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Berks campus' Freyberger Gallery to present '9/11 Memorial Exhibition'

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present the "9/11 Memorial Exhibition." The exhibition will open at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, with a memorial event followed a reception. This event and reception are free and open to the public.

The "9/11 Memorial Exhibition" will be displayed in two parts: "Part 1: Crisis and Reaction, September 11 - October 20, 2001;" and "Part 2: Response and Healing, November 6 December 15, 2001."

A national call-to-artists brought responses and submissions from more than 80 individuals, from Massachusetts to California. More than 40 artists' works, including paintings, sculptures, videos and installations, have been selected for the exhibition.

The memorial event at Penn State Berks will feature a video produced by New York artist Scott Peehl, a short documentary about 9/11 and an afterward; music; and guest speakers discussing political, cultural and social ramifications of 9/11 followed by a meet-and-greet with the artists whose works are shown.

In addition to the Freyberger Gallery, the exhibition will be on display at the following venues:

-- Jewish Federation of Reading Jewish Cultural Center, 1100 Berkshire Boulevard, Suite 125, Wyomissing, Pa., Reception: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 11, 2011. For more information, call 610-921-0624.

-- Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, Pa. Reception: 5:30–8:00 p.m., Sept. 8, 2011. For more information, call 610-285-5261.

-- The Yocum Center for the Arts, Trent and Belmont Avenues, Wyomissing, Pa. Reception: 5-7 p.m., Sept. 9, 2011. For more information, call 610-376-1576.

-- Berks County Libraries. More information will be available at online.

For more information on the 9/11 Memorial Exhibition, contact Marilyn Fox, Freyberger Gallery director, at 610-396-6140 or


Last Updated June 15, 2011