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Artists Remember Sept 11

Published: Friday, September 09, 2011

Galleries, museums and artists are remembering Sept 11 in exhibitions that span this weekend with most continuing to remain on view. Art on view is a varied as the reactions and contemplations since the terrorist attacks. Here’s a sample of some exhibitions taking place.

The Heckscher Museum of Art – Huntington, NY

New York, New York pulls from the museum’s permanent collection to commemorate the 10th anniversary. The show “pays tribute to the fortitude of New York City and the courage of her people,” according to the museum. The show’s on view through Oct16. Some works can be viewed online.

Exhibiting artists include Berenice Abbott, Gordon Grant, N. Jay Jaffee, Edward Moran, John Sloan, Abraham Walkowitz, Guy Wiggins, Garry Winogrand and others.
The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave, Huntington. 631.351.3006 heckscher.org

Guild Hall Museum – East Hampton, NY

Twin Towers Tragedy is a solo show by photographer John Jonas Gruen. The show takes place in the Boots Lamb Education Center in Guild Hall. There are 24 images in the exhibition. It remains on view through Oct 9. 
Guild Hall, 158 Main St, East Hampton. 631-324-0806 GuildHall.org

Lyceum Gallery – Riverhead, NY

Remembering 9/11 is an invitational memorial exhibition presented by The Lyceum Gallery at the Suffolk County Community College. The show remains on view through Sept 28.

Exhibiting artists are Gina Gilmour, Seymour Levy, Roz Dimon, Joan Rogers, Steve Alpert, Elizabeth Malunowicz, Janet Culbertson, Dennis Snyder, Anna Jurinich and Beth Giles.

Lyceum Gallery, SCCC Eastern Campus, Montaukett Learning Resource Center, Riverhead. 631-548-2536.

Suffolk County Historical Society – Riverhead, NY

A group memorial exhibition opens on Sept 9 and will remain on view through Oct 1. The show “explores the history of the Twin Towers” through construction photographs plus a group show of “interpretive artworks,” according to the historical society.

Artists include Lance Corey, George D’Amato, Mare Dianora, Gary Jacquemin Leonardo Liguori, Kevin O’Connell, Mary Carlson and J. Lee Elsbree. The exhibition features an 8-foot steel sculpture of the Twin Towers made by Long Island sculptor David T. Haussler. Filmed oral histories gather in conjunction with the Riverhead Free Library are part of the exhibition.

A talk on Sept 14 at 7pm will present 9-11 Air Traffic Control – A Firsthand Account by Paul Thumser, a former Air Traffic Control Supervisor.

Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 West Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-2881 suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

Gallery on the Hill – Farmingville, NY

Tribute to 9-11…Ten Years After is an open call show where artists “reflect the emotions of 9-11.” A reception will be held on Sept 10 at 2-4pm. The opening includes a commemorative ceremony, music and poetry readings. The show remains on view through Sept 19. The show is sponsored by the Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council.
Gallery on the Hill, Bald Hill, Farmingville. 631-732-3536. brookhavenarts.com

Studio East Gallery – Greenport, NY

Remember, Honor & Hope: Tenth Anniversary of September 11th. A group show reflecting America and families, survivors and responders of 9-11. Opening reception is Sept 10 from 6-9pm. The show remains on view through Oct 1.

Studio East Gallery, 120 Front St, Suite 9, Greenport. 631-477-2676 studioeastgallery.com

Crazy Monkey Gallery – Amagansett, NY

Lance Corey – 9/11 Reflections is on view in the Side Gallery through Sept25. Corey is a Middle East scholar and artist. An opening will be held Sept 10 from 5-7pm. The main gallery is a group show of gallery artists.
Crazy Monkey Gallery, 136 Main St, Amagansett. 631-267-3627 thecrazymonkeygallery.com

Brecknock Hall – Greenport, NY

Third Thursdays Art Talk Series – Remember, Honor and Hope led by gallery directors Terry Falquero of Studio East Gallery and Caroline Waloski of The Sirens Song Gallery. The talk will be held on Sept 15 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to pay tribute. The event features artwork, poems and recounts of the creative processes that followed the terrorist attacks. Sponsored by East End Arts.

Brecknock Hall, 1 Brecknock Rd, Greenport.  Eastendarts.org


Pat Rogers
Author: Pat Rogers
Pat Rogers is a freelance writer specializing in arts and culture on Long Island. When not going to art openings or interviewing actors or musicians, she’s looking for the next interesting story.

Reader Comments | read reactions to this article

jack king wrote on June 06, 2012

i find the 9/11 burning towers haunting, i… it ... going to haunt me for the rest of my life- what i saw there is disturbingly similiar to what i saw as a child on the news. towers burning. i just can’t get them out of my head, its just so…

Hip Hop Merchandise wrote on March 11, 2012

We have to remember this. Artists in general make sacrifices as did those firefighters. This was a great thing they did.

online slots boy wrote on November 05, 2011

Remembering 9/11 is something that we all have to do . Each one on our way. With so many art exhibition I hope that people will keep doing it for centuries . Victims deserve it.

Caroline Waloski wrote on September 16, 2011

The Sirens’ Song Gallery will also be exhibiting the work of artists from the Manhattan Graphics Center who contributed their personal response and sense
of grief through a limited edition of 5 portfolios that are now in the permanent collections of The US Library of Congress, The NY 9/11 Memorial, The NY Public Library,The New York Public Library, and one that travels on loan.
September 24 - November 7. 631-477-1021 / http://www.sirensongallery.com

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