On Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Emily Denlinger will discuss her artwork exploring the human condition. Drawing on a wide range of artistic influences including Romare Bearden, Samuel Beckett, and Laurie Simmons, she constructs collage characters and dioramas that are subsequently photographed. Her work questions issues of identity, gender roles, survival, and codependency on others. In order to help viewers better understand the vernacular of her world, Denlinger contextualizes images inspired by her personal life next to her interpretation of passages in popular literature and political events. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the director’s office at Kent Library at 573-651-2235 or visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeumspring2010.shtml.