Artist John Grade Returns to Emory for Free Events, April 11-14


Renowned environmental sculptor John Grade returns to Emory University April 11-14, 2012 for a series of free public events surrounding his art commission, "Piedmont Divide," located on Emory’s Quadrangle and in Lullwater Preserve.

Artist's Talk & "H2O: Film on Water" Screening
Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm
Carlos Museum Reception Hall
John Grade discuss his dynamic body of work spanning decades and continents, as well as the experience of creating Piedmont Divide. Immediately following the lecture will be a special screening of short videos created by artists in response to "Piedmont Divide," in collaboration with "H2O: Film on Water" by CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects. The videos will also be screened on a loop in the lobby of the Visual Arts Building from April 16-20, 2012.

"Questions to ask a river, or a creek"
Performances: April 12, 7:00 pm / April 13, 7:00 pm / April 14, 7:00 pm
Emory Quadrangle, in conversation with Piedmont Divide
Directions/Parking (same as the Carlos Museum):
What is required of us to become sustainable? This site-specific, live dance performance will include choreography by Emory dance faculty member Lori Teague with Juana Farfan, Tiffany Greenwood, Natasha Nyanin, Dela Sweeney, and Jacqueline Woo.

"Piedmont Divide" is sponsored by the Friends of Emory Visual Arts, the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts, the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, the Religion Department, the Environmental Studies Department, and the Hightower Fund.

A recipient of numerous awards, Grade’s work has garnered international recognition for both its beauty and use of non-invasive materials. Read more and view video:

The Visual Arts Department is Emory’s center for the study and practice of contemporary art. Approaching contemporary art as a cultural prism though which all manner of inquires pass—literary and historical, scientific and social scientific, ethical and spiritual—the department supports creative work as a vital element of liberal arts education.