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Sculptor and author Brzezinski to speak at library

Photo by D Dipasupil, Getty Images

Mika Brzezinski, left, and mother Emilie Brzezinski attended THRIVE: A Third Metric Live Event at New York City Center on April 24 in New York City. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, they will appear together at the New Canaan Library.

Sculptor Emilie Brzezinski will visit New Canaan Library to introduce her recently released book, "The Lure of the Forest," Saturday, May 10, at 4 p.m.

Brzezinski's daughter, Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," will appear with her.

The event, which will take place in the Adrian Lamb Room, is co-sponsored by Elm Street Books.

"The Lure of the Forest" is a photographic review of Emilie Brzezinski's entire career, including special sculpture exhibits from installations around the world.

At the beginning of her career, she worked in a variety of media, including plastics, latex and wood fiber, with her themes always related to nature. Eventually, she turned her focus entirely on large wood sculpture, using a chainsaw and an axe to carve forms that transformed found wood into living, monumental works of art.

Highlights of the book include "Forest (1997--2005)," a work composed of 46 tree trunks, and "Family Trees (2010--2013)," in which she combines sculpture and photography to create a vivid portrait of her family members.

Emilie Brzezinski was born in Geneva, Switzerland, immigrated to the United States and grew up in California. She graduated from Wellesley College in Massachusetts with a degree in art history. An international artist, her installations and work are included in both permanent collections and in temporary exhibitions in prestigious museums and galleries in Europe, Asia and America.

A large display of her sculptures will be exhibited at Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C., beginning in September. Her work has also been exhibited in the Corcoran Gallery, also in Washington.

She resides in northern Virginia with her husband.

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