“Resilience & Refuge” Earth Altars, By: Laura Loescher (100% Goes Towards Fire Relief)
Earth Altars – Impermanent Art –
Co-Created with Nature
“Resilience & Refuge” By, Laura Loescher November 6th, 2020 – January 4th, 2021
100% of Art sales will go to the fire relief efforts in the Rogue Valley
First Friday Art Opening:
November 6th, 2020 & December 4th, 2020
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Ashland Natural Medicine 180 Lithia Way, Ashland
Laura Loescher is an eco-artist who makes Earth Altars – impermanent art co-created with nature. A long-time artist in other mediums, she began a daily practice of creating Earth Altars in the early days of the pandemic. What started as a practice for her own healing and resiliency turned into something that could soothe and inspire others. Sometimes she creates with cultivated and wild flowers. Sometimes she picks up fallen leaves, seeds and pods and puts them together in beautiful ways.
After the Alameda Fire swept through our area in September 2020, Laura dove into fire relief efforts, establishing the Community Resilience Flow Fund to raise and distribute funds for low-income displaced families and local nonprofit organizations. She also organized a community healing gathering, where 30 people impacted by the fires came together to create a 20’ installation in a field near where the fire began.
For Laura’s upcoming show at Ashland Natural Medicine, she is donating her art so that all proceeds will go directly to fire relief and rebuilding efforts on behalf of our most vulnerable community members. Come and purchase your holiday gifts early while supporting your community!