Thursday, April 01, 2010

Art Around Athens (and Beyond)

Even though it's a Thursday night, there are at least three art events taking place in Athens and a bit farther away.

From 4 to 7 p.m. at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is a free reception for the exhibition "AFLAT: A Funky Little Art Thing," featuring original artwork by Morgan County students.

From 5 to 7 p.m., in the Lamar Dodd School of Art Bridge Gallery, is a free reception for the exhibition "Books & Works on Paper by Eileen Wallace" (above), which runs until April 6. Wallace's works can be seen on her Web site.

And from 6 to 8 p.m., at Ciné, is a free reception for the exhibitions "Threads: Stitching Urbanism, Ecology and Community Together in Athens, Georgia" and "Athens Above," both presented in conjunction with the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation's symposium on local urban re-development.
René Shoemaker exhibits her one-of-a-kind textile paintings of "Athens Above," a unique view of the skyline of Athens, Ga in hand-painted silks. René’s interest in urban development stems from her roots, having been born and raised in New York, as well has her work as the director of the Owens Library & Circle Gallery at the College of Environment & Design at UGA. Her intention through her artwork is to help people open their eyes to the every-day physical and spiritual essence of the environment. She found that looking up at the rooflines one notices the stark geometric forms of the buildings against the exquisite blue sky of Athens in the fall and the spring seasons.

Kevan Williams has curated the group show "Threads: Stitching Urbanism, Ecology and Community Together in Athens, Georgia" featuring the works of sevent designers (landscape, interior, graphic), and one comedian: Thomas Brown, Cat Dunleavy, Agustina Hein, Lizzy Hinrichs, Mary Alston Killen, Will Kiser, and Taylor Rassel
More to come tomorrow!

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