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Freyberger Gallery presents “9/11 Memorial Exhibition”

In recognition of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, the Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery presented the 9/11 Memorial Exhibition. The second part of the exhibition, titled Response and Healing, opens on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., with a memorial event, followed a reception. This event and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through December 15, 2011.

A national call-to-artists brought responses and submissions from over 80 individuals from Massachusetts to California. Over 40 artists' works, including paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations, have been selected for the exhibition.

Part Two of this exhibit explores the days after Sept. 11, 2001. Artists reflect on the crises with work that explores the diversity of healing and the changes in the political and societal polarization of America. Included are views on war, politics, the media, and healing through ritual, mementoes, and humor.

The memorial event at Penn State Berks features a video produced by Ellen Mueller, which gives a sardonic view of dealing with terrorism. Guest speakers will discuss the political, cultural, and social ramifications of 9/11. The speakers include Loren Ellis, founder and director of Art for Healing, New York City; Diana Kurz, exhibiting artist; Dr. Jennifer Hillman, Professor of Psychology, Penn State Berks, who will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome; and Dr. Bill Ellis, Professor Emeritus, Penn State, Hazleton, who will give a presentation titled “Crises and Humor: A Perspective into a Different Type of Healing.”

The Freyberger Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10–5 p.m.; Thursday evening through 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon–4 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox, Freyberger Gallery Director, at 610-396-6140 or via e-mail at MJF14@psu.edu.
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