“Southern” Closing Day at ATHICA

ATHICA invites you to “Southern: Suffering Fools Gladly,” an afternoons’ events celebrating closing day.

The ‘non-exploitative’ ATHICA-style silent auction of selected works begins at 1:00 with all purchases benefiting the artists first and ATHICA second.

At 4:00 p.m. the interactive activities commence, with an informal Walk n’ Talk led by Curator Judith McWillie, ATHICA Director Lizzie Zucker Saltz, and Assistant Curator Lauren Williamson, joined via Skype by exhibit artist and former Athens Banner-Herald columnist Drék Davis and local artists TBA.

At 5:00 p.m. we will be treated to some fun and games in honor of April Fool’s Day by The Amazing Janine. Her ‘Suffering Fools Gladly’ set includes cards tricks and banter about her experiences living in the south since 1980. This first formal appearance at ATHICA is sure to amuse, as her beloved impromptu appearances at previous ATHICA events have always been delightful. Her set will be followed by a reception with refreshments provided by Depalma’s Italian Café.

This is your last chance to see ATHICA’s 44th exhibition, Southern, curated by Judith McWillie and Assistant Curator Lauren Williamson, which features many never-before-seen works which explore the emotional depth and aesthetic diversity of nine artists – spanning four generations—who are interrelated in their “radical contemporaneity.” Through photography, video, and sculpture, they present an aesthetically rich installation that questions boundaries between art and religion, aesthetic and documentary practice, and folk and fine art.

Participating artists include: Stanley Bermudez, Drék Davis, Hope Hilton, Ted Kuhn, Michael Lachowski, Judy Rushin, Sam Seawright & John Seawright, Steven Thompson, James Perry , and the family of Washington Harris of the Saint Paul Spiritual Holy Temple.

Silent Auction Bidding Begins with works by Sam Seawright, Michael LAchowski and others,

The highest bidder will take artworks by exhibit artists home at the end of the day; purchases benefit the artists and ATHICA.

4:00 p.m.
An Informal Walk n’ Talk with: Exhibition artist Drék Davis, via Skype & local artists TBA in person as well as: curator Judith McWillie, ATHICA Director Lizzie Zucker Saltz and Assistant Curator Lauren Williamson

5:00 p.m.
The Amazing Janine: Suffering Fools Gladly Cards tricks and banter by the inimitable Janine Elyse Aronson

5:30 p.m.
End of Silent Auction bidding and Reception with Refreshments by DePalma’s Italian Cafe


ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art
160 Tracy St #4
Athens, GA 30601

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