Renowned contemporary American artist Barbara Ernst Prey, a longtime seasonal resident of St. George, and curator Charles A. Riley II will discuss Prey’s 9/11 series of flag paintings Wednesday, Sept. 7 at The Princeton Club/The Williams Club, 15 West 43rd St.

The talk, titled A Response Revisited: Remembering 9/11 Through Art in New York City, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a half-hour reception. For additional information about the lecture and reservations, call 212-697-5300, ext. 226 or send email to

Prey and arts journalist, curator and professor Riley originally collaborated on the 2002 exhibition “A Trace in the Mind: An Artist’s Response to 9/11.” They will revisit that body of work, looking through art on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Both Riley and Prey, who grew up in the same town that lost 45 in the attacks, had friends and acquaintances who were killed.

Prey serves on the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently is featured in “The Artist’s Role in the Community: Six Perspectives,” a film by the NEA. Her paintings are in prominent collections around the world including Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Williams College Museum of Art and the Kennedy Space Center. She was invited to paint the official White House Christmas card in 2003, and the original is now part of the White House’s permanent collection.

Prints of Prey’s painting “Patriot” from her 9/11 series, painted in Maine, are on exhibit in more than 100 U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. In addition, her NASA-commissioned painting of the x-43, the fastest aircraft in the world, is included in the traveling exhibit “NASA/ART: 50 Years of Exploration,” which celebrates NASA’s 50th anniversary. Prey recently was featured on “The CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and “BBC Worldwide.” Additional information regarding the artist is available at

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