September 6 – October 21, 2011
About the Exhibit...
In preparing to commemorate the events of September 11, a call-to-artists from Marilyn J. Fox, director of Penn State Berks' Freyberger Gallery, brought over eighty submissions, with forty artists selected, and over eighty works of art. The overwhelming response from artists prompted Fox to invite other venues to partner with the Berks Campus, thus creating this historic multi-venue exhibition. Partnering with the Freyberger Gallery is Penn State Lehigh Valley, along with The Yocum Institute for Arts Education in Wyomissing, and the Jewish Cultural Center of Reading. Each location featured works based around themes that emerged from the body of submissions.
The Lehigh Valley campus exhibition includes seven nationally and internationally recognized visual artists exhibiting thirty works. Participating artists include Denise Bankuti (Burbank, CA), Patricia Dahlman (Lyndhurst, NJ), Beth Krensky (Salt Lake City, UT), Kathy Levine (Brooklyn, NY), Marjorie Morrow (New York, NY), Katie Samuelson (Cheshire, CT), and David Wander (New York, NY).
In addition to the gallery exhibition, interdisciplinary collaborations enhanced the impact of the art for the campus and community. Extracurricular activities occurred with academic faculty in various disciplines throughout the duration of the exhibition. One such event was, Recycled Paper Casting Workshop with featured artist Kathy Levine. Levine's own recycled paper sculpture responds to personal experiences in her Brooklyn neighborhood directly after the 9-11 attacks.