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Sculptor Lin Emery Profile (2018)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-11-9

Duration: 00:10:50

Subjects: Arts | Emery, Lin, 1926- | Kinetic art | Sculptors | Louisiana Art & Science Museum


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Weinstein, Elizabeth Interviewee
  • Emery, Lin Interviewee


This segment from the November 9, 2018, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of ninety-two-year-old Lin Emery, a sculptor and kinetic artist from New Orleans, Louisiana. She discusses: her work with her mentor; her sculptures of life-sized saints for New Orleans churches; learning to weld; and her interest in kinetic art. It also includes an interview with Elizabeth Weinstein, the assistant director and chief curator at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum (LASM) in Baton Rouge. She discusses: Emery’s career; her artistic process; Emery harnessing the forces of nature for her kinetic sculptures; and some of the pieces on display in the LASM exhibit of Emery’s work. Host: James Fox-Smith