created in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks has been
put on display throughout the city. But now a new exhibit is allowing
artists to showcase their work in a different light. NY1's John
Schiumo has the story.
the past six months, people all over the world having been using
paint brushes, canvases and camera's to express their take on the
World Trade Center attacks.
of exhibitions have showcased the events of 9/11, and now, as the
recovery process continues, an online exhibition invites artists to
post their work on its website and welcomes anyone to log on to take
might just recognize something that touches them deeply and allows
them to probably feel that they're not so alone in the world.
Its just another way to open the canals of commucation to the
so many that want to, says Nina Meledandri, the founder of the exhibit.
after the attacks, Meledandri created "The Art Project."
The virtual exhibition allows artists to keep an ongoing journal of
their submissions, and encourages communication through images rather
says "The Art Project" helps artists reflect on their
emotions while sharing with others at the same time.
didn't know how to organize what I was feeling until I painted it,
and it put it in a place that I could somewhat deal with it, if you
can at all, says painter Lizbeth Mitty.
artist Lisa Bateman adds, I think it's a crucial and wonderful
way for people to respond to this catastrophic event - locally,
nationally and internationally - in a way that's not just about
reading a paper or reading something to yourself silently. It's a way
for people to respond gutterally to their emotions.
it originated in September, "The Art Project" has grown
from 12 to 175 contributing artists from all over the world.
say the virtual exhibition exemplifies the solidarity that's
developed since the attacks.
to artist David Abbott, When the events happened on 9/11, many
New Yorkers came together and helped each other and took very good
care of each other, and I want people to get that sense of caring and
sharing when they look at the work.
more information on "The Art Project," you can log onto http://www.theartproject.net/.