Lower East Side Galleries to Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary

By Patrick Hedlund on September 1, 2011 7:16am 

A LIDAR (light, direction and ranging) image of the World Trade Center site from April 2010 will be included the the Woodward Gallery's
A LIDAR (light, direction and ranging) image of the World Trade Center site from April 2010 will be included the the Woodward Gallery's "Charting Ground Zero: Ten Years After."
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LOWER EAST SIDE — A host of Lower East Side galleries will feature exhibitions honoring 9/11's tenth anniversary.

The shows, featuring everything from paintings and photos to music and meditation, are timed to coincide with the decade anniversary next week.

Eldridge Street’s Woodward Gallery will open “Charting Ground Zero: Ten Years After,” an extensive mapping project that uses aerial and ground images of the World Trade Center site immediately following the attacks to follow progress at the location.

Geo-spatial scientists from Hunter College used remote-sensing technology — including thermal sensors and laser-based instruments called LIDAR (light detection and ranging) — to create maps of the site capturing the first clear images after Sept. 11.

The exhibition, which has traveled the country since debuting right after the attacks, opens Sept. 7.

The Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural and Education Center on Suffolk Street is hosting a series of performances on Sept. 11 for its “From the Ashes” exhibition, including poetry readings, jazz acts and dance. Participating artists will recreate a seven-hour performance based on a month-long multimedia presentation held in October 2001.

The Educational Alliance’s Ernest Rubenstein Gallery on East Broadway will be transformed into a meditation room for visitors to reflect starting Sept. 9.

Artist Tobi Kahn will create a “sacred space” consisting of seven shrines that include memorial lights and plaques, thousands of wooden remnants from art Kahn made since 9/11, and “memory blocks” for the 220 floors of the World Trade Center designed by New Yorkers. The exhibition runs through Nov. 23.

More information regarding the exhibitions is available through the Lower East Side BID.

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9/11 "memory blocks" from Tobi Kahn's exhibition at the Educational Alliance.
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