Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Gallery Talk - Athena Tacha: Small Wonders at The Katzen Arts Center 

Gallery Talk - Athena Tacha: Small WondersSaturday, October 14, 2006
4:00 PM
Location: The Katzen Arts Center at American University

Join visiting artist Athena Tacha for a talk in conjuction with  her AU Museum exhibition Small Wonders. Ms. Tacha will lead a walk-through of her exhibition.

One of the initiators of site-specific architectural sculpture, Athena Tacha premieres a new group of small scale works reflecting her abiding fascination with nature and space. Made variously of sand and stones, epoxy, grey slate, lead, aluminum, vellum, and a host of other natural and synthetic materials, the 15 sculptures on view, none more than two feet high, invoke canyons, caves, a glacier, and frozen in mid-air, a waterfall, wave, and volcano.

The artist, who has lived and taught in the Washington area since 1998, has received more than 40 public commissions internationally since the 1970s, among them an entire city block forming a park in downtown Philadelphia and two environmental installations at the Morgan Boulevard (Blue line) and Grosvenor-Strathmore (Red line) Washington Metrorail stations. A  47-page color-illustrated catalog with an essay by Anne Ellgood and article excerpts by Brenda A. Brown accompanies the exhibition.

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The Katzen Arts Center at American University 

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