Program Solicits 9/11 Inspired Art to Mark 10th Anniverary
Volunteers are providing people in New York City another way to reflect on the 9/11 attacks
As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the WTC Visitor Center, nonprofit group Feel the Music!, and The Battery Conservancy are giving people in New York City the opportunity to reflect on the attacks.
As part of a public art project, the groups are setting up tables with art supplies around lower Manhattan. The tables can be found each Wednesday until the end of July.
"People do have alot of feelings that have been suppressed," said Meri Lobel from the WTC Center. "It would be a nice idea to give people an opportunity to really share some of their reflections on how our lives changed, how our city has changed."
"It's a very good feeling and actually I'm very touched by all these people who want to participate in this," added Tova Snyder, an artist who is collecting the resulting artwork for an exhibit. "It's really nice when a community comes together."
Snyder will be combining all the art produced by participatants into a large art installation. She plans on incorporating a simple design using bamboo, so the art pieces could be easily read. The exhibit will be displayed in Battery Park on August 4th and on the anniversary of the attacks.