Artwork bears witness at P.S. 20


“Witness,” a new ceramic mural by Mindy Gluck, an artist and fifth-grade teacher at P.S. 20, was dedicated at the corner of Houston and Essex Sts. last Thursday morning. Councilmember Alan Gerson, at left, joined Gluck, a teacher at P.S. 20 for 20 years, at far right, Principal Leonard “Dr. G.” Golubchick, center, and teacher Isabel Torres and her fourth-grade students who read poems they wrote reflecting on the tragedy. On 9/11, Gluck and her class watched the destruction of the trade center towers on Telemundo Spanish-language TV, since the trade center’s TV antenna had been knocked out. “Witness” is composed of ceramic silhouettes of students at P.S. 20, which spell out “9-11.”