ICE Conversation: Viva Arte Viva

ICE Conversation: Viva Arte Viva
Wednesday, February 28 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

John English, UGA professor Emeritus, artist, and veteran freelance journalist will share a presentation of his coverage of one of the biggest art shows in the world: the 2017 Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva.

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #2

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #2
Monday, February 19 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd Room S160

AI & Music

The second in a series of informal art and technology workshops focusing on the intersection of art and and computation. Discuss new trends and learn some code. Led by Connor Trotter, computer science/art student and Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Summer Fellow.

ICE Conversation: Failure

ICE Conversation: Failure
Wednesday, February 21 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Failure is an inherent part of every artistic practice, but how can it be used in a productive manner? Join Matthew Flores, MFA Candidate in Photography and ICE Graduate Research Assistant for a conversation on failure, mistakes, accidents, and defeats, and how these can turn from research problems into aesthetic solutions.

Surround (3/3)

Surround: an Immersive Experience
Saturday, March 3 from 7 – 11 PM
Exhibition March 3 – 11
ATHICA, 160 Tracy St.

Surround is a multidisciplinary experience that strives to be a window into the minds of creatives who blur the lines between genre, venue, and medium specificity, who embrace the unknown, collaboration, and confrontation as it manifests sensually. Free and open to the public!

The Clown
Cooper Holmes as clown, music by Monique Osorio

Concerto for Beverley
Musicians Monique Osorio & Sahada Buckley, costumes by Ajmal Millar
The Restaurant
Play by Scott Crossman

Improv Duo
Killick Hinds (sounds), Stephanie Pharr (movement)

Lambda Celsius
Solo project (AC Carter)

Moth Sweat
Duo project (Rafael Villanueva & Ryder Seigle)

Richard Gumby
Band led by Scott Crossman, new musical project by Monique Osorio

Cult of Riggonia
Collective of musicians

New twist on drag

AC Carter
Kira Hynes
Margaret Anderson
Jeremy Kiran Fernandes
Rafael Villanueva
Logan Shirah
Jeremy Raj
William Danztler

Organized by Monique Osorio
Logo design by Jeremy Kiran Fernandes

Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.

Surround is part of the ATHICA series Beast It! supported in part through the generous support of The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation, the Athens Area Arts Council, and the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.

Perfect Pantry (5/11)

Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed)
Friday, May 11 from 6 – 9 PM
Mammal Gallery
91 Broad St. SW, Atlanta

Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed) is a group exhibition consisting of collages, journals, interactive work, and spoken word by those who face food insecurity in metro Atlanta.

The reception will be held Friday, May 11 from 6 – 9 PM at Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The exhibition Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed) is an emotional and interactive look into the lives of those experiencing food insecurity in metro Atlanta. In partnership with the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, the Atlanta Community Food bank and select metro Atlanta food pantries, this project uses small art pieces created by food pantry clients as the the platform for food insecure individuals to share their experiences and critiques of food assistance, in the hopes of bringing change to make Atlanta food assistance models more effective.

Organized by Hillary Jourdan with support from the Atlanta Community Food Bank, selected metro Atlanta food pantries, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication, and Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts.

a2ru National Conference CFP

Call for Proposals: a2ru 2018 National Conference
Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability
November 1-3, 2018
Hosted by the University of Georgia

Deadline: Friday, April 6

The 2018 theme, “Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability,” is an invitation to explore the relationship between creativity and diverse cultural locations, by framing discussions about design, resilience, and sustainability in context of interdisciplinary artistic and environmental practice. The theme offers an opportunity to think broadly about the ecology of the arts and their environments, in terms of performance, design, and engineering. A land and sea grant institution inextricable from the town of Athens and the broader ecologies of Georgia and the Southeast, the University of Georgia will provide a rich context for thinking creatively about Arts Environments globally.

a2ru invites proposals for presentations from researchers, field leaders, and practitioners about arts-integrative research, practice, and curricula that explore the intersections, synergies, and interfaces between arts, environments, and their influence on design, resilience, and sustainability. Presentations vary in length and number of participants. We accept panel, paper, performance, and working group proposals. a2ru encourages proposals featuring panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, locations, and ages. The ideal panel discussion will consist of participants who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences, and represent more than one institution.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of institutions committed to ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for the full spectrum of arts and arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice for the benefit of all students and faculty at research universities and the communities they serve.