Artists pay tribute to those who died in Ghost Ship fire at Oakland museum

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There were 36 artists and musicians who died almost a year ago in Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire.

So it is fitting that Bay Area artists Chris Treggiari and Peter Foucault are honoring colleague Alex Ghassan and others who died with an “installation now in progress” at the Oakland Museum of California. The unveiling for the media was held on Thursday, though the exhibit opens next month.

The installation is in the form of a ship's masts from which will be suspended cards with written messages and memories from the public the artists solicited at a Ghost Ship memorial.

Members of the public will be invited to add their thoughts to the ship.
The Ghost Ship memorial will be one of the exhibits in this year's Days of the Dead "Metamorphosis and Migration."

More information about the exhibition, which opens Oct. 18, and the community celebration on Oct. 22 can be found here.