool the first time you realize so many paintings were created out from what burned in the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires.

"These paintings were done from the ashes," said local artist Steve Weed. "Our house was not destroyed."

Weed talked to local students at the gallery set up to display his work in the Chapel Hills Mall through September.

"My wife and I wanted to do something to help our neighborhood," said Weed.

So Weed decided to donate the paintings to the raise money to help his community rebuild.

Some of the students told us it was sad to see the images but knew it would help people heal.

"I think it's a memory or some kind of what happened with artwork," said one student.

"It's a great feeling to see these kids enjoying the work," said Weed.

The auction includes 22 paintings. It will be at garden of the Gods Club on October 1. For more information click here.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 221747591