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Sculptor Kerstin Engman to speak at Moravian College

Art from feminist perspective focus of discussion

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)—Artist and sculptor Kerstin Engman will speak at Moravian College on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex. The title of her talk is “Twenty Years of Making Women – A Creative Process Defined an Examination of a Woman in the Arts.”

For the past 20 years, Engman has used sculpting to communicate conditions of human experience. “Each is suggestive of roles or circumstances that define female place within her culture, community, home,” says Engman. For her, sculpting is an intellectual as well as emotional process of asking questions, making sense of the complex conditions of living, exploring the rules imposed on us, and examining the choices that we make. Although her work is not autobiographical, it does reflect personal attachments, reactions, and conclusions. All of her work has been cast in bronze or fabricated in steel and copper.

Engman earned her B.F.A from the Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art) in 1979. She then attended one year of her Master’s Degree at Rhode Island School of Design. She completed the degree in 1990 at the University of Pennsylvania. Returning to Maine, she has worked and lived there for the past 13 years. Engman has taught various drawing and sculpture classes at colleges throughout Maine and has visited many New England campuses as a guest lecturer. Engman has traveled throughout Europe and taught English in Hungarian Public Schools.

Admission to the lecture is free and the public is invited. The Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex is located near the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets on Moravian’s Main Street Campus. For more information, call 610-861-1491 or visit www.moravian.edu. The lecture is sponsored by Moravian’s Arts and Lectures Committee.