Paintings Made From Wildfire Ashes To Be Auctioned October 1st

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