October 2019
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The Arts Council presents Ground Zero: A 9/11 Retrospective Exhibit as the newest exhibit on display in our two-tier mezzanine gallery. The exhibit runs through November 11.

Admission is free and open to the public.
About Ground Zero 360

September 11, 2001, New York City was shaken to its core when two jet airliners 
crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. In the wake of the chaos, 
New York based Irish photographer Nicola McClean responded in the only 
way she knew how; she picked up her camera and took to the streets 
to try and capture the confusion and panic that surrounded her.

Nicola McClean has created an exhibition called Ground Zero 360, 
to honor the victims and their families of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center,
and to never forget the sacrifice of so many innocent people on that terrible day. 
In 2011, Nicola exhibited her stunning collection of images to the public for the first time.

The spectator is able to discover, through Nicola’s images, the startling aftermath 
of one of the most tragic events in American history – seeing what she saw, 
hearing the stories she heard and meeting the people she met, 
particularly the heroic men and women of the New York City Emergency Services.

Through harrowing visuals, heartbreaking “missing posters” and a unique panoramic installation, 
Ground Zero 360 invites you to step into the past and feel what eight million 
New Yorkers were feeling in the days that followed the attacks.

Visitors are able to hear the city’s previously unreleased 
emergency radio calls from that morning, and touch a fragment of 
twisted steel I-beam and broken granite from the World Trade Center.

Personal artifacts lent by families of police officers and firefighters who 
lost their lives at the World Trade Center, crosses cut from World Trade Center 
steel by ironworkers, and a flag that flew over Ground Zero are also 
part of the exhibit. Recent additions to the collection include a “Survivor Tree” 
cast in bronze and steel from the World Trade Center and the Freedom Tower 
and symbolic “towers” engraved with the names of all 2,996 victims killed on September 11th. 
This exhibition has the support of the National 9-11 Memorial and Museum, 
and has the support of The 9-11 Families (911families.org).
Have you ever wondered how an artist creates their beautiful masterpieces? Visit our artist studios and see art in progress! The artists here at The Arts Council welcome you to view their studios and are happy to answer questions you may have about what they do, and their process. 

These artists have art displayed in the Sue M. Lee arts corridor and pieces change frequently. View some amazing original art in addition to our exhibits all year long.

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For more info on how to donate, visit brazosvalleygives.org/acbv
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