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Pillars of Hope 9/11 commemorative art exhibit to be held at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, September 4th-23rd

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm In Events | No Comments

Arts for Hearts ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County has a personal and profound connection to September 11th with many military heroes and families calling Clarksville their home.

So it is no surprise that almost 2000 tiles have been hand painted by Clarksville-Montgomery County residents as part of the Pillars of Hope: Remembering our Heroes through Art and Reflection since late 2012. A project dedicated to the memory of the September 11th attacks on our nation that honors and remembers those who serve our country.

Pillars of Hope traveling public art exhibit to be displayed at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library honors our heroes and community.

Pillars of Hope traveling public art exhibit to be displayed at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library honors our heroes and community.


The Pillars of Hope was created in partnership with Volunteer Clarksville, Hands on Nashville, Ken Shipley, retired APSU Ceramics Professor; and with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Clarksville Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council.

The memorial exhibit will be on display at the Clarksville Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane from September 4th-23rd, 2019 during regular business hours.

It is important that with each passing year as the attacks of 9/11 recede further into the past that we continue to inspire a tradition of paying tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

“The Pillars of Hope offers our community a unique and special way to do that. We hope that visitors will find comfort and hope in each commemorative tile that is placed on the pillars. Each one represents a citizen paying tribute to those who serve” Rita Arancibia, Arts for Hearts Founder, said.

This year’s visitors might notice some new tiles that have been added to the Pillars. The tiles were painted during the September 2018 Arts for Hearts “Honoring our Heroes through Art” event held at the Downtown Commons and sponsored by F&M Bank and Horsefeather’s Pottery Studio.

Thanks to the Clarksville Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and the Facilities and Maintenance Department for the safe keeping of the Pillars of Hope.

To learn more about the Pillars of Hope and how you can support this project, contact Rita Arancibia, Arts for Hearts, Founder at [1] or call 931.237.7647.

Arts for Hearts is a proud program of the Arts and Heritage Development Council.


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