Pentagon to exhibit art by children who lost family members on 9/11

Associated Press

The large-scale artworks, by children who attended America’s Camp, will be part of the tour of the Pentagon through 2012.

“The Feathers of the Phoenix” is one of of the artworks to be displayed for the first time at the Pentagon. The art was was created by more than 500 children at America’s Camp, which has operated for the last decade to support 9/11 victims’ families.

WASHINGTON— Large-scale artworks created by children who lost parents or siblings in the 9/11 attacks are being shown together for the first time at the Pentagon.

The exhibit is part of the Pentagon’s tour for visitors through the end of 2012. It includes reproductions of art pieces created by more than 500 children at America’s Camp.

The summer camp was held for 10 years in Massachusetts to support victims’ families. It included children of executives, police, firefighters and others from New York, Washington and elsewhere.

Artistic Director Traci Molloy says one piece, “The Features of the Phoenix,” is inspired by mythology. The phoenix rises from the ashes to live again. Its feathers include images of  hundreds of parents.

The artworks are part of the 9/11 Museum’s collection.

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