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Artist Reception - Ian Witlen

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Internationally published photographer, and Alumnus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Ian Witlen is debuting his powerful audio visual exhibition entitled, “Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting” on September 14, 2019 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art (2855A Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065) with a complimentary meet and greet reception on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6 pm.

For the past 12-months, Witlen has interviewed more than 75 students and teachers some of were located in the freshman building of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018 when terror struck. While answering two questions, “What was your experience that day” and “What would you like to see come of it,” Witlen photographed the participants. “Anguish in the Aftermath” is the collection of black and white portraits and audio recordings from each of the participants.

“This exhibition is the absolute intersection of art and humanities. The portraits are masterfully rendered and matched with the individual’s heartbreaking account of the experience,” said Julia Andrews, Executive Director of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. “We are privileged to provide Ian with this artist in residence opportunity and humbled by the support we have received to make this happen. Our intention is that this exhibit will travel to other museums and educational institutions.”

Born and raised in Coral Springs, Ian Witlen’s recent work can be seen in TIME, Der Spiegel, The Boston Globe, NPR, NY Mag, CNN (The Parkland Diaries), Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, ABC News, CBS News, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Forbes, and more.

“Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting” will be available for viewing at Museum through November 9, 2019. Support for this exhibit has been provided by the Florida Humanities Council and by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund; Ruth H. Brown Fund for the Arts; Ron Castell Memorial Fund; Leonard & Sally Robbins Fund; Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund; and Harold Rosenberg Fund for Children’s Education. For more information about this exhibit, contact the Coral Springs Museum of Art at (954) 340-5000 or museuminfo@coralsprings.com and online at www.coralspringsmuseum.org.

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