An exhibit in UNK’s Walker Art Gallery pays tribute to all the people impacted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
“9/11, Remembering 20 Years” is a collection of artworks based on different story lines, heroic events and design interpretations of that turbulent day from UNK’s Art and Design students, faculty and alumni. Their art and design projects are an expression of their experience that day or years later.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Ryan Teten also contributed to the exhibit. He taught a class on the events of 9/11 for nearly 15 years. During that time, college students in the course were asked to explore resources available to teach the subject to young children. After reading a book on 9/11 to the young students, whose ages ranged from 2-13, the listeners were asked to draw a picture of how they felt about what they had just heard. The pictures displayed in the exhibit represent the reactions of children in elementary schools from Tennessee to Louisiana.
As time continues to pass us by, let us pause and remember this tragic and somber day in American history.
Located in the Fine Arts Building on campus, Walker Art Gallery is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The 9/11 exhibit continues through Thursday, Sept. 16.
Department of Art and Design Exhibitors:
Students: Grace Dvorak, Sophia Gilsdorf, Evan Hayden, Kayla Milikan, Allison Moss, Emily Palmer, Clarissa Paltz, Sophia Schroeder, Jordyn Shoemaker and Cassidy Stelling
Faculty: Mark Hartman and Rick Schuessler
Alumni: Brian Niemann, Sarah Styron, John Shea and Karen Koch
PHOTOS BY ERIKA PRITCHARD, UNK COMMUNICATIONS