February 5, 2008 — The University of Virginia's arts administration and studio art programs and Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery present Lisa Kim, director of New York City's Percent for Art Program, in a public talk on aspects of New York's public art programming on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at Les Yeux Du Monde Gallery, 115 South First Street, Charlottesville. This event is free and open to the public.
Kim directs the Percent for Art Program, administered by New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs. The program commissions artists to create site-specific, permanent, public art works in city-owned sites, including schools, parks, libraries, hospitals and infrastructure projects.
Prior to her move into the public sector, Kim had various roles within Gagosian Gallery, a leading international contemporary art gallery. She managed the construction of the gallery's 26,000-square-foot Chelsea location, produced major exhibitions for artists in the gallery, and oversaw its administration and facility operations. During her time at the gallery, she completed a master of industrial design degree from Pratt Institute. Her designs have sold to collectors across the country and her design projects have ranged from store packaging and home furnishings to interiors and fashion.
The talk will be introduced by Megan Marlatt, chairwoman of U.Va.'s studio art department.
For information, call George W. Sampson at (434) 924-7307 or Les Yeux du Monde at (434) 973-5566.