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Applications now open for "From Fire to Art: Firefighter Artists"

Thursday , February 18th

Firefighters invited to exhibit their artwork at the Denver Firefighters Museum

DENVER, CO  - February 18, 2016 – The Denver Firefighters Museum will open its second exhibit of 2016, “From Fire to Art: Firefighter Artists”, on April 4, 2016. This exhibit will showcase the work of active duty and retired firefighters who are also accomplished. This show follows a successful 2015 exhibit that displayed artworks from Denver firefighters.  The museum is now accepting applications from firefighters in all departments, and is not restricted to Denver.

 “From Fire to Art” was created specifically to showcase the work of firefighters.  While well known for their bravery and everyday community service, firefighters are less recognized for their other accomplishments. Current fire department scheduling typically gives firefighters one twenty-four hour shift, followed by forty-eight hours off. This gives firefighters time for a wide variety of things, including the chance to focus on their fine art skills.

Artists in the 2015 show included Heather Larson (retired), Denver’s first female firefighter; Harold Hughes (active), a firefighter based at Denver International Airport, and a photographer; and Gary Reed (retired), a sculptor who works with welded metal to create striking three-dimensional art. The show also included work by Charles Brown, Noah Webb, Karl Larsen, David Maes, and Dennis Horton.

“From Fire to Art: Firefighter Artists” will run April 4th through June 2nd. Proceeds from the sale of artworks will directly benefit the artists, with a small commission to go to the museum. Any firefighters interested in submitting their artwork by March 28, 2016 may contact Sarah Crocker, Exhibits Coordinator, at sarah@denverfirefightersmuseum.org or 303-825-0608. An online signup form is also available through the museum website, linked here.

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