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About the Exhibit
In 2013, Brenda Berkman began to create original small edition lithograph prints documenting the rise of One World Trade Center. Three years later when the new 1WTC opened, she completed the thirty-sixth print in the series (the only one with color) showing the twin blue lights beamed each year on the anniversary of 9-11. Each image contains an “iconic” view of the new One World Trade Center at various points in its construction and, as such, is a historical record of the building. Views from all five boroughs of New York City and from New Jersey are included. One World is pictured in all four seasons and with elements (animals, prominent trees) that reference earlier Japanese and French print icon series of Tokyo (Edo), Mt. Fuji and the Eiffel Tower. 1WTC is shown not only from the Memorial Plaza but also from other 9-11 Memorials in New Jersey and Staten Island. Workers and first responders are included as part of the images. All of the images can be viewed at http://www.brendaberkmanartworks.com
About the Artist
In 2006, after 25 years as a firefighter and fire officer for the New York City Fire Department, Brenda Berkman retired to pursue a life-long desire to create art. Having no formal training, she began to draw and paint, trying out different media. In 2008, Brenda began studying printmaking at the Art Students League. Most of her current work is in lithography (drawing on and printing off a stone). Ten years after 9-11, Brenda organized “The 9-11 Decade,” a collaboration of fourteen artists from many different backgrounds exhibited at Westbeth. From 2013-2015, she created the series of 36 stone lithograph prints “Thirty-six Views of One World Trade Center.“ For 8 years, Brenda has volunteered for the 9-11 Families Tribute Center as a walking tour guide for the 9-11 Memorial Plaza. Since 9-11, she has continually looked for ways to honor those who were lost on 9-11 as well as try to help other communities in the United States and abroad who have suffered catastrophic losses from natural and man-made disasters.
Thanks to District Council 37, AFSCME AFL-CIO for sponsoring this exhibit.
More about the artist can be found at the Makers website: http://www.makers.com/brenda-berkman-0
The Women You Should Know website: http://www.womenyoushouldknow.net/wysk-profile-brenda-berkman/
and in the Emmy-award winning documentary about the Art Students League: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFofONc1N0
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