|For Immediate Release (01-66)
Date: November 27, 2001
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952; Dave
College Students Create Images of Infamy
Student 9/11 Artwork Display Opens
at Rockville Campus
Through paintings, metal art,
ceramics, photo collages, mixed media, videos, the written word, and
performance art, Montgomery College students have expressed their
complex feelings about the terrorist attacks of September 11. The
College Art Department worked with the Rockville Campus bookstore to
assemble 30 such student-produced images of shock, horror and hope
into an informal collection, “9/11R014An Artists’ Forum,” that
opened with a noon reception today.
“The purpose of this exhibition is
to provide students with an outlet to share their feelings and
concerns through the arts as an aid for coping and healing in this
difficult time,” said organizer Susan Kryszak of Montgomery College
A total of 40 pieces, including two
videos and an essay, make up the show, which opened with a student
duet’s rendition of “God Bless America.” A lively noon-hour crowd
viewed the displays in a well-traveled area of the bookstore that
Kryszak is helping turn into a display/performance/lecture space for
the public as well as students.
According to Kryszak, “A bookstore
should be a forum; it should demonstrate what happens because of the
books and materials, like art supplies, that are sold in it.”
“9/11R014An Artists’ Forum” continues through December 14. The
Rockville Campus is at 51 Mannakee Street. Contact Bookstore
Services, 240-567-7678, for more information.
Photo editors: Call
240-567-7970 to arrange for picture material.