Reflections: A Gift to the Community
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
On Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 7:00 pm, a collaboration of artists
the Seacoast will come together to present Reflections: A Gift to the
Community at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH. This
performance and exhibit is an interdisciplinary collage of art forms, a
unifying piece from the heart of the artists who have come together in
support of the human experience. Proceeds will benefit NYC Public School
Fund. To keep expenses at a minimum (and therefore raise the most money
the NYC Public School fund), advance tickets will be not available
the box office, but a donation of $5 will be accepted at the door. The
Hall seats over 900 people; seating will be first come, first serve.
Conceived and coordinated by Bill Humphreys, Emmy Award-winning
actor and producer; Genevieve Aichele, Director of NH Theatre Project,
Zhana Morris, Production Manager at The Music Hall, Reflections includes
more than 40 Seacoast performers in music, dance, monologues, choral
readings and audience response with material written and performed by
Poulin & Gordon Carlisle, Mary Lou Bagley, Karen Abrami, Bed Bug Eddy,
Overton, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Voices from the Heart, and others.
visual arts exhibit, coordinated by Bonnie Goldstein, will feature a
variety of visual artists in all mediums. Those interested in submitting
pieces for display can contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book, Messages to Ground Zero, issued by Portsmouth publisher
and designed by Portsmouth graphics firm Plainspoke - is a collection of
letters, poetry and art by children in response to the tragedy of Sept.
as collected by Shelley Harwayne, superintendent of NYC School District
and the NYC Board of Education. The book is comprised of crayon drawings
accompanied by poems and excerpts from children's essays about their
response to the events of September 11. The last section includes
messages of hope. All profits generated from the sale of books and
will benefit the Public School Fund of New York City.
Reflections is not meant as a "memorial" but rather an opportunity for
people to present their reactions to the events of September 11, and to
changes made on a personal and global level. The ultimate goal of this
to the community is to bring together people who want a place to reflect
the impact the attacks had on themselves and the world. It is an
to celebrate the lives of those who were lost, and the lives of those
have dealt with that loss.
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