Monday, October 22, 2001

Good News: Exhibit answer to attacks

        Local artists will present a special exhibition at the Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St., based on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the efforts to rescue the victims.

        Hope Pierson, who coordinates Final Friday at the art center, said the works of about 50 artists will be hung in the galleries at the center on Friday.

        “We are asking artists to submit a piece indicative of their personal reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks,” Ms. Pierson said. “This should give us a diversity of works.”

        The artists will have the option to donate a portion of the sale of their work to the Red Cross.

        Ms. Pierson said the center raised $1,100 last month from the show.
        Renowned artist Charles Bibbs will appear at a free reception from 4-6 p.m, Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Frank White Gallery, 514 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

        “Mr. Bibbs' artwork manages to fuse African, African-American and native American cultural themes to make powerful cross-cultural statements,” said Sharon White of the Frank White Art Gallery.

        Students from Wyoming Middle School, Marva Collins Preparatory School and Walnut Hills High School will have a chance to meet Mr. Bibbs at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College's main campus from noon to 1 p.m.

        Mr. Bibbs' work will be on display at an art fund-raiser from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Cincinnati State's Evening Annex, 10100 Reading Road, Evendale. Proceeds from the show will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

        David and Brenda McCaskill are coordinating the fund raiser.
        Cub Scouts of Pack 177 in Anderson Township donated their toys to a yard sale and raised $234 for disaster relief. Half the money was donated to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and half to the Sept. 11 Relief Fund of the Service Employees International Union to benefit families of the custodians, maintenance workers and elevator operators who were in the World Trade Center.
        Fifth-graders at North Pointe Elementary School in Hebron, Boone County School District, organized a donation drive of bottled water. The donations went to the American Red Cross.

        Police officers from St. Bernard, Lockland, Cheviot and Green Township were in New York City last month and relieved officers from the 18th Precinct so they could look for lost friends in the rubble of Sept 11.

        “We did their regular beats,” said Bryant Kleinfeldt, a St. Bernard police officer. “I walked Times Square. It was wild.”

        Mr. Kleinfeldt is a 1986 graduate of Mariemont High School.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Monday-Friday and Sundays. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are committing random acts of kindness that are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at (513) 768-8362; at; or by fax at (513) 768-8340.


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