Distinguished Public Artist Marjorie Kouns’ Lecture at NYU Available for Tour and Speaking Engagements

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Lecture series of Well-Lit Chess Pieces Project at Washington Square Park –NYC available for bookings at Organizations and Universities. The Art in Public Places Lecture series elaborates on the history as well as the behind the scenes look at how 'Well-Lit Chess Pieces' was realized.

The Tisch School of Art’s Administrative Director, Art & Public Policy, Randy Martin invited Public Artist Marjorie Kouns to speak at NYU this week about the Well-Lit Chess Pieces Project for Wash. Sq. Park. Now, her ‘Art in Public Spaces’ lectures are available for bookings at University and Corporate venues. She was the featured artist for Martin’s World Through Art course.

Kouns’ project was included in the discussion that followed featuring works by Alexander Calder, Mary Miss, Tom Otterness, John Ahern and Richard Serra as well as monuments from the Qin Dynasty and Cave Paintings of Lascaux, France to the Statue of Liberty and the Garibaldi statue in Washington Square Park.

In the four corners of Washington Square Park, she has placed 26 colorful, shades over lampposts, as well as 11 large-scale chess pieces that stand behind the chess players who regularly inhabit the park’s southwest corner.

This project is fiscally sponsored by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with partial sponsorship from Starbucks Neighborhood Parks Grant Program and KVNY-Signature Properties.

The Art in Public Places Lecture series elaborates on the history as well as the behind the scenes look at how Well-Lit Chess Pieces was realized. Kouns has an engaging passion for the arts and her audiences receive that energy at each speaking engagement.

A renowned public artist and voiceover professional, Kouns is recognized world-wide for her works that engage the public to be an active part of the installation process.

A native of Melrose Park, IL she is currently based in NYC.

For more information, please contact Marjorie Kouns, at (212) 254-1776


Marjorie Kouns Website

Read Ill. Wesleyan Univ. Artist’s Profile on Kouns

IWU Artist Profile on Marjorie Kouns

Photos of Well-Lit Chess Pieces



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