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Children's Art About 9-11 Shown in Rio, Jackson, Meigs

September 9, 2013

 

The University of Rio Grande, and the Lillian Jones Museum are pleased to present an exhibition of work created by children impacted by the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

The work is a collaboration between the children and America’s Camp Artistic Director Traci Molloy. Molloy worked with children between 2003 and 2007 to create a variety of large-scale multi-paneled works of art that helped the children express their feelings about the terrorist attacks and process their grief, fear and confusion.

The completed works were displayed in the Pentagon in 2012, and the work is now part of the permanent collection of the 9-11 museum in New York City. Large scale reproductions of the artworks were produced to bring the images to a wider audience, and have been shown in a variety of locations around the country. These reproductions are now installed in Rio Grande, Meigs County, and Jackson in their first Ohio appearance.

Selections from the project will be on exhibit from September 11-November 20 at the following locations:

  • The University of Rio Grande Main Campus in Bob Evans Farms Hall
  • The University of Rio Grande Meigs Campus in Pomeroy
  • The Lillian Jones Museum in Jackson Ohio

Ms. Molloy will be coming to Rio Grande as a visiting artist this fall to work with a group of students in Portsmouth High School on a project about identity. While she is here, she will present two public lectures about her work as an artist and an educator on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 30 at 7pm in the Lillian Jones Museum
  • Tuesday, October 1st at 4:30 pm in Bob Evans Farms Hall room 118

This exhibit was made possible with the support of the ImagineArts Endowment.

For information about these lectures or installations, please contact Benjy Davies at bdavies@rio.edu. For more information on the collaborations, please contact Traci Molloy at tracimolloy@hotmail.com. For additional information on America’s Camp, please visit www.americascamp.org. For an article about the Pentagon Exhibition, please visit http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pentagon-exhibit-art-children-lost-family-members-9-11-article-1.1156006