“I’ll Be Your Mirror” captures a magical moment when youthful beauty, quirky personalities, creative energy, a flair for thrifting, a penchant for dress-up and musical innovation all collided right here in our dusty little town and forever changed it—and the world.
The Art Rocks Athens Foundation, whose mission is to document and promote Athens' deeply connected art and music scenes' heyday, popped open its offerings for 2015 with a photo exhibit and reception on Friday night.
The Lyndon House Arts Center will host several artists and academic professionals in a symposium on contemporary Southeastern Native American art to compliment the center’s newest exhibition, “Return from Exile,” this Saturday, Aug. 29. “Return from Exile” will remain on view through Friday, Oct. 16, after which it will begin a two-year tour across the U.S. to universities, museums and tribal heritage sites. The symposium will be the only opportunity during the exhibition’s stint at the Lyndon House to meet and hear from the featured artists. Both the symposium and general exhibition will be free and open to the public.
Fantastical creatures populate the canvases of Athens artist James Barsness. His current exhibit at Ciné, which consists of three large-scale, mixed media paintings, opened on Friday, Aug. 21 with a reception. This was well-timed, as viewing his work proved to be the perfect prelude to watching Amy, the documentary directed by Asif Kapidia about singer Amy Winehouse, which is now showing at the independent movie theater.
Viewing Barsness’ painted demons set the stage for watching Winehouse’s inner ones on screen.
With two weeks (!) until UGA's season opener against Louisiana-Monroe, it's time yet again to evaluate the team's annual preseason hype video.
The warmth felt in Bob and Claire Clements’ home this past Saturday afternoon was both literal and metaphorical. The high temperatures inside that day were due in part to the overwhelming turnout of people for the event the couple hosted, an Artists in Residence fundraiser for public radio station WUGA-FM. And that large crowd was due to the overwhelming love the local community has for the two artists.
Every academic semester, UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art (LDSOA) hosts several series of public lectures by artists, scholars, critics and museum professionals from around the world. The visitors typically give hour-long lectures on topics related to their professional or creative career. These lectures are opportunities for students and locals alike to meet with and ask questions of the speaker.
Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co. is releasing an official beer for “The Walking Dead.”
The AMC hit—filmed in and around Atlanta—announced Blood Orange IPA on Friday. “Made with blood orange peel and a horrific amount of hops, this bloodthirsty red IPA will have you prepared for the upcoming zombie apocalypse,” the show's site says.
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