On June 10, 2011 the town of Saratoga Springs, NY held their annual Arts Fest and the Saratoga Arts Council’s Tempered by Memory sculpture and 9/11 Memorial took center stage. Two galleries displayed sculptural models and sketches of the artwork by artists John Van Alstine and Noah Savett. Photographs of the WTC Steel and the creative process were also on display by local photographer Lawrence White.
A percentage of the sales of the artwork were donated to the cost of Tempered by Memory. The 9/11 Memorial’s budget is estimated at just under $200,000.
Screen shots from the documentary, The Art of Memories, currently in production:
Elizabeth Dubben, Director of Exhibitions at the Saratoga Arts Center & Council gets her game face on for an evening of speeches and fundraising.
Iron workers, Art Council Members and the public gather at the Spring Street Gallery for the exhibit sketches, photographs and sculptures of Tempered by Memory.
Photographer Lawrence White shoots the crowd at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Sculpture John Van Alstine deep in thought.
Iron worker, Al Staley, checks out the art exhibit. He volunteered to help build Tempered by Memory and also helped in the recovery effort at Ground Zero in 2001.
Patrick Clancy greets art patrons and collects donations at the House of Creative Soul gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY.