LECTURE TO CELEBRATE RE-INSTALLATION OF OLYMPIC COMMISSION
Atlanta, GA, October 13, 2009 - Visitors to Freedom Park near North Avenue will notice a new addition to the landscape: Diane Solomon Kempler’s 1996 Olympic sculpture commission “New Endings.” To celebrate the newly completed re-installation, the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia (WCAGA) will sponsor an Artist’s Lecture and reception at Emory University to honor Kempler and better acquaint the public with the range of her work.
Kempler will discuss the influence of her travels and artist residencies; frequent international travel awards and residencies have brought her in contact with cultures, ideas, and craftspeople from around the world. Reviewing Kempler’s recent exhibit “Divine Chaos” Russell Cook described her work as an “attempt to conjure the intangible from the corporeal, using the earth to call the heavens.”
Diane Solomon Kempler has been active as an artist and teacher for over 20 years. Born in New York City, she graduated with a degree in philosophy from Brandeis University and subsequently studied Architecture at Harvard University and Ceramics at Penland Center for Crafts. An influential teacher and mentor, Kempler is on the Emory Visual Arts faculty and taught ceramic sculpture at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for many years. She was a founder of the Atlanta Women’s Art Collective and gave the first public program for the newly formed Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia in 2001.
As a project of the Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta (CODA), Kempler created and installed the bronze fountain sculpture called “New Endings,” in downtown Atlanta in 1996. The sculpture has been relocated to Freedom Park near the intersection of Euclid and North Avenues and will be rededicated in a ceremony held at the site on October 22, at 11:30am.
Both events are free and open to the public. Kempler’s lecture will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, November 1, 2009, in the media room at the Emory Visual Arts Building, 700 Peavine Creek Drive, on the Emory University Campus.
The Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia (WCAGA) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization based in Atlanta. It is a chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), founded in 1972. WCA is committed to providing opportunities for the exhibition and recognition of women’s work as well as offering educational events for both members and the public.
CALENDAR LISTINGS: PUBLIC LECTURE/VISUAL ARTS
EVENT: Diane Kempler: Artist’s Talk
LOCATION:: Emory Visual Arts Building & Gallery - 700 Peavine Creek Drive – Emory University- Atlanta, GA 30322
DATE and TIME: Sunday, November 1, 2009 – 3-5 PM
COST: Free and open to the public
SPONSOR: Women’s Caucus for Art- Georgia Chapter (WCA-GA)