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Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

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(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Lin Emery
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Lin Emery, a New Orleans artist, creates kinetic sculptures and audio-kinetic environments. Her first sculpture studies were with Ossip Zadkine in Paris. Returned to New Orleans, she moved from figurative to abstract work, and then to water activated kinetic sculptures and to magnet driven mobiles. Eventually wind became her primary motive power, and continues so today. Her work has been commissioned for public spaces and exhibited in museums throughout the United States, the Far East, and Europe.

Lin Emery

Inspired by the forms and forces of nature, Lin Emery’s gracefully undulating kinetic culpture—constructed of highly polished abstract metal shapes—adorn museums and outdoor public spaces around the world. “I love the natural movement of the trees on the levees, the river, and anything in nature,” Emery says. The flowing motion of her structures are also propelled by natural forces; she began using water to power her structures 30 years ago and later utilized wind to also generate movement in her creations. The resulting revolving, twirling, and linked elements evoke plants, trees, clouds, or water.

This publication covers the life and majestic sculptures created during a career of nearly 60 years from her education working in clay under Ossip Zadkine in Paris, to her move in the 1950s to New Orleans and her explorations in bronze, aluminum, nickel, and other metals. Emery has been a dedicated student to the craft of metal working since the beginning of her career. In the early years when the metal working studios in New Orleans wouldn’t accept women into their program, she went up to New York to learn welding techniques and to develop her skills.

The recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Grand Prize for Public Sculpture in Japan, Emery has exhibited throughout the United States as well as in England, Japan, Australia, Germany, and France, and her work hangs in venerable national collections including the National Academy of Design in New York, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

 

2:15 PM – 3 PM

House Committee Room 6

Discussion

Lin Emery

 

3:15 PM – 4 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing