Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tiles For America Memorial - Mulry Square / Greenwich Village - NYC

It was during my March 2004 visit to NYC for the M20-04 Anti-War Protest and 2004 Saint-At-Large Black Party that I first came across the Tiles For America Project. Though for a subsequent September 2004 Writings On The Wall - 11 Setember 2001 - 3rd anniversary commemoration it referred to as a September 11 Victims Memorial Wall I learned during this past NYC - Saturday, 08 September 2007 photo walk through Chelsea and The Village that the Greenwich Village NYC Memorial is part of a national project coordinated through the Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association.

In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of 9/11, TILES FOR AMERICA held a 2006 National Contest. Comprised of over 4000 tiles collected from all over the USA and several from Europe and Asia, a temporary memorial has now been erected on the Ground Zero site which will remain for approximately three years, leaving ample space on the Greenwich Village fence for new tiles. Here are pictures of some of the tiles from the NYC Memorial.

The Paint Your Own Pottery Studios from around the world responded to the invitation to participate in a Nation-wide effort to refurbish the memorial.

Here is a posting from blogist Lorrie Veasey pertaining to last year's refurbishing of the memorial at Mulry Square with a link to a website that features some of the tiles from studios that participated in the refurbishment.

Click the above photo to view my 08 September 2007 Tiles For America New York City Memorial photoset.

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