20 Years Later: Wide Open Walls Hosts 9/11 Art Exhibit

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As we attack the 20th day of 9/11, a section festival is honoring section heroes who helped that fateful day, putting the finishing touches connected a photograph accumulation astir that day.

New York lensman Martha Cooper was invited to contiguous her enactment arsenic portion of Wide Open Walls—the yearly thoroughfare creation festival successful Sacramento.

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“I had really done a publication called RIP Memorial Wall Art prior to 9/11 and I had traveled each implicit the metropolis photographing memorials,” Cooper said.

When planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Cooper decided to proceed the work, memorializing memorials.

“Every small vicinity had a memorial and immoderate of the memorials,” she said.

Included wrong the warehouse called A Space In Between successful downtown Sacramento are photos of the Missing partition wherever families posted astir their missing loved ones and an country dedicated to photos of children’s art.

Each kid was impacted successful antithetic ways, with immoderate adjacent penning letters to the firemen who spent months there.

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“I spent a batch of clip underground,” said Sacramento Fire Deputy Chief Chris Costamagna.

Costamagna served connected the municipality hunt and rescue squad sent successful to assistance with betterment efforts. They sent successful photos from the efforts. Cooper didn’t sprout them but wanted them included. Costamagna was grateful.

“We mislaid a batch of radical that day—over 3,000 people, 343 firefighters that time and 200 firefighters since then. And 2 different radical were identified this week,” Costamagna said.

New York City muralist Hector Nazario—aka Nicer—was besides progressive successful the exhibit. He has known cooper for decades.

“When she was telling america the visuals she had inside, we were like—we wanted to wage homage to the occurrence department,” helium said.

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They’re coating a representation of nationalist servants doing what they bash champion during 1 of the worst moments successful our nation’s history.

Rachel Wulff

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