Lauren Haynes is working towards the day when it is the norm for female artists and artists of color to inhabit museum collections with the ease and frequency of white males. She also wants to get people excited about contemporary art.
Haynes spoke to a full auditorium last night at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The Curator of Contemporary American Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, she is in Athens to serve as this year’s guest juror for the Lyndon House Art Center’s 44th Juried Exhibition. Speculation is high among local artists about how the show might look and feel in the hands of this bold young curator. Babs Kall, a local artist who works with fused glass, said “I’m curious and anxious to see what Lauren chose for the show. I am expecting a vibrant and colorful, tactile exhibit.”
Spectators gathered at Athens Arena Saturday evening for Fight Night, where local and regional boxers faced off in the ring. The event also featured an award presentation, as Athens' Keppner Boxing was named best gym in Georgia by USA Boxing.
Check out photos from Saturday's action below:
The Atlanta Film Critics Circle, of which I am a member, announced the winners of its second annual awards Dec. 3. Last year, six of the films on my ballot made the final list; this year, only five of my picks wound up in the official 10, though the other films that made it would probably be in my top 20.
Five houses in the new Milledge Circle Local Historic District will help ring in the holiday season this weekend as part of this year’s Gala Tour of Homes hosted by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation.
This annual home tour, which is from 5–8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, features homes in one of Athens’ newest historic districts, including two designed by noted Athens architect Fred Orr. The self-guided tour includes food at each home provided by local restaurants, beer and wine from local breweries and a silent auction well timed for holiday gifts.
“There are so many beautiful neighborhoods in Athens, it’s always difficult to decide which to highlight for our annual Gala Tour of Homes,” said Tommy Valentine, executive director of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation. “But when Milledge Circle was named a local historic district, along with Castalia Avenue, earlier this year, our planning committee knew this was where we needed to be.”
Thousands of Athenians and visitors celebrated Halloween by letting their freak flag fly at the 10th annual Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle Saturday, Oct. 27. Check out some of Flagpole photographer Savannah Cole's shots from the event below:
Photo Credit: Savannah Cole
Athens is a city filled with music—but it’s also, of course, the home of the defending SEC champion Georgia Bulldogs football team, which heads to Jacksonville for its annual battle with Florida this Saturday.
This year's Boo-Le-Bark on the Boulevard Halloween dog parade took place last Sunday, Oct. 14 and featured some of Athens' finest pups strutting their stuff in homemade costumes galore. Flagpole photographer Savannah Cole was there to capture the cuteness:
Photo Credit: Athens Rising
The first full-length documentary in a planned series "that aims to celebrate the creative class in the Classic City," filmmaker James Preston's Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project chronicles Athens' multifaceted arts and music scenes, with an additional focus on dance, food, comedy, theater, festival culture and more.
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