Exhibit Explores Global Healing After 9/11

Posted: September 7, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: September 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm

An exhibit called “ . . . a mile in my shoes” opens Saturday, Sept. 10, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. in Room L012 on the lower level of the Art and Design Building on the Fairfax Campus.

Curated by Mason art and visual technology students Erwin Thamm and Patrick Sargent, the show is part of the 9/11 Arts Project, which is “a collaboration of artists, social activists, nonprofits and interfaith groups in the greater Washington metropolitan area that explores individual, community and global healing 10 years after 9/11,” according to the website.

The exhibit connects small portraits of individuals with a corresponding piece of footwear that signifies not only the person and their individual qualities, but also the fact that collectively others carry the memories of that person in their own lives.

Participating artists are Meag Busch, Gale Goldfarb, Jessica Hoisington, Kathy Kaplan, Josh McGuinn, Margaret Meyer, Nancy Mitchell, Dana Moss, Nahid Navab, Norma Pfaff, Jorge Porrata, Justin Roykovich, Thamm and Christine Vuvuzela.

The exhibit is open daily through Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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