Black Wind / White Lands

Deidre Keohane from Co. Cork, pictured with Ronan while painting one of the murals in the Novinski Institute in Minsk with the
Chernobyl Childrens Project.

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2001

Fifteen years to the day since the Chernobyl nuclear reactor went into meltdown, an exhibition showing the effects of the “world’s greatest environmental catastrophe” will be held at the United Nations Plaza in New York. “Black Winds/White Lands” will open on April 26. Photographers, sculptors, graphic designers and multimedia artists will contribute.

“The long-term effects of Chernobyl are only being experienced in full now,” says Irish woman Adi Roche, the executive director of the Chernobyl Children’s Project, who is spearheading the project. “Ireland paved the way. We were one of the first countries to respond to the crisis, and we have 14 different aid programs up and running in the Chernobyl area.” ♦

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