Four LES Art Galleries Commemorate 9-11 with Exhibitions
Four Lower East Side art galleries will have exhibitions remembering 9-11.
Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural and Education Center, 107 Suffolk Street, (www.visionfestival.org ) will feature ‘From the Ashes, 10 Years Later’ (Sept. 11 at 4 p.m.) The jazz saxophonists Rob Brown, Oliver Lake and Joe McPhee; the Charles Gayle Trio; the From the Ashes Big Band; and other performers recreate a seven-hour segment of “From the Ashes,” a monthlong multimedia presentation organized by Arts for Art in October 2001 to commemorate the 9/11 attacks. Teatro SEA at the .
Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway, (www.edalliance.org) will feature “Embodied Light: 9-11 in 2011,” an installation by Tobi Kahn in which the gallery will be transformed into a meditative room for visitors.
Krause Gallery, 149 Orchard Street, (www.krausegallery.com) will feature a Tribute to 9/11, curated by Marika Maiorova, and featuring work by artist Jordan Eagles.
Woodward Art Gallery, 133 Eldridge Street, (www.woodwardgallery.net) will feature “Charting Ground Zero: Ten Years After.” This exhibition was first shown after the 9-11 attacks, and is returning for the tenth anniversary. An opening reception will be held on September 7 from 6-8 pm.
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