LaGuardia Community College Hosts
9/11 Art Exhibition:
“Witness – A Look Back to the Future”
Exhibit features the Works of Artists who Lived or Worked in the
Shadow of the World Trade Center
On September 10, 2011 in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the attack of the World Trade Center, LaGuardia Community College is hosting a multi-media exhibition called “Witness – A Look Back To The Future.”
The exhibition will have works by 15 established artists, many of whom lived or worked in the shadow of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. All were deeply affected by the 9/11 events and were compelled to process the intensity of their experiences through their art. One resident artist lost his life on 9/11 in his studio on the 92nd floor of the North Tower when the first plane struck and millions watched with horror.
“Witness – A Look Back To The Future” will have works emblematic of the neighborhood and human community before, during and after the 9/11 tragedy. It will reveal the up-close and personal ravages that brought an end to a way of life for the country and for a lower Manhattan community of artists. The haunting images in the exhibition are both personal and part of our communal memories.
The opening for “Witness – A Look Back To The Future” will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, E Building, corner of Van Dam and Thomason
Fifth Floor Presidential Gallery
Long Island City, NY 11101
The Exhibition is open to the public and admission is free.
Gallery is open Mon - Fri, 10am to 4pm
The artists will be available to talk about their works with the public at the Opening Reception.