Children Who Lost Parents On 9/11 Display Their Art In Chelsea
09/07/2004 06:26 PM
An exhibition of healing through art is being held in Manhattan.
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Fifty pieces of art now on display in Chelsea were created by children who lost a parent during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Forty children contributed pieces for the exhibit at the Terrapin Art Gallery.
Pediatricians and psychologists say art is a way to understand what these children are going through.
“It's very important for people to understand that it's part of the human psychology that we are so overwhelmed by children losing their parents that, in a way, the children go beneath the radar, and it is very easy to forget what the kids need, these kids in particular,” said Dr. Claude Chemtob of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
The exhibit was put together by the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and the WTC Family Center of South Nassau Communities Hospital. The hospitals provide support to over 400 children and 800 adults.
If you would like to see these works of art, they will be at the Terrapin Chelsea Art Gallery at 121 West 15th Street. The exhibit will be open from noon to 7 p.m., and it runs from September 8th to the 13th.