Publishing this article was a bit delayed, because of the work involved in taking down the quilt exhibit on the Concourse (and the drone replica exhibit inside the Legislative office building on the concourse level), on Friday October 24th.
Thanks to Ed Harris of the Office of Special Events for all of his help and logistical support, and to many helpful and flexible security personnel, and the woman, security guard at the loading dock when we brought the exhibit into the LOB.
Yesterday Connie Houde, Maureen Aumand, Hazel Landa and Mickie Lynn worked on setting up the quilt exhibit at the Chapel +Cultural Center at RPI on Saturday morning, October 25th with the wonderful help and kindness of C+CC director Tom Mattern. It really looks beautiful and is very informative at the same time.
Three of the photos taken by photojournalist and Women Against War Woman of Peace, Connie Frisbee Houde already appear with the website articles about the opening and closing speeches of the October 20, 2014 Media Conference. A fourth, of the drone replica begins this photo essay.
We want to share some of the photos taken by Grannie for Peace and Woman Against War, Mabel Leon.
Photos of the tableau arranged on the stairs of the Legislative Office Building, before the Media Conference began.
Photos of the first afternoon with all materials set up at the concourse level of the LOB:
Exhibit of quilts on the Empire State Plaza Concourse Tuesday, 10/21 through Friday, 10/24.
We learned that getting the attention of passersby, quickly walking to their destinations on the concourse was not the ideal place to have an informational exhibit. But in spite of that 16 new quilt squares were made that day with a few more still in progress.
The drone replica that stayed in the LOB with the banner saying that Drones Kill Civilians and several posters and photos and informational placards got more thorough attention and was much talked about at the LOB and the State Capitol.
Thanks to the three shifts of volunteers who staffed the tables each day. The photos are only of Thursday afternoon when Mabel happened to be there with her trusty camera. Each group has their own story to tell and many of the quilt squares were made by the volunteers. As Mabel and Mickie were packing up the drone replica, on Friday afternoon, a LOB staff member came by to thank us for mounting the exhibit, to ask about Women Against War and to note our website address.