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Adam Krieger

For Nuremberg-born composers of the late 17th century, see Johann Krieger and Johann Philipp Krieger. Adam Krieger was a German composer. Born in Driesen, Neumark, he studied organ with Samuel Scheidt in Halle, he succeeded Johann Rosenmüller as organist at Leipzig's Nikolaikirche and founded the city's Collegium Musicum before settling for the rest of his career in Dresden. Krieger versified numerous songs, his fame rests on his pioneering role in the development of the solo Lied. His first collection of songs appeared in 1657, his second collection of Arien survives and has been edited in vol. 19 of Denkmäler deutscher Tonkunst. His most famous song is "Nun sich der Tag geendet hat", which may be found in the hymnal of the Lutheran church. Adam Krieger is unrelated to the German composers Johann Philipp Krieger and Johann Krieger. Free scores by Adam Krieger in the Choral Public Domain Library

Deborah Kennedy (artist)

This is an article about the author and artist. For the Australian character actress, see Deborah Kennedy. Deborah Kennedy is an American author and artist whose work has focused on environmental advocacy and ecological concerns, she has lectured on art and art history at Santa Clara University and San Jose City College. She has received attention in media for her art projects, most notably along the Berlin Wall before its fall in November 1989. Deborah Kennedy was born in Connecticut in 1953, she received her BA in the Practice of Art in 1983 from the University of California and her MFA in Plastic Arts in 1987 from the San Jose State University. She lives in San Jose, California with her husband Dale Larson, has lived with him in Germany. Kennedy's project at the Berlin Wall was installed in April 1989, it involved copper and brass plaques with inscriptions sharing hopes and fears of Germans and Americans. Kennedy's project was featured in a 1989 article for the San Jose Mercury News about its impact on the local community and how it allowed communication between East and West Berliners.

Kennedy was assisted by the Checkpoint Charlie Museum along with political activist Ranier Hildebrant in mounting her work on the wall under the scrutiny of East German patrol guards. With the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, Kennedy's art was taken down and collected at least in part as souvenirs by locals. During the mid-1990s, Kennedy received a California Arts Council grant for a project working with minors to produce graffiti murals. In 1997 she was awarded an Artist's Fellowship for Installation Arts from the Arts Council Silicon Valley. In that same year she completed work on the public sculpture entitled EcoTech featured at the Champion Light Rail Station in San Jose. From September 1999 to March 2000, Kennedy's artworks were featured at the De Saisset Museum of the Santa Clara University for her exhibition titled Nature Speaks: Environmental Installations. Kennedy has taught art and art history at Santa Clara University and teaches beginner and intermediate level drawing courses at San Jose City College.

Kennedy was commissioned by the San Jose Public Art Program to work alongside sculptor Diana Pumpelly Bates in 2004 on completion of a community project for the Coyote Creek Trail recreational area of San Jose and Santa Clara County, California. Their public artworks, including Kennedy's'Ripple Effect', are used to promote public awareness of a concrete landing pad and ramp leading to a levee where strollers and bicyclists have greater accessibility to the site. In 2016 Kennedy published Nature Speaks: Poetry for the Earth, it won the 2017 Eric Hoffer and Silver Nautilus poetry book awards for its use of combined visual art and poetry highlighting natural and ecological themes. Nature Speaks was reviewed by Helen Dumont for the August 2017 edition of the Midwest Book Review; as featured in Gravel Magazine, her book includes projects such as "Plankton Follies", found poems and ink illustrations that emphasize the impact of climate change on plankton while incorporating passages from Barbara W. Tuchman's The March of Folly as well as works by Richard R. Kirby and Christian Sardet.

Kennedy has served as a contributor for other publications. Her recent written work was featured in Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea, a 2019 anthology of poetry and fictional writing. Women Environmental Artists Directory Deborahkennedyart.com Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth