Having forced more than one million people to evacuate, Hurricane Katrina is second only to the Civil War in number of citizens displaced by a single event in American history. Many evacuees found a new home in Houston, but doors were flung open nationwide, including those of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which set up a six-month residency program for 14 displaced New Orleans artists.
A result of that residency is the touring exhibit "Katrina and the Waves of its Diaspora," which memorializes the national catastrophe. The exhibit includes 45 works in various media, including sculpture, video displays, paintings and installations, which analyze the terrible destruction of the city and what it cost the United States, physically, financially and emotionally. First shown in May at the Bronx River Art Center, "Waves" is now on view for the Gulf Coast residents so intimately acquainted with Katrina's ferocities.
Sat., Aug. 19, 5-8 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Aug. 19. Continues through Sept. 10