ArtTALKS: Diane Kempler: Garden of Biotanical Delights

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Diane S. Kempler, a native of New York, earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brandies University. After moving to Atlanta, her art career was launched through a series of clay workshops at the Penland School and, afterwards, establishing her own studio. Her clay sculptures have been the subject of numerous and well-reviewed solo and group exhibitions in the Southeast. Additionally, she had been a staff member at Atlanta’s Callanwolde Arts Center, museum director of the Center of Puppetry Arts and, more recently, a professor at Emory University’s Department of Visual Arts. In 2009, Kempler received a residency at Denmark’s International Ceramic Studio; she later participated in ceramic studio residences in Hungry and France and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to travel to India to research hand-building pottery techniques in rural villages. Her research has been featured in three short documentary films.

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ArtTALKS are talks led by visiting or exhibiting artists, scholars and practitioners. These talks provide deeper insight into creative practice, context for current exhibitions or contemporary issues shaping the world in which art is created, experienced and interpreted.

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