West Coast premiere of 'Heroes Among Us'

Press Release

Join Portland Fire & Rescue for the opening of the New York City Comic Book Museum's art exhibit honoring our nation's heroes.

What: The New York City Comic Book Museum's Heroes Among Us exhibit Grand Opening Night Event

When: Opening Night, August 31st, 6:00PM to 9:30PM (Exhibit runs September 1st through September 22nd, Lloyd Center Mall Hours)

Where: Lloyd Center Mall, 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon. On the ground level, behind the ice skating rink

Opening Night Events:

• Hear the stories and see the photographs of four Portland Firefighters who traveled to New York to help with recovery efforts immediately following the terrorist attacks.

• Witness the heroes at work, through the New York City Comic Book Museum's display of comic book art in recognition of the heroes of 9-11. The compelling images illustrate simple acts of bravery and exceptional examples of heroism

• View artifacts from Ground Zero, participate in interactive computer exhibit and hear the Portland Fire Choir sing our National Anthem.

The August 31st Opening Night event is available by ticket only (except for the media.) The evening kicks off a free three-week exhibit, which will encompass the actual anniversary of 9-11.

Heroes Among Us is the highly acclaimed exhibit created in response to the grief and solidarity felt after the September 11th attacks. With art from Marvel Comics' powerful tribute book Heroes as well as original pieces created just for the NYCCBM, this display is incredibly moving. The works of graphic art laud the real heroes of New York City and the nation, by portraying the heroic deeds of the firefighters, police officers and medical technicians, who rose above and beyond their call of duty that day. Thanks to the success this exhibit experienced in New York City, the New York City Comic Book Museum has been able to share its tributes to true courage and sacrifice all across the country.

The exhibit contains art from many comic book legends: John Romita Sr. of Spider-Man; the true fan-favorite, Neal Adams; leading popular artists, Alex Ross (X-Men, Batman) and Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) and comics great, Jim Steranko.

The exhibit is a free public service event offered by Portland Fire & Rescue, although donations are welcome. Funds will benefit fire and life safety efforts in the Portland area, and provide funds for the families of injured or deceased local emergency responders. It's an excellent way to honor the fallen firefighters of 9-11 and help your local public safety workers.

A beam from the World Trade Center will be delivered to the exhibit site in a special ceremony on September 11th.

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