A large crowd squeezed into tiny Avid Bookshop on Wednesday night to celebrate the release of Rick LaFleur’s latest book, Ubi Fera Sunt. The retired head of the Classics Department at UGA has published numerous Latin textbooks, but his latest project is a little different. It is a translation of the Maurice Sendak children’s classic Where the Wild Things Are into Latin.
Photo Credit: Frances Berry
The fifth annual Art Crawl hosted by the Athens Area Arts Council—slated for this Saturday, Dec. 12 from 1–5 p.m.—will feature the work of more than 30 local artists displayed throughout the Chase St. Park Warehouse. Nineteen businesses in the complex will present special one-day-only group and solo art shows of paintings, sculpture, photography and more. Several artists working in painting, mixed media and metalwork will open their studios to the public for a behind-the-scenes look into their creative space.
See the event’s map and schedule below for a full list of participating venues, artists and performers.
Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones
To facilitate discussion, Mazzotta set up outdoor living rooms last week at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Bell's, the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park and College Square. Flagpole photographer Joshua L. Jones caught up with him downtown Friday for an interview.
Cloverhurst Avenue sparkled with holiday lights and beckoned with seductive swags of greenery on a recent Sunday evening. The Five Points street, known for its charming Craftsman style homes, was the site of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation’s annual holiday gala. While only a few homes were on the tour, the whole neighborhood was dressed for the occasion.
The home of David and Tracy Stroud was once again full of friends, family and visitors on a recent evening, but this time the focus wasn’t the modern architecture of their newly built and much admired house. People were there for a special unveiling of a new work by Art Rosenbaum.
Two years ago their house was in the framing stages when the Strouds decided to take an Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation walking tour of their new neighborhood. Led by neighbor David Bryant, the tour deeply inspired the couple. According to David Stroud, “We were really taken with the whole story of how everything came to pass here.”
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Dozens of Athens families may have to go without a turkey this Thanksgiving unless some generous souls step up.
Bird flu decimated the turkey population this year, which has driven prices up and out of reach of the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank, according to the group’s president, Kim Ramos.
Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones
As quickly as it arrived, it has gone away: Bombs Away Books, the local anarchist book store, DIY music venue and community space has closed, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
Photo Credit: Jason Thrasher
Beloved Athens man-about-town William Orten Carlton, aka Ort’s, troubles with Athens-Clarke County regarding the condition of his property stretch back at least 15 months.
After spending the night in the Clarke County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of probation violation, Ort was released on his own recognizance this afternoon, according to attorney Bill Overend. Ort commented on our previous story:
I'm back on the street (as of 2:30 this afternoon) and ready to start in working as soon as possible. Thanks for all the concern.
I await the next step: committal proceedings. It's been tried before. Yawn.
P. S. I AM crazy, and I'm PROUD of it. And my house is not quite a sty... now that the carport is cleaned out, it's looking more like a residence.
But he still has a ways to go in cleaning up his property to avoid more legal trouble. Overend set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for the cleanup. It raised more than $4,000 in six hours, and Overend has now asked that people stop donating because it’s exceeded the $2,500 goal.
Here’s how Ort got into this pickle, according to ACC Community Protection Division and Municipal Court records:
Another must-mark-your-calendar event has been born in our little town: The Athens Modern Homes Tour. Attendees flocked to Hotel Indigo on Saturday afternoon to pick up their maps and head out on Athens’ latest voyeuristic opportunity to peek inside the lives of others while supporting a worthy local organization: AIDS Athens.
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