Tonight: Last night to visit NY photo exhibit |

Tonight: Last night to visit NY photo exhibit

This shot is among those featured in Joseph Pergolizzi's photo exhibition "The Big Apple beats on," on display tonight at Center for the Arts.
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Tonight is the second of two nights to view “The Big Apple beats on” photo exhibition at Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.

Joseph Pergolizzi wants to share how strangers joined to help their fellow residents in New York after Sept. 11. The native New Yorker moved to Lake Tahoe four years ago.

Pergolizzi, 28, returned in November for three weeks to help New Yorkers heal. Pergolizzi, an artist and massage therapist, gave massages on a voluntary basis to Ground Zero workers and, in his time off, took pictures of New York City and Ground Zero.

Pergolizzi combined the November photos with pictures he took before Sept. 11 for the traveling “The Big Apple beats on” exhibition in California and Colorado.

There is no admission for the show.

Pergolizzi is paying all the show’s expenses in order to show images of his beloved state to anyone whose attention he can catch.

Proceeds from prints sold at the show will benefit New York Police Department workers.

Pergolizzi will be at the center from 6 to 10 p.m. A 10-minute slide show will be shown at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The center is at 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.

Call 274-8384 with any questions.

– Carol Feineman

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