CCS's Woodward Lecture Series welcomes painter Joan Semmel on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

CCSâ??s continues its popular Woodward Lecture Series with a talk by painter Joan Semmel on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Semmel has produced several distinct bodies of paintings exploring the emotional and political implications of representations of the body. Her work confronts both the reality of desire and the inevitability of aging. In 2009 Semmelâ??s work was included in "The Female Gaze" at Cheim & Read gallery in NYC, and in 2008, her work was given a mini- survey from the 70's to the present in "Solitaire, Three Painters" with Sylvia Mangold and Lee Lozano at the Wexner Center in Columbus Ohio, curated by Helen Molesworth. Semmel is Professor Emeritus of Painting, having taught at Rutgers University at The Mason Gross School of the Arts for 22 years, has lectured across the country, and has taught at Skowhegan, and the International Sommeracademie in Salzberg, Austria. Her work is included in collections at The Brooklyn Museum, NYC, The Museum of Fine Art in Houston TX, The Jack S. Blanton Museum at the University of TX at Austin, The Chrysler Museum, in Norfolk, VA. The Newport Beach Museum in Newport Beach California, The New Jersey State Museum of Art in Trenton, NJ, The Parrish Museum of Art in Southampton, NY and many other private and public collections. The lecture is free, open to the public, and held at CCSâ??s Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium located in the Walter B. Ford II Building on the Walter and Josephine Ford Campus (201 East Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202). The Woodward Lecture Series, a dynamic forum for bringing renowned artists to the College for public lectures and learning sessions, was established through a generous endowment by an anonymous donor in 1998.