Culture Briefs

“LIGHT: 2021 Juried Exhibition” at ATHICA

“Wishful Thinking,” a video by Didi Dunphy

Currently on view at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA), “LIGHT: 2021 Juried Exhibition” presents contemporary works in all media that explore or reference light. Guest juried by Matt Porter, curator at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, the exhibition features a total of 18 contributing artists, including Paula Reynaldi, Rachel Evans, Claire Clements, Diane Speight, Marty Winkler and Allie Jackson, as well as award winners Didi Dunphy, Henry McEachern and Mac Balentine. While some artists utilize light as a critical element in their creative process, others emphasize light as a concept or source of inspiration. A virtual juror and artist roundtable discussion will be held on Zoom Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., and the exhibition will remain on view through Oct. 3. 

Coinciding with its 20th anniversary, ATHICA recently launched a $10,000 fundraising campaign to purchase its current facility located in the historic Leathers Building. Donations are tax-deductible, come with incentives and will be matched by the Huffer Foundation. Visit to register for the roundtable, and go to to donate.