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Sculpture Infused With Poetry In “Intimacy Of A Stranger”

Sculptures of Moll King and Erika Roberts
Townsend Atelier
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Sculptures of Moll King and Erika Roberts

Moll King and Erika Roberts are two Chattanooga poets who were hired as models for a sculpture workshop Townsend Atelier - led by an internationally acclaimed sculptor.

They had to sit still for seven hours a day - with breaks - for three days as students in the workshop studied and sculpted them.

That experience planted the seed for a performance of their original poetry - “Intimacy of a Stranger” - tomorrow evening starting at 6 PM at Townsend Atelier in the Arts Building in downtown Chattanooga.

I spoke with Moll, Erika - and Peggy Townsend of Townsend Atelier.

Moll King sitting for a sculpture
Townsend Atelier
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Moll King sitting for a sculpture
Erika Roberts with her sculpture
Townsend Atelier
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Erika Roberts with her sculpture

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