New Canaan CT, UNITED STATES, August 26, 2021
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has announced he will attend the September 1st opening of the VOICES 20th Anniversary 9/11 Art Exhibit at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan.
The 2-hour reception and preview exhibit will begin at 6 p.m. and feature at least four of the artists whose creative works conveyed messages of hope and healing in the months and years following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 that killed 2,977 people in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Tickets for the reception are available here. The exhibit, which will feature a curated collection of thousands of pieces, will be open to the public from September 4th to October 9th.
Some of the contributing artists who will be in attendance at the opening night reception include Dianne Brudnicki, John Coburn, Robert Carley, and Gail Ellspermann. Their creations, along with the works of others, commemorate the lives lost, document the many stories, and express the emotions that still reverberate in people who lost spouses, children, family members, and friends on that day.
Brudnicki and many of her students created numerous pieces of art to the collection; Coburn’s pen and ink drawings document recovery efforts, survivors and first responders; Carley’s photography collection includes flying flags and flags that people painted on barns, cars, buildings, and many others surfaces across the U.S.; while Ellspermann’s envelope mail art elicited responses from children and adults from many parts of the world.
VOICES Center for Resilience was founded by New Canaan’s Mary Fetchet, who lost her 24-year-old son, Brad, in the attack on the World Trade Center. VOICES provides long-term mental health support and numerous programs to help people who were impacted by 9/11.
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