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Artists to Express Freedom


From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 02:22:48 PDT

This was posted on the yahoo groups board set up by Andy Carvin to
discuss the WTC and Pentagon disasters.


              Tuesday, September 11, 2001

              Artists to Express Freedom!

              DALLAS, TX. Calling on artists to unite in a symbolic
expression of
              freedom, a new website calls for artists to participate in
a project
              named "WHY: Art about the attack on the World Trade Center
              Pentagon". The website, was
              posted on September 11th by Bill Bartee, an independent
artist from
              Dallas, Texas.

              The WHY website will display images created by artists in
reaction to
              today's terrorist attack in Manhattan and Washington D.C.
Viewers are
              invited to browse works, which will be collected over the
course of
              at least one year, beginning on the tragic day of the

              Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1972, Bill Bartee has not
              formal art training. After three years as a commercial art
student at
              Oklahoma City University, the artist departed formal
training in
              favor of a self-taught fine art career. That was in 1995,
and since
              then he worked in Scottsdale, Arizona, and currently in
Dallas, Texas.

Posted by BJ Berquist