the day on September 11, Beyond 9-11 had an art display in our own
room on the 3rd Floor of the museum. The display included works
of original visual art, text and audio readings of poems and essays,
artist statements, reproductions of visual art, recordings of music
and interview clips, video, and website demo. Over 400 school kids
from around the state attended the events and activities at the
numbers of students and the general public spent time in the Beyond
9-11 room throughout the morning and over lunch. The visual artists
displaying their original pieces were: Faye Tambrino, Daniel Weiss,
Wendy S. Rolfe, Janet Hart Heinicke, and Laurie Elizabeth Talbot
11:00, we gathered in the Iowa Public Theater (the auditorium) along
with a large crowd, and writers Mary Swander, James Calvin Schaap,
Marianne Taylor, Neil Nakadate, and multimedia artist/writer Julie
Russell-Steuart read their selected works; composer Renae Angeroth
played her song on the piano and sang with her daughter Elisabeth.
the afternoon, the Beyond 9-11 artists shared conversation and dessert.
It was good to be together that day.
you to all of the artists who attended or sent their original work
to be displayed. You helped make it a meaningful event for many