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Elephant 6 Provides Perfect Backdrop for Halloween Hijinks at ATHICA


Photo Credit: Barbette Houser

Danielle Miller, artistic director of Rose of Athens, with her family.

Works on display by founding members of the Elephant 6 Recording Company added to the slightly madcap feel of the ATHICA event, “Shake Your Rumpus!” The evening added to the likelihood that Athens may be the center of the Halloween universe, while it also celebrated the new relationship between ATHICA and Rose of Athens Theatre as roommates.


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Photo Credit: Barbette Houser

Costumed Athenians enjoyed viewing the interactive installations and noshing on plantain empanadas and other treats prepared by Heirloom Café, while theater members walked among them on stilts. The exhibit “Advice From the Oceans: Athens Celebrates Elephant 6″ featured works by members of the recording company along with collaborations by members of Dixie Blood Moustache and other artists.


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Photo Credit: Barbette Houser

Joe Albert stopped in to check out ATHICA while visiting from Maine.

Visitors to the space are greeted by a series of gumball machines by “Advice From the Oceans” collaborators. After popping in two quarters, this lucky reporter unearthed a freaky little green sea baby sort of monster made out of Fimo and a digital download code for “Greatest Hits of Acid” by October Ground Fly. Another work on view was “Oh Hi Umbrellas,” a group of spinning painted umbrellas by Angie Grass of Dixie Blood Moustache. The exhibit will be up through Sunday, Nov. 16.