Many neighborhood cultural institutions are commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday with special exhibitions and/or programs. The Angel Orensanz Foundation is presenting, “3,000 Pebbles in Memoriam – A 9/11 Anniversary Tribute.”
Here’s the concept and invitation:
We earnestly invite you to come to this 160-year old building in the heart of Lower Manhattan and to participate in a simple, poetic act aimed at mourning the death of 3,000 people ten years ago now. Another 3,000 pebbles will be waiting at the entrance for visitors to come, pick them up, and place them indoors, on the floor of the Foundation. By progressively piling them up, a symbolic, geometric pattern will be shaped. A silent, evocative and reflexive gesture with roots in many religious traditions that is aimed at bringing people together.
At the same time, visitors are welcome to view a multi-media installation created by Angel Orensanz in the aftermath of 9/11. The Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk, will be open on Sunday, September 11 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.