Tuesday Talk: Sandy Christenberry in conversation with George Hemphill

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Tuesday Talk: Sandy Christenberry in conversation with George Hemphill

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, 7 p.m.

Join us for a virtual discussion with Sandy Christenberry in conversation with George Hemphill. The pair will discuss the life and work of the renowned artist Bill Christenberry.  Sandy is the former assistant dean of admissions a the Corcoran School of Art, where her late husband, Bill was a professor for the next forty years. Bill’s own work expressed his deep love of his native Alabama, notably Hale County made famous by James Agee and Walker Evans in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Bill was a multi-faceted artist -- painter, photographer, sculptor, storyteller and educator about the South, including that part which he abhorred – racism, as exemplified by the Ku Klux Klan. Bill was not only an internationally renowned artist but a beloved citizen of Cleveland Park where he and Sandy moved in 1972. 

George Hemphill was educated in Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas. As a curator, lecturer, consultant and gallery owner, George has long been a presence in the Washington art scene, first at Middendorf Gallery and, since 1993, as president of Hemphill Fine Arts. He has overseen hundreds of exhibitions (including one on Christenberry’s Wall Constructions) and has participated in numerous publications, including being the editor of William Christenberry: Works on Paper, published in 2005. He has served on the boards of the DC Art Center, Hand Print Workshop International, Washington Project for the Arts, and FotoWeek DC and was a member of the Art Advisory Committee for George Mason University’s School of Art. 

The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street.

Stream the conversation live on Facebook and Youtube.

A Know Your Neighborhood Series
The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors, and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar.

Add to Calendar 22-09-2020 19:00:00 22-09-2020 20:00:00 Tuesday Talk: Sandy Christenberry in conversation with George Hemphill Join us for a virtual discussion with Sandy Christenberry in conversation with George Hemphill. The pair will discuss the life and work of the renowned artist Bill Christenberry.  Sandy is the former assistant dean of admissions a the Corcoran School of Art, where her late husband, Bill was a professor for the next forty years. Bill’s own work expressed his deep love of his native Alabama, notably Hale County made famous by James Agee and Walker Evans in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Bill was a multi-faceted artist -- painter, photographer, sculptor, storyteller and educator about the South, including that part which he abhorred – racism, as exemplified by the Ku Klux Klan. Bill was not only an internationally renowned artist but a beloved citizen of Cleveland Park where he and Sandy moved in 1972.  George Hemphill was educated in Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas. As a curator, lecturer, consultant and gallery owner, George has long been a presence in the Washington art scene, first at Middendorf Gallery and, since 1993, as president of Hemphill Fine Arts. He has overseen hundreds of exhibitions (including one on Christenberry’s Wall Constructions) and has participated in numerous publications, including being the editor of William Christenberry: Works on Paper, published in 2005. He has served on the boards of the DC Art Center, Hand Print Workshop International, Washington Project for the Arts, and FotoWeek DC and was a member of the Art Advisory Committee for George Mason University’s School of Art.  The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street. Stream the conversation live on Facebook and Youtube. A Know Your Neighborhood Series The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors, and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar. false DD/MM/YYYY