UNK art, design students create 9/11 tribute

Sept-11-Tribute-1-webKEARNEY – Art and design students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney have created a 9/11 tribute and art display to honor Sept. 11.

Rick Schuessler
Rick Schuessler

The public presentation, titled “Hello, 911 Tribute and Art Display,” currently is on display through Monday on the lawn south of the UNK Health and Sports Center, 2501 15th Ave.

“As each academic year brings a new group of art and design students to UNK, they also develop a different viewpoint or understanding of 9/11 events,” said Professor of Art and Design Rick Schuessler.

“This year the art and design students decided to focus on the word ‘Unity’ using American flags, and ‘We The People,’ cutouts of themselves to represent the people – both who perished, but also survived 9/11.”

UNK students whose art is on display include:
Aurora – Lauren Reichardt
Bennington – Billy Deardoff
Blair – John Shae
Grand Island – Justice Carson
Kearney – Chris Campbell
Lincoln – Sarah Styron
Omaha – Kyle Woods
Eaton, Colo. – Morgan Karlberg
Wichita, Kan. – Abagayle Spilinek
Louisville, Ky. – Hannah DeWald
Dixon, Ill. – Vanessa Bivins

“As an art and design professor at UNK, I believe it is blessing and honor to hear the students’ words, stories and artwork, and see how their creations honor the memories of people and 9/11 events,” Schuessler said. “Keeping the memories alive of such a terrible day is part of our American history.”


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu
Source: Rick Schuessler, Professor of art and design, 308.627.7116, schuesslerr@unk.edu

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