Pin-Up Show at ATHICA

December 3rd, 2012 Jason Parker Posted in Event, Group Show, Out of Town No Comments »

December 15, 2012
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Join ATHICA for its Inaugural Annual Pin-Up Show featuring work for sale by over 60 local and national contemporary artists with prices beginning at $20.

Get to ATHICA early to find the piece that you love the best! Once purchased, the work comes down and immediately enters your art collection. Have a friend who’s hard to buy holiday gifts for? This is a perfect opportunity to give the gift of contemporary art.

All purchases are made at the event on a first-come, first-serve basis. Work will be available to purchase through Sunday, December 16, 1–6 p.m.

Participating Artists: Rinne Allen, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Maggie Baxter, Wayne Bellamy, Francisca Benitez, Amy Bramblett, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Katie Bush, Don Byram, Jamie Calkin, Bob Clements, Claire Clements, Bob Davis, Eleanor Davis, Kim Deakins, Margot Ecke, Will Eskridge, Ben Fain, Robin Fay, Larry Forte, Liz Fuller, Andrew Giannakakis, Kelly Gorman Kafeero, Katie Hargrave, Kelly Hart, Will Hart, Halsey Hathaway, Hope Hilton, Katherine Hodges, Jen Holt, Jeremy Hughes, Alea Hurst Cindy Jerrell, Jacklin Jones, Missy Kulik, Michael Lachowski, Scott Lawrence, Vivian Liddell, Jenn Manzella, Valerie Mathews, Ian McFarlane, Erin McIntosh, Manda Mckay, Katherine McQueen, Steven Milsap, Colette Murphy, Lanora Pierce, Bill Pierson, Justin Plakas, Karla Pruitt, Sal Randolph, Melissa Ryder, Beth Sale, Noah Saunders, Rene Shoemaker, Eric Simmons, Donni Smith, Jessica Smith, Leslie Snipes, Mark Steinmetz, Justine Stevens, Jim Stipemass, Larry Tenner, Jason Thrasher, Mary Joe Vandiver, Tatiana Veneruso, Rusty Wallace, Jacob Wenzka, Ally White, Lauren Williamson, Anthony Wislar

FREE for ATHICA members / $5 non-members

Athens Institute for Contemporary Art
160 Tracy Street #4
Athens, GA

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“Center” at ATHICA

September 25th, 2012 Jason Parker Posted in Event, Group Show, Out of Town No Comments »

September 28, 2012
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

In collaboration with Citizen Advocacy Athens-Clarke (CAAC), ATHICA’s newest exhibition, “Center,” explores current ideas of community and place that are ever-present in contemporary art today. Each artist in the exhibition investigates different aspects of this focus from immigration, sovereignty, documentary, and festivity to utopian notions of togetherness.

Featured artists:
Keliy Anderson-Staley
Pete Dugas
Nestor Armando Gil
Katie Hargrave
Jennifer Hartley
Justin Plakas
Kevin Sims
Vernon Thornsberry
Todd Upchurch

Curated by ATHICA’s Board of Directors, Center is the first exhibition following the departure of founding Director Lizzie Zucker-Saltz after ten years of supporting, inspiring, and challenging our community.

When approached by CAAC to collaborate on an exhibition focusing on the topic of community, ATHICA’s board felt this would be the perfect partnership to share ATHICA’s story, its commitment to Athens, its people and environs, and the notion of bringing artists from all over the world to enrich our very own.

The collaboration between ATHICA and CAAC came about, in part, to help CAAC get their mission out to a wider audience. Established in 1995, Citizen Advocacy Athens-Clarke is a local, private non-profit that is devoted to strengthening Athens-Clarke County through the inclusion and empowerment of local people who live with disabilities.

The mission of CAAC is to foster relationships that offer protection and advocacy for people with disabilities who are at risk of neglect or abuse or are socially isolated from the community.

ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art
160 Tracy St., Unit 4
Athens, Ga.

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Michelle Scott at 2 Rules

September 24th, 2012 Jason Parker Posted in Event, Out of Town, Painting No Comments »

October 5, 2012
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

On October 5, 2 Rules Fine Art unveils its latest solo exhibition by painter, mixed media artist and photographer Michelle Scott, featuring pieces from her most recent body of work, “Kukan Series.”

Much like the epic plots of 1940s cinema, Michelle Scott’s large-scale mixed media paintings in “Kukan Series” depict the peaks and valleys of heroic characters and sweeping adventures.

Inspired by photographs passed down from Scott’s grandfather, filmmaker Rey Scott, the works in this series mine the harrowing episodes of his travels and subsequent 1941 Oscar-winning documentary, “Kukan,” revealing uncharted war torn China during the late 1930s and 1940s and his relationship with the film’s Chinese-American producer, Li Ling-Ai.

Scott’s large-scale pieces—often in excess of four feet in dimension—blend photographic prints, found materials, drawing and painting into complex strata of emotion, historical narrative and nostalgia.

Invoking the styles of (and nostalgia for) the 1940s era of global cultural and political adventure, these mixed media paintings continue the journey started by her grandfather and the 1941 film, “Kukan,” bringing the story back around and exploring these themes from a contemporary vantage.

Scott and her “Kukan Series” artworks are also featured in the upcoming documentary (estimated release date of January 2015), “Finding Kukan,” by filmmaker Robin Lung of Honolulu, Hawaii. Lung’s upcoming film chronicles the longtime search for “Kukan,” the until recently lost Oscar-winning documentary and epic color film about war-torn China produced in collaboration between Chinese-American Li Ling-Ai and Scott’s grandfather, Rey Scott, in 1941. Lung will attend the show opening and chronicle Michelle Scott’s gallery show for the documentary.

Through Oct. 26.

2 Rules Fine Art
85 Church St.
Marietta, Ga.

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