by Don Sexton
Mixed media paintings en plein air near Ground Zero during weeks after 9/11.
“I live in Tribeca, about 10 blocks north of Ground Zero. For several weeks after the tragedy, I would put on my mask, pack up my inks and oil pastels, and carry my easel and sketchbooks to vantage points around the site. I painted en plein air the people gazing quietly and respectfully at the wreckage. Some of these thirty paintings have been shown individually but I have not shown them as a group until now—the twentieth anniversary of 9/11.” – Don
Twenty of the 9/11 paintings are being shown at the East 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street, NYC, from August 21 through October 15. Artist’s Reception, September 11, from 2pm to 4pm. Additional 9/11 paintings are being exhibited at the NorthEast-Millerton Library, 75 Main Street, Millerton, NY, during the month of September. For more information, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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