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Calendar Pick: ‘Pandemic Art’ Opening Reception

Over the course of his illustrious career, Rich Panico has served as medical director of Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, division chief of psychiatry at Athens Regional Medical Center and founder of the Mind Body Institute. A dedicated yoga practitioner since the ‘70s, his interests in mindfulness meditation and mind-body medicine intersect with visual art making. His latest exhibition, “Pandemic Art,” is a collection of drawings on paper and ceramic vessels created over the past two years, a period collectively marked by isolation and uncertainty. Exuberant in color and lively with mark-making, his works convey a peaceful tranquility and appreciation for the people, animals and whims that provide sparks of inspiration within the mundanity of life. The gallery will be open during Third Thursday from 6–9 p.m., and private viewing appointments are available through the end of the month by emailing

WHO: Opening Reception for “Pandemic Art”
WHEN: Friday, June 10, 5–8 p.m.
WHERE: tiny ATH gallery