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URI Feinstein Providence Campus honors 9-11 with works of local artists

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- September 13, 2004 -- The University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery features the works of a local, internationally known artist and others that explore life after Sept. 11, 2001 and focuses on creating peace.

Featuring the Globalheart Project by Christiane Corbat of Barrington, the 9-11 series by Anthony Tomaselli of Cranston, and works by other artists, the “9-1-1, HOW CAN I HELP YOU” exhibit is open now through Sept. 30 at both the URI Feinstein Providence Campus on 80 Washington St., and at the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church gallery, 134 Mathewson St., Providence. On Sept. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m., a gallery night reception will be held at both locations.

The URI Feinstein Providence Campus gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mathewson Street United Methodist Church Gallery is open Sunday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The galleries and events are free and open to the public.

Christiane Corbat's work has been exhibited internationally in museums and medical venues and is featured in numerous books and publications on art and healing. A graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, she is co-founder of Waking Dreams & Warrior Women, a non-profit organization of health care professionals, artists and community leaders, that explores the relationship between the arts and healing.

"The exhibit and the related activities planned are intended to reflect a creative journey toward healing and wholeness following these catastrophic events," said Pennell.

The mixed media exhibit includes other works by: Bill Comeau (Cranston), Donna Flax (Provincetown, Mass.), Vince Grimaldi (New York, N.Y. and Providence, R.I.), Kevork Mourad (New York, N.Y.), Joel Meyerowitz (New York, N.Y. & Provincetown, Mass.), Jason Molino (Cranston), Diogo Pimentel (Riverside), Pamela Purdy (Harwichport, Mass.), and Holly Wheaton (Cranston). These works represent a response to the terrorist attacks on 9-11, the War in Iraq, and other events of the last three years.