The Emory Visual Arts Gallery invites you to be a part of the monumental public art project at Emory University by Seattle-based environmental sculptor John Grade, whose work has gained accolades for its beauty, artistic impact, and non-invasive utilization of biodegradable materials.
Piedmont Divide will draw the public’s attention to water as a natural and often scarce resource through a temporary and non-invasive artistic intervention. Grade’s use of public sculptural art in combination with Emory University’s commitment to sustainability and strengths in science, health, social research, and public health will highlight important conversations between science and art and bring environmental awareness to students, the greater Atlanta community, and the Southeastern region.
There are several ways to get involved:
 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We need volunteers every day from Tuesday, November 8 through Saturday, November 19, including weekends, to help John Grade build the sculptures. Volunteer locations will include the artist’s studio (located in the Visual Arts Gallery), the Quadrangle and Lullwater Park.
Morning: 9:00 AM – 12 NOON
Afternoon: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Afternoon: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Evening: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Emory Visual Arts Gallery
Wear work clothes and be prepared to work both inside the artist’s studio in the gallery and outside at the project sites. If you can, please bring at least 2 clear plastic bottles (or more!) to help with the bottle collection (see below).
Visit VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP WEBSITE
Or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Faith McClure (firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-727-6315).
This is a great opportunity for…
— local community members interested in volunteering for the arts in Atlanta;
— those interested in environmentalist initiatives;
— Emory classes and student organizations;
— fraternity/sorority community service fulfillments;
— art students and artists looking for experience working with an internationally renowned environmental artist.
 BOTTLES, BOTTLES, BOTTLES!!!
We’re collecting over 20,000 clear plastic bottles that will be repurposed to form large-scale sculptural installations in both the Emory Quadrangle and Lullwater Preserve.
Bring your recycled clear plastic bottles to the Emory Visual Arts Gallery.
 SPECIAL EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Please also join us for one or all of these events…
All events at the Visual Arts Gallery unless otherwise noted.
Welcome Reception for John Grade
Monday, November 7 from 7:30–9 pm
Open to the public; RSVP here.
Creativity Conversation with John Grade and Julia Kjelgaard
Wednesday, November 16 at 5 pm
Open to the public; no RSVP required.
Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Dinner & Panel Discussion with John Grade:
The Intersection of Art, Science, and Sustainability
Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 – 8 pm
Open to the public; pizza will be served; no RSVP required.