Art in the Garden Exhibition
As part of the recent Art from the Ashes Exhibition and Benefit for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on October 10, 2009 over 50 artists from all over the United States and two artists from Korea donated their time and talent to create one-of-a-kind works of art. The exhibition showcased pieces created from raw materials obtained from the Garden after the Jesusita Fire that raged through the Santa Barbara area in May of 2009. In its wake, the fire burned over 8,700 acres of land and destroyed 80 homes. Over 60 of the Garden’s 78 acres and 9,800 living collection plants were either destroyed or damaged and several structures were lost including the historical early 1900’s Gane House.