Local business offers opportunity to be part of 9/11 memorial

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Tiles for America, one of only two surviving spontaneous memorials to the events of Sept. 11, located in New York City, requests submissions for tiles nationally from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.

The Tiles for America Project is a memorial in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. It is located directly across from the hospital that treated the first victims of 9/11. The memorial was started by a paint-your-own-pottery studio owner in response to the events of Sept. 11. Studios across the nation donated tiles, and the memorial grew to encompass a full city block, with close to 4,000 tiles. Every state is represented, and tiles have also been received from Europe and Asia. Tiles have been rendered by people of all ages, races, and religions but are unified in their expressions of emotions associated with this date in history.

While other spontaneous memorials have been removed from the city, TILES FOR AMERICA has remained an important site to visit for New York residents and visitors to the city. In an effort to replace some tiles that have been damaged by the elements or lost to theft, the Contemporary Ceramics Studio Association has announced nationwide contests for replacement tiles.

GLAZED OVER will be participating in this event by sponsoring a contest for 10 winning tiles to be included on the Memorial on the anniversary of 9/11. Proceeds for the sale of entries will be donated to the Freedom Packages Fund of Rockford. Visit glazedoverpotterystudio.com for more information on Tiles for America.

Please contact Christine Miranda at Glazed Over for more information.

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