Athens-Clarke County's division of Leisure Services, which does a fantastic job community-wide at planning all kinds of events, is holding a photography contest this summer for digital photos of the season, due by July 30, for an upcoming exhibition. The winner will be announced July 31. Athens has many talented photographers, including our own former intern Victoria Slaboda, who took the GMOA on the Move photos.
Tonight (Thursday, July 9) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jittery Joe's Coffee in Five Points) Elaine Oye is having an opening reception for an exhibition of her paintings, at which she will be present and answer questions.
Tomorrow (Friday, July 10), the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is having a free opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. for "The Reclamation of Memory," an exhibition organized by renowned Atlanta mixed-media artist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier in conjunction with the 2009 National Black Arts Festival. The exhibition features works by some of the most prolific and influential artists of this century as well as emerging artists and will run through Aug. 29.